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9 things I learned in 2015

Reposting, as I got to remind myself of the awesome things 2015 taught me and what I believe we can get by reflecting on the positives of this year 2016

As always, Year-end is a great time to reflect on what you’ve achieved and what you’ve learned, mistakes you’ve made and goals you met and all.

Personally, this year, I became more of who I am meant to be. Not because I reached more goals, or achieved a new level of “success”. Those things happened, but they were by-products of me.

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12 things to consider when writing your goals

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It’s been a great year so far regardless of the fact that I had my down-to-earth moments.
I am convinced that I wasn’t who and what I used to be because I’ve come to see few changes and improvements and i guess so have you. We learn from our every challenges. When you look back at how God’s been grateful and graceful in the past, it gives you faith for the future.

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The purpose driven life by Rick Warren.

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This is really a lovely book. I read this book the last quarter of the year, 2015 and it’s been really impactful in my life and beyond. It’s a powerful spirirtual guide book that will help you live a purposeful life and also change your views about life. To be honest, I felt lackadaisical about reading it but I just had to try since as a group we were to give a summary of it so I just had. Nonetheless, I was thrown over when I saw I had to rread a chapter a day for 40 days—which was how the book is to be read. It’s a guide anyway and after reading, it had a great impact in my life.
Who is rick warren?
Rick warren is the founding pastor of saddleback church in lake forest, California, United states. His church—Saddleback, is one of  America’s largest and best known churches. His previous book—the purpose driven church has sold over a million copies in 20 languages. He was selected by the Evangelical
Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)
as the winner of a gold medallion. His previous book was selected as one of the 100 christian books that transformed the 20th century.
Whats the purpose driven life?
The new York bestseller, has sold over 30 million copies. It is a blueprint for Christians living in the 21st century—a lifestyle based non gods eternal purposes, not cultural values. Over 1200 scriptural quotes and refrences were used as it challenges the conventional definitions of worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. In the tradition of Oswald Chamber, rick warren offers distilled wisdom on the essence of what life is all about.

the greatest trajedy is not death .but life without a purpose—rick warren

He explained the five purposes of Christians to the world which are for worship, discipleship, service, mission, and fellowship. Which are also like the 5 m’s of our purpose in life namely to be  members, models, magnifiers, ministers, and messengers.
Table of contents
Introduction – A Journey with Purpose…………………1
Day 1: It All Starts with God………………………………..1
Day 2: You Are Not an Accident……………………………2
Day 3: What Drives Your Life ………………………………2
Day 4: Made to Last Forever………………………………..3
Day 5: Seeing Life from God’s View ………………………3
Day 6: Life Is a Temporary Assignment ………………..4
Day 7: The Reason for Everything ………………………..4
Day 8: Planned for God’s Pleasure………………………..6
Day 9: What Makes God Smile?……………………………7
Day 10: The Heart of Worship………………………………8
Day 11: Becoming Best Friends with God ……………..9
Day 12: Developing Your Friendship with God…….10
Day 13: Worship That Pleases God……………………..12
Day 14: When God Seems Distant ………………………13
Day 15: Formed for God’s Family………………………..14
Day 16: What Matters Most ……………………………….16
Day 17: A Place to Belong…………………………………..17
Day 18: Experiencing Life Together…………………….19
Day 19: Cultivating Community …………………………19
Day 20: Restoring Broken Fellowship………………….20
Day 21: Protecting Your Church…………………………21
Day 22: Created to Become Like Christ……………….23
Day 23: How We Grow……………………………………….25 Day 24: Transformed by Truth……………………………25
Day 25: Transformed by Trouble…………………………26
Day 26: Growing through Temptation…………………29
Day 27: Defeating Temptation ……………………………30
Day 28: It Takes Time ……………………………………….30
Day 29: Accepting Your Assignment……………………31
Day 30: Shaped for Serving God …………………………32
Day 31: Understanding Your Shape ……………………34
Day 32: Using What God Gave You …………………….34
Day 33: How Real Servants Act ………………………….35
Day 34: Thinking Like a Servant………………………..36
Day 35: God’s Power in Your Weakness ………………37
Day 36: Made for a Mission………………………………..38
Day 37: Sharing Your Life Message…………………….38
Day 38: Becoming a World-Class Christian………….40
Day 39: Balancing Your Life……………………………….41
Day 40: Living with Purpose………………………………42
Number of pages: 327
My thoughts
This is a life-changing book for people of all ages. It’s a must-read to help you know your purpose in life. It’s been said that we have been pre-designed for a given function and at such, we all have different roles to play. This book, will  help you find that purpose of which you were designed to live out. It’s a well written work of what ricjk warren learnt about the purpose of life. Actually, it’s a 40-day spiritual journey guide that will enable you to discover the answer to lifes most important question: what on earth am I here for? If you haven’t found that and your still in search of one, or working to know more about yours. Whatsoever reason or question you have about life, you could discover it in this book.
My rating: 4.5/5
Do have a purposeful week and year ahead.

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Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve

This is an evergreen, wonderful and magnificent book. Ever since I read it, it has revolutionized my mindset and the way I looked toward life, money and in turn changed my attitude about achieving success. I was inspired by all the chapters two of which I can’t forget are ” I will never stop because men say no” a sub of chapter 1 and the chapter on the subconscious mind because that’s the main thing we need to control.
Below are some quotes that caught my attention.

Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.

Both poverty and riches are offsprings of thoughts.

Who is Napoleon Hill?
Napoleon Hill was an American author, born on the 26th of October, 1883 and died on November
8, 1970. He was an American author in the new
thought tradition of the previous century, and
an early producer of personal-success
literature. At the time of Hill’s death in
1970, his best-known work, Think and Grow
Rich (1937) had sold 20 million copies.
Hill’s works insisted fervid expectations are
essential to increasing one’s income. Most of his books were promoted as expositing principles to achieve “success”.
He was an advisor to two presidents of the
United States of America, Woodrow Wilson
and Franklin D. Roosevelt .
A glance at the Table of content

PUBLISHER’S PREFACE
AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION
1. GENERAL INTRODUCTION
2. DESIRE (The First Step to Riches)
3. FAITH (The Second Step to Riches)
4. AUTO-SUGGESTION (The . Third Step to Riches)
5. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE (The fourth step to
Riches)
6. IMAGINATION (The Fifth Step to Riches)
7. ORGANIZED PLANNING (The Sixth Step to
Riches)
8. DECISION (The Seventh Step to Riches)
9. PERSISTENCE (The Eighth Step to Riches)
10. POWER OF THE MASTER MIND (The Ninth Step
to Riches)
11. THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION (The
Tenth Step to Riches)
12. THE SUB-CONSCIOUS MIND (The Eleventh Step
to Riches)
13. THE BRAIN (The Twelfth Step to Riches)
14. THE SIXTH SENSE (The Thirteenth Step to
Riches)
15. HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR
(Clearing the Brain for Riches)


What is “think and grow rich”?
This book was first published in 1937. It has stood the test of time that till date, it’s considered as one of the best-selling financial books; with over 70 million copies sold. It is a 13-step guide to attaining success based on the research and interview with over 500 successful individuals like the steel tycoon, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, Edwin C. Barnes, an associate of Thomas Edison. Andrew Carnegie had given Hill a letter of introduction to Ford, who introduced napoleon Hill to Alexander Graham Bell , Elmer R. Gates, Luther Burbank and so on. There are frequent examples through out each chapter which provides qualitative evidence to the  importance of each lessons.
My thoughts

Whatever the mind of man conceive and believe, it can achieve

If you aim at devising a winning strategy to change your financial circumstances or you truly seek for inspiration that will change your approach About  life and money then, my dear it’s a go! go! go! Go grab yours at your local bookstore or the complete online version on Amazon Kindle   or you can download it on  PDF. Even though you may notice some signs of age in the principles. It is as a matter of fact, a treasure of knowledge for anyone aiming for success.
Number of pages: 238
My Ratings: 4.2/5
Have you read it? If yes, which chapter, quotes or words, caught your attention more?

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NEVER GIVE UP!!

 

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On one hand, we know that everything happens
for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light
decide, or never give up? The answer is: both.”
_Yehuda Berg

Ps. Just had to re-publish as a reminder.
I was chatting with a friend of mine over the phone just two days ago. He told me many things he had envisioned to achieve but he was still contemplating if they were achievable. He asked for my thoughts on what to do for him not to give up. I just didn’t know what to say but hope that what I did say will keep him going. I just want to share that same thoughts here too. Here it is. Reconnect yourself with your dreams. Don’t detach yourself from what you’ve envisioned. Regardless of what you are going through, make a commitment to hold on to your dreams. You’ve got to stick to your guns. i just love this phrase Same goes to us all. You are at a crossroads where you make a strong decision about your future. You are at a point where you make a good choice about what you want in life. You can decide to remain stagnant or move forward. The choice is yours. In spite of what your circumstances are, decide to reconnect with your vision. Take up things that bring you to your dreams everyday. Remind yourself of why you mustn’t give up on your dreams. Be persistently pursuing what gives you joy. Be patient with what you believe in. Give your dreams enough time to flourish in order to give you the success you truly deserve. Your position of power, success and respect is achievable. Take positive mindset with you as you journey in life. Believe all is possible!

What would you tell someone else trying to give up?

Attitude is Everything By Keith Harrell

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Who is Keith Harrell?
Keith Douglas Harrell, popularly known as Keith Harrell, was born on the 12th of December, 1955 in Seattle. He was a basket ball star in the 1970s at Garfield high school and later became a sought-after keynote motivational speaker. He died of in October, 2010 as a result of cancer disease. He was nicknamed silk for fluid moves on court. He was one of IBMs top sales and training instructors. He has also addressed thousands of audiences for corporate clients including Microsoft, McDonalds and coca-cola.

What happens to you, doesn’t have to live within you.—Keith Harrell

What is “attitude is everything”?
This is a book written based on his life struggles as a basketball player, as an IBM staff and how he changed from where he was to a better place and position by changing his attitude.
The book is aimed at the average person and teaches how to achieve anything by first changing your attitude. I know there are different books on attitude and with different mind-blowing concepts on this scope. I believe what makes his unique is the 10 life-changing simple steps he devised in turning attitude into action. This book will provide you with all the answers you need in changing your attitude for good. There are three questions according to him; we should ask when we are faced with a negative attitude.
Is it permanent?
Is it pervasive?
Is it personal? and after answering those questions, we’ll be left with no choice but to change that attitude.
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Change your thoughts, change your world (3 mins)

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A positive attitude causes a chain reaction
of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary
results. – Wades Boggs

The world we live in is like a sea of vibrating energy. Everywhere you go, anywhere you look energy exists. It exists outside of you
and not knowingly, it exists inside you. In case you don’t know, we as humans are all made up of energy. In our product presentation, we tell our audience that our body is made up of systems (respiratory, circulatory etc.) and systems are made of organs (lungs, heart, pancreas etc.) and organs are made up of tissues then tissues are made up of cells.
Now if you go deeper than cells, you will find out were made up of molecules, then smaller than molecules are atoms until finally we got subatomic particles, electrons, protons, neutrons and physicists right now are finding much smaller particles called
quarks etc. Now here’s the catch, smaller than the smallest of the known particles is a sea of vast vibrating energy. So we humans are literally made up of nothing but energy. Our bodies emit energy, and one of the most powerful form of radiating this energy is through our thinking. So when you think of something, your thought actually release that energy into the world around you. The good thing here, whatever your goals and plans in your life is, the Universe is conspiring to make it happen for you. As long as you think of how, it will happen. We live in a friendly Universe.
As energies attract like energies, what we think of comes to us.
According to Rhonda Byrne, in the book the secrets,

It is as if you become a big human magnet, where anything that you think and believe in
your heart has the capability of coming into existence.

That is why we always talk about  being positive, because positive thoughts attract positive results. You think of how to get something and suddenly you get to meet  someone who helps you out effortlessly.

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Weed your garden, weed your mind.

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A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their
kind. –James Allen

Imagine what happens if you don’t weed your garden? It will look nasty right?
That’s what happens when you don’t weed your mind. Oh don’t you know your mind is a garden. It sure is and like every garden, it needs weeding once in a while. (or do i say, “to be wed?”) please help me out.

Okay…

I took out 25 minutes today to stroll round a beautiful garden and just seeing how beautiful the flowers were nicely arranged made me love it the more. I then thought about it, for this garden to look this beautiful, it was being taken cared of. To be honest, that’s how your mind should be too. If you have a garden, spend minutes weeding it. As you do so, imagine also weeding out negative thoughts and procrastination from your mind. [If you don’t have an actual garden, simply walk around your yard ­you’ll probably still find plenty of weeds! But hey! If you don’t have a yard of your own, you can instead make this a mental exercise done during meditation; it will still work just as well.]

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Thank you 2015! Hello 2016!

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This year has been one of the most productive years in my life. To have met like minds, made new friends and probably foes I guess… to have achieved most of my goals, gained new skills, found new ideas, made few mistakes and also right one’s, got more experience, more opportunities and to have been a part of  a wonderful, inspiring, brilliant and beautiful communities both online and local, I say thank you!!

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