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

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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

The Things Successful People Do…And Why They Work! – Part 4

05/10/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014

Continued from previous post

3. Work More…Like, A Lot More!

Work...Like, A Lot More
Work…Like, A Lot More

Having to see one’s dreams gradually grow into reality is one of the most beautiful things on earth, and most times they turn out much more better than you had hoped at the beginning…as good as it sounds, this comes after much work has been done.

Someone once said “hard work has never killed anyone” and I agree. Hard work is the price you have to pay for the success you seek, it will not come free. Having a good dream and fantasies are great but you need to constantly work towards that dream. Don’t expect to get ahead of your peers if you put in less time than they do, it does not happen.

Successful entrepreneurs clock in long hours, not because they have to but because they WANT to. It is your choice to make. If you’re not willing to put the time in to achieve your goals, then your goals probably don’t mean that much to you.

Having said all that, one crucial fact you must take on board is that, it is best to pursue the things that gets you excited every time, i.e. your passion, by so doing you would always get interested and barely feel the time as they run by. You also get to have fun while putting in the needed time to get from dream land to reality.

Vincent Van Gogh said “I would rather die of passion than of boredom”.

Begin by committing a few more minutes to that goal daily, before you know it you have built something great that you can be proud of, you surely will be glad you did.

Happy Sunday!

God deserves all our praises.

Nicholas Akomire

Twitter: @ItsNicholasAE

http://www.nic4bags.wordpress.com

Friends Or Lost In Time? Part 1

Friends
Friends

We were three friends, maybe you can call us the three musketeers but we weren’t mischievous or any of sort, we had the best interests of each other at heart and that meant a great deal if not for anything but for the singular reason that the anyone of us had the confidence that the other two has his or her back and would always be there when needed.

M., N., O. that was us. The initials of our first name followed each other as you would have it on the English alphabet and this gave us the believe that we would be best of friends and we sure were great friends for we did everything together. O., M. and myself would spend hours back then going through JAMB brochures, trying to figure out what course would be appropriate to study in the higher institutions, we were fresh out of secondary school and getting a degree was the next big thing. Knowing that we were all riding on the same boat (admission seekers) meant that we could support each other down the road and this was what we did. We found ourselves checking and rechecking on each other all day just to make sure everything was going fine.

For me this was really helpful because it gave me the opportunity not only to have people who are genuinely interested in my growth but would also work with me at achieving my dreams. As a teenager back then, I was lucky to have such good influences as friends because I believe being around them at that volatile stage in life meant only two possible outcomes: live a disciplined, purpose driven life and pursue your dreams or live waywardly and end up with no specific future. And thank God we chose the former, and this is the path that has brought us thus far.

We have not yet gotten to the height we had all imagined back then and life did not turn out how we had fantasized it but it had been an interesting journey for the three of us, nonetheless we are still going and getting better by day. We had it all going fine, we had started different courses at different institutions and suddenly we found ourselves drifting from each other – we weren’t best of friends anymore. What happened? What changed? Who had severed our bond? Though we were not falling apart, but the centre would not just hold. Was it school? Or was it new interests? We knew something was wrong but what it was we could not figure out and somewhere along the line we all succumbed to faith.

Was it meant to happen this way or it was by our choosing? So many things have changed, our journeys have only begun and there is still some hope that we could still achieve great things together…”

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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