2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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What You Should Do For YOU!

02/11/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

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Promise yourself to be strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Teach yourself to be patient even in uneasy situations.
Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Believe in you more than anyone else would!
Happy Sunday…go say ‘thank you’ to He who holds everything together.
I honour you.
Nicholas Akomire
Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE
http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Half Empty or Half Full?

01/11/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

Half Empty or Half Full?
Half Empty or Half Full?

Have you ever held up a glass whose content is just about the mid-line? Would you say it is half empty or half full? Whichever one you say is correct but that shows your thought process.  This same thought process to a large extent affects our perception of possibilities in real life situations because this is the simple definition of an optimist and a pessimist.

When you see things in the midline as half empty then your thought process is tolling the line of pessimism but when you see them as half full then you are on the optimist side. The big difference here is that while one believes it can get better (half full) the other thinks it can possibly get worse (half empty).

This singular line of thought affects your believe in the possibility of a plan coming to actualization. When you are reaching for things and you succeed in just getting to the midline at a certain point, this perception would determine if you want to strive further or you want to just relax and let it be.

This was the same mindset with the biblical servants whose master when travelling gave them different talents. The one who had received five saw it as half full and with that realization he knew exactly what to do in order to make it full while he who had received one talent saw it as half empty and to him, there was nothing he could do because it was ‘already half empty’, you know the outcome of their decisions.

You may not have realized this before now but it matters a lot when you are striving to make it to the top with that wonderful idea, business, goal or dream of yours.

My advice is: train your mind to walk the “Half Full” line, it will go a long way at giving you comfort and a hope that it can only get better.

I believe in YOU.

Welcome to November 2014… It’s a great new beginning.

Nicholas Akomire

Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE

http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

What Do You Crave For?

31/10/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhile growing up, I had lots of fantasies of so many things I wanted to have and those desires determined how I imagined life would be. Those fantasies to a large extent have changed over the years but what has remained constant is the understanding that whatever one gets out of life is determined by his cravings – great desires.

Your level of desire for something determines how much effort you put in to getting that thing. Do you want it badly enough or do you ‘just’ want to get it? Are you in for the real deal or just want to ‘give it a shot’? Is the dream worth keeping you awake late into the night and waking you up before everyone else or it’s another ‘let me just try’ game for you? That thought on its own would mean that you’d likely commit less time and resources to that goal because you don’t believe it strongly enough.

How does it feel to have ice cold water on a sunny day after a long walk? At that moment, the cold water is all that matters to you in the whole wide world. That should be your desire level for the important things that would determine the type of life you want.

This does not mean you get to lose touch with being human for you would be alone at the end, what it means is that you find a way to give that goal a good proportion of your time and resources for it to flourish. At beginning it might seem so far away but keeping up the desire and putting in more time would increase the chances of success.

If you think that goal is worth getting, develop a strong desire for it.

I honour you!

Nicholas Akomire

Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE

http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Getting From Dream Land To Reality – 9!

24/10/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014
9. THE SMALL THINGS WILL LEAD TO THE BIG PICTURE
I am quite sure you are familiar with this adage: “too many drops of water makes a mighty ocean”. This is a great principle in life that everyone of us must learn to understand, I would like to call it ‘the principle of the little things’ and I put it as this: “Do enough little things that contribute to a big idea over a certain period of time and you will end up achieving the great thing at the end of the day” i.e Small Things + Time = Big Achievement.
This is something you can apply to every aspect of your life – business, academics, project, personal development etc. A classic example is finance to start a business. You need a huge sum to start a business? Start saving small amounts every month or week for a long period of time and increase your savings as you go by, at the end of the year you would be shocked at how much you would have saved. But this will only happen if you remain consistent with ‘the little savings’. The same thing applies to someone trying to become a professional in any field, you get to become that awesome individual in that thing with the ‘little’ experiences and new information you gather every day. When this is done over a certain time frame you would be able to get to that desired result.
In summary, If you just do a little bit every day those little bits will add up to something. Do nothing, Nothing will happen.
I honour you!
Nicholas Akomire
Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE
http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Getting From Dream Land To Reality – 8!

23/10/2014~SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

Continued from Previous Post

8. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK.

savvy-quote-you-are-stronger-than-you-thinkMany a time, when we are faced with certain challenges, it is quite easy to forget how special and unique we are. We tend to lose confidence in ourselves, forgetting how far we have come and the huge successes we have recorded in the past. We forget that even for us to be conceived, we had to win a life deciding race while we were still incomplete. That on its own is enough reason to put your hands on your chest and say to yourself “I can do this”.

Renowned singer Bob Maley once said “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice”.

I have had the priviledge of listening to a couple of friends and young individuals talking about their challenges and doubting their abilities. I spend some time getting to know them and hear their stories and in my eyes these individuals are performing little miracles everyday and yet they don’t see it. I listen to stories of them going through school with little or no support, parents raising children, some with learning difficulties or physical issues, or just children in a fairly crazy world. This requires more guts than a rejection from some nobody who has not walked in your shoes yet wants to define your worth or a book publisher who hasn’t even bothered to read your book. Again, it’s all about perspective.

The truth is this: You are stronger than you think you are and you will achieve virtually everything you set your heart to do as long as you believe in YOU!

I believe.

Enjoy your day.

Nicholas Akomire
Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE
http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com