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The Battle with Self

October 22, 2013 1 comment

The Battle of Self
The man or woman in the mirror is normally a stubborn person. The resolve to stay true to one’s self preservation is a driver that can prove to be the standing boulder between achievement and failure. The battle with self is a battle many will fight but few will win.

In the midst of opportunity like Moses, self will normally look for an excuse not to attempt that which has never been attempted. In some circumstance the first excuse could be who am I or on whose name shall I go. Such an excuse is only but self refusing to be buried in new things not wanting to stretch one’s self to levels not yet attempted. Opportunity knocks on the doors of every continent but only those who are willing to go beyond the self preservation battle will open the door. It should not be a question of who am I but rather it should be a function of what needs to be done. Self is only but an existence to enable the achievement of all things concerned. In achievement is not only the preservation of self but the discovery of the deeper things of life.

As Moses stood arguing with God within his excuses, self simply attacked his very personality. Are we born with the instruments to achieve great accomplishments in life? The very truth that that you breathe means you are the possible conduit of God’s power which makes you able to achieve anything and everything that is set before you. Your context of function should not be based on what your experiences have been with yourself but rather should be based on your standing in the presence of God. Opportunity will knock on your door but do not let the battle with self stand in your way.

In the midst of all possibilities the battle with self should become a historical event. A decision in the past in which self preservation became a non-event but rather glory became a pivotal event. We are meant for glory after all being fearfully and wonderfully made means we are creation for the glory of God. Life still wonders on our make on how we were made, it then only is fitting that the conclusion of the battle of self should be defeat to self and victory to the glory of God.
Be blessed.
From the author of the books “You have all been fooled” and “The One Percent that plants”

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Of this World Not out a Mad Mad Writes

June 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Not of this world but Mad Man
The Strategist observes that of this world and not of this world is a quagmire which seems to be bordered by a thin line of thread yet the difference in where one belongs to is as vast as parallel universes are defined, perhaps a mad man could answer this question. Worlds are defined by the inhabitants, what they do and what they accept is the construct of the world. Its mechanisms of progress or the lack of it is purely a comic sense of insane choices. When one then looks at the current world which has been defined over many stumbling and purposes driven journeys one then is only left but to chuckle, a mad man must be at work.

Who else constructs time and fails to keep it but a mad man? How can one construct a beautiful house designed to perfection and adorned in the latest tapestry of decorations but in the completion of the house one decides to sleep outside the house? This is the same with a man who understand time but fails to keep it. In time you will see standards of thoughts in which selling fish is normal but without questioning the art of selling fish, people are selfish. A selfish person is akin to a fisherman who goes and catches a lot of fish then prepares the fish for the market, when he arrives at the market he then sells the fish to himself. This is true of a continent that mines all its minerals and then at the end sells itself the same minerals at triple the price which have been processed. It’s just the tale of a rich man sitting on gold begging for money. A mad man must be at work in this world.

Of this world is the concept of love, a mystical concept which is unexplained but given in choice and blamed for stupidity. A tale is told of a woman who leaves all her senses and indulges in criminal activity for the person she claims to love yet the same person has never sacrificed a seat for her or spoiled her with a gracious chewing gum. Yet in all this she has never seen love but blames love, yet not of this world the strategist understands that love is a choice and there is nothing mysterious about it. If a dog can bite its own tail so does a world that cries foul when kids shoot kids yet they are the ones that sell guns to kids. Who is the mad man who makes laws to allow everyone to carry guns yet refuses everyone to shoot the same guns? Elect the strategist your president but don’t cry madness when your new president forgets your name and where you live even after he did visit you during the campaign.

Of this world is a mad man who buys a newspaper then complains that the same paper is very negative. Is this not the same person who knows they have an allergy but still indulges in the behavior that causes the same allergy or is it not the same doctor who preaches about the dangers of sleeping around but is himself a prostitute? The strategist has seen the people cry for food whilst on the television near them is a nation whose games including throwing food at each other. The strategist has seen the world stop to watch a football game but never stop to care for a person involved in an accident. The strategist has seen people denying the existence of God but believing that evil exists. It’s a strange world I tell you but of this world and not of this world, only a light will shine.
Don’t be worried I have said all I can say but of this world is a mad man but not of this world is a standard. Of this world is insanity out of this world is perfect organization. Of this world is chaos not of this world is peace. The violent take it by force but the mad man is violent to himself. Don’t be scared, it is time.

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

Courage Beyond A Dollar

June 20, 2012 Leave a comment

For every situation and every person there is place of balance that neutralizes ambition and creates a place of comfort. It’s a place in which we live by concession and is fortified by fear, acceptance, comfort, tradition and culture.

A place of comfort is a place in which survival is made sure. It does not mean that in that place of comfort a person receives everything that they want, it just means that they get to live one more day. So in our lives we look for this place of comfort or sometimes it finds us. For kids it could be receiving a dollar a day for buying food somewhere; as long as the child receives that dollar their place of comfort is firmly established. It could be that another kid receives ten dollars a day within the same school but the kid who is used to his or her one dollar will not reach for the ten dollars simply because they have reached their place of comfort. In adults, the same thing can be seen in careers where one becomes used to it, it becomes easier to stay in that company for the next ten years instead of moving to something better. In relationships it could be that the person accepts the relationship as long as they get to live one more day in the comfort of knowing they get the minimum.

In our lives we all have dollar situations in which we are happy to accept as being normal. We accept that it’s normal because we have a survival expectation. A person might have started off wanting to be a millionaire as an example. As time went the person might have realized that it’s tougher than that and in their endeavors they settled for a regular income which could pay for rent and food. For them that status is acceptable for a while and because it helps them to survive each day they hold on to it as if their lives depend on it. This place of survival which we perceive is the place of balance for each and every person alive. It’s the place in which we are willing to accept a situation for as long as we receive that one dollar. It is that place in which in one neighborhood there could be killings and drug dealings but as long as it does not affect our neighborhood it is acceptable to us. Yet, in all this we do not realize that our peace hangs in the balance just one road away. As voters we also have a dollar situation, as long as in the short term we receive that which we think is adequate for our survival we vote for whoever offers the dollar situation; the person who offers the ten dollars in the near future is deemed as a dreamer because it is in the future and is never taken seriously.

When you look at your personal life you might see that you are stuck in a dollar situation. You probably stopped reaching for the stars and settled for the top of the desk, you might have stopped trying to swimming the ocean and settled for sitting in the tub, you might have stopped walking the road and instead are now just sitting on the couch; whatever it is you stopped having courage beyond a dollar. It’s never too late to go beyond a dollar; all you need is to set your standards higher and desire a greater comfort. It is like the half cup metaphor, you can either settle for the half cup and say it’s better than nothing or you can have a half a cup and ask for the other half. Ask and you will receive, look and you will find, knock and the door will be opened. No one said the moment you knock that the door will be opened instantly, there might be a delay or so but you have to keep knocking according to the standard of life you want. You have to keep looking depending on the criteria and specificity of what you want. If you settle for a compromise you will receive a compromise. In the morning get yourself some courage and go beyond a dollar.

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

Book of Your Life-How to Write Your Life

May 2, 2012 1 comment

Under what genre would you classify the book that is your life, Fantasy, Horror, Politics, Romance, and Economics amongst many things; or is your life simply a paragraph in someone else’s life or are you writing a best seller?

Write the vision down and make it plain. For a book to be a book, it must have a structure, a beginning and an end. Know where it should start and when it should end, know your vision. The title of the book tells us more about the book than anything else. If we look at you or if you look at yourself what title can we place on your life? Is your life book called, “The Suffering of Jane” or is it called “Jane the Billionaire”, or is the title of your book called, “Always Crying” or “I am a Victim” or “Dumped Again and Depressed”. Every person alive has a title for their life it’s just that sometimes they don’t notice it. When you can, take time to review the book of your life, note if the story is going the way it’s supposed to go. If your book is supposed to be about you being wealthy are you living your life such that you get there or are you lost. There is nothing as irritating as a story that loses its flow. Most of us we lose our focus and accept things in life which change the story of our lives. We might have started off with a book which was destined to be a best seller, a book titled, “The Rise of Jane” and now the story title has changed to “How Jane Makes Mistakes and Gives Up”. Instead of an exciting story there is nothing interesting at all, it’s just one depressing book, with no structure, just words.

A chapter in a book is a season of life. Recognize the chapter you are in and maximize the best out of it so that it is interesting. Write the best of your life that you can, if you are building a house that is a chapter in your life, your chapter might be your time at university, your time in a foreign country, time with a career, time of investments and the list goes on. Whatever it is make sure you are writing the best that you can, creating a story you are comfortable with and are destined to be in. A paragraph in a chapter is like the small victories that you have in life. The more the victories the sooner you have an entire chapter. In your life make sure you are building paragraphs in which you are achieving something. Achieve paying the rent on time, achieve, paying your employees, achieve sending email to the persons you love, achieve having a surprise party, achieve selling something new, on a daily or weekly basis make sure your victories are many. Without paragraphs there is no chapter.

A page in a book is like the climbing from one level to the next. It is something which signifies that you have done what you were supposed to do and now you need to go on to the next level. Once you turn a page you have moved on to build a new future. If however you fail to build the paragraphs you will fail to move on to the next page. It is the small victories that make the page turn. The small things in life are the building blocks for anything that is great. Master the small things and you will master the bigger things. Sentences are that energy or rather that effort that you need to create that victory in life, without the sentence there is no paragraph. If you don’t finish the sentence you will not finish the paragraph. The efforts that you do every day make the difference. These efforts include such things as picking up the phone, checking your bank account, looking a person in the eyes, checking time, remembering, and such many things we take for granted. Without these there can be no victory.

Words are the inspiration of life; they remind us of the meaning and symbolize to us what we feel. Use your words careful. A combination of dull dry words can culminate in excruciating stories which make a torturous book whilst, beautifully woven words can be a tapestry for a captivating story. In life there are those things or people that serve as an inspiration in your life, whatever or whoever inspires you is your word. It might be your friend, God, husband, idea or just life itself, whatever it is that is your word and hence your inspiration. Your inspiration is your fuel for writing a sentence which becomes a paragraph, which turns the pages to create the chapters and in the end defines a book. If you have the right inspiration in your life, your book will achieve its objective, it will be a best seller, you will achieve what you wanted to achieve. You will succeed in what you want to achieve. If you neglect what inspires you, what inspires you will be used by someone else to succeed. Love your words and use them wisely, treat them with kindness and respect them. Be true to your words and they will be true to you.

You are writing a book every day, are you progressing well? Do you like the book that you are writing and its title? Are you writing the story that you really wanted or is someone else writing your book for you?

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

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

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

Planting Success

September 23, 2011 1 comment

Success is something that we are and is in our power to deny, delay or accept. What we focus on is the reason why we are either successful or not.

Planting
It’s obvious that to get an apple you need to plant an apple tree, likewise it should be obvious that to get success one needs to plant success yet this is never the case. In most cases we grow up planting anything and everything. Take an example of a person going to university, half the time they have no idea why they are going there, they go there because it is natural to go there, yet they will tell you they want to get a good career. The thing is, we are not born to have a career, we are born to enjoy life. a career is supposed to be a means to the end. What the potential university student should ask is what do they want to achieve in life, when they can answer that question then maybe they can become a successful university dropout like the Bill Gates of this world.

People plant all sorts of things in their lives, from bad relationships to bad partnerships yet all this can be avoided. Planting simply requires that one knows what one wants in life then find the seed. Sometimes the seed could be making a thousand proposals, it could inventing one gadget, it could be writing ten books, or a writing a hundred articles. The key is to know what you want in order to harvest what you need. Most of the time we plant oranges yet we want apples and the sad thing is we only discover thirty to forty years after college that we have planted the wrong seed. The same goes for countries and their leaderships, they select leaders who ten years down the line are nowhere near what they expected yet all along they kept convincing themselves that the orange will one day become an apple.

The Right Seed
Every seed has its germination time and growth time. For whatever it is you want they must be timing for each and every stage. If the tree is supposed to produce fruit after two years and does not, you give it one more chance, if it continues to fail you cut it down. Sometimes we compromise so much on the time such that before we know the year is finished and we have not achieved anything. We press on ideas that are dead, and push for changes that will never occur. The right seed will produce the right output at the right time, all it needs is the right elements. That should be a simple enough rule to follow, if you have the right seed, and have applied the right elements within the right time and place, then you should expect the right output if not then cut the tree down and go to the drawing board.

Success is something that we can have at any time as long as we are planting the right seed with the right conditions. If you notice that you are not getting anywhere in life, then you need to look at the seed you have been planting. It could be that your job is the wrong seed for you to expect success in owning a house, it could be that the partner you have is the wrong seed for you to succeed in business, it could be the boyfriend is the wrong seed for you to realize your dreams. What you spend your time on for the majority of your twenty four hours is the seed of your life. If you spend your time on booze you reap booze, if you spend your time on careers you reap a long career, it is all up to you. Most of us need to look at our lives and be honest in what we have slowed in. we are a result of our daily efforts of planting.

Success Grows
The right seed will always grow. It takes one step to get into the right path then a series of steps to get to your destination. If you have planted the right seed for success then all you need to concentrate on is the series of steps that you need. On level you need to water the plants, on the next level you need to protect the seed area, you need to weed out the pretenders, you need to prune the plant, you need to tend to the plant. Eventually your success will grow and multiply itself, it will follow that it will produce fruit which will need to be planted around you and in no time at all you will have a fully grown colony of the same seed. Watch your seed and plant your 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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