The Ugly Truth

We all know this truth, while some choose to ignore this; others are making the best out of this fact.
The TRUTH IS THIS: “People 90% of the time come to you for what they can get or gain. The day you stop being able to provide/satisfy their needs, they withdraw.”
We all want to improve; we want to get better at virtually everything. We mostly associate with those who are able to help us achieve our goals, needs and dreams. That’s just the human mind in action.
Perhaps you’ve gone through your received call list and you realize that the last call you received excluding your family was like two weeks ago and you’re wondering why. You’re getting all depressed and sad. I’ll tell you, it’s because they cannot see or don’t believe you have anything to offer. SIMPLE!
It’s LIFE. Get used to it!!
If you’re tired of being unappreciated, ignored or made to feel inadequate, start being a blessing to others. Proffer viable solutions to problems to as many as you come in contact with. And pretty soon, you’ll begin to notice the distinctive difference.
Your time starts now!!!

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Anecdote IV- Hunger

The story you are about to read is just a ‘usual’ one. I didn’t see an angel. I didn’t win a lottery. I didn’t survive an accident where everyone else died. However, I’ve realized that in the most ordinary of events, we learn great lessons far above what we can imagine. It reminds me of Cobham’s World of Ordinary people.
Monday, a while ago, I was hungry. It was noon and I had forgotten to take my meal ticket. I desired to have lunch in the cafeteria. The distance from my hall to the cafeteria was gruesome so I decided to stay back and look for one in a hall nearby. I went to a friend’s room hoping that I would find him to get his but he wasn’t around although his roommates were. So I decided to go visit as many of my friends as possible hoping. Boy was I hungry!!!
After walking what seemed to be kilometers, I went back to the same room where I started from- without a ticket. I had almost given up hope ready to go back to my hall and look for an alternative. Then one of his roommates asked, “Do you want a ticket?” I’ve got two! Those words struck my innermost being, not because I was now going to satisfy my hunger but because the solution to my problem was right under my nose and I just ignored it.
As ordinary as this story may sound, a lot of us are guilty of this. We go around complaining, groaning about problems, searching the earth for the solution when it is right under our nose.

When next you encounter a problem, no matter its intensity or the pressure it puts on you look under your nose and I don’t mean literally!. The solution might just be there…

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Anecdote III-Falling

I was walking back to my hall midday after a wonderful event I had witnessed, the sun was low, and the breeze though slight was ever present and soothing. In all it was a wonderful day considering all that had happened previously. I saw two children as innocent as they usually are, having fun. While looking at them reminiscing on my childhood days, something happened. One of them slipped and fell down and there was this cold rush of silence. I was waiting and kind of expecting to hear the wild screams that normally accompany such events. One second, two seconds, three seconds, four seconds, and five seconds gone. ‘Nothing’ happened’. What happened next was remarkable. That child stood up, dusted himself, looked briefly at the stone that caused the fall and started playing almost immediately like nothing happened.
I learnt something that day- Falling down sometimes is inevitable but what differs is your attitude to the fall. If you’ve fallen down before, take a cue from that child. Dust yourself and get up and especially forget about it- not meaning that you shouldn’t learn from them. Setbacks, disappointments are sometimes there to teach us invaluable lessons. It only ends when you choose to stay down.

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Anecdote II

On that momentous day, I decided to jump just for the fun of it. And so I began. To make it challenging + fun, I decided to make specific targets some I achieved easily, others with some certain amount of effort. However I encountered a bottleneck. When I stopped setting a particular target, It was almost impossible for me to determine my performance and so I eventually got tired and had to take a rest.
Point to note- Set specific goals and especially deadlines. They must be as CLEAR as possible- Don’t fool yourself. Only then will yÓu be able to channel all your efforts and energy into achieving it and accurately judge yourself. Otherwise, you’ll be living a life without proper bearing affected by circumstances and situations around you – just existing.

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