The perfect success equation

If you want to succeed;
Know what you must do;
Know the success formula;

The equation that never fails;
First things first;
Make sure
You are alive;
Take care of your health
Protect yourself ;
And at this time of covid 19,
Top of the chart is
Social distancing;
Wearing your nose mask is paramount;
Many are going;
Don’t forget
Hand sanitization
Success is not manna from heaven;
It’s the fruit of the right decisions
and right actions.
Short and simple,
Do the things that bring success
And nothing will stop you
From succeeding.
If you do nothing,
Or fail to do the right thing,
No matter how you dream of success,
It will be nothing but a dream;
Dream and act;
And not any kind of act;
Act rightly;
And don’t be deceived,
It may still not come;
Then use your joker:
Persistence.
I can assure you;
Success can never resist
The right combination;
Right decision;
Right action;
And persistence.
Perfect success equation.

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How wise is your sowing?

Many people are yet to learn what Shakespeare taught so well.

In one of his plays he says, “The evil that men do lives after them.”

People have different interpretations of this statement.

But the truth is when you do evil, you don’t go free. It haunts you all your life.

Evil does not follow someone who has not looked for it.

A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can find their way in life by cheating, exploiting others, or taking what does not belong to them.

Either they are not aware of the law of karma, or they prefer to ignore it.

In this world, we reap what we sow. If we sow evil, that is what we will reap. If we sow good, that is what we reap.

This is what we call the law of karma.

There are people who sow evil and think that they can reap good. How can that be possible?

Can you sow mangoes and reap pears? That would be reaping from the sweat of another.

In life, we are supposed to live on the sweat of our brow, not on the sweat of the brows of others.

Remember what is related in Genesis 3:19. When our first parents disobeyed God and were sent out of the Garden of Eden, God told then:

“You will have to work hard all your life to make it (the soil) produce enough food for you…You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything until you go back to the soil from which you were formed.”

He did not say we would get without having worked for it. What he said is quite clear.

We have to work for what we need.

To get anything without working for it is not normal. It is to break the law that God put in place

We should not forget, for every law, there is punishment when we break it.

If you want to live a successful life, respect the law of of life governing success and failure.

This law says what you give out always comes back to you.

We have to plant in order to harvest. You don’t reap if you have not planted.

That is why we have a farming or planting time. During the farming or planting time , we plant so that when the time comes, we reap.

Every thought, every deed is a seed you plant. That seed grows up to bear its kind, and nothing else.

This is why belief has so much power. Belief is a seed that you sow in the universe. It later becomes reality.

Do not believe what you do not want because that is like sowing the seed of a crop you do not want. That is what you will reap. You reap what you believe.

This all boils down to reaping what you sow or the law of karma.

Nothing in life happens haphazardly. Everything follows a plan. If the conditions for something to happen are met, it will happen. If they are not, it will not happen.

When you find people behind bars, it is because they have broken a law; and the law says when you break a law, you are punished for it.

I know you will say there are people who are behind the bars for crimes they have not committed. How does the law of karma come in here?

The law of karma starts with thought. Sin is committed in thought, word or deed. The universe registers the sin of thought as a sin of deed.

To the universe, thought is reality. Therefore, think not of evil because that is evil. Planning evil is evil even if you do not execute your plan.

But it can also happen that someone who is completely innocent is made to suffer. There are exceptions to every rule. And who says such a happening may not be a stepping stone to greater good.

Who knows if Nelson Mandela would ever have been President had he not served those so many years in prison? What we can say with certainty is he would not have been the historical figure he became, had he not suffered so many years behind the bars.

Some failures are stepping stones to good. Abraham Lincoln failed his way to the White House. Many people have risen to prominence because they failed and that challenged them.

All this is said to uphold the point that we do not reap what we do not sow. If you reap what you did not sow, you will pay for it. If you sow and do not reap, it means you did not sow on fertile soil or you did not sow good seeds or you did not take good care of the crops. It can also mean your harvest has been delayed for your greater good.

Plant the law of karma in your mind which is in the Bible in Galatians 6:7, “we reap what we sow.” This is the same as the proverb, “As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it.”

If you give out love, love will come to you. If you are kind, you will experience the kindness of people. If you smile a lot, people will smile a lot to you.

If you hate people, people will hate you. If you don’t care about people, people will not care about you.

That is how it goes in life. Knowing this, who will not be wise enough to sow only that which they wish to reap?

How wise is your sowing? Be a wise soul and sow what you wish to reap.

Teach your children to read

Who has taught their children to read?
It is a worthwhile thing to do;
There’s a message on the wall;
And there for all to read;
A message straight and clear;
But as I so well know,
Some will read, many will not;
Truth is, not all can read;
Many are those who can’t read;
So, no matter what is written,
Such will hardly know what’s there;
Until someone tells them what it is.
That shows what a good thing
It is to know how to read;
You will read all you like;
Teach your children how to read;
They will need that all their lives.
They can’t make it otherwise;
So you teach your children how to read;
And increase their chances to succeed.

How can you make your success unstoppable?

Do you know what can make your success unstoppable?

We will answer this question in this post. It’s what I will be telling you.

But first, let us look at a few realities about success.

Do people find it easy to succeed in our times?

My answer is negative. And I have just read a post on the web which confirms this. It says according to studies, only 8 percent of people actually achieve their goals.

92 % don’t.

This is not the best news, but happily, the article gives 7 things they do differently.

Where do you fall? Are you among the 8% or the 92? As for me, its clear. I am among the 92%.

Thank God, I know it and also know what to do to move to the 8% group.

I like that Marcel Schwantes’ article gives what the successful people do differently that makes them succeed.

As a speaker and leadership coach, Schwantes knows what he is talking about.

Succeeding in today’s world is really hard. But why so?

This has always worried me and worries many others too, because, of course, we all want to succeed.

As I was searching for more on the subject, I met The Our Shawn McBride who has taken time to answer the question and also goes further to tell us what can be done:

“Why is it even harder to succeed Today Than Ever Before, And What To Do About It

It makes a good read. And yes, success does not come on a platter of gold. But despite the challenges, a lot of people are still succeeding.

However, some people succeed better than others. Why so? A strategic business advisor and coach consultant, Amishi Mehta gives eleven good reasons for that:

11 Reasons Why Some people are More Successful Than Others.

A good question is: can you succeed? Can you overcome the so many challenges and pluck victory?

The answer is yes. But you have to pay a prize.

What does it take to be successful?

Different people have different answers to this question. While we have just had six points, in Lifehack, David K. William gives ten:

10 critical things you need for life success.

Success is what we all aspire for. There is no denying that it is a hard nut to crack to get to success.

Yet, everyday people succeed. That is the good news; and they will continue to succeed. This says that success is not farfetched. It is possible. And if it is possible for one, it is possible for all. Whoever wants it and does the right thing, gets it.

From what we have got from the experts we have been reading, the overriding elements in success are knowledge, action and persistence.

Know what you must do, (knowledge) do it ( action) for long enough (persistence), and success will be unstoppable.

Put these three elements to work and they will work for you.

Listen to all the success gurus in the world, they will tell you that knowing what to do is primordial. As I have always said, you cannot fry an egg without learning how to do it. You will make a mess of it.

Many people think they can dive into business and succeed without any knowledge of how to go about it. Simply locating your business demands knowledge of how to know a good location for it.

Then, of course, action is indispensable. No matter how brilliant you may be, if you conceive the best ideas, you will need to put them to action for them to produce results. No action, no result; action, result.

Lastly, action does not bring automatic results. Most of the times, you will have to push for things to work in your favour. This is what we call persistence.

Knowledge+action+persistence = Success.

How do we avoid working hard for nothing as many people do?

Hard work is the key to success. Who does not know this? Every body should know this already.

But if that were all that was required, the billions of people who are killing themselves with work in vain would succeed.

Hard work is not enough. That is a truth that is often taken for granted.

As a result, many people work so hard for nothing. Isn’t that tragic? That you work so hard but your table is always dry, no food to eat, your family goes hungry, you cannot pay your bills, yet you have exhausted yourself.

How do we avoid working hard for nothing?

That is what I want us to know. That is very important. You must stop wearing yourself out for nothing. Work hard but let your hard work produce the fruits you want – put enough food on your table for you and your family; make you enjoy this world.

The whole thing is simple; so simple that you may not believe it. It is this: do not end at hard work if you want to succeed. You will not succeed.

There is hard work that gives success and hard work that goes does not. It simply goes in vain.

Let me tell you the type of hard work that leads to success and the one that does not or better still, that leads to failure.

This is important to know because unless you are foolish or don’t have value for your time, you will not go in for hard work that will not bring you success.

Unfortunately, that is precisely what many people do. They work extremely hard, and yet at the end of the day, they are worn out but success eludes them; and feel disgruntled, frustrated, bitter.

And so what is the type of hard work that pays?

The answer is contained in a quote by Warren Buffet. This man is an investment guru; one if the mist successful investors if all times. He is someone to listen to when it comes to the secrets of making it big in life. He says: “There is no use running if you are on the wrong road.”

That says it all. Replace ‘running’ in that quote with ‘working hard’ and replace ‘are on the wrong road’ with ‘are doing the wrong thing’. That quote means there is no use working hard if you are doing the wrong thing. It will be a waste of time and energy; and maybe resources.

They key to success is clearly hard work doing the right thing.

To work hard doing the wrong thing is to waste your energy. It is to suffer in vain. It is foolishness.

Do you want to succeed? Work hard but make sure you are doing the right thing. Make sure you are doing what can make you succeed.

You simply need to look around you to see the numerous people who spend their day working hard but at the end of the day, there is nothing to show for it.

You work hard to succeed not to fail. So if you are working hard and getting tired but not getting results you desire, ask yourself if you are not running so fast on the wrong road.

No one succeeds alone

No one succeeds alone;

The concept of self made man is erroneous.

There is nothing like a self made person.

We only succeed because somebody has bolstered our efforts to do so.

Without the help and support of others, we cannot do much.

If you hear someone boasting that they are self made, such a person would be an ungrateful one; someone who doesn’t recognize and appreciate the enormous contribution of others to their success.

Think of all the sacrifices of your parents when you were unable to take care of yourself.

Think of all those who helped you along the way in one way or another; your wife who is always there to cook for you, take care of the home and the family when you are away at work.

Think of your husband and his sacrifices to stay back with the children while you were in school; the moral and financial support he gave you.

Can you say you have succeeded alone?

What of the househelp who is taking care of the kids while you are at work?

What of the neighbor who drops you at work every morning and picks you up after work?

Can you say your success is all your doing?

No!

No one succeeds alone. We have to be honest, fair minded and grateful enough to give recognition where it is due.

You owe your success to God, to your effort and to others who helped you along the way.

The opposition is an asset to the government

If you surround yourself only with people who think like you, agree with you on every issue, fear to contradict whatever you say, because they like to conform, you do yourself no good. In fact, you do yourself a disservice.

Do you know why?

Because, even if you are wrong, they will only agree with you.

If you are heading for a precipice, they will only praise you and keep praising you until you take a dive of no return.

Dangerous are people who agree to everything you say. Even more dangerous are people who praise you for every move you take.

There are people who will praise you for going right. If you suddenly realize you are going the opposite direction and make an about turn, they will praise you for your wisdom. If along the way you make another about turn, they will still praise you.

You must beware of such people. They are dangerous. They will not help you. They will destroy you.

It is good that you be surrounded by both people who support you and people who oppose you.

A government does better when it has an opposition than when it doesn’t.

An opposition helps the government to sit up.

An opposition helps the government to sharpen its wits.

An opposition helps the government to see the other side of the coin.

Hence, the opposition helps those in power to perform better.

The opposition helps the government to obtain better results.

I see people who do not like to see anybody around them who does not agree with them.

Don’t discard them. Keep them but be vigilant.

The opposition is not a liability, but an asset to the government.

Look successful not unsuccessful

Why carry the loser’s look
On you?
It doesn’t help
On your journey to success;
Rather, it pulls you back;
If you want to succeed,
Carry a winner’s look on you;
Look like one
Who is born to succeed;
That enhances your chances of success;
Carry on you the success look.
Real successful people look
Successful not unsuccessful.
Therefore, look successful.