TESTED COMPETENCE

No matter the sharpness of your machete, its effectiveness is mostly determined by the hardness or the softness of the wood it cuts.

You might believe in your abilities but you might not know the task and challenges ahead of you.

Abilities are best tested by challenges.

Do not arrogantly trumpet your achievements when they were borne out of little of no resistance.

Today, life puts before you flesh to eat, are you prepared to crack the bones that will be put before you, tomorrow?

May you be endowed with the knowledge and the zeal to sail through the storms that are likely to impede you in your voyage of life.

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LIFE WITHOUT RECREATION

A long easy is carefully punctuated not only to offer rest to the reader but also to provide a smooth flow of thoughts and ideas.

Rest emanates from hard work.
Hard work is mostly triggered by sound and productive rest and recreation.

The lives of successful people are marked by a balanced interplay of diligence and recreation.

Rest without work leads to retrogression and work without rest leads to monotony and physical breakdown.

Recreation does not merely point to laziness and being a workaholic does not ultimately connotes diligence.

The journey of life is too challenging, you have to work hard to overcome such hurdles and you sometimes need rest to renew lost energy to recreate yourself for tasks ahead.

Balance your life with purposeful diligence and useful rest.

COMPLACENCY WEAKENS

When we undoubtedly think we have already won, we are likely to work and head towards failure.

Complacency is a self injecting poison, it weakens and eventually kills abilities and innovative zeal.

Over confidence mostly breeds complacency, which is one of the common and strongest catalyst to failure.

No matter how you are resourced, equipped and prepared, a complacent mind can easily make you fail.

Even if you are the best and you are meeting the worst, expect the best from them.

Complacency weakens, guard against it.

OVER CONFIDENT PRIDE

When we sow the seed of over confidence, we bear the fruit of self pride.

When we think that apart from us, nobody can make it, we grow in pride.

Believing in your abilities does not merely render others useless.

Your rise does not automatically cause the fall of others.

Your competence does not in any way spell the incompetence of others.

Your knowledge does not make others ignorant.

Do not adjudge yourself the best among your peers by over focusing on only your abilities, think also about what others can do.

“USELESSLY” USEFUL

A cork may seems valueless, but a bottle gains much value with a cork.

Our identity, value and dignity mostly lies in the existence of those who seem insignificant.

You cannot be a meaningful speaker without a listener.

You cannot be a leader without a follower.

You cannot be a lord without a servant.

You cannot be a victor without a loser.

Without patients, the role of a doctor becomes useless.

You cannot be adjudged the best when you do not outwit the worst.

Our work, wealth and worth are mostly hinged on the activities and the patronage of the less privileged.

Never look down on those who seem to play insignificant role in your life, their seeming uselessness makes you who you are.

WHEN WE HATE OUR OWN…

When we over focus on what is far from us, we cannot value what is close to us.

Instead of valuing, shielding and caring for our own, we rather hate, reject and betray our own.

We mostly rush to see the dark side of our own but unwillingly to find out the bright side of our own.

We are ready to criticise our own but we are reluctant to support our own.

We cannot get the best from people close to us when we fail to value, accept and support them.

Love and accept your own people in order to get the best from them.

BEAUTY WITHOUT QUALITY

It is not the beauty of the clock that matters, the accuracy of its time matters most.

The world does not need our eloquence, our honesty is mostly needed.

The world is fed up with our reverent credentials and titles, the quality of our life and our efficiency is what the world yearns for.

Our juicy promises are mere noise without commitment.

Our big dreams are useless without action.

Our preachings and inspiring words are empty with faithful witnessing.

Brilliant and mouth- watering manifestoes are mere waste of time and resources with implementation.

We are not judged by our beautiful but by our efficiency.

May you always focus on what is useful rather what is beautiful.

YOUR GREATEST SETBACK

You were not born without a gift. Just that you have not seen it or value it.

You are not destined to fail. Just that you have allowed your unsuccessful past to tag and distract you.

You were not created to be denied of love and care. Just that you do not value and appreciate the love people show to you.

Your life is not meant to ruled by sorrow. Just that your joy is solely determined by others.

Your misconceptions and negative attitude towards yourself and life are veiling the best in you and in others. You are your greatest setback.

Take a second look at your attitude towards yourself, others and the reality of life.

FAVOURITES, NOT YET WINNERS

Favourites are not always winners and winners are not always favourites.

Our past glories can easily make us a likely winners but only our current discipline, diligence and dedication can grant us victory.

It is not enough to be a favourite on paper due to your rich history, you need to have quality to maintain your past accomplishments.

Your rich history does not automatically guarantee your future victory, improve your performance for future successes.

Your past can either give you false hope or false fear.

Learn from your past, do not be carried away or be discouraged by your past.

CELEBRATED MEDIOCRITY

Not knowing the existence of a reality does not render it non-existent.

Not understanding an idea does not mean it is false and irrelevant.

Not being part of a group does not make it useless.

You cannot be the only yardstick to determine the authenticity or the otherwise of everything you see and hear.

Do not base on your ignorance to uphold or to condemn the practices and accomplishments of people and institutions and hastily tag them good or bad.

In the world where mediocrity is adored, many are made heroes and experts based on their blunt display of ignorance.

When we glorify and celebrate ignorance, growth becomes a mirage.

Being ignorant and at the same time proud and incorrigible is more dangerous and demeaning than folly.

Let your ignorance silence and make you humble to learn.