Rise From The Sludge

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Mistakes and mishaps
Mud and muck
Rise from the sludge
Rinse with bleach
Seek your star
Follow your heart
Ride off in the sunset
Leaving the past behind
Fortune and goodwill
Follows the brave

“If all men stopped because they failed
Mankind would still be stuck in the Medieval”

Dream. Desire. Achieve

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Dare to Dream

Dare to dream, dare to let your thoughts run wild.
Dare to go on an adventure of the mind and let your fantasies carry you into the bubbles of creativity and a million possibilities. Don’t hold back, dream!
Create a new world in your mind, where everything is just as it should be; escape the stresses, worries and imperfections of this world and enter into the realms of your dreams where everything is serene, orderly, and perfect.

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There you are free to sing, dance, laugh, jump and to fly away to your heart’s content. There you are free to realize that you are important, that without you, your dreams will remain only… dreams. For when you stop dreaming, when you stop believing, you stop living.
Dare to close your eyes, and Dream

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Daily prompt: Dream
Originally published on 23/05/2016

Y – You, You Are Unique

You. You are an important factor in this project. It’s all about you. It’s what you want, it will make you happy and fulfilled. It brings joy to your heart, it’s the air you breath and it’s sweeter than your favourite delicacy. It all revolves around you.
You can start it, you can continue it, modify it, or quit on it.

No matter how everyone wants you to do it, if you don’t do it, it’s not done. And, no matter how people criticise and discourage you from it, if your heart is set on it, you will achieve it. Don’t underestimate the power of you.

Your uniqueness. There’s something original and different about you, about the way you write, talk, think, etc. bring that into your project and own it. I call it “your zing”. Each of us think and process information differently, we have our specific unique zings. Find yours, inject it into your project, and own it. There are many copycats these days, try not to be one. Get ideas from people but add your uniqueness, your own originality to it and that’s what will make you stand out.
You are important. You are unique. You have a zing. Find it. Use it. Stand out from the crowd.

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee

Previous: X X-Ray Your Motives

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X X-Ray Your Motives

Always put your motives under the X-ray of objectivity. Why are you doing it? Why do you want you do it? What’s the driving force?
Your motivation factor is key.
Your motivation is your strength.
Your motive is your fuel.
Your motivation is your saviour.

In many days to come when you don’t just feel like it, when setbacks has hassled every plan you have or when everyone criticises you and writes you off; in such times you will feel a lot of negative energy-draining emotions. You may face physical, personal and emotional pressure. What will keep you from giving up and from quitting is your motives. Take marriage for instance, despite the arguments, struggles and differences of opinions we face as couples, many of us have realised that we love our spouses. Our love for our husbands or wives drives us to find ways to help the relationship. When that love is weakened, to stay committed, to fight, to endure becomes a struggle. When the tensions and the heat is down, we realise that we are still madly in love hence, walking away is never an option. In every facet of life, motive is an important key to progress, growth and expansion.

So what’s the motivation? To please people? To prove a point? To compete out of jealousy? To be a celebrity? To make money? To inspire the younger generation? To heal the world? To be a better person? For a better future? To leave a legacy?
What’s your motivation? What’s your motive? So many bloggers we began with have faded away. They are not writing anymore and their blogs have become abandoned projects. I don’t know why but I know that partly the reason is that they couldn’t cope with the pressure, and probably their motive was not strong enough. Hence, they caved in to procrastination and eventual abandonment of their blog sites.

Do you have a dream, a desire to do something? To achieve a goal or an objective? What’s the motive behind it? X-ray your motives and do an objective inward search to find out. When you do, nurse it, guard it and preserve it. Make sure not to lose it. Your motive is your saviour.

Previous: W – Write Down Your Mantra

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W – Write Down Your Mantra

Write down your motto, mantra, slogan or declaration. It could be a board of motivational quotes and clips, book of motivational stories and words/verses of faith that help you believe. It could be a faith corner. Words, audiovisuals, picture collage of words, etc. It’s got to be something written down that you can read everyday to yourself. There is power in spoken words, but you’ve got to have the right words to speak. You may say, I will remember. I guarantee that you will not. The pen is mightier than the sword.

Let your mantra be the daily milk you drink every day, the constant fuel that ignites your fire and passion. Write it down, say it daily. Keep it handy or clip it by your mirror. You will discover how positive you will be. Writing it down always helps you articulate your thoughts to what’s really important. Check every successful company you know, you will find their motto. For countries you will find an anthem, for faith/religion you will find a creed. Don’t underestimate the power of repetition. What you say everyday will gradually become what you believe. What you do everyday will eventually become who you are.

I’ve discovered by experience that there’s something about spoken words of declaration. I have several of them written in a book and I cannot explain the energy, the positivity and the can-do spirit that fills my heart each day since I started it. It’s so refreshing and invigorating.

Previous: V – Visualise, Visit And Volunteer

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To Be The Best

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Hold tenaciously to the dream,
Don’t let it slip away with the clouds
Nothing comes by accident
No good thing comes without hard work

Substandard attitude is not an option
If we must reach for skies

To be good
Is not good enough
To be better
Is better than good
To be the best
In the best there is to be

Dream. Desire. Achieve.

Happy New Month.

Daily Prompt: Substandard

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Roger Federer- “I believed…”

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“I guess it’s believe that I can achieve such heights… I believed that I could maybe come back. If you believe, you can go really far in life. I think I did that and I’m happy. I kept on believing and dreaming and here I am today…” said the 8th time Wimbledon winner.

If you believe it, it’s possible, it can’t be done and it can be achieved. You just have to work hard and keep dreaming, keep believing.

Congratulations Roger, savour the moment, it’s truly a well deserved title.

“To him that believes, anything is possible” – Mark 9:23

Daily Prompt: Savor

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I – Innovation and Ideas

Innovation and ideas. You need to keep an open mind because your goal may evolve, grow and expand into new heights you never imagined. Your creativity may take a new curve and suddenly your mind is filled with a thousand ideas and possibilities.

Also, an opportunity might open up for you to explore, maximise and take your dreams to the next level. Opportunities always come unannounced, so don’t bottle up your mind to only one path. Be prepared to embrace your doors, new ideas, better ways and scary heights.
Be ready to try to try new things; keep an open mind and you’re on a good path to achieving your dreams.

Previous: H- Heart

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Reflections From Life #16

The total culmination of what or who I will be tomorrow,
The total perspective of how the world would view my life when I’m gone,
Inevitably depends on what I am doing with my time, my talents and myself now.

To achieve my dreams and aspirations in order to be that person I see in my mind, I have to daily check and ask myself,
“What am I doing now to get there?”,
“If I sum up my daily actions yesterday and today, can I confidently say they will lead me to my desired tomorrow?”

Dream. Desire. Achieve.

Daily Prompt: Total

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Achieving Your Dreams- A to Z

This week I fulfilled 2 of my target weight loss goals. To register in a gym and secondly to run the 5K distance on the treadmill. I have achieved it!!! Talk about dreams, desires and achieving your dreams. And I must say I was inspired by Urban Mile and her blogs.

 

It felt so so good;  I was livid with excitement and it gave my weight loss program a buff. I decided to take a picture of my running data but in my excitement, my hands mistakenly hit the emergency stop when the distance remained 0.10km. I lost all my data- pace, calories burnt, etc. I felt a tad sad. That was my first ever 5K run. I wanted to treasure and preserve the moment with a picture.

Even though it was on a treadmill, I’m happy I tackled it and achieved it. But on a brighter note, I’m still registered in the gym so I know there will be lots of 5K runs, jogs and walks many days from now.

On that note, from the month of June I will be undertaking a project. It’s called the A to Z of fulfilling your dreams. This is just a fun way to highlight simple steps we can take to achieve anactualise our dynamic aspirations.

Maybe you have reached the pinnacle of your dreams, please pop in and give us an insightful comment from your wealth of knowledge and experience. Maybe you are still gathering momentum like me, to do all the wonderful ideas popping and bubbling in your head, then stop by every other day and see what’s up.

Remember, the dreams you desire can be achieved. And by dreams I mean, every good intention in our heart to make our lifes better and to bless others in the process.

A- Ask Questions

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It Only Takes One Tiny Seed

Sow in the morning, sow at night, sow at noon, sow all the time
Scatter your seeds in many ventures, scatter them far and near
Don’t look at the clouds, or the rains; if you do, you won’t move
Every minute is always the right time, to take those decision and sow
Some may wither or eaten by birds, others may flourish at every branch
You never know which seeds would detonate and explode with goodness,
In abundance, in blessings, in great harvests, in opportunities of a lifetime
That would catapult your life into a new zone or curve you cannot recover from
And all your dreams, aspirations and fairytale wishes would come true
It only takes one seed that is sown, at the right place, at the right time,
It only takes one tiny seed that is sown for your dreams to come true
But if you don’t scatter and keep sowing, how would this even happen?

Daily Prompt: Detonate

Author’s notes:
Late Sir Roger Moore was acting but the world did not know him till he acted as James Bond. And who knew late Ian Fleming if not for the same Bond movies.
Chimamnda Adiche was writing novels but the world did not know her till she wrote Half of A Yellow Sun
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John Grisham was writing novels but the world did not know him till he wrote Pelican Brief.
J K Rowlings was writing novels but the world did not know her till she wrote the Harry Potter Series.
Tom Cruise was acting but the world did not know him until he acted in Mission Impossible.
etc. etc. etc. etc
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It’s Time To Dream…

Let us,
Cast away that comfort blanket
Cast away our fears
Cast away the inundating inertia
Cast away the pain

Let us,
Step into our God given purpose
Step into our destinies
Step into our dreams and aspirations
Take a step of faith

Let us,
Embrace our inner selves
Embrace our uniqueness
Embrace our strengths
Embrace our inner zings

For,
It is time to Dream, to Desire and to Achieve.

Why,
Every idea, every project, every dream can be achieved.

Daily Prompt: Blanket

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Reflections From Life #9

The proof of desire is pursuit.
The proof of pursuit is the tenacity to grasp and hold on firmly despite countless adversarial conditions that assail within and without.
The proof of tenacity is the unflinching state of a focused mind.
The proof of a focused mind is the outward and overt expressions of a determined resolve to consistently feed on unadulterated resources that empower the desires.
The proof of desire is pursuit…

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Reflections From Life #7

Define your terrain. Know your territory.
Define your skills. Know your limits.
Maximise your strengths. Don’t be over-confident.
Control your weakness. Don’t excuse them.
Rewrite your history. Own your story.
One life to live. To dream, desire and achieve.

Daily Prompt: Territory

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Age Is But A Number

I don’t know much about life but I know this-

Age is but a number.

You are never too old to live your dream.

You just need to start.

You know who you are created to be, you can feel your passion.

It gives you sleepless nights and it resonates in your mind everyday.

Don’t let it slip, hold onto it, fuel it, feed it, zing it and pursue it.

You are never too old to start.

Where there’s a will, there is always a way

The only hindrance you face is YOU.

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Dream, Desire, Achieve

These are the senior class students of Summit Academy Charter School, Brooklyn. Walmart gave to them and to many others a 4 year college/state university scholarship. This story was published on the 23/02/2017. To see the gift, scroll the timer to 7:37.

Their goals were not too many
Their passions was one thing
Their dreams were not too many
They desired only one thing
An opportunity for further learning
An opportunity for a brighter future

One morning they woke up
One morning like any other
An appearance on a reality show
An astounding disclosure!
A breathtaking gift!
The impossible became possible
The infeasible became feasible

Let us set our goals
Let us fuel our passions
Let us follow our dreams
For it only takes one day
For these to become reality
Let us dream, desire and achieve

“The proof of desire is pursuit”

Daily Prompt: Desire

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Hope…

When all around us fails,

Hope in God is all we have.

God desires that we lean on Him,

For in Him lies strength, grace and hope.

So hang in there, stay put,

Keep your candle of hope burning,

Quitters are never winners!

Daily Prompt: Desire

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