Discover the REAL YOU !!


Discover The Real You

Introduction
Who are you and why are you here? It may seem like a straightforward question. Most would
answer by giving their name without giving it much thought. However, on deeper reflection, do you really understand who you are?
Our world today has one great irony that is mind-boggling: the majority of people in the world are trying very hard to conform to what someone else wants them to be. It is often so subtle that we fail to realise that is what we are doing.
As Sarah McLachlan points out:
“We’re constantly being told what other people think we are, and that’s why it is so important to know yourself.”

It happens at many levels. For instance, television bombards us with images of how we should look and dress, what we should eat and drink, what car we should drive and even what kind of person we should marry. Some even go as far as telling us how to fall in love!
We look around us for things that will help us define who we are. In-fact the majority of people have no sense of identity apart from the clothes they wear, the car they drive, where they live, who they are married to and so on.
If we had to strip you of everything you own and leave you on some island away from everything you think defines you,
Would you still have a clear sense of who you are?
What defines you?

DISCOVER the real you –
Some would think of themselves in terms of their body. The image of their face and body defines who they are. If we were to remove you from your body, would you still know who you are? It sounds weird, I know, but understand that man is a spirit; he lives in a body and has a soul. Your body is simply a means of expressing
yourself and interacting with your physical environment.
So your body is not really who you are. At the core of it, you are more than that. In-fact that is why it is so hard for people to fully understand and appreciate who they are. Who you are cannot be seen, touched, smelt, heard or tasted. Your senses cannot tell you who you are. The concept of self in the true form is something beyond the grasp of our physical bodies and senses. We are complex beings. We cannot be defined by the things
around us, but by the things within us. I believe that in essence we are what we think. Physically as human beings we are all essentially the same.

It is our thoughts and experiences that differentiate us.

DISCOVER the real you – your true identity
Our true identity, then, lies within us, not outside of us. We should define who we are based on our thoughts, our values, principles and beliefs. It’s okay to have material things and all, but they should not be our sense of self. They are just things that are there to make our lives
easier. If you were suddenly homeless today that would not change who you are as a person. You would still be you. What is the importance of all this, you might ask?

Ralph Waldo Emerson warns that “The greatest difficulty is that men do not think enough of themselves, do not consider what it is that they are sacrificing when they follow in a herd, or when they cater for their
establishment.”

So you are sacrificing something when you go through life blindly conforming to everything. You sacrifice your true potential and purpose, which you can only fulfill when you truly understand yourself.

Discover the real you – THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN
Look within yourself, not without. For everything begins and ends with your thoughts.

Sidney J. Harris adds that “Ninety percent of the world’s
woe comes from people not knowing themselves,
their abilities, their frailties, and even their real
virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through
life as complete strangers to ourselves.”

It may seem like an overstatement, but it is so. Many lack an understanding of who they are, without which they are unable to know what they care capable of achieving in life. In the days of slavery in Europe and America this was well understood. Black people were forced to change their names to Western names so they would not remember who they really were.
Furthermore, they were banned from knowing how to read or write. That should make the lights flash in someone’s head. The reason this was done was that their masters knew that if they knew how to read they would discover many things, not only about the world around them, but about themselves. Their minds would be
stretched to new levels of understanding.

THE road to self discovery
Reading is a powerful means of discovering who
you really are. If you read the right books and other material you will gain a deeper understanding of others as well as yourself. Unfortunately, there are many who are in a self- imposed prison of ignorance even today. The books are all around them. They just don’t want
to read. The culture of reading is not well established in many Zambians. For such people

Atwood H. Townsend has some timely advice:
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

CONclusion
Choose not to live in ignorance about who you are and what you can do. Decide today to discover more about yourself and to start on the journey of self discovery.

My best recommendation –
read your Bible. Without it, you may never know who you really are.
In the words of James Allen, “Only by much searching and mining are gold and diamonds obtained, and man can find every truth connected with his being if he will dig deep into the mine of his soul.”

You are all you can be. Go on and be it.

Coined from: http://www.motivations-for-dreamers.com

LIFE IS NEVER A RACE !!


*LIFE is never a RACE”

You don’t have to wait to see how people’s
success story would be published before you
write yours..
Is life really a deadly race? NO,it is not !
When you overspeed with life,you crash without
an Helmet..when we turn success into a do or
die race surely we are bound to face every
consequence..i know many will not agree with
me,because everyone wants to be successful at
all cost not minding the speed and
repercussions.. man-driving-sports-car-300x200. You don’t have to over speed
success, fast and steady would do it all..
Life is not a race,it is a Journey !
please don’t run too fast,remember if your
Destiny would take a step,you must also do,you
must never run faster than your DEstinY.
if you run too fast,you might have a very
CRITICAL CRASH without CORRECTION !
Life is meant to be lived with care and not carelessness,there are many people who are laying low to watch our downfall after a frantic race…
I don’t want to get there too early,
I don’t want to get there too late,
I want to get there at the right TIME!!
But when I turn success into a race, then places I ought to touch in life, I ignore them all because I want to achieve success before time…Japan_Ferraris_Accident_07cf7. .

**To Students who are still seeking for admission**
Don’t be frustrated because you are still at home without an admission, although it might be due to the fault of some of you who don’t read to prepare for exam.. But if it be that you have read and yet you are not admitted, there is a reason… Many which to STUDY law but they were offered another course and because they are so much in a hurry to gain admission, they decide to accept the offer for another course !! Why the frantic race into the UNIVERSITY !! And then you study a course that you can’t fulfilled with…

No one is saying you should not compete with people,BUT you only compete when you are sure to win… When you have done your home works on such race…

People who see life as a race don’t end up achieving all their dreams because they are so much focused on winning at all cost and not winning by VIRTUE ….

Please if you disagree with my article”Life is not a race” , you can wisely prove me wrong.

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Many may try, BUT they can never stop you!!


Hey friends, hope you had a wonderful day?

A question I always ask myself is that, Why do people fail to achieve their dreams….

Here is an answer ” they fail because they were swayed away by the wind of you can’t ”
People will surely tell you, YOU CAN’t !!!

** Many may try, but nobody can stop you, ONLY IF YOU DO NOT ALLOW THEM !! **

Here is a story of Wilma Rudolph (a condemned paralytic patient) who became an hero because she never QUIT !!

Wilma Rudolph was born into a poor home in tennessee, at age four,she had double pneumonia with scarlet fever(a deadly combination) which left her paralyzed. She had to wear a brace and the doctor said she would never put her foot on the earth, but her mother encouraged her and made her feel loved.. Wilma came to the conclusion that “I want to be the fastest woman on the track on this earth”
WilmaRudolph1 At age 9,AGAINST the advice of the doctors,wilma removed the brace and took the first step the doctors said she never would. At the age of 13,she entered her first race and came way,way last.
Her friends mocked her,
They called her a fool dreaming big
At age 15, she went to tennessee state university where she met a coach by the name ED TEMPLE,she told him “I want to be the fastest woman on the track on this earth”
*just imagine, a lady who could not walk*
And then Ed temple(coach) said “with your spirit nobody can stop you unless you wish to stop”
The day came when she was at the Olympics where she was matched with the BeST of the BESts. Wilma was matched against a woman named Junta Heine who had never been defeated. Shockingly, the first event was the 100m race, Wilma beat Jutta and won her first medal, as if that was not enough, during the relay, the fastest person always runs at the last lap and both Jutta and Wilma anchored their respective teams, when it came to Wilma’s turn,she saw jutta speed up , wilma picked up the baton,RAN like a machine, beat jutta the third time and won her third gold medal. It became history: that a paralytic woman became the fastest woman on earth @1960 olympics.
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**note**

There is nothing you conceive within you that you cannot achieve. You have enough power in you that with just a little push and focus, you will be shocked with what the result will be. Most times we tend to underestimate the power in us and then live unfulfilled life all because people don’t believe in us, or because we are not physically fit for something,so we tend to blame our circumstances / people. Hit it HOT. Never allow anyone to STOP YOU !!

Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fail, but by those who fought, fell and rose again -oluwafemi

* * *never Give UP ON YOUR DREAM(s) * * *

Source. http://www.banjobabbs.wordpress.com
http://www.biography.com/people/wilmarudolph

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