Don’t deceive yourself

Don’t deceive yourself,
And blame another,
Or others,
For deceiving you;
Look well;
And be sure of what
You are believing;
Don’t believe
Merely because
You are told it is so;
Check and crosscheck;
And be ready to reject
If that is what you think
Is right.
Only do what you know
To be right.
Don’t be a prick!

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12 true colors of success

When life is booming for you, that is when you need to be very careful. Many people run into trouble, not when the going is hard, but when the going is smooth.

I have seen it happen again and again. Everything will be working perfectly for you and from nowhere trouble will land; not on it’s own but through your own fault.

It may surprise you to hear this. Many people who hear me say this are usually surprised and tend to disbelieve until an explanation is given.

There are glaring examples that can be given. This happens even to couples. You will see couples poor but living very happily as they struggle to improve their lot. But finally, when money comes, instead of them enjoying their marriage more, problems come in and the marriage ends up hitting its head on a rock.

This is how sometimes it happens. A man is poor and is sticking to his wife. He does not go out everyday to drink and get drunk as a lot of other men around him do.

His wife is happy that her husband does not go out to drink and lose control of himself and misbehave like his friends. To her, that is clear proof that he loves her. It makes her happy and he is happy. Both of them are happy.

But it does not take long when the man’s business starts to boom. Money starts to come in. He buys a car. Girls start to take a keen interest in him because he now has money and can provide for them.

That is the beginning of temptation that creeps on until it grips him well. He starts going to drink, stays there and comes back late after having a good time. Can you guess what will happen? Trouble at home. What caused it? Success.

There are people who start to live recklessly when they have money. A man will start moving from town to town to ‘rock life’ because he is rich. He wasn’t doing it before because he was not viable.

Some people have gone out and not returned.

Success sometimes brings pride which often goes before a fall.

It is common knowledge that accidents are more likely to occur on a smooth road than on a rough one.

As you are fighting to grow in your business or job , know that success is good but also a great risk.

Abangshe had one wife. Then when he was appointed Chief of service he started telling his friends he wanted a second wife. When asked what had happened to his wife, he said nothing but he felt ripe for second wife since his salary had increased.

Success has two sides. It can be good and it can be bad.

Men and women of the underworld will not come to visit you and steal from you if you have nothing. They go to where they know they will find money.

Don’t change your lifestyle and start living lavishly because you have succeeded. Money has a way of taking people to the middle of the sea and abandoning them there. If you succeed, you may be tempted to become extravagant. if you allow yourself to fall into that trap, too bad.

Let me give some advice to anyone reading this. Learn to manage success. And you who are married, be very careful with success.

Many people only know success superficially. We don’t know the true colors of success.

Colours of success

Success can be dangerous;
Success can turn bitter!
Success can hurt you;
Success can betray you;
Success can be slippery;
Success can fail you;
Success can rub you in mud;
Success can cause misery;
Success can make you poor;
Success can make you sad;
Success can embarrass you;
Success can disgrace you.

Be very careful
When success comes to you;
Be happy but watch out;
It may have a secret agenda;
Wine and dine with success,
But use a long spoon.

Do not take success for granted. Do not take success at face value. It is such a beautiful thing, and what all of us want but be fully aware of its potential to destroy you. it can let you down. It can disgrace and embarrass you.

It does not mstter who you are. Whether you are the Pope, the leader of your country, a General in the army, a member of Government, a Bishop, a Priest, a Pastor,a Brother, a Sister, whether you are married or unmarried, whether you are a Director or a Chief of Service,be careful when success becomes your bedfellow. Deal with success using a long spoon.

The struggle must continue

If you want your struggle
To succeed,
Do what
You have to do;
Do what it takes,
Continue
Till you succeed;
I know
You want to succeed;
That is why
You are doing
What it takes;
No struggle succeeds
On its own;
You have
To put all your hands
On deck;
Maximize your chances,
And bring God in;
Put him right at the center.
Your struggle is a good one;
You have no reason to joke
About it;
Give it all you have;
Halfhearted effort
Has never yielded desired results;
Give your maximum
Let the struggle continue till the end.

Time was wasted

I wish to apologise
To you
For the way
I talked to you today;
I did not take time
To choose my words
Before uttering them;
I used words
I should not have used;
Words meant
To satisfy myself
Without caring
About their affect
On you to whom
I was talking;
I spoke recklessly;
Which was not supposed
To be the case;
The result was,
I hurt you;
And failed to achieve
What I set out
To achieve.
The time was wasted.
Language was abused.

What you think (Be inspired today 294 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

What you think matters;
Beware what you think;
It can make or break you;
And there are only two ways
Of thinking:
Negatively or positively;
Each brings results
Equal to its nature;
If your thinking is positive,
It produces positive results;
If your thinking is negative,
It produces negative results.
Reason why I say:
Beware what you think.
So important, indeed,
What you think.

Guard your mouth (Be inspired today 137 by Ngobesing Suh Romanus)

Though you have a voice
That charms many,
Though you have a most
Melodious voice;
Though you talk more
Beautifully
Than the sweetest of all
Talking birds,
Talking too much,
Talking like a parrot,
Talking nonstop,
Is detrimental to you;
You may be tempted
To say things
You should not say;
You may contradict yourself;
You may land in trouble.
My advice, therefore is
Watch your words;
Guard your mouth;
Let your mouth not run you
Into any trouble.
You must not let words
Flow out of your mouth
Like running water.