Tag Archive | Achievement

Midnight Musings and Motivations

For sure, achieving success is glamorous but remember that its road is neither shiny nor paved in a hurry.

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The want to succeed is often expressed and held in the heart of many, but the need to succeed is expressed by few.

We are all free to want, but our zeal to succeed must be fueled by our driving need. Remember that a need is something that is vital for your survival (such as food and shelter), whereas your want is simply something that you would like to have.

Success takes the whole nine yards and more. Always ask yourself, why do I need to succeed in this? Is it vital to my well-being?

Will failure in this pursuit be detrimental to you or is your wish to do this just one of the notches to add to your list of achievements?

Holding on to that hungry need serves to drive you, that even when you fall down today, you’ll get up tomorrow and keep going.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

My Thinking Corner – Set Your Pace

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Sometimes, in the bid to aspire and to achieve, a lot of people over reach their purpose and passion.

This is most especially witnessed in today’s World where lives are lived on social media, in the eye of all and sundry and success is judged by the number of likes checked off in a box.

The litmus test should always be this question: ‘why am I doing XYZ?’ ‘searching the recesses of my heart and mind, would I find that am I truly contented with what I’m doing?’ ‘If not, why?’

The answers to your silent litmus should tell you all that you need to know because the truth is when you set off doing something without your own driving conviction and doing it because Mr. QED is doing so, chances are that it would simply become another White Elephant project.

Lady Cee shares 3 succinct tips for making successful life changes.

Be part of The Thinking Corner, share your positive, self-help tips and development thoughts.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

 

My recent thoughts…

Cybernetic blonde invited me for the quote challenge and my mind drifted to African proverbs.  Thank you, Brenda 🙂1465108007692[1]

From time immemorial, proverbs have been used by elders in my place to punctuate and convey important messages during a conversation.

When I was younger and my parents or grandparents spoke in proverbs, idioms, and all the wise words, I barely understood, but as I age, I find them worth ruminating over especially when I find myself in a quandary of thoughts.

“Even the best cooking pot will not produce food when no fire is lit underneath.”

“When building a house and the nail breaks, do you stop building or do you change the nail?”

“If you run after two Hares, you will catch neither.”

These three proverbs above reflect the thoughts that have been going through my mind of late. So let me briefly explain them.

The first is an advice to myself that even though I have all the storyline of my second book known to me until I sit down and flesh it out as I should, those ideas won’t miraculously turn into a book.

The second one has to do with some mind distractions that I’ve been having of late. So many loose ends of things to tie up and I’m using them as an excuse to digress from doing what needs to be done. It’s time to drop that tack and get serious.

Lastly, I remind myself to taper off unnecessary things and concentrate. Running after too many things at once will all make me harried and at the end of the day, nothing would have been achieved.

So, back to tapering off, tacking with the right nails and cooking up those stories.

Do you fancy a whirl at quotes? Indulge 🙂

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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