Category Archives: Quotes


A successful person is one who takes the cold water dumped on his or her plans, heats it up with enthusiasm, and manufactures the steam that helps him/her push ahead.

– John C. Maxwell

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT NUGGET


IN TIMES OF CHANGE, LEARNERS INHERIT THE EARTH, WHILE THE LEARNED FIND THEMSELVES BEAUTIFULLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH A WORLD THAT NO LONGER EXISTS! – Eric Hoffer, a social thinker/writer of the twentieth century.

WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE?


Years ago as an undergraduate, I took a summer teaching job. Whenever I entered the classroom I always took a bow and greet the students as “ladies and gentlemen”. One of the students asked me why I did that one day. I answered her, “Because I see you not as what you are right now but as who you will be years down the line!”

“When I see people, everyone, every human, I understand that I am in the presence of greatness. Maybe potential greatness, or greatness unpolished, or greatness unfound, but every person has the ability.” (Kat Cole) I concur! Every human being carries the imprint of the Almighty.

This quote inspires what I’m sharing with you today, dear friend. Don’t just see people as they are; see them as they can be. So much more important for those of us who have a responsibility for others, whether as parents, bosses, pastors, teachers, heads of department, etc., in any leadership capacity. That is why I wrote the book That I Look Like A Beggar Does Not Say I Do Not Have A Throne! And it is why I volunteer to train and mentor under-privileged kids at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria’s Ajegunle.org project. It’s also why I’ve made it part of my life’s work to build a leadership center for youths where they can be trained and given an opportunity to discover and develop their innate potential for greatness.

Everyone you see is pregnant with destiny. Beneath every face is a precious person loved and valued by God. Respect that always. Never look down on anyone except you want to help them up. Look within your sphere of influence and do something to help someone today. You will succeed!

From My Devotional Archives – 2


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“MEN ARE NEVER DULY TOUCHED AND IMPRESSED WITH A CONVICTION OF THEIR INSIGNIFICANCE UNTIL THEY HAVE CONTRASTED THEMSELVES WITH THE MAJESTY OF GOD.”

I came across this quote from John Calvin, the reformer in my notes. It’s remarkable how this particular quote has helped me to stay humble and have a realistic sense of who I am in God’s eyes.

Have you ever contrasted the majesty of God with the nothingness of man? What did you find? Let me hear your views. Cheers!

NEVER BLAME A DAY IN YOUR LIFE!


I got this somewhere and I thought it will speak to you as it did to me.

“NEVER BLAME A DAY IN YOUR LIFE. GOOD DAYS GIVE YOU HAPPINESS. BAD DAYS GIVE YOU EXPERIENCE. BOTH ARE ESSENTIAL IN LIFE! ALL ARE GOD’S BLESSINGS!”

Don’t you think so too? You will succeed!

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