Sunday Motivation: Be Optimistic and Live Intentionally

To grow in life we need a little change, and these changes doesn’t come easy, they usually come in unpleasant forms, but Nature has endowed us with innate strength to subsist, despite series of tidal waves we may encounter in life.

Most of the things that are crucial to our lives are determined by biology and culture, but the only way to take over the ownership of life is by learning to direct psychic energy in line with our own intentions.

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward, when life is dragging you back with difficulties or unpleasant circumstances, it means it’s preparing to launch you into something great, all you have to do is to just stay focused and be optimistic; the courage to be optimistic and live intentionally will make you experience a wonderful fulfilled life.

Persistence Beats Resistance

Success is what I am living for, but throughout my life journey searching for external success, I have got more NO than YES, and those few YESES I have got are golden YESES. Those YESES are my remarkable success that I persevere to achieve despite many NOS which are failures; and through this experience, I knew that persistence beats resistance in all ways.

In the process of working towards achieving success in life, many people will say they are pushing, that PUSH is a verb, but also a great acronym that signify an amazing motivational phrase. PUSH – Persist Until Something Happens; that’s my definition of push in any endeavor that will bring about a remarkable success. Winners are not the people who never fail but people who never quit, you can join the league of successful people as well, but you must PUSH.

To be able to push while you are working towards achieving your goals, you must be courageous to be resilient, confident and optimistic. Perseverance, determination and focus are the keys to universal success. If you can push while having a sharp vision of what you are aiming for in life, then success is a sure thing for you and your achievement is limitless.


The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter

Laughter remains the best medicine. A simple smile or laugh has much power than we can ever imagine, and a laugh goes a long way. Have you ever heard of someone who went to the doctor seeking treatment for stress, and the doctor prescribed more laughter? Well, you better believe it!

Humor is contagious, that’s why laughter is far more infectious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together, increases happiness and intimacy; laughter also activates healthy physical and emotional changes in the body.

Physical health benefits of laughter: Laughter helps relax your muscles, laughter also boosts your immune system, it goes a long way to help boost your immunity, helps prevent heart disease and lowers the stress hormones

Mental health benefits of laughter: Adds zest and oomph to life, improves your overall mood, works amazingly to enhance resilience and it helps ease fear and anxiety

Social benefits of laughter: Helps strengthen relationships, helps attract good vibrations from others, laughter enhances team work and cooperation, also laughter works well in diffusing conflicts and disagreements

How to bring more laughter and humor into your life: Smile more, counting your blessings, move towards laughter and humor, by spending time with funny people, and cultivate humor (you don’t have to be Kevin Hart or Melissa McCarthy).

Cultivate & Maintain Positive Mindsets Instead of Worrying & Overthinking

You will never be given more than you can withstand in life, but if you think you have been given more that you can withstand, I can assure you that you will subsist. You are in control of your own destiny and you will always be superior to your circumstances. Those circumstances are meant to help you grow through life, if you counter attack them with positive energy.

If you always cultivate and maintain positive mindsets, you will have a beautiful perspective of life. You will see failure as opportunity for growth, you will utilize setback to propel yourself forward, you will be able to learn from your mistakes and you will develop the ability to utilize disappointment as motivation to succeed, as success is the best form of revenge.

Don’t you worry over anything, make effort, be optimistic and be rest assure that your success is just around the corner. Don’t you worry over time, you have seen others success but you’re overthinking about when will you succeed, worrying won’t solve any problems. So, when you are overthinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in one, three or five years?

Worrying leads to mental shotgun, which is a term invented by psychologist Daniel Kahneman in his book Thinking Fast and Slow. Basically, it is a term used to describe the process that goes on inside our minds when we over-compute more information than needed at a point in time and human can only spend limited time in the state of mind.

It’s good to think in order to find solution and plan for a way out in some situations, but you need a paradigm shift. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” – Albert Einstein. Positive thinking will bring about a paradigm shift in your mindsets, you will have clear sense of thinking and experience a delightful and satisfied life.

One Step at A Time

Do you usually worry too much about everything? Do you usually waste much time during decision making? Do you usually feel stuck at some point and you don’t know the next step to take? I will advise you to just think about one thing at a time. A journey of thousand miles must begin with a step, sometimes in life you must take things gradually, step by step just like a toddler practicing walking; easy does it and soon they are fully on their feet.

Self-limiting thoughts and beliefs can be more killing than cancer, step out of your comfort zone gradually and forget everything that can hinder your success. Focus on your imaginations and creativity, dream big always and maintain positive mindset, for they are the factors that form and determine your reality; dream is a mental picture of life, and thoughts are the basis of some real-life events.

Do you believe in the beauty and power of your dreams? It takes great courage, willpower and unwavering belief in yourself to be who you really want to be in life. As you are taking gradual steps and going through the journey of life, while working towards achieving your dreams, knowing yourself and having the vivid imagination of the person you aspire to be remain the key factors that will determine your success in life.

Self-discovery is a gradual and lifetime process. As you are growing up, you will learn more new things about yourself, but becoming your best self, and performing at your best can be challenging at times, but you must be courageous to keep on the momentum; just keep moving, one step at a time, you will achieve your goals and experience a delightful and satisfied life.


This post is one of fourteen posts on how to keep on the momentum with gradual steps, which is a collaboration of fourteen bloggers across the globe who are propelled by positive creative energy and have willingness to help people be the best they can be and to experience a delightful life. 

The bloggers are as follow Addison D’MarkoAjibola SundayBarb CaffreyCamilla MotteDivyang Shah, Ipuna BlackJane LoveJothish JosephManal AhmadMylene OrilloNicolle KSadaf Siddiqi, Sonyo Estavillo, and Tajwar Fatma. You can visit their websites to read more about their individual contributions.

Regret Nothing and Keep Moving On

Life is a college and experience is the best teacher, that’s why you must learn from life experiences, whether good or bad. As a human, you are adventurous as a child, but through domestication, you are restricted from some things just for your own safety purposes. Domestication may vary, due to cultures, traditions and religious beliefs.

But as a grown adult you must take responsibility for your thoughts, decisions, actions and other things concerning your life in general. As you’re treading through life, you will experience a lot of things, whether good or bad, from those experiences you must learn some life lessons; and the bad experiences like mistakes and failures are opportunity for growth.

If you don’t make mistakes, that means you’re not really trying. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you must be courageous to be optimistic. Mistakes, failures, heartbreaks, disappointments and setbacks are part of life. Whatever you’re going through now may seems daunting, but you’re not alone; many people have experienced those adversities and they subsist.

The harm has been done, your heart seems broken, it gave you no reason, but it left you with questions. Will you allow it to break you or utilize your innate courage to be resilient? Regret nothing, and don’t be so hard on yourself. Regret will only give you some sense of resentment, which is bad for you emotionally, mentally and physically.

Life is not about living in the shell of negativity, and you can only eradicate negativity with positivity. Good things only come with a positive vibe. Embrace positivity in all its form and radiate it to those around you. Don’t just go through life, you must grow through life; admit that you can’t change the past, but as the river keeps flowing, continue moving on and you will experience a delightful and satisfied life.

The Determining Factors of Success (The 3 Ps)

Success is what we are living for, but success definition may vary among individuals. Success is insomniac, it’s not cheap to come by or easy to attain. During the journey of success, when the going gets tough, only the tough keep going, and there are few factors that determine success. In this article, I will explain few but the crucial factors that determine success in all endeavors.

Passion is the first of the core factors that determine success. Success abound in anything which is done with passion. The reason why some people achieve remarkable success in their field of profession and all other life endeavors is passion, they love what they are doing, and their desire is what takes them higher to greater heights.

Persistent is another factor that determine success. Success is shielded by failures, but these failures are success in disguise. Failure is an opportunity for growth, but one must be tenacious to learn from failure, as it takes great courage to recuperate and focus again on success. When you’re optimistic, you will be courageous. When you’re courageous you will be confident, and with confidence, your achievements are unlimited.

Perseverance is the last factor but not the least. Patient is one of the greatest virtue, no wonder a Yoruba proverb has it that “Only a patient person can milk a lioness” which means – with patience, exceptional outcome is achievable. Sometimes you just don’t have to worry, just be patient and give it time. Remarkable success doesn’t come cheap, and I wish you the equanimity needed to attain outstanding success in life.


Unleash Your Innate Potentials

We are all created to be successful in life and everybody has got their own time, you just have to keep on the good work, don’t buy into conformity and never allow failure to kill your morale. The only time you fail is when you give up, the real failure is the failure to act. A goal without a plan is just a mere wish, there are many ways of keeping busy but just one way of staying idle, keep your mind engaged and surround yourself with positivity in all its forms.

Be energetic, productive, creative, optimistic and resilient. Never give up on yourself or your goals, failure is an opportunity for growth. The more disappointments you have, the greater your success will be when the time comes. The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you that you will get it.

I dare challenge you to shine your light, unleash your innate potentials, show the world who you really are. In all your endeavors, do your things with honesty and dignity, and you will see your dreams coming true. I implore you never to stop working on self-discovery because it’s a life time process and learn as if you’re to live forever; don’t give up.

Remember, you’re a god in your own right, you’re a creator and you can make things happen just like other successful people that you knew. You’re the master of your own destiny and you can channel your being into positive productive ways. You’re born to be happy, utilize the happiness advantage; you have all it takes to discover or create and experience a wonderful fulfilled life. You have so much potentials just like any happy and successful people in the world; shine your light!!

The Core Ingredients of Success: Ability, Motivation and Attitude

Ability is the free gifts and skills that Nature has given unto you from birth, they are unlimited as there is always room for improvement and so are your achievements. You are not just designed, you are a designer, and all your talents as a designer must be fully utilized during your lifetime. It’s mandatory that you live up to your potentials, by fully utilize your innate aptitudes towards achieving success in life.

Motivation is essential to be happy, successful and experience a wonderful life. You need MAP to walk the journey of life, and motivation is the greatest map that will take you to your utopia. MAP in this context is motivation, which is broken down into three basic elements: Mastery – Autonomy – Purpose by Daniel H. Pink.

Mastery is comprehensive knowledge or skill in a particular subject or activity. Mastery is made and developed, it is the process of continuous practicing of what you love doing with an aim and will to be better in that your field of practice.

Autonomy is your ability to take responsibilities of your own thoughts, decisions and actions. This is very important when choosing the type of life you want to live, the type of education and profession you want in life.

Purpose is the reason for which something is done, it is your sense of resolve or determination. The secret to some people’s high motivation at work is because of purpose; they find purpose in their work.

Attitude is what define your outlook and perspective of life and how you will cope in some certain situations. Cultivating positive thoughts and maintaining positive mindsets are the best way to uphold the right attitude.

All the aforementioned are your drive to achieve great success in life, to live the life you always aspire; and to experience a wonderful fulfilled life.


4 Practical Ways to Attain Personal Freedom

Personal freedom has become the holy grail, it is one crucial factor that define human essence, everyone always dream and strive to achieve it. One’s definition of a perfect life may be different to another, as everyone has their own philosophy in which they live by, but the methods specified in this post are worth trying, as they were proven to work in achieving personal freedom. Below are four practical ways to achieve personal freedom.

Be impeccable with your words
Your words are more powerful than you can ever imagine. Try as much as you can to be impeccable with your words and guide every speech that emanate from your mouth. There is energy in all words that comes out of your mouth and once you utter a speech it connects to the natural forces of the ether which will manifest it whether you like it or not. Whether you pray or curse, the power of word will surely manifest. If you can control and guide your tongue, it won’t get you into troubles.

Don’t take anything personally
It is not all about you, if you think so, you will be trapped by personal importance. If someone say “you’re the best or you’re the worst” don’t take it personal, they are just expressing their feelings at that moment; don’t get carried away by personal importance. Everyone live in a completely different world from the one you live in. When you take something personally, you accept that they know what is in your world. Some situation can be personal that someone insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you, it is about that person.

Don’t make assumptions
It is good not to have answers to everything and no one can know everything anyway. All humans have this issue of trying to be right or showing that they are more intelligent than others, I think this trait is embedded in human gene. As you are growing up, you must get rid of this trait and it is for your own good. Whether you know something or not let it be known if asked without hesitation, don’t play guess games. If you try not to make assumptions, there will be no drama in your life and you will stay out of troubles.

Always do your best
Above all, always try your best. Doing your best will make it possible to practice the other three methods constantly and they will become deeply ingrained behaviors for you. Just as you need courage to practice all other virtues constantly, so you need this fourth one to continually practice the above three. I knew you are only human and your best may be varied at times, but as you build the habit of the four new principles, your best will become better than it used to be.