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
.
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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Hello Beautiful

Hello beautiful,
Looking at you
I find sweetness
Into your heart
I descend deeper
I find beauty
Knowing you
A treasure

Daily Prompt: Descend

See also Beautiful Soul

Author’s notes:
There is hidden beauty in everything and everyone we see. We just have to search it out if we want to find it. Also, if you see beauty and sweetness in your dreams and aspirations, you will descend to any level of hard work and dogged determination to work it out and fulfil it.
When you find beauty in whatever you do, work becomes play.

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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 #11

Your future is bigger than your failures.
The beautiful ones are not yet born.
Your dreams are bigger than your despairs.
The beautiful ones are not yet born.
Your progressions are bigger than your past.
The beautiful ones are not yet born.

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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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Good Morning to You.

Good Morning
Good morning to life
Good morning to hope
Good morning to healing
Good morning to new dreams
Good morning to new horizons
Good morning to new opportunities
Good morning to new zeal, zest and zing
Good morning to creativity and new ideas
Good morning to beauty and blessings
Good morning to love and be loved
Good morning to a brand new day
Good morning to joy and peace
Good morning to not giving up
Good morning to not quitting
Good morning to freedom
Good morning to you

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Some Day, Some Time, Somewhere…

Some day you will wake up and say,
“I’m glad I started that task that day” or,
“I wish I had started that project that day”.
Some day you will wake up and say,
“I’m glad I gave it my best shot”or,
“I wish I gave it a try”.
Some day you will wake up and say,
“I’m glad I let her know how I felt towards her”, or
“I wish I let her know how I felt towards her”.
Some day you will wake up and say,
“I’m glad I took that opportunity”, or
“I wish I took that opportunity to live, to love, to cry, to laugh, to forgive, to make out time, to endure, to be a friend, to be friendly, to take a risk, to try something new, to challenge myself, to be better, to push the boundaries, to make mistakes and start again, to be the best, to fulfill my dreams…”

Some day, some time, somewhere… we will wake up to have regrets or rejoicing, to reminisce with contentment or contrition. Whichever the case, whatever we face would be a consequential result of the actions we take today.

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Daily Prompt: Someday

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Be God’s Original

Not a copycat but the original
Not a fake beans but the real jeans
Not an imitator but an originator
That’s who God made you to be

You are unique,
You are different,
There’s only one you in the whole wide world.

Only you with that specific smile,
Only you with that peculiar face.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Some may bear the same name as you,
Another may be your twin,
Some may dress the same like you
Another may even talk like you
But, they are not you

Learn from others but add your zing to it.
Learn from them but modify yours with your own specialty
Put your own label on it.
And own your copyright

God did not copy and paste you,
He moulded and fashioned you
With a top secret, personalised, use-only-once specifications.
You are God’s original, not a copycat.

Don’t downgrade yourself,
Be God’s original and not a copycat

Daily Prompt: Copycat

 

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Valued Added Type

Every product on the shelf in any grocery store is valued based on the pice and the Value Added Tax placed on it. Comparatively, every life on this earth is valued based on the price and the VAT added to it. Well, unlike the Value Added Tax from the unwelcomed tax man, mine is rather a “Value Added Type“.

The price you place on your life and the type of value you add to it depends entirely on you. As the saying goes, “how you dress is how you are addressed”; how you project your life is how the world will perceive it. Nobody is a mind reader, hence, we only react based on how you act.

If the price you place on your life is based on the notions of low esteem, low self confidence, not worth more than a farthing, just getting by, living by the penny till the next pay date, just an average person, just an ordinary fella, got nothing to give, etc. then, the type of value you will add to it will be next to nothing. You may have great talents and potentials but if you don’t see your life as worth something, you will see nothing to fight for and will lose the battle even before the war actually started.

On the contrary, if the price you place on your life is worth more than a thousand diamonds, if you know that you are unique and special, that’s there’s only one you on this whole earth, you’re the only original God made and there’s no fake or duplicates anywhere, that you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God, that you are beautiful, that you can change your community and your world, that you can make a difference in someone’s life, that someone’s victorious song depends on you, that you are a hope, a hero and an inspiration to someone; then you will make every effort to add to it the type of value it sure deserves. If you know this, you will get up and fight for your life, for your love, for your passion, for your dreams and aspirations.

By the time you have added all the necessary quality values to your life, you will become someone people love, look forward to see and to hear, someone they aspire to be like. You will have something to give back to your community, to your world. You will be a beacon of hope, of light, of courage, of faith, of love, of perseverance and of encouragement.
20 years after you’ve gone, your name would have become indelible in the sands of time and more importantly, you would still be remembered, you would still be making a great difference in the lifes of many.

Think about your life: what’s your price? What’s your Value Added Type?

Daily Prompt: Value

I Dream

Peace radiated the whole earth
Like the rays of a golden sunset
Joy, filled the hearts of men
Like the bubbles of the ocean waves
Love overwhelmed mankind
Like the pure love of a parent
Friends, neighbours walking hand in hand
Nations in perfect harmony
Violence was unemployed
Hatred was on exile
Death lost his battle
Sadness, completely forgotten
I saw, I beheld, I rejoiced
I woke up, I yawned and stretched-
Alas! It was but a dream!

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A Sky for You

Sometimes when I come to work, one of the clients will tell me” I want a sky for you, a sky for you” and I’ll reply with a smile, “Thank you”. I came to work today, and he said it again, I smiled and thanked him as usual, and then, my thoughts went crazy hence this write-up.

I would want to own the sky, I mean if I do, that means I would have air rights all over the world. And so you know what that means? Every airplane, every aircraft, jetliner, helicopter, etc. would have to pay “air toll fees” to me to have access to the sky, WOW! I’ll be the richest person on earth and wouldn’t have to work again! Hahaha! Dream on dreamer, you’d say.

Anyway, my point is we may not have the sky we want, we may not have the fairytale life we planned for, we may not live in a castle like Downtown Abbey with lots of lady’s maids, butlers and footmen scurrying about like busy bees…

But we have life, we have air to breath, jobs to go to, families to laugh and fight with, friends to dance with, food to eat, beds to lay our weary heads, hands to write with, gadgets to connect with long lost friends and families, …

Rather than focus on the skies I don’t have, I’d rather focus on the floor I’m standing on. Take a minute, look around you and count your blessings, name them one by one and it will surprise you what you actually have and should be thankful to God for.

In response to the daily prompt: Sky

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 bubble of make-belief. 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 calm, orderly, and perfect.
There you are free to sing, dance, laugh, jump and to fly away to worlds unknown. There you are free to be yourself with no judging eyes or wagging tongues. For when you stop dreaming, you stop living.
Dare to close your eyes, and Dream

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Daily prompt: Dream

A Dog’s Dream

Listening to the comfortable laps of the waves against the shore, gaping with a dripping tongue as the surfer rode beautifully on the waves like a ballerina dancing daintily to a soft ballad, little people making a fuss about some sand castle while bigger people lay on their bare skins for a tan with cocktails beside them… “Hmm…the pleasures these humans do indulge in” the dog wondered in amazement.
“I wish I could do that”, he sighed with a growl as he lay lazily down on the sun-baked beach sand lapping his margarita.

In response to our daily post word: Beach

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