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The Secret of Life’s Focus is Pressure

October 28, 2011 4 comments

We do not fail because we are not able; we fail because we never understood that for anything to happen pressure is the fundamental process to achieving success, so we gave in to the wrong things and gave up to opposing forces around us. When we understand the secrets of pressure focusing for success will be as easy as breathing. In this article I shall give you four secrets of pressure. Whatever you can think of or imagine, whatever it is you can desire, it is all based on pressure for it to happen. For it to rain, for people to walk, for you to think, for babies to be born, for love to be given, for exams to be passed, for breathing to occur, for death to exist, for plans to be drawn, it is all implemented by the application of pressure. Sure faith exists and is powerful but in applying faith you need to apply pressure. It then happens that the secret of life to focus is pressure.

Secret number one is that pressure is neither good nor bad. All pressure is just what it is; it is not to be defined as good or as bad but it can be used in either way. What determines the nature of pressure is what we use it for; those who use nuclear fusion for evil are the evil people and not the particles involved. Pressure is just an independent process which is available to everyone to use for their good or for their evil. Most people do not understand that pressure exists in everything hence they never really get hold of it or use it. In the end they give up on their dreams and visions, or simply retire to their beds declaring that nothing is possible. Pressure is so important that it is the fundamental determinant of how far love, faith, peace, wisdom, fear, hate, jealousy, insecurity amongst other things can go in life. Anyone can apply pressure because it is available at all times; we just need to get hold of it. Unfortunately most people do not recognize that pressure exists in their every action and hence never really learn to apply it.

Secret number two is that the person who applies the right amount of pressure always succeeds. It is not a theory it is a law. Now pressure is not about being brutal it can be soft and gentle or it can be rough and aggressive. If you do not know what kind of pressure is needed most likely it will be very difficult to move the mountain. Starting a simple business needs someone who applies the right pressure on the marketing, the accounting, the planning, the monitoring and the management otherwise the business will have its challenges. Imagine a guy who asks a girl out on a date. If the guy knows what the girl wants or dreams of, the right amount of pressure in terms of personality can get the guy the date he wants but getting the marriage will need another level of pressure. Sometimes pressure is manipulative and calculative. The reason we fail is because we never know enough about the pressure that is necessary and so we fail in business, give up on exams, are discourage in careers and despair in our dreams and visions.

Secret number three is that pressure is best used in skills. How many times have you heard of people that succeed without doing much work or who just were at the right place at the right time. Pressure is about using the right skills, seeing the times and windows of the seasons and applying it. Some people are skilled in talking, some in writing, some in problem solving whilst some in just being calculative; all these are forms of pressure that when one perfects can be applied in the right proportions to open any door. How many mad men have ruled nations simply because they were good in their oratory skills? Beauty is one form of pressure which is underestimated in life. The love for a beautiful woman can bring an entire kingdom to its knees. Beauty used in the right way can pressure success or failure from anything in life. When a person says you need to focus they are just saying you need to apply pressure through your skills for that moment.

Finally secret number four is that pressure is everywhere and hence for one form of pressure there is an opposing amount of pressure. Not all pressure is equal but not all pressure is inferior. Wherever you decide to apply pressure just remember there is an opposing pressure that needs to be overcome. Sometimes the opposing pressure can be fear, hate, jealousness, laziness or just being stupid and foolish. Most of us have dreams we want to achieve and we start our paths towards those dreams, but we always never plan for the opposing pressure. That opposing pressure can sometimes come in the form of friends, negative words, thieves, colleagues amongst many things. In the end we almost always give up because we say it is too hard. It is not that it is hard it is because the pressure we are applying is less that the opposing pressure. There is no such thing as hard or difficult all there is to it is that there is opposing pressure. Think of anything and everything that hinders you in life, whatever it is, it is just a form of pressure that exists in your path. What you have to do in life to succeed is find the pressure that is necessary to defeat that opposing pressure.

There may be more than ten secrets to pressure but the four mentioned here are the fundamentals of success. You can cry right now about life and how bad things are but are you applying the right pressure, the right skills to it, and do you know the pressure that you are required to put in. Food for thought, wisdom is beautiful.
Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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Life is Ladder

October 26, 2011 6 comments

Life is a ladder, a series of steps to get to the place that you want determined by the calculative ascension effort that you make.

Step one simply involves identifying your ladder, which is why when we are growing up we identify what we want to be when we grow up. Some want to be doctors, pilots, writers, artists and the list goes on and on whilst some just want to get married. As simple as step one is, most people never really identify their ladder until they are dead. The fortunate ones realize it later on in life after years of wasting their time, whilst some simply forget. Everyone in life is either climbing a ladder, sitting at the beginning of the ladder wondering how to climb it or watching others climb their ladders, whatever the situation life is full of ladders. The other ones unfortunately identify the wrong ladder and get stuck somewhere in the climbing, instead of getting off or getting down and going to the right one they stick out to an unending climb. So which ladder are you climbing and does it really have an end in site or are have you lost the plot?

Now step two is also simple, it is about being in shape. Truth be told, we all want to get to the top, for some their top is buying a house, some buying a car, for some owning business, for some being managers and the list goes on. Each ladder has a time and a speed by which you can climb it and therefore requires a certain amount of effort. In other words you must choose the ladder that you are in shape for. Some ladders require certain qualifications, some require capital, some require good ideas, some require good social networking and once more the list goes on. If you are not in shape then the ladder you are climbing could be a lifetime journey, which is why some people take decades to buy a house simply because they are not in shape when it comes to their income, and they are also not in shape when it comes to their qualifications. If you are not in shape, good advice would be that you get in shape.

Step three is just too easy, it involves knowing the height and therefore knowing the speed you must climb at. Most people identify the ladder but forget about the height of the plan. Instead of writing a good business plan for the next twelve months they only think of the first one month, instead of finding out about the career path they are worried about the salary. Instead of understanding marriage they are more concerned about the wedding ceremony. We then hear about divorces, multiple career changes, and failed businesses simply because people failed to reach the top as they never measured the length of the ladder. Every ladder can be climbed within your life time, if you find that it takes you your entire life it just means that you were not in shape. The rule of life is simple, if someone else could achieve what you want in a certain time then it means you can do just as well in the same amount of time and even better. It is that simple.

Step four is probably so simple it deserves one line but we shall write it anyway, step four is never look down. People who look down fall for the, Look-At-What-I-Have-Achieved disease. Instead of climbing to the top they live in the past. So you will hear of what they used to do in the olden days or how they fought certain enemies but forget to keep climbing ht ladder to reach more goals. Each ladder takes you to a certain achievement but reaches you to the base of a new ladder, that my friends is the heart of success. Those who get comfortable with climbing and finishing one ladder forget that they are other things to do in life. If you get comfortable with one success then time will soon catch up with you and your success becomes yesterday’s news. Naturally we must all have resumes (CVs) which are current and still increasing. If you are still making the same resolution every New Year it is probably because you are always looking down. Look up to see where you are going and never look down. Remember where you came from in your mind but not in your vision. When you look at something it is training your vision to focus on that, so if you look down your vision then focuses where you came from but if you look up your vision focuses on where you are coming from. Wisdom is beautiful.

Step five is a bonus from me to you; always climb a ladder with a good support structure. If you climb a career without the necessary qualifications when retrenchment comes, guess who is the first person to go? If you start a business without a good structure, guess whose business falls as fast as they started it. Whatever you are doing you must have a string supporting structure. Your supporting structure may not need to be material all the time; it can be patience, faith, love, understanding, peace and much more. If you choose your support structure which is a person then make sure that person is in it to complete the race not for the romance of the idea.

Life is a ladder, a series of steps to get to the place that you want determined by the calculative ascension effort that you make. Some people fail to get there because of lack of planning, lack of vision, lack of support structures, unbelief, giving up and picking the wrong ladder. What are you doing?

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

Six Steps to Harvesting Success (2)

October 6, 2011 1 comment

Step Two-Measuring the Seasons
Most people end up in one season forever without ever noticing that they are stuck in the same place. Time tends to move very fast especially when a person is occupied. In some instances people stay in a place for so long thinking that they will succeed and lose the objective of why they came to that place. It is like someone who finds a job; no person in the world should just work for the sake of working there must be an achievement or objective to be achieved. For example, a person may get a job because they want to raise enough money to buy a car in the not so distant future, so their plan is to use the salary as a seed to create savings which will amount to a car of their dreams. What can then happen in such a case is that the same person who wants to get a car can get caught up in life and forget what they wanted in the first place. They may get caught up in trying to live a spacious life, or in trying to please other people or simply in just forgetting why they got the job in the first place. Success may not have an end in its real sense but seasons do have a beginning and an end.

In some cases people just jump into seasons without taking the time to measure the practicality of that season. How many people just get jobs for the sake of jobs and then try to squeeze that job as much as possible to build their dreams. Frustration then comes when they realize that the salary is not enough for what they actually expected to achieve from the salary. Most people want apples but they start with oranges then they try to convert the oranges to apples which is not possible. One should realistically look at the season they are about to get into and calculate what is possible from there and what is a stretch, when that is done then it will be easier to get what one wants. It is easy to be caught up in monthly cycles in which a person just wakes up and does the same routine over and over again until years pass and they realize at the end of it all that they have achieved nothing worth mentioning to anyone.

Step Three-Focus on the Season
If one is in the season of planting then one should focus on planting. The problem comes when a person tries to reap the rewards when they are still in the season of planting. Organization is next to perfection so one must always follow the order of things. Only when certain windows of opportunities occur can one be in more than one season at the same time. Most people are depressed with their lives by the time they reach mid-life simply because they start to realize that they could have done things differently. Along the way a lot of people in peer groups, crowds, or just plain education end up compromising on what they really want. It takes a moment to lose focus just as much as it takes one moment to find focus. Down the line of life people regret their decisions to turn away from their real dreams. They forget somewhere along the journey and turn into a different path. Compromise sometimes occurs by being in relationships with the wrong person, starting a business one does not believe in, investing in things one does not understand or simply just being afraid to pursue one’s dreams.

At the end of it all the focus is lost and the harvest of success is taken by someone else. There are many people who claim to have thought of the ideas that have made other people rich and famous. The difference is that those who took the idea and became famous believed enough to focus on the idea until it became a success. They measured their seasons and stuck with the work they needed to do in order to accomplish. They knew exactly what seasons they needed to be in, in order to accomplish their dreams. On the other hand those who failed just thought of the idea, could not recognize the seasons, failed to measure the seasons and hence never had any focus at all. When a person knows what they want it is easier for them to reap success because they can at least focus on what they needed to do in order to achieve the harvest. If a person knows that they need apples then they need to focus and invest in apple seeds and not orange seeds. The person who wants to buy their car from their savings should not be seen buying an asset worth at least fifty percent of the car otherwise they have lost the rule of focus. If a person can get fifty percent of the value of what they really want and instead of buying what they want they go ahead to buy something else then that person has no focus at all.

Step Four-Seasons are a Creation
The natural seasons we see summer and winter which are a creation of the movement of the earth and the positioning of the sun with relativity to the geographical area as well as other phenomenon’s, in simple terms, seasons are created. Most people sit and watch the news waiting for seasons to occur, as if they just happen, yet all the news and the seasons we see are just a result of someone’s actions. We talk of ages or the age of technology forgetting that we as humans are responsible for creating that age, whether it is the middle ages or the dark ages we are the ones that create them. A marketing genius knows that the success of any new product depends on making people believe they need it, when in actually fact they can do just as well without it. That creation of the need is the creation of the season. In the end when we look around us we find we have the seasons for Microsoft, Apple, Disney, Boeing, Sony and all other major corporations who created seasons that we now as people believe in without even a hint of thought that perhaps we do not need them so much.

Success comes to those who are able to create the seasons instead of just waiting for them. At some point winter was never thought of as a season for growing wheat but now we talk of winter wheat across the world, simply because someone decided to make winter a season to grow wheat. Whatever idea exists, that idea has a season which as a person you can create and make happen. It’s a trick commonly used in politics, simply by pointing out a need in society a person can create a campaign around the need and sooner or later a campaign slogan dominates the scene and people vote believing that is the only major concern at that time. A simple phrase as “It’s the economy stupid”, can have people in such a frenzy that they think the only problem that exists in the country is the economy and the candidate with that slogan wins the elections.

Step Five-Perfectionism Determines the Strength of the Season
Perfectionism is simply doing what is supposed to be done. Most people think it is an overbearing obsession with something and hence believe it is uncalled for. The truth however is that if a person wants to build a car then they need to build it according to certain specifications and because those specifications are measurable that is then seen as perfection. People who cannot measure their effort or see the vision of the product are afraid of perfectionism and hence never harvest the right product. In any season one must be able to identify what they want to the last measurement, failure to do that can result in the product or the end result having a defect which loses out in the competition. In life there are many people who will copy each other or copy other people, but the person who practices perfection in all sides has a greater opportunity to succeed. It is like building the latest racing car and everyone has been given the same optimum specifications possible to use. If people compromise on those specifications then the speed of the car or its comfort is lowered. The person who gets the specifications right will win the race for the right car. The right product will always outlast the copycat.

In any season they are tasks that you must do or partake in, what is important is how you do it. Perfection requires attention to detail, time, effort, speech, observation, information, knowledge amongst other things. When one has focus then perfection comes naturally, there will be no doubt as to what needs to be done. Focus on anything brings out experience and anticipation which on its own naturally leads to perfection.

Step Six-Knowledge Nurses the Seasons
Knowledge is the difference between every human on earth. We may all be similar in nature but we can be worlds apart in knowledge. Two people can stand and be twins in every aspect but what will separate them is what they know and how they will use it. In most times people enter into seasons without the right knowledge believing in magic to occur. Their dreams perish all simply because of a lack of knowledge. If a person does not have a skill in something then it is best to first wait and acquire the skill or find another dependable person to depend on. If that is not done the result is that the person fails in their pursuit of their dreams. One must never follow blindly otherwise they will quickly fall in a ditch or trap. One must never lead a vision they do not understand otherwise they will suffer the consequences of surprise.
Knowledge is found in books, advice, experience, newspapers, love, power, dreams and visions amongst many places. We need to know how to look and where to find it. For any business one needs the knowledge of it before they start it. In the same, one needs knowledge of the season in order to understand what needs to be done in order to succeed in that season’s objectives. Ignorance is what leads people to stay in a particular season forever, failing to recognize the season, failing to measure the season, failing to focus and failing to find the perfection of that season.

Six steps to a good harvest is not complicated it is all up to the person to decide what they want in life. it is never too late to get on the six steps and in no time at all the harvest will be ready all it takes is just one moment of decision. We decide all the time to do so many things but why not decide to grow success and harvest success. God has a plan

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

Six Steps to Harvesting Success

October 5, 2011 6 comments

Six Steps to Harvesting Success
Some things should be obvious by now that success is a harvest or reward of something done or planted, however this is not the case as most people still grapple with the idea of where success comes from.

By now everyone knows that life comes in cycles; weeks have seasons, hours have moments and minutes literally can be a season on their own whilst a second can be a season that defines a person’s entire life. Everything around us has a season no matter what it is, whether mechanical or biological it all has different seasons and the same applies for success. In a day you have twenty-four hours in which these are divided into night and day, which means between the two seasons of night and day in one of them there must be sowing and in the other there must be harvesting. In the day season there are roughly twelve hours for arguments sake and in these twelve hours are four seasons, early morning light, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late afternoon. In these four seasons are different things that can be done and must be done. The same can be said of the week in which there are seven days for which each day is a season. In a month there are four weeks which are seasons to themselves, whilst in a year there are twelve months which in their right are also seasons. Over the years in one’s life a person may realize that there were seasons in their lives, there was a season to of infancy, teenage hood, and adult hood. In these seasons of life there are other seasons as well such as a season of careers, a season of marriage, a season of children, a season of great achievements and so forth. Now, the reason why we fail to be successful is that we have no idea which seasons we are in and hence have no idea how to use them.

Where People Go Wrong
Before defining the six steps to harvesting success it is necessary to understand where people go wrong in looking for success. A simple example is to track someone after they have just finished university and are in their first job. Whilst in university most people fail to understand that university is a season for defining the path their lives will take and not just the studying to qualify for a job. University is just a social place to meet and make connections for the future whilst making plans for the future harvest. When a person finds a job they fail to realize that they have entered a cycle of seasons related to work. Careers are a monthly cycle with four seasons whose only reward is a salary. The only thing you can plant in careers is work and the only result is salary, this is all that you will harvest. There is nothing else you can get out of work except the salary so you should not bother planting anything else because the only product of work is salary. Now most people get confused and think career will eventually mean being wealthy for a long time. In order to make a million dollars your salary must either be a million dollars or you must plant something else to make the million dollars. The reason why people then look for mortgages or housing loans to buy houses is because they have realized that a salary does not buy house and neither does working very hard in your career. In order to get houses, cars and any other capital assets one has to plant something else which is not a career but instead must plant salary or any other income which can generate capital amounts.

When a person is in the season of careers there is need to identify what one can really get out of the career which is salary. Now in order to move ahead in life a person needs to identify how they can use the career to become a seed for a different process and success. Some can use career as a university where they make connections with other business people, whilst some can use careers to travel abroad, whilst some people can use careers as a seed to learn business. If a person is only using their career to earn a salary then they should forget about success beyond the value of the salary. Your salary can only earn you so much. Investments, loans, mortgages, business networking, are all just examples of what you can use your career as a seed to get ahead in life. If a person stays in their job for more than two years and never uses the salary to plant for something else then that person is stagnant in life or is actually earning million dollars per month.

Step One-Recognizing the Need for Seasons
In order to be successful a person must divide their life into seasons and the easiest is the year. This means that a year one must have at least four seasons. In one season you must be planting, in the other you must be tending to the crop, in the next season you must pruning your crop and in the last season you must be harvesting. Planning happens before the year starts and cannot be part of the year. If a person’s year is not like that then success is hard to come by. In any time of the year one must be in one of these seasons. You may be expecting a harvest after three years but within these three years you must be in one of these four seasons. At any point in time you must be working on something otherwise you cannot harvest success. Most people will make resolutions at the beginning of the year and say this year they plan to build a house. It is good to state the vision but the vision means nothing if it has no seasons for implementation. Down the line the whole plan gets confused as the person cannot seem to get things together simply because there was no season identified.

As each season is measurable one must be able to have results at the end of the season which can be seen and measured. Each season must have a target; for example a person can say they tend to save five thousand dollars, by the end of that season they must be able to measure how much they have saved. If the goals are not measurable then they are useless goals. If the goals have no season then they are a waste of precious time. The truly wise person knows that there is a season for everything and if a person is not in some form of season then that person is in shambles. Daily one must look at themselves and remind themselves what season they are in. some people are just living life not knowing whether they are coming or going. Their lives are just lives of paying expenses, going to work and paying for electricity, school fees, water, eating, drinking, buying clothes, hanging out, watching TV, attending parties, complaining, crying, sitting, and just being stagnant.

It’s easy to sit and cry about the world and how it is unfair after all ninety-five percent of the world is complaining. The world is indeed unfair and evil but people need to be smart about it and structure their seasons otherwise one will get stuck in unending monthly cycles or biological cycles in which the only product is death. The only thing that has one season in life is failure. Failure has no defined seasons; it just goes on and on. It lives from one day to the next with no regard on what needs to be done next. Failure waits and watches, hoping a season of success will come yet seasons are made and just do not come. Success belongs to the person who knows how to create the times and hence the season for success.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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