It’s not always magical for someone to recognise you from afar and give you an offer. Whether it’s a job, contract, gig, etc.
Develop the habit of asking. You’ll be surprised that, something you’ve wanted for so long will be made readily available to you within a split second, just by asking.
People might think you received what you have through dubious means. From Paul Angone’s best selling book, “101 secrets for your twenties”, keep in mind that “embarrassment thrives in the petri dish of “what will others think?”
If you have that mindset and hence, reject what might be your biggest blessing, you may not get that opportunity again.
Don’t expect someone to assume that you’re in need of something. It doesn’t always work that way.
Ask for it. Do the follow-ups. Knock on that door. The worst that can happen is a “no” but, be persistent. Keep pushing.
“Better to try and fail than not to try at all”. ~ Nicole Krauss.
Words of affirmations are really strong but underrated. Words of affirmations can get you whatever you wish for when you work towards them. In general, the tongue is a powerful tool.
If you say to yourself, “I’ll be successful”, you will definitely be successful. If you also say to yourself , “I’m not good enough and I can’t do it. Even people say I’m a dullard so there’s no need to say anything good about myself” darling, you will never make it. Know this; 1. People’s opinions about you don’t matter (cliché but true). They’ll only matter when you don’t work on yourself to debunk those negative words. 2. You are too special not to have the good things life has to offer.
Before death, there’s life. So live wisely while life lasts.
Here are some words of affirmations I love. Remember that, whatever you feed your mind with, you become.
Every new year comes with resolutions. Well, not everyone makes them because they just want to be better versions of themselves. But, here’s the truth. Not everyone would like to hear them.
Most people don’t care about your resolutions. They might be happy for you but they don’t care. Desist from telling people about your resolutions. Let it be between you and God. Others will wish that you won’t be able to execute them. They just want to hear what you have so that they use it against you.
Instead, let the results do the talking.
Let’s be vigilant especially with what we tell people.
Know what to say and how you say it when you’re excited. You might regret later in life.
I pray that in this new year, God will direct our paths to success and may He also reveal to us our true friends and those we are supposed to stay away from.
Lent is a 40 day period of prayer, fasting and giving alms.
But, should these acts be executed only in the Lenten season? Your answer is as good as mine. NO.
We must develop the habit of praying everyday and not only during specific seasons. Make everyday special in order to receive special blessings.
Randomly give to those who genuinely can’t give back. That’s how we receive our blessings. Sometimes we eat and dispose the rest because we can’t eat everything. Think about the child on the street who hasn’t eaten. Think about parents with children who can’t afford to feed their families.
The only time we need something urgently from God is when we fast. Fasting should be a habitual activity. It does so many miracles. Try fasting on the day you were born. Do it always and not just in the Lenten season.
Sometimes, we find ourselves in higher positions, forgetting where we’re coming from. We gossip, insult, behave rudely towards people because we’re above them and a whole lot. We’ve promised to fast during this Lenten season in order to put an end to these bad attitudes.
Why don’t you just stop acting that way at once? We should learn to put aside such acts forever and not just for a period of time.
Lent is a period to develop our spiritual lives and to draw more closer to God. In doing so, let’s ask Him for the grace to do good at all times and to put an end to the bad actions we used to have.
Even as the season is gradually coming to an end, let’s continue to “lent” everyday. Thus, don’t stop praying, fasting or giving alms.
Kali is a brave young lady who rights out the wrongs of people’s doing. She doesn’t mind whether you’re older than her or not. She expresses herself and speaks her mind when she has to.
Nothing really bothers her. She’s financially independent, eats good food, travels, hangs out with friends and so on. She lives a good life; just that she’s sensitive to some comments.
She entered the office one Monday morning and Mrs. Dickens, her supervisor, said to her;
“Gosh! I just realised that you’re so slim. Don’t you eat? Do you have intestines at all? You won’t get a man if you continue to look like this”.
In a way, thank God for the wearing of nose masks. Her facial expressions weren’t so visible but she put on a smirk. Deep within her, she was hurt.
She thought about it throughout the day. Her self-esteem was lowered. This isn’t the first, second nor third time someone has told her that.
She tried to approach her supervisor about her feelings but she was ignored.
Kali tried to adjust her nose mask in order to cover her face well because she had so many blackspots.
“Someone might talk about my blackspots. I’ve already lost the confidence I have”. She said to herself.
On her way home after work, without consulting a doctor, she bought some multivitamins so that she that can be able to eat to gain more flesh.
Days, weeks, months and years passed but she was still the same.
People continued to point fingers at her. This time, she decided to absent herself from work.
Months after, she received an email from her workplace which says that she’s been sacked for not showing up at work without permission.
She was shattered. Disturbed. Shocked.
She got tired of everything that was happening and decided to commit suicide.
Dear ladies and gentlemen, learn to Love Yourself. There cannot be another you. Appreciate your God-given body. Some people are sensitive to these things so they can’t defend themselves. Suicide is never an option.
Look at yourself in the mirror everyday and tell yourself;
“I’m beautiful”. “I don’t care what people say about me”. “I love you”. “God is the greatest architect and He designed me into perfection”. “He made me in His image and likeness”.
And to those who are guilty of body shaming others, mind your business and focus on yourselves. Someone’s physical appearance doesn’t concern you in any way. If you can’t fix their problems without speaking to them in a nice way within 2 seconds, don’t talk about it.
The world will be a better place if we’re able to speak positive words into each other’s lives. There’s no harm in telling someone “you’re beautiful the way you are” or “you’re handsome the way you are”.
LET LOVE LEAD.
Ps: Names used in this short story are pseudonyms.
Why are you worried about 2020 being a bad year? Yes, coronavirus has taken so many lives but, people die everyday. The only thing is you wouldn’t know the day nor time you or someone will go.
Many people have already given up on 2020 because of how things are looking. GOD IS STILL ANSWERING PRAYERS! But, hold on. What if your breakthrough comes on 31st December? Would you wait for it or you have still given up? Will you still frame 2020 as a bad year? Hang in there! God is still in the miracle business. Just wait.
It’s understandable that we can’t come into terms with how bad some things are getting. Remember that, you become what you think and say. If you have already told yourself that, nothing good is going to happen again before the year ends, then nothing good will work out for you because that is what you have proclaimed over your life.
Speak positivity into your life and it will manifest! Great things have worked out and are still working out for people even in this difficult time. Some have been innovative in several ways and it’s turning into a lucrative business. Others have taken online courses and are applying the knowledge into something useful. The amount of data you use, should be able to put something in your pocket after you’ve exhausted it. If it doesn’t, then you’re actually spending too much money without getting a positive result.
There is no need to complain about how things are messed up. Being alive itself is a huge blessing.
You still think things won’t work out? Take them to the Lord in prayer no matter how little they may be, work towards it and don’t forget to thank Him when you receive what you prayed for.