Personal Development

The Power to Make Choices is In Your Hands

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France.



God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.” – Unknown


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.


“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.”  – Newell D. Hillis.


We live our lives based of the choices and decisions we make everyday. The choices and decisions we make largely determine the quality of the lives we live.

If you choose to be happy, you will live a happy life; if you choose to be negative you will be negative, but whatever you decide to do, the choice is yours.

You are currently in this situation largely because of the choices you have make previously. You are living your choice. Stop blaming others and do something to change it.

You are totally responsible for the decisions you make. God gave us the ability to make our own decisions. We are expected to be responsible for the decisions we make and endure the consequences.

Unfortunately many of us live in denial of being responsible for the state of our lives. We always want to blame someone for not being supportive or doing something about it.

How do you expect someone to do something about your situation when you made the wrong decision? You made the wrong choice? Look, I believe that God allows certain things to happen to us in order that we may learn from them. Experience is a good teacher.

Most of the time we neglect the good counsel we are given. When people come with good advice we are quick to ignore or even rebuke them. “I Know what am doing. Its my life after all.” These are some of the most common answers we give.

People always want to give an excuse when they fail. We cry and complain to say “why me” O Lord. But, lets face it, if not “you” then who? We only want to be credited with the positive things we do.

The same energy you apply when things are going right should be applied even in your trying times. In fact you must double that energy during your trying times.

The Blame game will not change your current situation it will only make things worse. If you are facing difficulties in your marriage go and seek professional help, make the decision and quit complaining about your spouse.

If its finances you want, start a side hustle, no matter how small it maybe, learn the ropes and get busy with it. At least get started. Yes, you will fail but one day you will look back and say I have come from very far.

Life has taught me that, to make meaningful progress, you need to realise that you are totally responsible for your choices and decisions you make. This will help you make better decisions and take corrective action were necessary.

Taking responsibility may sound harsh but, that is just the reality of life. If you are not happy with your current life style, it is your duty and responsibility to change the situation. You have the power within, to make the right choices.

If you wait for someone to come and change it for you, most likely you will wait forever.

Look no one has the right to force you to go against your free will without your permission. You are made of the things you do and not the things that happen to you. Yes you will stumble, every now and again that’s life but stumbling is not what makes you.

What makes you is that which makes you stand-up when you stumble. Just because your friends have invited you to attend a party does not mean you should attend. You have a choice either to attend or not.

If you have a goal to achieve stay home and work on it. True friends will always support your endeavours. Surely there will be more parties to attend when you succeed.

Create Personal Boundaries and Take Responsibility

Humans by nature are social beings. This means that we are tolerant of other beings. We want to have a sense of belonging. That is why family and friendships are important. We want to have a safety net. A place where we feel safe.

Most of the times especially in our teens we are easily influenced by our peers and join in everything we think is cool just to fit in a certain group.

This leads us to loosing our personal boundaries and allows people to control our lives. I remember being in the same dilemma for a long time. I know that many of us have experienced peer pressure at some point.

When you allow people to cross your personal boundaries you loose yourself. You loose your personal Identity.

That is why it is important to maintain and guard your personal space it is your property. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in charge of your boundaries.

It is difficulty to re-create boundaries especially when you have lost them, but it is worth fighting for. Do not let other people be responsible for your well being. Let your “No” be “No” and your “Yes” be “Yes” nothing less nothing more.

Sometimes we loose our boundaries by being over responsible for other people’s needs especially our children. We want to be involved in everything they do and take responsibility for them. We want to be responsible for their happiness, success and their life in general.

Well, in as much as we have to be involved in the many aspects of their lives, especially when they are still young, we have to have a limit. They are individual human beings and at some point in life they will have to move on. You do not want to have a 25 year old baby in your house.

Depending on how old they are, allow them to make certain choices and let them take responsibility for their actions. When my eldest son was about 5 years I had trained him in such a way that we could go shopping and he would not through tantrums crying for toys.

When it was time to buy toys I would take him to a toy shop and tell him to choose 1 or 2 toys. The funny part is that even as a small boy he would start negotiating with me to get him more toys because 1 or 2 were just not enough.

I would stick to the agreed number and that the choice is entirely his to make. Off course I would chip in to advise but I allowed him to make the final decision.

The catch was to make him own the toys and be responsible for them. This way every time the toys stopped working and he come crying, I would tell him it was his choice. Eventually I noticed that he would take my advice most of the time. Now he is a big boy.

Exercise Your Power Wisely

The ability to choose and make your own decisions is powerful. It should not be taken lightly. This power is uniquely yours and do not allow anyone to get it away from you.

Be in control of your life by making wise informed decisions. To live a happy life, you need to learn how to make decisions and choices that are beneficial in both the short and long run. Be in control of your life by choosing what you do every day.

When you are faced with difficult challenges in life take a break and don’t make hasty decisions. Think about how you will be affected in the medium to long term; think about the impact your decision will have on you immediate family.

If possible consult your spouse and children, let them have an in put after all we spend most of the time working for them.

Listen to their concerns and fears. But ultimately you will have to make that decision bearing in mind the information you have gathered from your immediate family.

Personal development and self improvement demands that you are responsible for the decisions and choices you make.


You have the power and ability to make your own choices and decisions that will affect or change your life. Let no one take away that power and responsibility from you. Make those decisions and choices today and kick start your life.

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Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France.



God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.” – Unknown


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.


“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.”  – Newell D. Hillis.


There is power in your actions just as there is power in your tongue. The two are synonymous. You should always be mindful of what you say or do. Most people underestimate the power that God has deposited in each and everyone of us. Within you there is more than sufficient energy and will power to achieve anything that you set your mind to. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” – Tony Robbins.

It is therefore, important that you realise it and stop underrating yourself. One of the reasons why we do not progress and achieve our goals is because we underestimate ourselves. People think they cannot achieve certain things because they do not have such and such. If you are thinking like that, it is a sign of inferiority complex. Please get rid of it. God created us equal and it does not matter whether you are black or white; rich or poor. Remove the colour of your skin and we all have the same blood running through our veins. I have never seen anyone with white or black blood. We all have red blood in our veins.

We all breath the same air. The sun shines on all humanity regardless of your locality and colour of your skin. Darkness falls on both the rich and the poor. Everyone enjoys the same seasons. There are 24hrs in day for all. Someday each and everyone of us will die. Why then do you underestimate the power of your actions? Every great man or woman knows that every action they take leads to something. That is why it is important that you learn to take decisive actions with your life.

Yes, I know that sometimes our actions may seem not to be right with every one at the time. But nature requires us to do the right things. Some of the things I learnt from my late Dad seemed very harsh then. But fast forward I realise that they are now very useful for my survival. I learnt at an early age in life to be independent. My Dad taught me to be more independent. Well, back then it looked like punishment.

Off course as a young man I would have loved to be a little bit more spoiled. Equipped with more knowledge now, I think It would have been a challenge for me to be a more responsible person if I was spoiled.

Your Every Action Builds your Character

Society will always judge you by your actions, simply because this is what they see. They are not preview to your thoughts and feelings. Most of the times they will miss understand your actions. But always remember that for every action you make there is a reaction. Some will be positive and others will be negative reactions. Stay your course and do what you think is right. I always tell my Children that when you do the right things no one is going to bother you. Not even yourself. You will be at peace with everyone.

No matter how small your deeds may be, do not underestimate the power they carry. It may just be saying thank you to a stranger for helping you. That one small deed can go a long way to making someone happy and feel appreciated. I remember one time at church as I was on duty, I offered one of my team members a cup of coffee. For me it was just extending a good gesture to a team mate. I was very touched to find out a few weeks later that it was the only meal he had for that particular day.

You are a sum total of the small things that you do. Your character is built and formed by the little things you do on a daily basis. So matter how small or insignificant you think your actions are, do not underestimate them. You never know who is watching.

Life is a Work in Progress

My life is a continuous work in progress. I don’t think there will ever be a time when things will just happen on auto pilot. I have to constantly keep pushing myself and find ways of improving. Everyday of my life, it dawns on me that am aging and I have to learn how to do certain things as am aging. When I look at people who are really advanced in age and cannot do the very things they used to do when they were much younger. I realise that actually life is a work in progress. At every stage you have to learn, just when you think you have mastered one thing another challenge comes along.

That is why you must quickly learn to become a student of yourself. You may not have the same energy to achieve your goals in the next few years. They say make hay when its summer because you cannot make it when winter comes. In order to move in tandem with this world you must learn to evolve. Develop ideas on how you can change your way of life and remain relevant to the core. The more relevant you are the more you can contribute positively to humanity.

For as long as am able to, it is my intention to continue contributing in my own small way to the cause of personal development and self growth. I will try and write on topics that are relevant and will continue learning and finding more ways of delivering my messages. I will simply not give up. Not just yet.

Confidence Comes From Experience

You can overcome your fears and flaws by gaining experience. Experience is gained through practice. Take the example of driving a car. The first time you do it you are gripped with fear and are nervous. You are lacking in confidence and make a lot of mistakes on the road. The more you practice the more confident you get. After a number of times driving, you are so much confident that you do not even think about it. Even when you make mistakes you are not bothered that much.

Before you gain confidence you will fall and sometimes bruise your self. But if you persist you will soon get the hang of it and your confidence will soon be more than your fear. To apply the principle of improving your confidence the following could be of great use. Identify the areas of your life that are outside your comfort zone. Take a step by ensuring that you venture into your un comfortable zone. The first time will feel very awkward.

It will not be easy the first time and believe me it will not be perfect either. Go on and continue doing it and you will eventually get the hang of it. Remember that it is not practice that makes perfect but, imperfect practice that results in perfectness.


Never underestimate the potential and power of the human spirit”. Your actions are responsible for shaping your character. If you want to build a good reputation you need to guard your heart jealously as this is the source of your actions. The bible says “as a man thinketh so is he in his heart”.  It is also says “you shall know them by their fruits”. We do not just act from without. We react with what we have. Remember to “never underestimate the power of your actions”.

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Living consciously

“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness; more health? Get the health consciousness; more happiness? Get the happiness consciousness”. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will then become impossible to keep them away from you. Our consciousness has a direct bearing on what our moods and the kind of life we are leading. When you become conscious about a situation it does usually come to pass. Living consciously is one of the powerful ways to achieving your life’s purposes.

The power of consciousness
Consciousness is a powerful tool and this powerful tool lies within each one of us. The power of consciousness cannot be measured. It is immense. It all starts with the mind. When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence and concentration.  Abundance, therefore, depends upon recognition of the laws of Abundance, and the fact that Mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness, a new power and a new realization of the resources within itself.

Day by day as you go on and on with your life, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber, but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty. Your mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of your habitual or predominant mental attitude.

If your mind is predominantly saying you are sick the body will succumb and sickness will creep in. if your mind is on the positive side be rest assured that you will attract positive results. Having a positive mind set is a sure way of achieving your desired purpose in life.

The attitude of your mind depends on what you predominantly harbour as thoughts. All possession is based on consciousness. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. All loss is the result of a Scattering consciousness.

The benefits of living consciously

Look here, there are many benefits of living consciously and I would recommend and encourage you to start living consciously of what you want to become in your life. Start today and see what results you will yield in the next few months. I believe that all great achievers have been living consciously of their achievements long before the even achieved much. When you live consciously you attract that which you are conscious of.

To effectively benefit from living consciously you need to have a devised a life’s purpose and plan. Without which you will have no direction. You need to ask yourself what it that you want changed in this world. How can you help change it? These are tough questions and there is no correct or wrong answer but they have to be answered by you and I. surely there is something within you that can help change the world for the better. There is something that you dislike, something that you see is wrong, well stop complaining and do something about it. To this effect we must be weary and alive to what we feed our conscious mind. Remember the bible tells us “that out of the abundance of the heart the month speaks”.

When you live consciously you are generally a happy, fulfilled and confident person. Yes you will across negative things brush them aside. Do you realize that even in a heated conversation there are positive things that come out? I have found and realized that you can actually pickup encouraging words even from an argument. Forget all the negative things that happen to you and concentrate on the positive ones.

There is a story of a man who was carrying to luggage’s one big one in front and one very small one at the back. When asked what was in the luggage he answered that the one in front contains all the good words and things that have happened to him and the one behind is where he puts all the bad things and words that are said to him. He went on to say that in fact the bag behind is actually torn at the bottom so that every time he throws the bad things they straight away are thrown to the ground. Imagine having to carry all the good things that have happened to you.

I know that some of you reading this article have gone throw trying moments, take heart my friend there is always someone with more problems than you. Thank your creator at least you are still alive.

There many benefits to living consciously. The only encouragement I can give you is, try to be conscious of the things you want to become. When you are conscious to them you attract them to you and you are alive to them. Imagine yourself being that leader you want to become and start living like a leader, imagine yourself being that preacher and live like one in other words your consciousness determines your destiny and your daily life. Live consciously and remember to always “standout tall and be counted”.

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The secret and source of power

The possibilities of thought training are infinite, its consequence eternal, and yet few take the pains to direct their thinking into channels that will do them good, but instead leave all to chance” ~ Marden. Before we go further lets define the word power “the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality”. We are all embedded with the ability and quality to do something. You and I have been equipped with the power to do something be it good or bad. No one on this earth can claim to have no ability to do anything you have the ability.

Since all human beings have the ability and quality to do something one would then expect all of us to lead very successful and fulfilling lives. However, this is not to be, the difference lies in knowing the secret of power and the source of it; the use and application of this power; the realization of power. In this article I try and outline the secret and source of power.

The source of power

The question to ask then is what is the source of this power? You will get the idea of the source of power as you go along reading. I now understand that the mind and the attitude of it are the most important elements of success and personal development. What your mind thinks is what you eventually become. In other words you are in your current position because of the thoughts you entertained.

The thoughts you harbour in your mind are key to your success. If you want to make lots money, have the money consciousness. The ability to eliminate imperfect conditions depends upon mental action, and mental action depends upon consciousness of power; therefore, the more conscious we become of our unity with the source of all power, the greater will be our power to control and master every condition.

This mental attitude is our personality and is composed of the thoughts which we have been creating in our own mind; therefore, if we wish a change in conditions all that is necessary is to change our thought; this will in turn change our mental attitude, which will in turn change our personality, which will in turn change the persons, things and conditions, or, the experiences with which we meet in life. This however, is no easy matter, but with persistent effort it may be accomplished.

The source of all this power is the universal mind, from which all things proceed and which is one and invisible.

The secret of power

Well you have known the source of power the next step is to learn the secret of power. You may know the source but now you need to learn how to harness it. Like I always say knowledge without action is useless. You need to be conscious of power, because whatever we become conscious of is invariably manifested in the objective world; it is brought forth into tangible expression. Put simply your thoughts are transmuted into reality. Have you ever realized that even the earth was first a thought according to the bible? “In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth”. Correct me if I am wrong but, I believe that GOD thought and visualized what the earth would like be before creating it.

The secret of power is in the consciousness of it. The secret of success is one of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the Master-Mind. He thinks big thoughts and the creative energies of mind find no more difficulty in handling large situations, than small ones. Mind is just as much present in the infinitely large as in the infinitely small.


This is probably one of the most difficult topics I have written this far. I can only hope and pray that I have answered some of your questions and motivated you read even more. There is more stuff to read on this blog and I would encourage you to browse what topics may interest you. Bye for now remember to “standout tall and counted”.

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7 Steps to Boost Your Brain Power

Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France.



God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.” – Unknown


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.


“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.”  – Newell D. Hillis.


Most of us, especially those of us who are not as intelligent as Albert Einstein, would want to have a boost of our brainpower.

If you are one of those people who want to think better like me, your brainpower boost might be just a few steps away.

These seven steps might help you in your quest to keep your brain working perfectly fine. They surely work for me.

Exercise Regularly

It is rather surprising to note that most of the people I have associated with do not take any form of exercise. You will be amazed at how many of your friends including your family members do not take any form of exercise.

Yet we are taught even from an early age in school how important exercising is.

I have personally taken it upon myself to ensure that each and every member of my household do a bit of manual work on a regular basis. Be, it cleaning the house, gardening, or anything that involves them being manually active.

Do simple exercises like a simple walk or jog. It may not be as intense as a full-blown workout.

You just have to keep your body physically fit and active. The best is to set out a weekly schedule for this.

I like exercising early in the morning. This keeps me alert during the day.  Simple work-outs may trigger the release of neurochemicals known as endorphins.

These chemicals are responsible for making us feel happy and by feeling happier; a more positive effect on the brain can be observed.

In addition, physical exercise compensates for the effects of anxious and depressive thoughts.

Supplement Your Diet

I am not an expert in nutrition but I know that our daily diets need to be supplemented. A good diet is one with a lot of vitamin-rich foods especially those rich in Vitamin C and E.

For more information on food, supplements click here. Eat foods that are as close to their original state as possible. Variety is a sure guide: grains, fruits, vegetables and not forgetting nuts in their many forms.

Natural supplements are believed to have a good effect on the brain. These supplements not only keep your body healthier, but they also maintain the fitness of your brain; thus resulting in better brainpower!

These supplements are so popular that they can be found anywhere, from your local health and food store up to the web pages of the internet.

Exercise Your Brain

If you are to exercise your body, you should exercise your brain as well.

Use your brain muscles more often – think and learn. You may read, talk with other people or even play educational games.

Any activity that can keep your brain working effectively may be tried out.

Play Games

Choose games that will definitely have a good effect on your brain. Refrain from playing games that are “no-brainer.”

Nowadays, most computer games are designed to exercise your brain, so all you have to do is to choose well, the games that you will play.

Gaming consoles are also following the fad into increasing brain function. So, do your part in boosting your brainpower, play games that will increase your brainpower.

One of my favourite games is chess. I like playing it either on my laptop or challenge a friend to a game of chess. It has been my hobby since my high school days.

I really get satisfaction from playing any other strategy games as well because they make me think and thinking stretches my brain muscles.

Enjoy an Educational Hobby

Choose a hobby that will give you some lessons at the end of the activity. This will not be such a difficult task since most of the time, we learn something from our experiences.

Just be sure to do things that are not monotonous. Your hobby should be something that will help you learn new things every time you perform it.

This way, you will be able to use some parts of your brain which are not used most of the time.

This is very important especially as you choose your career. Choose one that teaches you something every day. One such career is computer programming you are always faced with challenges to resolve.

There are many other great careers that you need, to continuously learn new things especially those that are technology-oriented.

Do Not Neglect Rest

Because of the complexities of our society today, your brain is exhausted just as much as your body.

Thus, you should take the time to relax and cleanse your mind of the worries and stresses that might overwhelm your thoughts.

You may want to try on spas or meditations to give your mind a break from all the hassles of life.

After the relaxation, you will feel that you are prepared to take on another complex day! This is how you better your brain’s health and performance.

You can use breathing methods for relaxation. Breathe deeply two or three times in a row, two or three times each day and breathe out slowly, have no misgivings about the relaxing efficacy of such a simple remedy.

Sleep Well

Sleeping is the time when your body rebuilds and recharges itself. Most professionals believe that you should sleep for at least six to eight hours a day.

Aside from these hours, you should also try to take ten-minute power naps. I personally do fewer hours than recommended.

I am not sure of the long-term effects but it seems to work better for me at present.

After these refreshing periods of sleep and naps, you will surely feel energized to take on more activities for the day.

Do not deprive yourself of sleep, and you will then realize that your brain will function better with more hours of sleep.

Remember that your body recharges when you are asleep it’s like a battery.


There are many ways to boost your brainpower I have only outlined 7 as these are the ones that I practice and have been beneficial to me.

I believe that personal development cannot be achieved without growing the power of the brain.

The brain is the engine for personal development and as such should be given the due care and attention it surely deserves.

You must always take care of your brain as you move towards achieving your personal growth and remember to always standout tall and be counted”. Revised on 09/04/2021.

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How to build your character

Nature compels us all to move through life, but every right thinking person wants not merely to move through life like an empty bottle, but to develop, to improve and to continue the development of his thoughts to the close of physical life. Yet, most of the people have remained stagnant and wallow in poverty and live in mediocrity. This development can only occur through the improvement of the quality of the individuals thoughts and the ideals and actions that arise thereof. Every one of us has the power of will and choice, and can therefore, exercise them in the selection of the type or kind of life to lead.

Personal development is not an easy task and no one can say they have arrived at the station of personal development. It is not destination but, a continuous exercise. We can only get closer to perfection as we continue to build our selves on a daily basis. The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. There are three things that you need in order to help build your character.

Knowledge of the power within

Surely knowledge is supreme and all growth is from within. The bible tells us that “without knowledge my people perish“. Perhaps the most cardinal ingredient to personal development and achievement is knowledge no one single person can do without it. You need to acquire knowledge in order that you succeed at anything you desire to do. He who desires wisdom, power, or permanent success of any kind will find it only within. Knowledge is the number one building block to achieving your personal development and success. Therefore, you need a solid foundation of knowledge if you are to succeed at any endeavor you set out to do.

Knowledge leads to skills. A good set of knowledge leads to a good set of life skills. In order to build and improve on your skills you need to build on your arsenal of knowledge. One of the best ways I do to build my knowledge is by reading the bible on a daily basis. I have come to appreciate the bible because it also offers not only a worth of knowledge but also spiritual growth. The only way not to go backwards is to keep moving forward. When you discover the power within you the sky is the limit if only you can touch the clouds.

Courage to dare

How many of us have the courage and I mean real courage to dare? Many of us fail because we have no courage. We are always saying what if I start up a business and I fail? Dare yourself and say what if I start a business and succeed. Surely we are what we think. The thoughts we harbor are reflection of what we are “as a man thinketh so is he in his heart“. You must always remember that all there is today is as a result of thought. Think about all the buildings around you. They all first existed in someone?s mind. The bible encourages us to be strong and courageous, not to be discouraged and not to be terrified.

The courage to dare is the most lacking ingredient to people?s success. Most people have developed brilliant ideas yet they luck the courage to dare implement them. We always find excuses for not implementing our ideas and thoughts. The most successful men and women have the courage to dare implement there ideas. Failure is a state of mind. You only fail when you accept failure.

The faith to do

What is faith? “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen“. Knowledge alone will not bring forth success. You need to have faith and believe in what you are doing in order to bring forth results. Faith is a powerful tool needed to achieve any level of success. Walk in faith and just start living your dreams.

If faith is so important how then do you acquire it? The bible says “faith cometh by hearing“. I have discovered that one of the best ways to develop faith is to write down your intended purpose and desire and read it to your self aloud every morning and night. The repeated reading of your life?s mission statement will be impressed on your subconscious. As your mind becomes attuned to your intended purpose and desire you will develop the faith to do.


Like I always mention in many of my articles the subject of personal development is not an easy one. I believe that the above article has helped you. A good mix of the three will definitely yield better results for you. Personal development is a life long commitment and should be taken seriously. Remember to always “standout tall and be counted“.

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Explore the power in you

Everything in your life starts and ends with you. The decision to be poor or rich is entirely in your hands. If you want to make a difference in life “be the change you want to see in the world”. Our difficulties in life are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true interest. There is a world within us, a world of life and thought; of power and beauty although invisible its forces are mighty, and this world is under our control. This world am talking about is governed by the mind. The mind is the factory of all thought. Nothing exists on this earth without being conceived in someone’s mind. You are what you think.

Whatever, success one wants to achieve starts with him taking the first step in the right direction. This step is thinking the right things. You cannot be successful by thinking you will not achieve success. It is impossible to become rich when your thoughts are those of poverty. When you make a decision to become rich stand by your decision, see yourself and feel yourself being rich. Act rich even.

Control what you think

The world we leave in is a direct reflection of what we think. You are poor because you think so; you are rich or successful because that is what you think. In order that we change our living environment we must change the way we think. Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect for this reason it is very important that you control your thoughts so as to bring forward desirable conditions. To remove discord, we must remove the cause and this cause is found within us.

Most of the things we think about are as a result of what we feed our minds on. The main source of which are; what we read and our daily life experiences. If we feed our minds with negative things we obviously will think negatively and vice versa. However, we have the power to change and control what we think. The mind will obey what you want it to think. It is under you control. Remember what you think largely influences what you do in life. Since reading plays a greater part to what we think, you must feed your mind with the right material. Always refuse to think negatively about your situation. Besides in every bad situation there is a positive one. Look for the positives and derive pleasure in them.

Improve your mind

In order to express life there must be mind; nothing can exist without mind. “Nature compels us all to move through life. We could not remain stationary however much we wished. Every right-thinking person wants not merely to move through life like a gong, but to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life”. How better can you improve your thoughts without improving your mind? How better can you improve your physical life with improving your mind? Remember your thoughts are a direct result of what you feed your mind. Your outward results are also direct results of your thoughts. Nourish your mind with positive things and positive thoughts will manifest out of it.

In order to achieve greater physical success you need greater mental success. You can achieve greater mental success by continuously improving your mind. Keep acquiring as much knowledge as you possibly can. If you are not in the habit of reading please develop one. At least 30 minutes a day of reading a good book will get you started.

You have the power

All growth comes from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human is a living testimony to this law, yet, we error by looking for power or strength from outside of us. We have the capacity to grow physically and mentally without outside interference. When we focus our energies and efforts on success we can surely achieve it. Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is a concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of poverty, or the beauty of self-denial.

The failures of our lives are largely due to the fact that we cannot recognize and appreciate the power in us. We cannot express powers that we do not possess. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power, and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within.


The need for us to recognize the power built in our minds cannot over emphasized. This topic is far from being exhausted in this small article. I will continue to talk about it in future. Many people who have succeeded have realized and harnessed this power. Not until you fully realize and harmonise it, are you going to achieve your destiny. Remember personal development and growth does not come easily. You need to be persistent and patient for it to manifest. Always remember to “standout tall and be counted”.

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You are what you think

We undoubtedly live in a thought world, which is part of a thought universe. Thought is the only power which can produce tangible results from the formless substance. Our thoughts determine the way we live. Our way of doing things is a direct result of the way we think about things. Every thought we think makes it necessary for us to think another thought thus expanding our consciousness. Every fact we learn leads us to the learning of another fact thus we are continually increasing our knowledge.

In this article I will look at how our thinking has a direct influence on the way we do things. The bible says that “as a man thinks so is he in his heart”. Most if not everything we do is as a result of what has been manufactured in our minds. So then if our thoughts have a direct influence on us, then I would be right to say that “no one, therefore, is poor because nature is poor or because there is not enough to go round” You are poor because your mind is feed with poverty.

Thought is power

You will agree with me that every action we make is as a result of what we think. We have in us the power and the ability to do and accomplish anything that which we set our minds upon. Do you realize that every invention was first visualized in the mind of someone before being transmuted into being? Ask your self this question if thought is power, why then are you poor or not successful and yet you have the power and ability in you? The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think. Therefore, the secret of all power, all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking. The preceding statement is true because we must “be” before we can “do” and we can “do” only to the extent that we “are“, and what we “are” depends upon what we “think“.

Think about all the things you have done in the past are these not the products of your thoughts? Whatever, you have done is because you “are” and you “are” because of what you “thought”. Am helping somebody out there? You see we cannot express powers that we do not possess and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. You have the power within yourself. If only you can change and tune your mind to think in a certain way, nothing will stop you from achieving your desired goals.

If you live in a world of poverty, failure, frustration and all the negative things, this is a direct reflection of your mind, because all these things are governed and controlled by your mind. That is how powerful our thoughts are. See related article for more.

Live consciously

“Would you bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness. More health? Get the health consciousness. More happiness? Get the happiness consciousness. More riches? Get the riches consciousness”. The preceding statement brings out the fact that all possessions are based on consciousness which is a product of the mind. “He who thinks to illuminate the whole range of mental action by the light of his own consciousness is not unlike the one who should go about to illuminate the universe with a rushlight.” – Professor Davidson.

Mind is creative, and conditions, environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude. In order to realize your dreams you need to live consciously. Conscious living is directly induced by the mind. When you live consciously you will be amazed at how much detail you will have even of the seemingly small things in life. Remember in order to be more you need to have more.

You must seek wisdom from within you and as you become conscious of the wisdom in the world within, you will mentally take possession of this wisdom, and by taking mental possession you come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for your most complete and harmonious development.


Personal Development is not an easy task. It requires dedication and getting rid of some habits. The mind is very key to achieving a higher level of personal development. You must train your mind to think positively and maintain good health always live consciously and “standout tall and be counted“.

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Motivational Quotes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France.



God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Serenity Prayer


Cease to ask what the morrow will bring forth, and set down as gain each day that Fortune grants.” – Horace.


Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called present.” – Unknown


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain.


“Failure is blindness to the strategic element in events; success is readiness for instant action when the opportune moment arrives.”  – Newell D. Hillis.


As a man thinketh so is he in his heart“. You are what you think. If you can think it in your mind then you can be it.

There is power in what you think. Do not let other people’s opinions about you, bog you down.

We all have different opinions about people that is just the way it is.

Think positively about your self and your life. Speak positive things about yourself no matter what you are going through.

In order to build a healthy and positive thinking process; identify your negative thoughts and list them down. Then to each of them identify counter positive thoughts and write them down.

Then, every time you engage in negative thinking quickly substitute them with positive ones. Try this for 21 days and see if it does not become a habit.

I was recently declared redundant by my employers without being psychologically counselled. Of course like any other human being, I was demoralized and had no idea what to do next.

What has helped me over the fear of being unemployed is my positive attitude and thought pattern.

I now tell myself that this is an opportunity for me to do what has always been the desire of my heart since I have much more time to myself.

So far so good and I do not intend to look for a job,  more that am now my own BOSS how fantastic.

When you begin to think and grow rich you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. Therefore, you ought to be interested in how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches” ~ Excerpt from the book Think and Grow Rich.

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Watch Your Thoughts

Watch your thoughts, they become words, watch your words, they become actions, watch your actions, they become habits, watch your habits, they become character, watch your character; it becomes your destiny” ~ rightly phrased by Frank Outlaw.

I have revisited the topic The Power of Thought perhaps it is one of the most important, in the quest for personal development.

I believe that you are what you are because of the thoughts you harbour.

Everything we do starts up in thoughts before being translated into words and actions.

Our thoughts are responsible for our actions. If we are to list down actions that are not thought invoked the list would be very short if any as opposed to thought invoked actions.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal. Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Thoughts and Behaviour

With the exception of automatic reactions or repetitive acts, behaviour tends to find its root in the preceding thoughts.

Everyone is in charge of their own thoughts. Everybody can harbour, reduce or reject their thoughts.

When you are governing your thoughts you are building up your own happiness.

In order to avoid adverse thinking, choose a lifestyle that is guided by universal principles and values such as honesty, justice, responsibility, truthfulness, integrity and respect for others.

Ultimately our thoughts dictate our behaviour. If you wake up thinking negatively even your attitude will be negative. If your thinking is positive even your attitude is positive.

Nature your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think” ~ Benjamin Disraeli.

Positive thinking is an excellent option in order to preserve mental health and to reach your intended goals.

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world but to change it.

Your thoughts can help change the world. Stop being negative in your thoughts, think positively.

How to Think Positively

Our life is what our thoughts make it” ~ Marcus Aurelius. Healthy and optimistic thinking helps:-

– maintain a balance in social interactions
– increase general personal performance e.g. school & work
– helps to block anxiety
– increase self-esteem
– strengthens the immune system
– creates a good mood

  • Learn how to think positively –  I have devised a method to help think positively. I hope you find it helpful and beneficial. To reject negative thoughts and replace them with alternative positive options is a good way to a positive thinking lifestyle. Remember positive thinking must be an ongoing permanent style of mental activity.
  • Think positively about your self – Accept your limitations and do something to improve them. Do not forget to underline your values and abilities. Stop and reject negative thoughts about yourself.
  • Think positively about the past – it cannot be changed. The maxim “yesterday is history” holds water in this case. Accept the past even though it may have unpleasant events. Do not blame the past for your current situation. And as far as past positive events, remember them and enjoy them. Never get obsessed with a disagreeable passed. Your attitude will improve and turn positive.
  • Think positively about your future – Your attitude today has a direct effect and bearing on your future events. When you think with confidence and hope about tomorrow, you are increasing the probability of a much successful future.
  • Think positively about people – We are all not perfect, but there are lots of good things about each one of us. Do not grow suspicious of other people. Trust them and respect them. Make efforts to show affection towards other people. Try and understand their problems. Help them if you can and you will see how your attitude becomes better.


The topic “power of thought” is a much deep one. I believe that it is one of the core subjects to improving your personal development and needs a lot of study and understanding.

The above article is just but a scratch on this very important and cardinal subject.

Thinking positive is the best start to improving your personal development skills.

Stay focused and remember in whatever you do make sure you “standout tall and be counted”. Revised on 14/04/2021.

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