Life is Short, Dream Big!

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Dream Big

We often find ourselves giving excuses for our failures…

“My Boss is wicked”, “she will never say Yes to me”, “I am too short”, “I am too tall”, “I am ugly”, “I don’t ve a nice shape”…

and all that…

I am guilty as well sometimes but my disposition changed when I watched the story of KYLE MAYNARD. Here is a little piece from me to you. Read, comment and share.

It feels like I just woke up
I slept a baby
I woke up an adult
What a transformation!
When you are young, you can’t wait to get older.
When you get old, you will do anything to feel younger.
The Irony of life!

In a sense, you start dying when you stop dreaming.

Remember when you were like 5years old, the world felt so small.
You dreamed of being an astronaut
You dreamed of being a Doctor
He dreamed of being an Engineer
She dreamed of being an Architect
They dreamed of travelling around the world

What happened to all those dreams?

Some would say reality check!

I beg to differ Stevie Wonder was born blind, but he had a dream Kyle Maynard was born without any limbs, but he had a dream.
Martin Luther King was not born rich but he famously said “I have a dream”

What is your dream?
Success is not the key to happiness
Happiness s the key to success
Like that famous Nike slogan “Just do it”
‘Cos in the end life is too short not to dream big!

Composed by Tomi Otubusin

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Story: Be Led, Be Guided!

Never go Alone
Be Led Be guided

An inspired young man and friends went mountain climbing with all the necessary tools prepared to succeed. They climbed together and ensured they reached the goal for the day every day, before retiring to rest below. Once their ropes found a solid anchor on another level, it was always easy to get back there.

On this particular day, the weather was cold and quite harsh, and by 12:30am, after midnight, the climbers were still way off their goals. They decided to retire for the night, but one of them insisted that he must reach the day’s goal. The others left after failing to persuade him, he continued!

He climbed on lonely as it was, goal bound. As he made progress, he missed his step, he tried to hold on with his hands, but slipped, it was too late, he was off the mountain and dropping fast!

In those small seconds, his entire life flashed through his eyes, but mustered the courage to shout out loud -”help me God!” The instance he did this, miraculously, his fall stopped, as the rope he had on him and somehow hung to a rock crevice! He could not believe his luck. Wow, his life was preserved, God sure does answer and help.

It was 3am in the morning and pitch dark, the weather was cold and nothing to keep warm with. So he prayed again, “God please help me”. He had barely prayed when he heard a voice distinctly – “cut the rope”. He couldn’t believe his ears. Of course not, how could he severe the rope that saved his life, he rationalized and refused, content to battle with the cold than cut the rope.

The next morning this young man’s frozen and dead body was found just 11 inches above the ground!

If only he had just cut the rope!
Lessons:

1. Life is sustained by trust. Trust God, and get yourself surrounded by counsel you can trust. Have faith!
2. Go with the team, it is easier to dissipate when alone.
3. Ropes don’t save. God uses people and things!

culled from http://www.deoluakinyemi.com

I would like to hear from you…comments…

My Journey Begins

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I have just returned from a Social Media Event – #A2WSocialMediaLag held on 18 May 2013 and I must say I was highly inspired by the likes of Deolu Akinyemi, Yoma Victor, Victor Ekpa, Temitope Akinyemi, Gbonju Sanni, Ife Adeyemi and Solomon James.

It was a day I have set out to make after the initial drag of postponing several events organised by A2W (More on this subsequently – Keep an eye on this blog).

I got there just on time (4pm) and sat down waiting and counting the influx of people like me who walked in to learn from the giants (permit me to use this for now) I just mentioned. Just about 4:20pm, Yoma graced the floor and with his looks and eloquence, my already disgruntled spirit (due to the 20 minutes delay) got lightened…

Fifteen minutes after the start, I forgot my worries and was asking myself the question why I have not started this journey. This journey which has made so many come out of the rat race which I am currently running. The journey which has made some think less and write more. The journey which I have seen and heard so many embark on. The journey I have helped some people by relishing their tastes. The journey called blogging.

This event I attended was a real eye opener for me. It has made me begin this journey. So I begin this journey with what I learned at end of the event:

“As I begin this journey, where I am going to I know, but the road to get there I cannot define. The only thing clear about this journey is that I have a picture of what the destination looks like and the best I can do is to get started. I don’t know tomorrow, but the best I can do is to get up and start something.”

I have started and will get to my destination…O yes! that event said it – Persistence will be a key.

Join me as I overcome this inertia and feed you with the treasures I have been hiding in my mind.

Your advice, helps, tips, comments, and general viewing would be of great help.