YOU ARE REPLACEABLE

Not matter how proficient a player, there is someone to replace him when he gets injured or retires.

Do not think that your family, institution, group and generation will cease to exist without you contributions.

Someone, even better than you will immediately take your place.

Your unique role to the world is very necessary but it is never indispensable.

You are not the hinge on which the world hangs. Swallow your pride, the world will still exist without your contributions.

Be humbled, competent people like you are available to assume your role.

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RIDE ON THE TRUTH

When we depend solely on our trusted personal convictions to decide, we are likely to act myopically.

When we rely solely on those we trust to decide, we are likely to decide on the wrong fact.

Your personal convictions are mostly limited, learn from others.

People you trust do not always have the accurate facts, learn to verify.

Truth is readily available but it is mostly expensive.

Search and act on the truth, not on your favourite convictions and the authority behind a claim.

OUR BETTER AND BITTER SIDES

We are unique gifts to each other presented in pleasant and unpleasant packages.

No matter who you are, what you have and where you are, you are either the source of motivation or challenge, joy or sorrow, to others.

Anybody who comes into our lives leaves a mark either to give us a nice or bitter lessons to learn from.

The strengths of others challenge us to bring the good in us.

The refusal of others to help moves us to be innovative.

The failings of others normally make us more vigilant and cautious in our dealings.

Never underestimate the value and the role of anybody who comes into your life.

The actions and inactions in one way or the other shape or mar our personality.

MAKE RELEVANT SUBSTITUTION

Life is like a game, appropriate and right time substitution can maintain or change the course and the destination of our life.

Sometimes, we can only succeed when we make relevant replacement of vital but detractive and destructive elements in our life.

In other situations, we can only make it when we keep intact and improve our players and tactics on the field of life.

Some replacements can cause failure and irredeemable damages. Critically examine before you make changes.

Life is a dynamic game, we need a dynamic and up to date coaches to read and strategize to win the game of life.

You are the head coach of your life, open your senses to know what, who, how and when to make changes in your life, it can make or mar your life.

USELESS KNOWLEDGE

Our knowledge becomes irrelevant and even a potential threat when we are always in diligent search of ideas, insights, facts and figures but fail to consider their prudent and judicious applications.

Being knowledgeable does not merely make us wise, there is a possibility of knowledgeable fool.

Our education does not merely make us prudently and morally sound, there are people who are enlightened but immoral and undisciplined.

Being a scholar or an expert does not readily make you an asset, there are experts who are great liability to their world.

Our knowledge and expertise become useless when they are unused or abused.

It is not enough to know, learn to use what you know prudently and productively.

YOUR ENEMY IN YOU

Our greatest problem in life is mostly ourselves.

The actions of others to obstruct our efforts will be efficient when we give in to their distractions.

Your fears, incompetence, indifference, indiscipline, arrogance, ignorance and misconceptions can easily impede and even destroy your efforts to reach your goal.

If you are unable to identify the vices within you, how can you destroy the enemy without?

Do not invest your energy in shooting the poverty in you but shoot the laziness and negative attitude in you.

You cannot always determine how people and your environment should treat you but you can form an accommodating attitude.

You cannot always change things that happens around you but you can change your attitude towards them.

Examine yourself first because, your actions and inactions are mostly the cause of your rise and fall.

Learn to banish the progress – impeding elements in you.

THE THIRSTY FISH

A fish will still be thirsty in the abundance of water it stays if it does not make any effort to open its mouth to drink.

No matter how efficient a tool is, it will be useless in the hands of the lazy and the mediocre.

Good music, inspirational sermons, life transforming seminars and prudent admonitions are all useless and powerless to the closed minds and stoned hearts.

Your zeal and disposition can either enhance or block your zeal to receive grace, blessing, knowledge and skills.

You will still be hungry when you do not swallow food forced into your mouth.

You will still be a failure in the midst of abundant resources and opportunities when you do not make any effort to utilise them.

Success is not always attained on luck but it comes to those who plan, prepare and work for it.

NEEDLESS ANXIETY

Sometimes, it is needless to worry too much on unpleasant but inevitable realities that we cannot control.

Stop worrying about those who hate you, not all will love you.

Stop worrying about those who underrate you, not all have the eye to see what is valuable.

Stop worrying about those who abandon you, not all have the heart to accommodate you.

Stop worrying about those who do not value and understand your viewpoint, not all can think outside their box.

Stop worrying about what you cannot control, there are things beyond your abilities.

Life is too short to waste it on the life of anxiety, be happy but keep focus on your goal.

HIDE YOUR DIRTY RAGS

Everybody has a rag in his house but we normally hide them and reveal our cleanest and best clothes to the public.

People are tagged wise, discipline and civilised not because, they lack stupidity and ignorance but because, they know how, when and where to reveal them.

How do you expect people to have confidence in you when you are always revealing your weaknesses to the public?

How do you expect people to value and respect you when you are always displaying your dark side?

People see, value, accept and treat us based on how we present ourselves to them.

Do not be hypocrite, be prudent, know who, where, when and how you reveal your imperfections, it is a mark of maturity.

RESOURCED BUT INDISCIPLINE

Having the best driving skills and a well maintained vehicle are not enough to keep us from road accidents, it also depends on how we comply with road safety rules.

Having the finest tool is not enough to facilitate our efficiency. It also depends on how we prudently and effectively use the tool.

In spite of their valuable resources, many individuals, institutions and nations are struggling to develop because they are over focused on their resources to the detriment of the rules guiding the usage of such resources.

You may be intelligent, well trained and equipped with opportunities to succeed but indiscipline can easily cause your failure in life.

On the road to success, it is not enough to be endowed, equipped with golden opportunities, you have to be disciplined as well.