Monday’s Special

YOU ARE NOT WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE. DON’T DENY IT. LET US PROOF IT. THERE IS A FACTOR DOMINO.

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Life has evolved such that we need someone in our daily lives. So I say that we are not independent. We can choose to move forward or backwards, we always surely going to need someone in that corner or that corner. The most dangerous aspect is that they tend to make so much of our ‘equations’. When they are subtracted from the view point, it is then we ‘smell pepper’. The one thing about life is that unless we are faced with realities and raw mannerisms, we don’t know what is in it.
TAKE EVERY SINGLE SOUL FROM THE EARTH AND IMAGINE YOUR WORLD FOR A MOVEMENT. JUST BLINK AND TAKE A LOOK AT SOMETHING.
I will give you three different instances before I set the ball rolling. You go to church and the Pastor preaches and teaches the word of God. Before then he tends to bring some worship song and then raises his heads up to worship God. You stand there enjoying it, something tells you to raise your hand and sing out loud. Been in the spirit is what you thought to be the best. You can afford nothing more than raise your hands up and sing along. All of a sudden, you remember that you have your girlfriend whom you came with dressed beautifully in as much as you have you nice suits on. Finally, you feel reluctant doing those things that you have loved to do. You watched you colleagues whom you came with, those sitting and standing by you, those new chicks you are yet dilating your eyes for, new buddies whom think you that you would not come to church. Those friends of yours whom you once did bad things with, then you tell yourself, no I can’t.

A new day has come and everybody is in school. Class is in section and then the teacher asks a question. You know the answer full well but would not say it. You turn round and saw that beautiful girl sitting beside you. Your guys are already behind you. That brilliant girl is sitting in front of the row and everybody seems not to know the answer. You are very sure that you know it, yes, and you really know the answer. Nevertheless, you don’t want to. Better still it is entertainment segment, and everybody seems to be dancing happily. You know the new moves in the dance portrayed, you don’t want to. You look at your crews and you relax.

You wake up yet another day and there is food to eat. You thought of looking for a job but for what to eat and wear, it is no big deal. For some little monies you need for some stuff, you can have them from your brother. You eat, bath and sleep all day long. You thought of engaging yourself in some business venture but for your brother, you have relaxed for all that you would go looking for, he has. Your dad and mom are always ready t o give you their best. You reason for which you boycott any outings that may earn you some money.

Wows…take a look at the instances described above. You can choose to read over them again but mind you, there is always one similar thing ‘the factor domino’. In each case, there is someone who comes into the ‘equation’ to make it more palatable and comfortable indeed. You either consider this or that. Forgetting about what you want yourself or intended to do, you concentrate on other matters (factor domino). This makes you who you are not. Let us figure out some example here; you thought you promised yourself that you can hopefully do things that you planed of doing. You say yes and it is and not any, it remains as it is. With respect to the church issue, you would probably be underlying some factors which can hamper your ways of doing things. When sorted out, you are a free man. Although you feel brave enough and can decide on issues majestically, this time around you were not able to. In the case of being at home, it sounds not clear but plain in the eyes. Here, you tend to make your brother the ‘your soul saver’ in all matters. He does that for you and always seems to be there. When and when you need something, surely needs asking.
Take a good look at all circumstances very well and tell me what rings in your head. You would realise that it is someone who is ‘preventing’ you from doing this or that. It is what I call the factor domino. It works in everybody lives. That is the fact. I have some factors, you have and everybody has one.
The dangerous thing is for the factor to make more than half of your equation true. In most cases, because of the presence of those factors, we think to ourselves that our ‘equation’ is true. Meanwhile it is false in that without those factors we are not who really we are. Just imagine a world where your brother tends not to help or be in a good position to help you. And your dad or mom, not ready to help? How would life be for you? How would the taste be? Can you boast and stand on your own. It is good to eliminate all forms of involvements in life. It is then that we could tell that we are this or that.
If you really think you are who you are, then boldly go about your normal duties both at church, school, office among others. And then when you are not able to, it means that you are totally different from what you have in mind. I am not saying don’t ask Dad or Mom for money or thing s that would help you. No! What I say is this, until you decrease the space acquired by the ‘factor domino’, you are totally different. It is best when you know that you can be ‘independent’. Yes, just good to know.
Examine all other aspects in your life and tell me if you are who are really who you are.
Get this and every Monday’s Special. It is all for you and how to shape your character. Don’t miss it for there is something special for you. It is your life and mine as well. I care so much about you and can’t just stop till you grow better always. I love you all.
-Lin Collins

THE 5 KILLER DREAMS; THE POWER OF ASSUMPTIONS

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the power of assumptions
‘Would the Sun shine today? Oh, hell. I would have to go then’. ‘Ouch, Did I just hear someone knock? Maybe he is in already’. These are all forms of assumptions. They have been there for ages and slowed down the pace at which you should move forward. Are you wandering how? I will tell you.

1. ALWAYS ASSUME BEFORE YOU ACT; BALANCE AFTERALL
The main reason why the thought of sitting or standing before reading this is because you know full well that posture is necessary. It is the same that which applies to the various effects that can come upon you in pursuing one interest. It is important to make provisions for both sides. I mean, assume both good and bad. Then balance them absolutely. I quiet remember just recently, I was having enough money. The one thing is that I thought I can hopefully make some the next day and the fact is that, it might have been true. The assumption I made was that, Dave, spend the money you have today on the clothes you want to buy and hopefully by tomorrow you can make some money more for yourself. The other assumption I failed to make was that tomorrow may come and it would not come to pass. I hastily went ahead and spend the money I have on me and thinking that tomorrow would give me a replacement. It was not guaranteed though but I knew it could be true. Tomorrow came and I have to regret for that. Assuming I was able to balance them, though I would spend, not much so as to leave me with none.

2. KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING FOR
In as much as you have made up your mind to assume some and land yourself in a particular position, know what you want to gain from there. If you assume that the rain is going to pour down, what do you want to extricate from this assumption. Is it for assumptions sake, because you have a place to go, a place to tidy up after all? It all depends on what and what you want definitely. The content is much needed too. This is, if either it would benefit you now or sometime later. Ask yourself if the assumption you have put forward is going to help in anyway shape your set goals and targets. In as much as you balance them, be certain that at least it can help build or rejuvenate something in you. If not, you are surely going to regret for it.

3. HAVE A STRIKING FORCE.
In times of balancing, you should know where the striking force should lie. This makes for a better understanding and proper scrutiny. Understand the good and bad assumptions and choose from within. Such is life and its concomitants.
It is all very vital in all angles from which you may look at it from. When you have striking force, you can decide on one thing easily and leave the other. Developing this striking force is very simple; be firm in your decision and know the in and out of what you are going for. Understand each implication and align them with your goals.

4. DEVELOP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE
In developing a positive self attitude, you can easily work on good assumptions and see the way forward. Positive attitude entails a lot. It is about making that lovely mood and been able to watch it legally follow one after another. I tell you the fact, your face and heart proclaim what assumption you could have. The putting g on a nice smile and see if a bad assumption would crop up into you’re heard. It is when that you have a smiling heart and kind heart that you will think about sketching good assumptions.

5. ALWAYS BE MINDFUL IN THE BAD ASSUMPTIONS THAT YOU MAKE ANYTIME.
Whenever you make any bad assumption, you should be able to see the good side of it.
This will make possible some ways for assurance for the future. It is good to make some moves in life, yes, since life has two sides just like a coin, you ought to know the side you are or want to be. I am not saying do not assume bad things, no, you can. In fact it helps; it makes you see the other side of the coin for which reason you would have to work towards too. It is essential. If you assume that someday you would become a President, the actions and intuitive characters should show in diverse ways. The same way if you assume that you can be caught one day on something that you are into illegally, be sure you make provisions for that also. Assuming this or that is to happen, how would you take it deal with it? How would you approach it or them?

Get this and every Monday’s Special. It is all for you and how to shape your character. Don’t miss it for there is something special for you. It is your life and mine as well. I care so much about you and can’t just stop till you grow better always. I love you all.
-Lin Collins

ARE YOU WANDERING HOW TO COPE WITH PRESSURE? A MUST DO

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3The one thing that which we don’t like to be met with in life are situations that always send us cracking our head. There are instances which are really tedious to break down. We either hate them or never pray so as they happen not. Among them is the issue of pressure. I sometimes do not like pressure myself but when it does come, I like the whole feeling. In this article, I will elaborate on 5 ways to be able to cope with pressure.

1. RELAX AND PLAY COOL IN ALL MATTERS
This is the most essential aspect on coping with pressure. Possibly as you can, relax and tackle the issue one after another. In order for you to be able to make things out, you have to clear your mind of any other thing that can be a stumbling rock. Then, tackle the issues as you reason fast through them all. Whenever you are under pressure to do something needed, do not put into consideration what is going on or around you. Nope, don’t even think of it. Concentrate only on what and what you want to do and pay every single bit of attention to it. Although it should be done rapidly, never waste a moment.

2. ‘BELIEVE IT CAN BE DONE SOME OTHER DAY TOO’.
The idea is to keep you focused though involving all your efforts. Do not build the conception that it can be done some other day for it shall make you behave awkwardly. Depending on what you have in your mind would tell if you are to put in all your efforts or not. In as much as you know it can be done some other day if possible, make do with all the time have you.

3. DON’T GIVE IN ALL THAT YOU HAVE BUT ALL THAT YOU CAN
It is to ensure that at least, when the pressure is gone, you still have something to lean on. It can either be money or anything so special to you. Pressure is a passage of time. It is only those who know this treats it as such. It is only for a moment and can either last for a while depending on how you treat it. Since it is just a passage of time, at the tail end of it, you should have something left behind to cope with. Make sure you know what you are doing and do them right.

4. SIEVE THROUGH DIFFICULTIES OR GRAVITY OF SITUATIONS
Determine which has the much thought-provoking and go it or them. This will give you enough courage in dealing with the rest or little ones. If the huge tasks are cleared, small ones are just peanuts. The idea behind sieving is for you to be able to sort out the differences. You cannot in any way, use one ‘formula’ for another’s question in the quest to find the answer. Life is never difficult because of the many options it has in it.
5. NEVER STOP DOING WHAT YOU USED TO DO.
In times of pressure, it is good to stay focus and never stop doing what you used to do. If you are the type who is slow in making out speeches or talks, do not try to fasten anything. If you are slow in walking, don’t try to speed up when under pressure. You only worsen the circumstances when you do that. Why? Your body is not acclimatised to them. Do what you like doing best and watch the way forward. It is when you play cool and normal that you can hopefully know what is cooking. Go the normal way and don’t adapt any methodology that a friend or someone else employed. It is risky to do that and never helps a bit. Just be careful.

Get this and every Monday’s Special. It is all for you and how to shape your character. Don’t miss it for there is something special for you. It is your life and mine as well. I care so much about you and can’t just stop till you grow better always. I love you all.
-Lin Collins