Is Your Good Idea God’s Idea?

Is Your Good Idea God’s Idea?

The interesting true-life conversation below between a father and his five-year-old son underscores the importance of running our good idea on the litmus of divine will and agenda. The dialogue was narrated by the father: Driving down to my office with my five-year-old son, we drove past Domino Pizza/Coldstone Ice cream. Son: Daddy, I want to check out that Coldstone Ice cream. Father: Uh, okay. Maybe we will when we’re going home. About 3 hours later, I actually forgot and took another route on our way home. On sighting Fountain, he realised we did not pass the Coldstone route. Son: But, daddy, I said I wanted to check out Coldstone Ice cream! Father: Oops! Sorry, I forgot. Son: Can’t we go back? Father: Sorry, son. No chance. Maybe next time we’ll go there. Son: Ok… [not so happy] Some minutes later, whilst still thinking about the encounter. Father: But, son, you said you wanted to “check out” the ice-cream, right? Son: Yes, dad. Father: If we had gone there, who would have paid for the ice-cream? He looked stunned for some seconds. Son: You, of course! Father: But it wasn’t my idea that we check out ice-cream. The idea was yours. Why should I be the one to pay? The natural, logical answer. Son: Because you’re my daddy. Father: Yes,

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Finding Peace and Fulfilment

Finding Peace and Fulfilment

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:41-42 Fulfilment is achieved only by fitting into the slot where you belong. That is another way of saying filling the hole you are cut out for, or that is customised for you to occupy in the socio-economic scheme of things of your environment. A better way of putting it is saying that you meet the pressing needs of people and corporate concerns around you. Although your doing that may not be financially rewarding at the beginning, the gains and other gratifications that come from doing what you are cut out for would certainly come with time, that is in addition to the fulfilment you derive from doing what really matters and making a difference. Then, the more you sharpen (develop) yourself to enable you fit into your niche more perfectly, the better and the more valuable you become such that you not only develop in your niche, but you are further empowered to offer greater value to more people at a higher level nationally or globally. This comes when you are patient, diligent, industrious, and you look at the big picture.

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Where To Look For Business & Career Success

Where To Look For Business & Career Success

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. – Proverbs 20:5 When seeking the roadmap to sustainable success and significance in your career or business, you should essentially look in three directions for resources that will help you accomplish your objectives: LOOK UP: You should look up to God for the instructions and blueprint of what you are meant to do. Then the direction detailing how you are to go about it, when, where, how, with whom. You should also look for His favour in your endeavours, so that you don’t run in vain. LOOK INWARD: the second place you look is inside yourself. You should do a written inventory of your strengths, your skills, your flairs, your talents and the gifts of God in you which have commercial value or potential you can trade in the marketplace. Finally, you should LOOK OUT: for opportunities in the marketplace where the application of your endowments will prove both useful and profitable; look out for the appropriate environment or context where your skills can flourish or be best utilised. You should also look out for books and resources that can help you to grow or master your trade, as well as people who can be useful to you as mentors, coaches,

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How to be Free, Manifest and Succeed! (2)

How to be Free, Manifest and Succeed! (2)

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. – John 8:32 However, freedom, manifestation and success do not happen without some degrees of internal and external struggles. These restrictions usually come in form of limitations imposed by the self, others or the environment; and it is to the extent that you overcome them that you will be free, become and succeed. Here is a continuation of the three keys that will help you to be free, manifest or succeed: 2.   Reach out: as you go out of your comfort zone to pursue your dreams and ideals, you also need to reach out to people and resources that will help you to achieve your objectives along the way. Fortune, most times, does not favour the taciturn. You need to identify the persons or association that can enhance you as a person as well as enable you to accomplish your aim, and then reach out to them. This is not limited to humans alone; as you are “going out” you will also encounter books, events and other resources that will be helpful to you. Reach out to them, subscribe to them, engage them and assimilate them. 3.   Launch out: to the extent that you have gone out and reached out, you also need to launch out with the idea and initiative you

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How to be Free, Manifest and Succeed (1)

How to be Free, Manifest and Succeed (1)

Here is a Daily Dew insight on some principles that make for Freedom, manifestation, and success But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? – Galatians 4:9 Humans, when caged by self, dogma or fellow humans cannot be free, neither can they manifest their full potential nor succeed in their endeavours. The very thought of freedom, manifestation, and success suggests an image of an outward flow of activities rather than an inward blossom. However, freedom, manifestation and success do not happen without some degrees of internal and external struggles. These restrictions usually come in form of limitations imposed by the self, others or the environment; and it is to the extent that you overcome them that you will be free, become and succeed. Therefore, to be free, to manifest or to succeed, here are three keys you may find very helpful: Go out: you cannot reach your full potential unless you go out of your comfort zone. Have you seen a tortoise moving before? No matter how big or small it is, it cannot move anywhere until it juts its head out of the shell. Humans are no different; there is no progress unless

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How To Sustain Success

How To Sustain Success

A gracious woman retains honor, But ruthless men retain riches. – Proverbs 11:16 Success means different things to different people; the same way the mode of approaching it is different from one individual to another, not minding the myriads of literature in the public domain on how to achieve it. There are two angles to success; the first is exploring how to accomplish it and, the second, how to sustain it. Achieving success in life might seem a very arduous feat that places a lot of demand on one. That is rightly so, as not everyone can lay claim to being successful. However, sustaining success at whatever level is more demanding than the process of achieving it. The passage above gives us an insight on how to sustain success so it doesn’t slip out of grasp or dim out with greater speed than it came. It takes discipline to retain success, that is what the writer of the proverb describes as “ruthless” in the passage above. A measure of ruthlessness is needed to sustain or scale up any kind of success. You have to be ruthless on yourself in terms of how you use time, manage resources, what you tell yourself, as well as how you interact with yourself and others. Discipline must be your watchword if you want to

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