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BE NICE. THE PERSON YOU IGNORE CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE TOMORROW!


I read this story just recently and it touched me. It illustrates what I taught in my book, That I Look Like A Beggar Does Not Say I Do Not Have A Throne!

“Juan worked at a meat distribution factory. One day, when he finished with his work schedule, he went into the meat cold room to inspect something, but in a moment of bad luck, the door closed and he was locked inside with no help in sight!

Although he screamed and knocked with all his might, his cries went unheard as no one could hear him. Most of the workers had already gone, and outside the cold room it’s impossible to hear what was going on inside.

Five hours later, whilst Juan was on the verge of death, the security guard of the factory opened the door and saved the life of Juan. Juan then asked the security guard how he got to open the door, as it wasn’t part of his work routine, and he explained thus:

“I’ve been working in this factory for 35 years, hundreds of workers come in and out every day, but you’re one of the few who greets me in the morning and says goodbye to me every night when leaving after working hours. Many treat me as if I am invisible. Today, like every other day, you greeted me in your simple manner ‘Hello’ at the entrance when resuming for work. But curiously, after working hours today, I observed I’ve not heard your “Bye! See you tomorrow.” Hence I decided to check around the factory. Unknown to you, I look forward to your ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye’ every day. To you, I am someone. By not hearing your farewell, I knew something had happened. Then I sought and found you.”

One lesson from this story is this: Small kindnesses have big impact. A little kindness goes a very long way. Never look down on any man. The person you ignored today may be the one to save your life tomorrow.

Has this blessed you in any way? What other lessons can you draw from this? Please share. I’m waiting to hear it. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

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Thought To Chew On


Ethics Aren’t Just Important In Business. They Are The Whole Point Of Business! – Sir Richard Branson

Indeed, There’s No Such Thing As “Business Ethics”!

Be Confident This Week!


The story is told, years ago, at Yale University, there was a very brilliant, but eccentric, professor of Mathematics. One day he assigned a difficult problem to his students and asked them to bring the answer to class the next morning.

The dormitories were ablaze with lights late into the night, as the students struggled with the problem. One young man spent nearly all night working on it, because he felt this was an important assignment. As dawn approached, he carefully and triumphantly wrote down his solution.

The next morning the professor asked various students, “Would you go to the board and give the answer to the problem?”

Each time, after a student had written his answer, the professor said, “I’m sorry, that’s wrong. Please be seated.”

Then he asked another young man who walked briskly to the board and wrote the right answer. But the professor said, “That’s incorrect. Please sit down.”

As that student took his seat, the young man who had studied throughout the night raised his hand, and the professor said, “Go to the board, and give us the solution.”

Striding confidently to the board, the young man wrote the same solution as the previous student whose answer had been refused.

Without a change of expression, the professor said, “That’s wrong. Didn’t you hear me tell this other young man that his answer was wrong? Yet, you’ve written the same solution.”

Boldly, the young man said, “Professor, it’s correct.”

“Are you trying to put me down?” the professor asked.

“No, sir, I’m not. I respect you very highly, but that is the correct answer,” he said.

“Are you sure?”

“I’m sure,” he replied. “Are you absolutely sure?” the professor challenged.

“I’m absolutely sure.”

The professor smiled and said, “You are correct. It’s the right answer.”

There was a wave of protest from the class but the professor said, “Now wait a minute. I’ll tell you why I did this. Soon you’ll be out in the world, and people will be demanding solutions to problems. They will not only want the correct answer, but they will also want to know that you have confidence in your answer.

“This man has demonstrated to us that he knows the solution. He knows that he knows! That’s the way life is. You must not only have the answer, but also have confidence in your answer.” You not only need to know, you must know that you know what you know. Period!

The scriptures say, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward” (Hebrews 10:35) and in Isaiah 30:15 goes further to add that “in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.”

Self-confidence is one of your greatest assets to success in life. Without it, no matter how smart you are; no matter what you know you may never go far. You not only need to know, you need to know that you know what you know. So, whatever you wear, you have to wear confidence. It will take you places in life. Have a great working week, this week. YOU WILL SUCCEED!

6 QUESTIONS THAT CAN HELP YOU UNRAVEL YOUR PURPOSE


I have a passion in my life; it is to help as many people as God brings across my path in life to find, follow and fulfill God’s ultimate purpose for their existence. this is what I want to help you do today.

Listen to me dear friend; the purpose of living is living for a purpose. Your answers to the questions below point in the direction of your destiny; and the purpose to which you should apply your life.

Do not spend your life doing what you were not assigned by God to do. You won’t be fulfilled that way. You don’t pursue just any career or vocation. Dig deep into your spirit. Analyse your aptitudes and abilities. Then go ahead and be what you are made to be.

A Prophetic Destiny

You do have a prophetic destiny. Yes. If you’ve been redeemed and bought by the blood of Jesus, you do have a prophetic destiny! What that means is that your purpose has been foreordained by God and it’s being revealed in your life experiences, abilities, gifts and personality make-up. God is your Creator and He did have a reason for doing so. God sure has a plan for you – a purpose you were born to run.

All of us believers have been called according to God’s purpose. And we can discover it by prayerfully searching our hearts in the Holy Ghost.

So, here are the six questions:

1. What do you – deep down in your heart – really want to do? What is the deepest desire of your heart?

2. Is there any one thing to which you can wholeheartedly offer your life and abilities? Something to which you can devote your lifetime without reservation – giving 100% of yourself for your whole life?

3. Is there something you will be willing to do for free if you won’t be paid?

4. What do your friends and folks want to gather around and help you accomplish?

5. What would you like to be remembered for?

6. Is there one thing you can die for? (That is a pointer to what you should live for!) (Exerpts from an unpublished manuscript by Yomi Olufiade)

YOU WILL SUCCEED!

ACCUMULATE MATTER! (Preparation: Key to Success 3)


If you have not been following my posts here over the last few days, you need to go back and read the last two posts: Success is no accident and Be prepared. Preparation, again I’ll say is a vital key to succeeding in any endeavor. It is the key to success. Let’s move on.

Every day I’m accumulating information relevant to my purpose in life. Why do I do that? The Holy Spirit said to me one day in 1999; “Accumulate matter, if you want to matter.” And because I want to succeed with my purpose, I gather stuff. I want to make a success of my calling as a pastor and preacher so much that I put myself on a perpetual study program. I am an eternal student!

As I’m writing this, I have two books I am reading while there are more than twenty-seven on my desk waiting to be read. I have more than seven CDs I’m listening to. More are on the bookshelf waiting to be perused. Every week I make sure I read at least two books or approximately four hundred (400) pages of printed matter. Don’t let that intimidate you! That is what my own calling demands. You determine what works for you and stick to it.

Acquire information. “Every enterprise is built by wise planning; it becomes strong through common sense and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.” (Proverbs 24:3-4, Living Bible) Keep abreast of the facts. Gather relevant and current information about your vocation, line of trade/business or industry. Anthony Robbins wanted to be a problem solver. By the time he left high school, he had read more than 700 books on personal development and attended every seminar he could find. That is what I’m talking about. Bishop David Oyedepo said he gathered information filling forty-two files before stepping out to answer the call of God to ministry. That is preparation. YOU CANNOT OVER-PREPARE, YOU CAN ONLY UNDER-PREPARE!

Go, hide yourself if need be and accumulate matter. “Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.” (Proverbs 18:1, KJV) Invest in books, CDs, journals and magazines. Raise your own personal library of books. Study, if you want to be studied. Read; if you must be read. Seek to know and men will seek to know you.

Attend seminars where specialized knowledge in your field can be imparted to you. Pay to get information, it pays. “An investment in knowledge pays dividends,” Benjamin Franklin said. “It takes facts to be fat!” someone else added. Get knowledgeable about your dream seed. Get overqualified for your present position by preparing yourself for the next level of responsibility.

You may need additional schooling. Do not hesitate to get it. If you need expert advice and tutelage, get it by all means. “With all your getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7) You are only preparing for your future success. It is worth the stress and trouble. You cannot get something for nothing. “A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.” (Proverbs 24:5 KJV) YOU WILL SUCCEED! (TO BE CONTINUED.)

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