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5 Simple Ways To Take Charge Of Your Day Each Day

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In a society that is becoming more busier, demanding and dynamic every day, taking charge of one’s life is now daunting and almost impossible. With the demands and distraction getting at us, we no longer focus on what matters.

Life is busy!

It’s so easy to get caught up with external activities, situations that have turned us to be passive participants in our own life.

But wait…

We are all responsible for own lives and just like the tides do not command the ship, the sailor does; it’s time to take charge of your life.

Yeah…You see!

The tides, obstruction, and distractions of life will always be there. But it’s now up to you to take the rudder and stir the ship of our life in the direction you want our life to go each day.

And if you don’t know how to take charge each day, these 5 simple ways will help you to take charge.

How To Take Charge Of Your Day Each Day

  1. Have A Quiet Moment

Quiet moments are stellar moments…..bliss!

There are a whole lot of things one could do during quiet moments. A quiet moment is simply a time to be still; to think clear of what you want out of each day and how you want to achieve it.

This is quiet moments for me,

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation.”Pslm5:3

A lot goes on during my quiet moments. I connect to the spiritual side of me.I seek God to draw from His ocean of grace to help me through the day.

Quiet moments are time taken out each day to remain still from distractions. Mornings are ideal. Such times are moments to chart the course of your day, time to purge your system from every negative vibe that will stand in your way.

It can easily be likened to a man who is about to go on a journey. He makes preparations in view of the journey. So it is with quiet moments. Quiet moments are preparation moments. When you take out some time alone before you begin your day, you position yourself to take charge of your day.

  1. Speak Positively Into Your Day

Life is governed by laws. Laws are a system of rules recognized in a place and as such, controls the action of its inhabitant. Your days only respond to the laws that govern them. And it is depended on your actions -what you say or speak.

One of such laws is the cause and effect law. It says that what we choose is what we get. What we speak is who we become. If you sprinkle positive words into your day, you attract or get a positive result. If you sprinkle negativity, a negative result follows you.

And as it turns out, nothing good comes out of negativity. Taking charge of your day means learning to speak positively, think positively and act positively. Use your lips to send your life in the direction you want it to go each day. Words are powerful.

Tell yourself each day

I am ready to take charge of my life today.

I will reach my goal.

I am stronger than my challenges.

I can do all things that benefit my life, through Christ who strengthens me.

  1. Have A To-Do List

Who wakes up each day and barges in without a to-do list? Without a plan of how he/she intends to spend 24hours? With a to-do list, you get to see your entire day before you.

A to-do list is a list of tasks that need to be completed during the day. Whatever task you want to get done should find its place on your to-do list.

It will keep you from getting lost in the busy-ness of the world. You can’t stop distraction, but you can set, do the things that are important to you with a to-do list.

My daily activities revolve around a to-do list, which keeps me organized and helps me to take charge of my day.

  1. Be Focused On Your Goal

One of the reasons why people do not get what they want is a lack of focus. A lot of things are vying for our attention….things out of our control.

Each wanting a piece of us…..Everyday

Having a to-do list, plan or goal needs a focused mind to be able to achieve them. It will help you to get things under control. A focused mind has no room for distraction.

Be determined to focus your attention and efforts on your daily task to achieve your desired goal.

  1. Be Grateful For Each Day

You may be wondering,” what has gratitude got to do with me taking charge of my day?” A grateful heart is a happy heart. Happy people exude positivity and confidence.

Showing gratitude for each day will always give you more positive energy to face each day. No matter how yesterday went, a grateful heart will always see each day as an opportunity to keep doing that which will position him to take charge every day.

Be grateful for little things…Be grateful for big things…Be grateful for each day

Summing it up

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by the choices you make. Making the choice to take charge of your day is a huge step in the right direction. Your life takes up a new shape and meaning.

Always remember….it’s one day at a time.

That’s what life is all about.

Take charge today!

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Moving Forward

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Hi, Lovelies!! New Year greetings, New Month greetings…… from me to you all.

So, this is my first post for this year.I’m really excited to have you all on board 2017.

To all of you lovelies who were here on my blog last year……..A big thanks for your wonderful engagement here.You rock!

Let’s do more this year.

Also to my new readers and followers……thank you for joining us here too. Sit tight. We are all poised to live and become better.

New Year brings great opportunities and possibilities. The beauty of this New Year is that other past years doesn’t get to define it. The past years are just chapters in the story of your life; chapters that have been closed to usher you into a new chapter.

It’s simply a fresh start!

As it turns out, this is an opportunity to look at how you fared last year, evaluate your life to ascertain what you did right and what you did wrong………we all are in this together.

We all want to do more and become better each year. But, these dreams, aspirations are just not easy to come by

Why?

Because life does not give you what you want or desire. Life only gives you what you place a demand for. Placing a demand for your dreams and goals to become a reality means, fighting for your dreams.

It is working hard enough, seeking ways to realize them and believing that you can make it work out.

I don’t know how the previous years and month was for you: where you able to achieve something tangible, did you succeed in seeking meaningful relationships?

You see…….

Life is a process. You won’t get it all in a day, month or year. The most important thing is your decision and determination to make each day count for you.

The New Year and New Month is a great start to set your mind to go for the best.

Don’t allow the last or previous years to hold you back from experiencing another new level and opportunity this year

A new experience from within, new experience with friends and family, a new experience in your business and career. This post is a great help on where to start to make this year much better, meaningful and purposeful for you.

Now….

Will you make this year and month count?

Here is why I asked.

Every knowledge, advice, motivation and inspiration we get is as good as nothing without an action. For every decision you’ll be taking this year, you will have to back it up with actions to give life to them. That’s the way we know that you’ve truly resolved and decided to make this year count.

You don’t need lot of plans or goals to be a success.

What you only need is to be consistent and disciplined enough to live out each day. It’s true that ’the secret to your success is hidden in your daily routine.’

Concentrate on what you do each day because they’re summing up your 2017.

I’m much committed and determined to make 2017 count.

I’m much more, ready to make the sacrifice, go the extra mile to move to the next level and make this year happen for me.

You can as well….You will

2017 will be a great jolly ride.

We are going to have a great and purposeful ride.

Do you have any tips for moving forward? I will like to know.Hit the comment box.

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If you love this post, you might also like A Purposeful October

Healthy Dose Of Inspiration For Your Success

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A successful businessman was asked to mention the secret of his success, he quickly wrote down the following:

“After God, my work comes first: pleasure comes after duty. To achieve my goals. I schedule my daily, weekly and monthly priorities and focus on them till I see them through.”

Successful people live a planned, disciplined and focused life.

They don’t wake up with no laid down plan to run each day. Successful people have a target, goal or something that they want to pursue and achieve.-and they follow through. They don’t mix business with pleasure.

It’s so sad that too much kick for pleasure has stopped many people from being successful in life.
You cannot seek pleasure and success at the same time and expect to be successful. The body naturally loves pleasure-hedonism. It doesn’t want to be subjected to work and meaningful activities. So when you don’t plan and discipline your life, it will head towards a pleasure-seeking direction.

People and business fail for lack of a plan.

As a student or career (business) man, do you have a plan?
If you do, do you follow your plan through?

We all have 24 hrs. in a day each. The difference is what we do with them.
When you don’t put your time to good use, people with no plan and direction will use up your time.
The truth still remains that, there’s always something that wants our time and attention.

Your success in life is determined by how you use your time and what you spend your time on.

You will always become whatever you exchange your time for. Don’t just wake up and barge into the day.

  • Have a plan.
  • Have an objective.
  • Have a focus, more especially on activities that will give your life a meaning…and make you successful.

In conclusion,
Before you start your day, don’t forget to do these

Have a quiet time. Here, you come before God to take you through the day. It’s always an opportunity to prepare your mind for the day. Make it personal.

Schedule your daily activities. Scheduling your day helps you take charge of your life, monitor your activities and avails you to be on the lookout for distractions and time wasters.

Make it a habit…Successful people have great habits.

Always be focused on your goals for the day and follow them through.

Don’t mix business with pleasure. Learn to draw the lines.

Discipline your life, distractions are knocking every day.

Be deliberate with your time: use it or waste it.
You are going somewhere, don’t live your life anyhow.

Now over to you. What are your healthy dose of inspiration for each day?
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How To Fail And Succeed

Do you know that one of the quickest ways to be nothing is to do nothing?

If you don’t want to fail,do nothing.

If you don’t want to make mistakes,do nothing.

If you don’t want to succeed,do nothing……Then watch the world pass you by.

The world has painted the word ‘failure’ in a bad light that it has affected people’s mindset and approach towards failure.Many people have driven themselves into inertia as a result of the fear living inside of them .Ideas and dreams are on hold,fear of not been good enough_mediocrity is rampant,has stagnated a lot of people.

You see,the deal is this:no life is a failure,problem and mistake free.As long as you are enrolled in this school called LIFE,you are not immune or exempted from failure.No one is!

Failure has its reason for existing.Have you ever paused to ponder what life will look

like,would have been,if we try something and didn’t make mistakes,meet any resistance and challenge?

There would be no experience and story to tell or learn from.There would be no feeling of satisfaction at having done something.People appreciate more what they worked hard for to get than what they didn’t sweat to get.

From history,great men have been failing.Their success today is attributed to their failure.

Check this:

*Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father,”you care for nothing but shooting dogs and rat catching.”

*Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.

*Thomas Edison’s teacher said he was too stupid to learn anything!As an inventor,he made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb_an invention with 1,000 steps.When he was asked about his failings,he said,”I have not failed.I have just found 9,999 ways that do not work.”

These great men were not stopped by failure or mistakes,neither did they back off because of people’s opinion about them.

Humans are prone to failure because of limitation.

God pointed out  that,”though the righteous falls seven times,he will get up.”God is saying here that there will be a fall,a mistake and when it happens ;don’t stay down,don’t give up,dust yourself up and continue from where you fell.

If you must succeed in life,here are

TIPS ON HOW TO FAIL AND SUCCEED

1.Change Your Attitude Towards Failure:”As a man thinks,so is he.” The way you think and feel about failure affects your pursuit of success.You need a positive attitude to fail and try again.

God gave us a positive and bold spirit,not fear.Do not let fear ruin you.Do not fear failure.Try again.

2.Do Not Personalize Failure:It is human to fail.No one is immune from it.Failure is an event and not a person_not you.It is not a racial nor gene thing either.That you failed once does not make you a flop.It only means that you have not found the method that works.It is alright to fail but,not alright to stay down after failing.

3.See Failure As A Success Tool:When there is a pursuit,people look for ways and the tools to facilitate  and help achieve it.Trial and error are one of the tools of solving life’s problem.It is a necessary tool to know ways and methods that can produce the desired result.Thomas Edison found 9,999 ways that will not work out for his light bulb invention.

4.Learn From Your Failure:Failure is a teacher.At every point in life,there are two ways to getting paid:with money or experience.If you fail,you have succeeded halfway by trying and have also gained experience

As you step out to pursue your dreams:let your dreams be bigger than your fears.Let your desire be greater than the fear and thought of failure.Do not allow the fear of failure to limit you or deny you the opportunity to seek and explore other ways of achieving your dreams,ambition and glorious destiny.
Failure does not come from falling down.Failure comes from not getting up.

Do you have other tips too?Please use the comment box.Don’t forget to share.Let’s do it together.

To Your Purpose Fulfillment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What You Never Knew About Switching Lanes

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“Never change lanes without giving the proper signal and looking to make sure the move can be made safely”

This is one of the tips used by drivers to prevent collision on highways but,is it also applicable in our walk to fulfill our purpose?
The story of the parable of the talent has been popping up at every turn these past few days.I just knew  that God is trying to point out something there to help us in our life’s journey.
“Again,it will be like a man going on a journey,who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.To one he gave five talents of money,to another two talents and to another one talent,each according to his ability.Then he went on his journey.”(Matthew25:14-15)
Some people are still oblivious that God is the giver of talents and gifts.The scripture again stated that “The gift and calling of God is without repentance”God won’t change his mind about what He has called us to do or the lane He has assigned to us.God is the source of life, owner of every gift and talent.Your gift and talent are God’s investment over your life.Every life is an investment meant to yield interest.

Last month,I told a friend about my intention to revive and stay commited to my blog.He commended me and threw in his support.He said that I was going to be’ Linda Ikeji the second'(grinning:Linda is Nigerias blogger queen on entertainment)I told him that I am not and can never be Linda Ikeji.I am ‘Jane the first’,lol.Linda is plowing her own field with her talent and I am also going to plow my own field-purpose.
God does not make make mistakes.He created us each with latent gift and talent which are meant to be discovered,explored,harnessed and deployed but,when we abandon our talent and try to switch lane,we limit our originality.

The rule is this:
For you to function as an original,maximize your life,you will have to stay in the confines of the abilities wired into you.God gives gift based on ability.He knows what you can be good at,the lane that best suits and describes you.When you leave who you were meant to be to become someone else,you become a photocopy.

Linda Ikeji caught an idea and with her talent is flourishing today, through her blog.Mark Zukerberg also caught and is making it through Facebook.;even Seun of Nairaland.All of which are blazing a trail.
It’s surprising how some people with ‘microwave success syndrome’ see other peoples success and abandon their gift,talent,lane,calling,assignment to work in another mans field,not knowing that no matter how they try to imitate them,they can never be them or go beyond them.Life is all about what you have been wired and created to be.

Why imitate someone else?
Why walk in another man’s lane?
Why abandon,neglect your gift to take up someone’s else?

Imitation is limiting yourself.Make your life easier by plowing your own field.
You are peculiar and special to God.All it takes to fulfill purpose,your God-given destiny, become successful is to be YOURSELF.God has no photocopying machine to make  multiple duplicate.He has one mold for each person,no two persons are the same.
When you try to be someone else,the best you can ever be is number two.You can never rise above the person you are imitating.Don’t go looking outside,your gifts are inside of you waiting to be discovered.

Sit down with God and search within you.Seek God.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.You are perculiar and special to God.The sky is large enough to accomodate everyone and their uniqueness,gift and talent.
Stick to your path,mind your lane.
stay focused on your life’s journey.
Dare to be different,Dare to be you!

To your purpose fulfillment!