Persistence

26/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

persistence
Persistence

An unknown poet wrote:

‘When things go wrong as they sometimes will, and the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. When funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh.

When things are pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit! Life is strange with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns. And many a failure turns about, when he might have won if he’d stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow-you might succeed with another blow. Often the goal is nearer than it seems, to a faint and faltering man.

Often the struggler has given up, when he might have captured the victor’s cup. And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out-the silver tint of the clouds of doubt.

You never can tell how close you are, it may be near when it seems afar.

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit- it’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.’

For by persistence the snail reached the ark!

Have a lovely Tuesday.

I honour you.

Nicholas Akomire
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Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! ~ RECAP

25/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

Hello Dear!!! How are you doing? It’s been wonderful as we went through this series. The feedbacks have been interesting. If you missed any part or wish to go over any one of this series and other articles, you can always find them at www.nic4bags.wordpress.com. I appreciate you for taking out time to read, apply and modify where necessary in the pursuit of your goal. Just so you do not forget it all in a hurry here is a recap of “Ways to Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It”:

  1. Spend time around positive people
  2. Have great goals to work towards
  3. Dress Up, Look after yourself
  4. Give gratitude
  5. Recognize your thoughts and change them
  6. Be a giver
  7. Visualize Your Dreams
  8. Believe in Yourself
  9. Relax
  10. Have More Fun

Recognizing where you have not done well in any of these and seeking to get better at it would get you closer to your goals.

I want you to always remember that success is not a destination, it is a never ending journey filled with achievements, fun, people, challenges, disappointments, friendship, joy and self-realization. When people are celebrating and congratulating you for achieving a certain level of success, that is the time you need to start working towards the next level.

Always seek to be better than the man you were yesterday.

Wishing you a fantastic week ahead.

I value you.

Nicholas Akomire

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Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! ~ 10. HAVE MORE FUN (THAN THE NEIGHBORS)

24/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

Being alive and human is not just about acquiring a thousand and one certificate or a fat bank account (these are necessary) but it’s about actually living. To understand this better, look at what God made gave man at creation; the garden of Eden which had everything he needed to have fun. The big question is: are you having more fun than you work? If not yet, then you need to look at that part of your life again because that is very crucial.
One of the best ways to have fun is by doing what you love, living your life the way you want it and not by trying to be like someone else or please people. 
If it’s staying in watching a movie on a Friday night, then do that. Or is it travelling the world?  Go ahead. As long as you are not trying to please someone that’s fine.
Maybe your ‘Neighbors’ or anyone else for that matter may appear to be living a better life, may look like they have this thing called ‘life all figured out’ but I’ll let you in on a secret…. They probably haven’t. The fact that you can go away after reading this post and taking action you will be one step ahead. Trust me. And you will begin living and not just existing.

Are there any more ways you can think of that will make you get to your goals faster? Please do share with me.

Happy Sunday

I honour you.

Nicholas Akomire
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www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! (9) RELAX.

23/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

“Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly. Play as often as you can,
work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher.

In the pursuit of your goals, you should also learn to live and not just exist i.e. take out time to play and unwind, I mean have fun.

Sometime you just need to relax, this is because we get so caught up in our daily lives often just being busy and not doing the things that are actually important. In other words you are keeping yourself from doing what you really should. 

Take a break. Put your feet up, or do something that will take you away from the business or everyday work environment so you can find some focus, it’ll do you good. 

Ideas: spa, massage, long relax in the bath, walk in the park, reading the book you’ve been putting off with no distractions, swimming, movie etc. ANYTHING that will help you relax!

A working man must find time to play. A good balance of work and relaxation is necessary for optimum performance.

Happy weekend.

I value you.

Nicholas Akomire
Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE, Google+: +NicholasAkomire
www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! ~ (8) BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

22/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do” ~ Helen Keller.

The beginning of every great accomplishment is the believe in oneself that you have what it takes to succeed. If you cannot resolve that within you, every other thing that follows will lack a strong will. It is that believe that will drive you to work hard at it even when to others it may seem impossible but because you believe…you will not give up without a good fight.

Often you are held back by your own beliefs and this limits what you can really do and how far you can go. Imagine doing a workout at the gym on your own Vs when you have a trainer, the trainer makes you realize you can push yourself further than you could imagine. It’s the same thing with life, you are always getting in the way of yourself by your own beliefs.

“A barrier is a limitation when you perceive it as one” ~ Stephen Richards. 

Until you remove the impossibility clause from your mind as regards a goal, achieving it is almost impossible.

Answer these questions: What do you want? Why do you think you cannot achieve it? Is that really true? (Usually a No) So how will you get it? What are your first steps? When you answer these, then you are on your way.

Nora Ephron once said “Above all be the hereon of your life, not the victim”. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else?

Have a lovely Friday.

I honour you.

Nicholas Akomire
Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE, Google+: +NicholasAkomire
www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! – (7) Visualize Your Dreams

21/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

Visualize Your Dreams
Visualize Your Dreams

“We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become reality” ~ Vaclav Havel

One of the most powerful things our mind can do for us is its ability to visualize something that has not yet taken place. With your mind you can be anywhere you want to be with whoever you want to be with and do whatever you want to do. This ability can be harnessed to help you get to your goals faster. This is called the power of vision.
Every great athlete will tell you that the moment they cross the finish line in first place was not their first moment to do it. They will tell you that they have crossed that line thousands of times, heard the cheers of the crowd, felt the ribbon fall, only this time it was reality.
Just like those athletes, experiencing the fulfilment of the goals in your mind even when it is not yet a reality gives you the courage and determination to pursue it. It gets you excited at the many possibilities that you can achieve with that goal.
To do this effectively, have your goals written down. Now ‘see’ it & ‘feel’ it. Be there, be where you want to be, use your imagination – what can you hear? What can you see? Who’s with you? Make things even more powerful and quicker by creating a vision board.
Doing this often will always keep you determined and happy. Do not limit yourself to the possible when you can reach for the impossible.

“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is” ~ Esther & Jerry Hicks.

Visualize it, enjoy the feel, then go out and chase your dreams.

Enjoy your day.

I honour you.

Nicholas Akomire
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Ways To Achieve Your Goals Faster and Have Fun While At It! (6). BE A GIVER

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20/08/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire©2014

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“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others” ~ Mandy Hale.

You will agree with me that there are some persons in your life that you will ever remain grateful to and if my guess is anywhere close to correct, they are the persons who had given you at least one thing or other – opportunities, gifts, time, priviledges, resources, a shoulder to cry on, ideas and guidance. And many a time, these come free. The big question is: Is there someone somewhere who will ever be grateful to you for what you have given them?

One of the best ways to be truly happy with yourself is to give something genuinely from your heart to someone who you know cannot repay you. It is such a good feeling.

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