You Are Meant to Fly

Caterpillars don’t fly; they “slide”. No matter how hard they try, they won’t fly—at least, not until they become butterflies. When they transform into butterflies, their experience changes: they begin to fly and can now go further faster. You may aspire to experience something different in your life, but, like the caterpillar, very little will…

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Become Great

You’re designed to be great. I didn’t say, “You’re designed to be famous”. I didn’t say, “You’re designed to be rich”. I didn’t say, “You’re designed powerful and influential”. You are designed to be great: to share the greatness that is in you. You may not feel great now. You may be struggling to make…

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There’s Nothing Like the Real Thing

I love peanut butter. Growing up, it was one of those family “sacred” snacks, especially for Daddy and the 3 boys. At night, we would take 2 or 3 slices of bread with peanut butter accompanied with a cup of hot chocolate. This love story with peanut butter has never stopped. Along the way, I…

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A Simple Technique to Help You Form Good Habits

A couple of weeks ago, after my baby girl was born, a few people came to see me at church to give me gifts to bring back home to my wife. From experience, I know that asking me to bring something home to my wife doesn’t mean that the “thing” will get home. In fact,…

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Goals Are Worthless…

You have great goals and want to do great things in the world. You aspire to: build a great business record music albums write captivating and inspiring stories play professional football build schools in third-world countries create entertaining and moving motion pictures etc. All these are great goals, but they are worthless—if you’re not going…

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Procrastination: A Mind Trick

Procrastination happens in your mind before in manifest in your actions. You think then you act. You persuade yourself that there’s something more important to do now and that it’s fine to tackle “The Task” at another moment. Somehow, you trick yourself into believing that it’s in your best interest to tackle “The Task” later,…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 7

If you throw a ball against the wall. It will bounce back. No matter how many times you throw it, it will always bounce back. Positive people are like that ball: no matter how many times they hit a wall, they bounce back. They are resilient. Like everyone else, they hit walls at times, and when…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 6

Living organisms naturally grow: plants, animals, and humans, all naturally grow. If you plant a seed and he or she doesn’t grow, something is wrong. Likewise, if you birth a baby and it doesn’t grow, something is abnormal. We expect, living organism to grow. It’s death organisms that don’t grow: they decompose, deteriorate, and ultimately…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 5

No one makes it alone. No matter how gifted a person is, at one point or another, he or she needs the contribution of others. Extroverts and introverts alike must learn to connect, interact and collaborate with others. And one’s attitude plays a big role in how successful the association is. People who have a…

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7 Pillars of a Positive Attitude – Part 4

When things don’t go right, many people default to casting blame on something other than themselves: on the elements of nature, on the government, on their teacher, on their boss, or on whatever else they can find to avoid taking responsibility. If the project they are leading fails, it’s because the technology failed. If they…

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