WHAT IF?

What if you knew that everything would turn out well?

What if you wake up tomorrow to discover that those things you so badly want are in possession?

What if your hair grew; or you became the CEO; or you got the desired physique you wanted; or you got that bank alert?

Just what if? Would you be happier? Would you smile more? Would you treat people better and become more patient?

 

Why pause your joy and peace of mind just because certain events are yet to occur?

Why become so grumpy and ungrateful, simply because you haven’t gotten the things you desire?

I know I may be bombarding you with questions this beautiful afternoon, but let me ask you one more, what if you knew that sometimes, what we need is not more stuff or bigger achievements, but an outlook of gratitude.

Today, I want you to flip your perspective, rather than focus on the things you do not YET have, focus on the things you do have. At the risk of sounding cliché, I will like to remind you that the fact that you have life is enough reason to be grateful.

It is so easy to think or feel like you have nothing to be grateful for but this is not true. Every day presents us with reasons to be thankful. Now, this does not mean that we must not strive to become and to have more, we should; for it is in our work to get better that we release our essence for the benefit of the world. But this does mean that we should place value on what we have and who we are in the present.

Noticing the little, seemingly insignificant things and being grateful for them is a great practice. It is those little things that make big differences. Imagine not being able to use the rest room without help or chew food easily, doesn’t look good, does it? We must be grateful.

So, let’s do this exercise together, on a note pad, write at least 10 little things you have that you are grateful for. Keep this list in a conspicuous area in your room and take a look at it everyday till the year ends. I’m sure that it will cause a gratitude revolution in your mind and life.

Till we meet again next week.

 

Embrace your Super Power,

Bidemi.

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PAY THE PRICE

Success comes at a price; living the life of your dreams will cost you money, energy, relationships, etc. To have the life you desire, sacrifices have to be made and sometimes these can be costly. For example, building a world-class business will require that you quit doing things at your convenience and giving one hundred percent every time. This does not mean that you cannot have fun or enjoy yourself as you journey towards success

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STEP OUT; GET TO WORK

They say that the journey of a lifetime begins with one step; my version of the saying anyway.  Now that you can see the future and are abreast of the steps you need to take, it is time to step out.
All that you need to do next, I promise is to take the first step and get to work on your vision. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is indeed simple but sadly, not many people get up and get to work. Some people are just satisfied with knowing that they have a vision and a plan. Taking the first steps requires energy, focus and consistency which all come together to birth momentum! This reminds me of a law of motion that says that everything remains in a state of inactivity till a force acts on it. Motion requires force or energy. This means that it doesn’t happen automatically, it is made to happen.

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NOW THAT YOU HAVE ENVISIONED…

…Put pen to paper!

It is not in doubt that you know that without Vision, you cannot have a productive nor impactful life. This is because vision gives a sense of purpose; a direction, which helps you streamline your life and get rid of those things that lead you no where near your best life.

Last week, I shared some thoughts about vision and how to actually develop a vision for your life. This week, our focus is on the need to turn those visions to plans. Aha! Plans… we can’t escape this important exercise.

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As Far As Your Eyes Can See

The year is fast coming to an end and it is a great time to begin to envision what 2018 will be for us.  I have been thinking about this journey and how clear we need to see before we set out, only to realise that for me, clarity has come in seasons and in phases. What this means is that I have needed conviction more than my second and third step in the journey. I now know that as long as I can understand the framework for my first step, and I am convinced it is for me then taking that first step is expedient to seeing the next one.

To begin envisioning, ask yourself the following questions:

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Do Not Be Afraid To Adjust

Welcome to another week. My prayer and decree for you is that the lines fall in pleasant places for you in all you do this week.

As last week rolled by, I started to think on how this journey all started and how far I have come in that time.  It felt like someone played for me a clip of my life on this journey and there was a lot to be grateful for. But then there was this one clip I couldn’t shake off, it was of me announcing how sure I was that in all I do and will do, there was something I would never do.

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THE WAY YOU SEE

I woke up recently and I started to think on a new journey I was embarking on. As I thought about it, I noticed a pattern. Most of my life in embracing my super power I have had to hold on to God and be taught by Him directly. This piece of information or realisation wasn’t exactly new to me, it has been the reason why I have stayed committed and pushed so fervently. 

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BIG FISH IN A SMALL POND (PODCAST)

Lately, I have been feeling choked within my pond.  To be honest, I didn’t remember this show I had done a while ago until my Content Manager John, posted it on my Instagram handle.  I had to go back to listen to this show, and even I see why sometimes, success can be a bad thing.

Comfort zones are so…comforting that even when the pond is smaller than what we have the potential for we stick with it and find ways and nomenclature like promotion, expansion, next level to christen something that has outlived its season in your life.  If like me you are feeling the choke and the bile of fear, then let’s listen to this show together over and over and over.  It is helping me see that I cannot hold on to something that is clearly now my past and be able to make it into my future.

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