Tag Archive | Complacency

My Thinking Corner – Where You Belong

Where we belong, Inspiration, Life, Adventure, Transformation

Most times where we are is not where we belong and to get to where we need to be, we must restrategize and keep pushing.

Sometimes life if like playing a game of chess. You must not rest on your laurels and take your opponent for granted. You can’t afford to tip your King before the battle is over because life continues till the last moment.

Your opponent in your life could be your complacent approach to life. It could be a bag of mixed factors that only you can identify and deal with in accordance with your aspirations.

You’ve got to keep holding on and nudging up to where you belong. You’ve got to take those adventures in life to truly find your sweet spot.


Midnight Motivations and Musings 37…


This predicament of complacency and arrogance happens and manifests in so many aspects of our lives very easily.

That tendency to feel comfortable, not wanting to rock the boat and just go with the flow once we’ve carved a sweet niche leads us down this track.

We can be contented with what we have and yet strive to keep improving our lot, because life itself is a consistent flow that does not stagnate.

The tendency to also grow arrogant and superior, once we start having that sense of accomplishment is also a penchant that easily sneaks in.

We should remember and strive to keep our heads bowed in humility, even as we stand tall in confidence.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha



In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Storybook Day.”

fairy-taleReading a lot of Enid Blyton’s books and Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales as a child helped to form an imaginary World where everything was possible in my developing mind and since I have fancied myself as quite an actress, I simply cannot allow such an opportunity to amend some wrongs and settle scores go away.

We don’t have to look too far, I would love an opportunity to be Cinderella.

Those horrid step-sisters need a little comeuppance. A little pinch, pulling of hair and boxing an ear would soothe my maltreated nerves.

All that sweet syrupy nature of Cinderella was a little too acquiescent!

Second dips, I would love to be a fairy in Enid Blyton’s ”The Magic Faraway Tree.” They had such a delightful time.

Back to reality, as a grown woman, my current favorite fictional character exists in the pages of the novel that I am putting together.

I am still trying to understand her and where she is taking her story to.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha