Tag Archive | Development

Midnight Motivation and Musings 73

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At no age does the learning of the mind stop except the strictures that we place on ourselves.

Most times the term being set in our ways that we loosely use is actually a self-imposed and nice way of saying, I don’t want to be bothered to change.

For as long as we can keep our minds open to assimilate knowledge, our inner core is rejuvenated, constantly growing and the perspectives of our horizons remains broad.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Tuesdays Trickles #13… My Thinking Corner.

Every Tuesday, I share snippets of thoughts that I call ‘My Thinking Corner.’

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple.

Each Tuesday, share your very short snippets of positive, inspiring, motivating, health, spiritual, writing advice, clips, posts etc, that can serve as a prop to motivate others and simply add my link to your post.

I call it my thinking corner because, I actually take out a bit of time just to think through things, encapsulate my thoughts as much as possible and detoxify my mind. It helps give me clarity of vision and might help you too.

It might work for you in a different way, but the idea is to get the positive thoughts flowing.

Please send in your little thoughts. You never know whose life you might inspire.

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  • The measure of our riches is in how rich we are in spirit. There are no buts about it! If we are not rich in spirit, no amount of material wealth will satisfy.
  • In the pack of rat’s during the rat race, it’s easy to forget that the competition is against your own competency and not someone’s own. You have to find your speed and push to break your own records.
  • You have to become a friend to have one yourself. If you are prickly and unfriendly, then it goes without saying and shouldn’t be a surprise that you will find none willing to bear such consistent sour disposition.
  • The power of thinking big actually starts with the sensible act of starting small.
  • If we fail to use the seasons of our lives as we should, there will come a time when we are in the Winter of it and the questions the season will ask is what you did with the Summer of your life.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Our Thinkers Thoughts came in from:

Stressed reading, stressed writing These words from Rosema are so short, yet sweet and pack’s  good dose of inspiration.

Feeling encouraged sometimes, it all gets too much, but a kindle of encouragement gets you some good ways.

Annette’s I like this post so many times. The candid thoughts and willingness to look at oneself is the only way to grow.

Free Spirit a brilliant thought said in haiku.

Words of wisdom are words that are succinctly said and truly are full of wisdom.

Inspired series  are you staring your fear boldly in the face?

Thank you to all the contributors. May these words take roots in our lives and may our harvest be bountiful 🙂

‘So, when will you share those nuggets of wisdom of yours?’

 

Midnight Musings and Motivations #26…

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Opportunities don’t run up and hug us as we traipse down the alley of nothingness.

Opportunity has to find us doing, for it to turn up and when it does turn up, do we recognize it?

It comes in many forms and a whole lot of times, it may not come wrapped in a nice box with bows and flowers.

Do we stand in the way of our own progress with all the road blocks that we inflict on our path, waiting for an opportunity that will land in our laps while we sit on the rocking chair going back and forth and gossiping about the neighbour?

Sometimes, we have to push ourselves out of the rocking chair to get where we want to go.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Midnight Motivations and Musings #6…

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Need I say more?

Our wishful thoughts on the things that we hope for, will only remain buried, wishful and wasted unless we begin to act on them.

The fear of failure is the greatest failure in itself. Be afraid, but do it!

You just might surprise yourself.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Blogging To Life #2…

Blogging can be likened to having a child.

When you first start out,

You are expectant. Then you have anguish over everything being okay.

Then you labour over it endlessly.

You nourish it diligently. It takes up all your time and you lose sleep.

You pray that it will grow and be a good child.

…But the growth seems slow.

You worry some more that it’s a slow child suffering some developmental challenges.

Then you pray some more, nourish some more and begin to look for professional or elderly advise.

You hope that every friend that drops by would say ‘oh what a beautiful child you’ve got.

Then there’s a growth spurt and you finally feel some pride.

…And the cycle continues.

Some even go ahead to have more blog babies 🙂

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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