Don’t sell after the market!

“Prudence is good but don’t be slow in the name of being prudent. It is good to be smart and fast; and if you make a mistake, you correct it and continue. If you are slow because you want to be prudent, you may arrive when the market is over which is what we call selling after the market.” (Romilia Quotes)

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How do others see you?

How do you think others see you?
Do you think others see you
As a winner or a loser?
Do you think others see you
As strong or weak?
Do you think others see you
As good or bad?
Do you think others see you
As negative or positive?
Do you think others see you
As kind or unkind?
Do you think others see you
As smart or sluggish?
Do you think others see you
As brilliant or dull?
Do you think others see you
As influential or uninfluential?
Do you think others see you
As literate or illiterate?
Do you think others see you
As fast or slow?
How others see you is important.
You are not an island;
If others see you negatively,
You need to do something about it.

Smarter

It is my belief that if some one can do it, I can do it also if I am determined. You who are reading this can do it also if you set your mind to it. 

What makes a lot of people unable to do many things is the belief that they cannot do them.  They look at the things to be beyond their ability. 

Put in your mind that what any humans being can do, you can do if you put your heart in it. 

Stop defeating yourself by holding the belief that you are not as smart as others. In fact, you are smarter than many.

I like you smart

I want you to be smart;
I like you smart;
You don’t have to be
The smartest person in the world;
You don’t have to be
The smartest person around you either;
But if you can be,
Why not?
Yet, that is not what is important;
What is important is
To be the smartest person you can be;
The best person you can be;
Not necessarily the best person in the world;
But the best person that you can ever be;
I want you to do your best;
That is enough for you and for me;
As long as you are doing your best;
And being your best;
You are great;
And I am fine with you;
Shall you be that?
That is your call;
That is your challenge.
That is what the world demands of you.

Up and running

We live in a world that has become highly competitive; extremely fast. Everything is going at lightening speed.Nobody  has time to waste. Read:Fast not slow and steady wins the race.

If you are slow, you are lost. I see people around me who are not yet aware of this.When I visited some Western countries a few years ago one thing that stroke me was speed. Everybody who was out for serious business was virtually running to catch up with time.

You may stroll when you are on holiday, otherwise, you have to be fast or you are left behind especially in the mornings when people are going to work. People work. I mean people work very hard.

Over the years in my Radio programs, I have tried to drum this into the minds of my listeners.  Like it or not, the word has become highly competitive and if you go to sleep you will end last. To achieve excellence to be competitive,  you have to be fast; you have to be smart. You have to work. You don’t sleep.  You have to be up and running.

Dont seize your opportunity…

Opportunities are everywhere. Did you now that? They are everywhere for grabs by those who are smart. If you don’t seize yours, someone else will.

Once, I missed a very little opportunity, but it left a lasting impression on me. I got to Church when the Church was full. All the seats had been taken except for one which I spotted but concluded that it certainly had been reserved for an important personality. My mind went to the Hon. Speaker of the House who usually came to our Church.

This seat remained empty while many people were standing and none took it. The others must have thought like me that it had been reserved.

After about twenty minutes, a lady alighted from her car, dashed into church, looked round and seeing the empty seat, went straight and occupied it. Nobody stopped her. She sat comfortably throughout the celebration. It turned out that the seat had not been reserved at all for anybody. For a reason that no one could say, it was just empty waiting for someone to take it; and the person turned up.

This little incident teaches many lessons:

1. I gave myself a baseless excuse for not taking the seat.
2. I created an artificial barrier.
3. I was negative in my thinking.
4. I was quick to jump to a conclusion.
5. I did not find out from those sitting by if the seat had been reserved.
6. I either lacked courage or I was timid or indolent.

What was the result of my wrong action or inaction? I had to bear the consequence which was to stand up for the three-hour celebration.

Definitely, that was just one of millions of opportunities that were missed that day in the world because of baseless excuses or barriers that people put on their way.

Can you recall an opportunity which you failed to grab because of an unfounded excuse or an unnecessary barrier that you created?

You have to be alert to see the opportunities that God puts on your path for your good. Don’t only see them; grab them. If you do not, others will. Then you will begin to complain that God does not favor you and only favors others; whereas He puts opportunities right in your palms but you fail to grab them. Of course, when you don’t, another person does or others do.