Tag Archive | Personal Development

My Thinking Corner… Your Standards

When we lower our standards to trash, we simply succeed in putting ourselves in the trash can. Stand tall

Stand Tall, Standards, Quotes, Life Lessons, Inspiration, Self-Development

It’s amazing how many people go through life without any personal standards or with standards as fickle as the wind.

They never know where they stand at each point in life and a life of anything goes is what it is…anything goes, that way they don’t even know when nothing is going.

When you keep lowering your standards, you keep going downhill but when you raise them you rise with them.

Be mindful of accepting every nonsense dished out there because of the fear of being politically incorrect or being labeled as a hater.

Not everyone will meet your standards neither will you meet everyone’s standard and that’s absolutely fine.

© Jacqueline

Featured Posts – Share Your Post Links.

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Today’s featured blogs are:

The end

A wonderful short poem that says much. Never stop telling the stories.

The power of perspective

Perspective, perspective, perspective. You know what, I’m going to leave you to read this inspiring post yourself and just leave this quote below.

Furthermore, what you triumphantly overcome today, equips and enables you to help others tomorrow.

The beauty of being a young momma

Being a young mother almosts makes you feel like a superwoman 🙂


To follow your passion or not to follow it? Sometimes following your passion is not enough. Quite an insightful post.

Setting boundaries, not barriers

As women, we are constantly pushed and pulled in several directions as we strive to live up to the  ideas of other people and society; the freedom and growth comes when we release ourselves from this when we get “comfortable with being uncomfortable” as we address those internal issues and wounds that we have allowed to fester.

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

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There Is Always HOPE! My Thinking Corner

When we don’t have anything to hope for, then what are we living for?

Hope, Quote, Life Lessons, Persevere, Commitment, Inspiration, Motivation

When we realize that our destiny lies in our hands through changing our thinking, when we realize that so long as we inhabit our bodies and notwithstanding the fact that we grow older, that if we’re mentally, physically and spiritually able, we can still pursue those dreams that brighten our eyes and light up our hearts.

The one thing that we need to help us carry on day to day is hope because with hope there are possibilities. With hope, there are alternatives to our despair.

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Tuesdays Trickles – 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. You can check this link for more details.


Most times, finding out who we are beneath the physical attributes which encase our being is the most difficult and profound journey that we can ever embark on, yet self-discovery is the most rewarding journey of all.

The difficulty experienced by most while on this path is the ability to turn off all the outside noise and to search within. To shut their eyes to all the external fluff and see through the eyes’ of their soul.

Sometimes, we’ve got to cut off a lot of the mindless activities that we crowd our mind with because they tend to drown out our inner voice and leave us with nothing.

Sometimes, we’ve got to simply breathe and learn to live.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Midnight Motivations and Musings 111


There comes a time when the ‘use by date’ of some people in our lives expires and we have to let them go. Those who can’t stand to see your progress, whose main roles as the Negative Nancy’s and Ned’s  is to discourage and remind you of a hurtful past,  as a way to keep  you pegged under their thumbs and forever cloaked in self-doubt.

These people exercise mind control over you and subconsciously, you are allowing them to manipulate your life one way or the other – when you have to hope for moral support that is never forthcoming, hide your true desires, or reduce yourself before them, in order to accommodate their scoffing disbelief, peevishness and other symptoms that they tend to exhibit, it’s time to put them to pasture and walk away. Not every friendship is built to last and have a fairytale forever ending.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Midnight Motivations and Musings # 34…


Sometimes, nature forces us to slow down due to certain challenges that it throws our way and we are literally left in the waiting room.

While in the waiting room, it shouldn’t be seen as a drawback, but as an opportunity to decompress, to keep our eyes gazing up at the stars and yet our feet planted firmly in the present.

That would be a good time to have a bird-eye review, regroup and relaunch of that which you are projecting on.

I call it the 3 R’s .

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Tuesday Trickles #7…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 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.



Affirm positive words over your life each day. They are little pebbles that helps you find your way.

If we spend our lives worrying about being judged, then we will simply do no living, because either sides of the coin, You will be judged!

You have to live in the present, to get the best from it. There is no better time for your best life other than now. Tomorrow, will arrive at it’s appointed time and you will deal with it equally.

On those rainy days and dark days of our lives, we must keep a flicker of light and an umbrella to shelter ourselves during such periods. The flicker of light and umbrella can be kept in the storehouse within you.

Peace is not going to run and grasp you by the hands. You run to peace and hold on to it with your tentacles as a consciously cultivated effort. Sometimes, having peace might involve letting go of some people who are simply not good for you.

Very wise thoughts sent in from Deb of Bookyglover

When you are not so sure, you could try doing this from Rosema of the Reading writer.

Can we hear you think aloud? Please do tell and join in with your little snippets.


© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha