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Live In the reality, forget about the past It’s not your portion


”Live in the reality, get out of an idealistic world- a world that exists only in your mind.” Ng’ang’a The Blogger

imageI came across a businessman who was going through a hell of life. He had faced multiple losses within the same duration. To start with: He was filing his business for bankruptcy. As if that was not enough, one fateful evening he received a call informing him that the building where his two children and wife resided collapsed. Rescue operations were launched and two days later it was confirmed that they were all dead. What a loss? Business down! Family finished. Isn’t it such a heavy unbearable blow to him?
Is there hope for life after this?

Someone said that everything happens for and with a reason. But our greatest fear is that we don’t know that reason.  We have many of us who find themselves in life that seems like all doors are closed. No single door makes way for us. A t this point let me deem some lime light: Have you interminably heard about God’s test? He did that to Jesus who was his son, who are we not to be tested?

I would like to say that God was the first programmer, he does problem computation and his codes never crack. He doesn’t give alternatives on how to execute a given command; all of them follows one prescribed direction and that’s why most of our doors get locked.

I hark back to a day when I lost my precious gadget a time that I was not expecting any cash from anyone at any time soon.   And bear in mind that the gadget was so vital to me. I was so frail that whoever came with a suggestion on how to help me recover it, I fell into the trap. Luckily, I came across one particular guy who up to day I feel that God used him NOT to help me.
He came up with a nebulous innuendo suggestion on how he could have helped  me seek a sorcerer. A necromancer, who would help me recover my gadget. The fella was just but enticing me with fake empty and promises. He was lying it all; mendacious indeed, I saw it in his eyes but I chose to remain tongue-tied.

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Following him for weeks, assuming miracles out of nowhere would happen, the obvious happened. I reached a point in time when I resolved to give it all to God. I asked him to take on from where I left. I was already at the end of tunnel but I could not see any light. At that juncture, I was dumbfounded by how things started to unfold.
He pointed for me the only door that was open. I got a part time job that earned me some good cash the same day I got a precious gadget. Before got it, I thought of how I would be moving from town A to B on tenterhooks that I will one day find it. Can that happen? Chances are almost negligible. Trust me.

I also ruminated of how I would get a ‘mganga’ who would help me locate my exquisite phone back. I was not saying YES to the reality of the matter. This made me hurt, it made me fear what was to come. It only saw me distorted, disconnected and almost certainly destroying the life that I have taken so long to establish. Accepting reality, declaring that the past is not your portion and not accepting to dwell in the past is the best tip to keep the tricky life moving on and always ensuring that one is not a victim of circumstances.

Do not resist if it has happened. The future still awaits for you, rectify where you can. Living in the reality is for the businessman to say that “I know it’s hard to live a life without my wife, children, but there is nothing I can do to bring them back.
Live in the real world, don’t hope for miracles to work. Struggle to get A’s in God’s test for once you excel in them everything will be given back to you in double portions.
By the way God only tests whether you can live without what you assume sustains your life.
As a valediction; do not dwell in past, that is not your portion.
Do not procrastinate that’s only done by those who believe that tomorrow belongs to them.
Live today it’s your present as you keep in mind that your past mistakes are meant to guide, not to define you.

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Can the Real Ng’ang’a the Blogger Stand Alone?


‘I urge you to get out of stupor , find, pinpoint  and settle for what you are passionate about and that what gives you maximum  satisfaction. ” Ng’ang’a the Blogger

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Can the real Ng’ang’a The Blogger stand Alone?

Of course, it’s a point always at issue. Everybody seeks after me to clarify to them on daily basis. How do i cope up with a life that i always seem to have the right tips on how to handle its delicate issues? Am always at the forefront in providing solutions to critical issues in life. Does my life really get along well?

Well, i don’t know exactly how I am supposed to respond to this. But to let  cat out of the bag, let me not hoodwink, am not the most ecstatic man on earth am not anywhere close to that. Blogging and articles contained herein are developed and written as a result of passion. Anytime you grow to be passionate about what you do , you develop a liking towards it such that there is nonentity that can stop you from settling on your dreams. Thank God, i love blogging and better so penning down articles meant to help uplift people’s optimism .It helps me place them a notch higher to achieve their life goals and desires.
This has given me a new brand name “Ng’ang’a The Blogger ™”  and to be sure of  what am talking about; walk along Cassandra street and other off- drives of Kenyatta University. Ask most of the aspiring politicians in the student council, how they savagely seek after me to do for them  social media campaigns . With an obvious belief-that i have masses behind me. Well, they do get a rude shock when i turn their entreaties down in the name of not compromising on what am called for.
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That aside, back to my story. Am exhilarated when i get feedback from my esteemed diehard blog subscribers, they cascade me with praises which  I don’t much about their ingenuity. I have to scuffle hard to know who is piloting  me to the right path and who is not. In days to come i will  overtly   concede  that there are a times when i feel knocked down to my knees, disenchanted  and i feel that i equally need  ‘food for soul’ to get going. I also, don’t know it all. I cannot stand alone for long. I need you. I need the other person but that doesn’t infer that i will have to wait for ‘him’ and ‘them’ to be able to effectuate my  goals and ambitions. I don’t settle for less than what i once dreamt of becoming. I can’t sleep before I see that come true. I will stand up fight by all means to see myself being transformed to a man of purpose and germaneness to the society. Plant a smile on my mother. Help those who look up to me to turn out to be all that they have wanted to be.

Today, as i speak to you dear readers, i urge you to get out of stupor , find , pinpoint  and settle for what you are passionate about and that what gives you maximum  satisfaction  .   Do it so well  and if it proves to be hard-hitting  and no other thing is thriving  at least passion will keep you there. And if passion doesn’t work, after you have done all your best then just know that isn’t what you were meant to be. Go back to the drawing board, collect yourself and find your true nature before you get covered by layers and heaps of dust.

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Envying the Child I was.


It’s a matter of you leading/following or getting out of the way ”. Ng’ang’a The Blogger

crawling baby @ngangathebloggerThere was a time I was and I used to be a weaning baby, yes a toothless child. Those were the days I was not fathoming what really goes on around the world. I did not know much about planet earth. I only had a vague glimpse of my mother and a few people who used to baby-seat me.

All that I experienced during that time was absolute irresistible love, everybody wanted to poke my face telling me, “Grow, grow child.”

Time drifted slowly, I gradually started having a handle on environment which I was in. The Kikuyu accent started to imbibe and not long I started pronouncing ‘green’ as ‘gleen . I could not tell what the difference between ‘L’ and ‘R’ was in terms of elocution, for in any case no one sees the picture while inside the frame. I later came to find that’s the real identity of Kikuyus you know Mount Kenya’s chaps.

Time to get schooled came, I entered class enthusiastic and zealous but worst of it , I didn’t know why I was in school. Maybe age dictated?  Or my parents forced me. Time went on and a little while I started realizing that being in school makes one a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer and less than that was an abomination. So I started singing, “ when I grow up I would like to be a doctor!” Not because I had the doctor genes in my veins but because the atmosphere by then dictated so. As a child I was never conscientious of my life. I cared less. I didn’t have to worry so much about myself, someone else was. My mother was at the forefront in ensuring that I was as much comfortable as possible.

I was innocent : Very innocuous indeed. Ask Jesus, if his second coming was during my childhood era, I could have gotten an uninterrupted entry to the so-said glory and paradise of heaven .

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But today things have changed, taken a rather  new course. I would say that, today am held responsible of my actions and moves. . Today am required to set my own principles and guidelines to adhere to. Am always planning and laying strategies ahead of time on how to make my life a success .Things that I never I did as a youngster. I have to say a strong NO to some things because I have already said YES to some other better ones.

Peoples’ pseudo –love has faded away . Nobody shows their love and compassion towards me. Others doing this deliberately because I have my own unique core values that I uphold and whoever doesn’t embrace them doessn’t become part of me. I apply jig-saw fit theory, if you do not fit then suit yourself. It’s a matter of you leading/following or getting out of the way. No wonder I have very few friends around me.

Let me strongly bear a witness that I envy infancy life by all means. A good feeling, when the entire society is minding about your well being among numerous other things. But who said I was to forever remain a child? I am now in realistic world where am compelled to face world on my own. A lone ranger. I have to hold fort of my life, liking it as it is and fighting very hard to change where I can.

When all is gone and seems like nothing is what it used to be, God almighty’s  love and care remains unchanged . He guides us only when we accept to be in him.

 




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Success Has a Process


Start Small, End  Big.”

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A crawling baby. Photo Credit: Nick Chiles

When a child is born and immediately starts talking and walking, wont you be startled?
Won’t you say this is associated with sorcery or conspiracy? Why?
This answer is quite simple? Typically, as soon as the baby is born, he should crawl, talk, walk, and among numerous others.
So, at the present you have a dream of becoming the next big thing? Yeah, I know, but this won’t happen overnight. You have to assume fortitude of a Saint and work so hard and objectively to get to where you want to be. I have always been tempted to covet, though it’s a sin, this particular Mercedes S class, and so anytime I think about getting a job this thought comes also hand in hand.
When I receive my first salary I will ensure that I have purchased myself this Car of my dream.
But I forget to ask myself the many years it has taken for that chap to get money to own the same car.
All that we see is a full packaged movie that goes for an hour or two but we don’t take time to find out what was behind the scene. A lot was done, some scenes were done up to fifty times before coming up with the best clip from just a single scene. what an embarrassment!
At this point lets agree to drop our heightened expectations and we start working on our dreams. Not just a mere desire.
I met someone who was passing judgment on my very blogs in the name of making them look more enticing, her advice never fell on deaf ears, however I had only one message for him.
“A child is never born with teeth.”
Let me grow,allow me to build muscles, am not yet up to that level. You are raising me up higher than I am. An element of time is always the best and better still when God is the timer.

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Wait for the yeast to work, a day, which I can get a whiff of from far is coming when will be fully baked. Keep in mind that a butterfly aided to get out of its cocoon spend rest of its time crawling. I don’t want to spend rest of my time crawling when am bequeathed with aptitude to fly.

There is a valid reason as to why rites of passage follows a certain order. You are born, you get initiated, you marry and later on you die. There is a logic behind this.
And if by chance you miss out on one of this stages you will go back there and you will pay dearly.
A popular Benga Musician Ken Wa Maria during his interviews was asked how he lends a hand to those who are under him and he said
“When I see you have a talent and you have really worked diligently under me, I assist you. I offer you a few guitars and drums set to go and start your own Orchestra Band
However anytime he did this he was ending up regretting for the reason that those he assist ends up hurling insult at him. Saying that he deceived them. But then why?
When they now go to face the real market (i.e. music industry) on their own they usually assume that its a downhill and when it doesn’t work out at all, they hurl insults at him.
From this encounter, the spanner boys around him do not consult to know where to start from and where to start they just want to find themselves superstars in a short span of time. But that can’t work!

You get the first salary, you want to do everything with it: Buy your dream house, live your best life .That can’t work either! Be patient, plant seeds of your dreams, weed them against any possible distractor. Ultimately your dream will just end up being what you have wanted it to  turn out to be.
What do populace say when they see your driving your own pricey car within a short while after securing yourself a job? Sure bet they start saying you are either an illuminati or a wanted robber. And one would ask why? Everybody knows that in success you have channels to follow before we honor you as one.
Starting small is the best way to go. It doesn’t make sense to see an influential person degrading, losing dignity and great conferred titles and winds up by becoming an unimportant person. A trivial one indeed.
Be energized, do more and more. Once you are done do not settle upon the first victory remember many tongues are in-waiting to proclaim that the first one was just but a luck.
In Japan soon after second world war Kaizen principle was introduced by by-then government to help the country reinstate their badly hit economy .The principle fundamentally revolved around making continuous improvement, in a long-term approach by working systematically seeking to achieve small and incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.

The point am driving home; start small and keep moving forward even if it means just one step.
Haba na haba hujaza kibaba Swahili men said this long ago.
Remember we only have 26 alphabets and 10 digits but we are able to combine those words and digit to come up with books that are up to thousand of pages.
Don’t fear to start small.
Even if it’s in business there is such nothing like small money.

Do not be afraid,
Rise up today, start with the small  that you have and before long you will bequeath what you have not.


 

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Exams are Just But Part Of The Journey Of Life , Destination Is Still in our Hands!!


Let Not Your Life Be Dictated By Your Academic Failures.

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Students sitting for a national exam

Ask Whoever sat for Kenya Certificate Of Secondary education (K. C. S. E) national exams in year 2015 knew what fear and tension means.
All of them were pregnant with expectations, others were not worried much by the grade they would score, they prayed most to the deity they hold dear that their exam should not be canceled.
Wednesday of  that week  (2nd March 2016 the day before release of K.C.S.E) the eave of the release of the national exams the aforesaid students can tell you how viciously fear gripped them ,their stomachs went hollow. The fear of failing surpassed the joy of passing. And overcoming it was near impossible.
Finally the results were out and all students who had gotten excellent grades came on our screens to elucidate on meaning of hard-work and the virtue of having faith in God.
Those who failed had their own excuses.
Their apparent reasons being being crystal clear
Even the blind saw what happened last year when students were sitting for their exams.
Who have forgotten about the outrageous cheating cases and enormous exam leakages?
A student was at wanton liberty to see a paper that was to be done the following day.
Whatsapp messages and images were circulating all over cyber space ,it only needed you to have some pocket data, you get connected and from there on it was not hard to receive exam leakage in advance.
Later on after the release of the results, the “lucky” students scored excellent grades and they vehemently came out in large numbers to celebrate and you are left wondering what they were celebrating.
But in a form of plethoric irony were they really celebrating their hard earned honest results?  Or were they magnificently jubilating upon the best students and schools in cheating?  I dare ask.
Those who never passed were considered idiots in that they cannot memorize what they saw on that paper some hours before the exam.
This grades are given such a weighty importance that if you don’t score to satisfaction the only suitable advice that would be laid upon you is to repeat to give it a second shot.
Others decides to go an extra step going back to form three assuming that’s where they lost track.
All of them struggling to get A’s supposedly because if you get the said grades you are going to be admitted to some our top ranked universities and pursue the most lucrative and competitive courses in Kenya like Engineering, Medicine, Law, Forensic science amongst numerous others.

I have never up to date known who said that getting A’s is a guarantee of future success.
This is a notion which has been created, it never started yesterday and so I don’t aim to end it today.
It was never started by one person and so I alone cannot be able to end it or can i?
There are some who utilize their academic abilities to the maximum and when it’s appears as not pre-requiscitively enough they decide to raise it a notch higher by any means possible,so don’t be puzzled when you see them cheating.
A student whose best ability is to get a B-decides to cheat and lucky enough they get those excellent grades –A’s to be specific and so the big question is: what will happen when they are admitted to do a course that is not equivalent to their know-how?
And wonder why students taking architecture, Forensics, medicine are ever retaking and re-retaking units.
Am not insinuating that getting A’s is bad, you will be surprised when you take a glance at my result slip to find that in almost all the tested subjects I scored plain A’s and even currently I do pass my exams, but I refuse to be defined by them.I consider myself too brilliant to be defined by a single paper. Your ingenuity cannot be defined by an examination. It is unfair that after four or sometimes five years of studying, everything you learn gets down to a two-hour paper. An A child will be of great use to you and me. Well we can’t avoid knocking at their doors at Doctor’s plaza or flying in his jumbo540 planes.

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An A which is genuinely worked for has not lost its meaning, l believe what has lost meaning is that A awarded to a D material that never worked for it. So let me not look like am mocking the fruits of hard work.
We have revolutionized our education systems from knowledge gaining institutions to exam-centered institutions.
That’s why after finishing school most people consider doing academic burning. They totally forget about what they were taught.
I blame it all on our education system. A child is taken to school with one motivational motto   ” Education is the key to life”  but no one bothers to elaborate further what that means. How will it continue being key to life when a child is surrounded by a filthy rich thieves  and  at the same time poor graduates?

Education is just a basis of life and not a means. It should be a platform where one discovers their potential and limitations in order to make wiser decisions with regards to their future but unfortunately an A grade is the target that we all were trained to achieve, anything less than that was/is an abomination. I still have a strong conviction that we need to revert our education systems to the purpose they were supposed to serve or else we wouldn’t have proper doctors to treat us or qualified architects to design our skyscrapers. It would be of enormous importance if we all came to to the realization that we work in synergism.
A millionaire who had a C can’t perform a surgery on his/her heart in case of heart problem, it’s the cardiologist who will rise to the occasion.

We have different roles to play. Quality of grades doesn’t matter what you do with them  does.Our lives shouldn’t be dictated by our academic achievements or failures.
Become an all rounder life has a lot to explore.
Have you ever calculated how far your talent can take you?


 

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Three things My 21 Years Of Age Have Taught Me


  • “You have a legacy to protect so proceed with caution”

            Ng’ang’a The Blogger 

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Monday 15th February 2016 marked my 21st birthday.

All of my great friends – friends to die for gathered to celebrate me .

Each one of them had an unsimilar version  of who  i was to them.

We enjoyed it and it was really astounding.

 

Period!! That was the birthday.

As friends made the scene colourful and lovely there was a point at issue that was lingering in my mind and it really took sometime for me to unravel it  but thank God at last i got  the way out .

The question was – what has my 21 years stay on Earth Taught Me?

And here are the teachings i have gotten,

  1. NEVER GROW BIG FOR GOD.

I have made, though not more, rounds here in Kenya ;I have interacted with a lot of people ranging from prominent and celebrities to impecunious poverty stricken folks residing in dilapidated slums of Kiandutu and i have come to a subtle conclusion that no one successful makes it when they detach themselves from God.

Humility is the key here, when one humbles himself before God, God makes him stand before Men.

Someone said that “Our best-no matter how good it will never be complete if we leave God out of the picture.

Its only when a creature connects itself with its creator that it gets to know its purpose.

Since the creator have got the original plans of the creature.Connect yourself to  God and sure enough you will know your purpose in this life.

 

   2.Always develop a positive Mindset.

Mindset is that picture that we create towards all that we come across. This is what most people would loosely term as ATTITUDE. A positive mindset enable you to achieve even when it is seemingly impossible.

A positive frame mind is your vehicle to success . Its the determinant of how  you respond to challenges, approach change and deal with difficulties—even how you think about yourself—are all key factors in success, both in life and business .

A negative mind is not teachable ,its conservative and hard to change. It subscribe to a school of thought driven by a rigid philosophy which says that an Old Monkeys are never taught ways of the forest.

No one is too  or old or young to learn something. You just need to accept that you don’t know by that you are creating a room for packing more knowledge .Let you know that your mind is the most elastic organ you possess and  it can stretch beyond your comprehension. So anytime you say that you can’t please be  remembering this .

Do not become a captive of cynicism all is possible

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   3.You have a legacy to protect ,so proceed with caution.

There is a day that we will all wake up to a rude shock.

That day when you shall  relinquish life  and you will be no more.

Your life chapter will be closed that day.

This day is never known and if we do we only speculate

This is the day that your family members will unite  to grieve over you.

Friends will wear black  , others  will wail all along  but that won’t wake you up from death.

People will start coining their sides of stories .Some will get off chest that you really became of help when they most needed you and more narratives  of that sort.

Money that you had will get finished , status that you had acquired will fade away , your position in job will be succeeded, all  wealth that you had amassed-cars, buildings , real estates  will all  be inherited by your children and relatives  .

Everything that you had will get over and be done with.

Amid of all there is one thing we are assured that will forever remain  even when you are gone-legacy!

Legacy is to define how you want to be remembered when you are not there to defend yourself.

What kind of image do you want to leave in people’s mind? A hero? The best athlete? The most wanted criminal? A terrorist?

Anytime i hear  Wangari Maathai being mentioned i see a clean and a  green environment.

Talk about  of Osama Bin Laden reminds me of terrorists

When Idi Amin is named  anywhere he reminds me of tyrannical leaders.

What do you want to be  known for by generations and generation’s generations? Be remembered for good things that you did and many lives that you transformed for better.

 In a snapshot you’ve got to apprehend that you have a legacy to protect so that when you are gone it will speak on your behalf.

As i hope to count more years , turn more pages and chapter of this short  life i will have to keep in mind that  every day is  the first day of the rest of my  life or career.  I don’t care if it’s not Monday or January 1st.  The other six days of the week or 364 days of the year work too.  This means that I get to box up all my  so-called failures as if they never happened.  Unfortunately, this means you box up your successes too. The great news is that both of these actually cause strain which you can now let go.  Every day technically is a new beginning.


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You Can as Well as Make it in Africa


 

LET’S RISE UP AND START WRITING THE AFRICAN SUCCESS STORY.

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If where you come from really  matters,
Obama won’t be today’s president of the United States of America
Lupita Nyongo won’t have been heard leave alone known
This boy will lead and make Africa great.

 

 

I posted this photo and the same caption to all of my social media accounts and what  interested me most  were the responses i got from my Facebook page fans.
A few comments  i got are here.

Hassan Atwetwe said:

Unajuaje kama kijana hataishia kuwa drunken master  ? 

How do you know? He might end up being an alcohol addict

Humphrey Mairura said:
He will never, this is Africa Obama himself made it in the U. S

Chirchir Joshua said:

You  are forgeting that lupita’s dad Anyang Nyongo is a professor?Lupita wasn’t even born in Kenya.

Now i want to basically narrow down and be particular,  precise and straight to the point.
This comments are merely a manifestation of negative mindset and a clear illustrations of Captives of  cynicism.
If i commence by referring to  Chirchir’s comment; he has a reasoning that if your parents are learned so shall you. If what made Lupita Nyongo successful and famous is that her father was a Professor then i can  bring him a dozen of  professors that i know and believe you me none of their children will be  barely half of where Lupita is right now.
So there is a point worth noting- success is neither inherited nor diffused, success is sought singly.
And so did Lupita,  she was not blinded by her father’s title ,wealth and status – she stepped out of the odds of the world and went to seek her own glory.

Do not assume that you will become successful because of your proximity to successful people for once you lose contact with them your story will be over unless you choose to rewrite it again.

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Taking note of Humphrey Mairura’s post.
I will start by being sorry for him,
That he  can  on a daylight,  unapologetically  say that this is Africa- where  he seemingly seem to suggest that Africa is doomed and no one can make it from it.
He seems to turn a blind eye to the fact that we can but quote a lot of people who have made it success in Africa. Chris Kirubi   and Aliko Dangote just but a few of the richest  and successful men  we have in Africa who are  highly ranked in the Whole globe.
Opportunities do not open up because you have shifted from  your area of specialization or areas of your  residence.Absolutely No! That’s just but a mere  fallacy Opportunities are created,they don’t just pop up.
The American’s travel from their designated countries and land here in Kenya. Why do they come? If  Africa was not worth would they come?
I can quote Dr Wale Akinyemi the renowned newspaper columnist,  once said “You can not be a lizard in Nairobi and expect to become an Dinosaur in New York ”

Opportunities are made they don’t just open.
That’s just a primitive thinking, past and long forgotten Africa is on rise, things are going to become better.

Lets go beyond limit we are the  people to re-write the African story afresh and we can’t achieve this if we still have the same mindset.

We have to  drop  the inferiority complex frame of mind,an inclination illustrated by lack of self-worth, doubt, uncertainty, and feelings of not measuring up to standards.

We can make it .

Obama said this and he made it.

Its your time to say that you can and sure enough you will.

Together we say  “Africa 
Can make it.”


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Spirit of Enthusiasm


“Just as a stagnant water produces a bad smell , so is a stagnant career , it breeds frustration and low morale. ”

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It took some weeks for me to try and apprehend what the term enthusiasm means and among the best description of the word I got was that enthusiasm is  “the spirit of god within”.

Dwelling on this then the Spirit of enthusiasm would simply be termed as the force(from that god) that propels and  keeps us moving  ;thus it  deters us from stagnation.

Stagnation brings to halt  personal and societal development .Just as stagnant water produces a bad smell , so is a stagnant career , it breeds frustration and low morale.

Those are the people who have never ever felt satisfied  with their current dwelling zones. Nobody should be at peace when they keep doing  what they have been doing there before  for  no different outcomes are expected .

DO SAME THINGS?

IN THE SAME WAY?

AND EXPECT TO GET DIFFERENT RESULTS?

In actual sense this is what Albert Einstein termed as Insanity.

You must deliberately make sure that you are doing something much different from what you have been doing otherwise it will be a total of crap.

Rt. Honorable Raila Amolo Odinga is  a  strong  and influential politician who have been eying the presidential seat with all might since year 1997 up-to date .He acts as a good case study reference to those who have a strong conviction that practice practice makes perfect. Standing clear on this, its not going  to be a practice of the same things every now and then and instead its a practice of  junks of  activities targeting the same objective.

When this doesn’t work try that!

Be a game changer use plan B if plan A proves to be futile.

Shuffle those cards again and see the results.

Stagnation will see you nowhere ;and if it will , it will only see you being irrelevant and before long you become totally  nonexistent.

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The fact that your company is the best selling today its not a guarantee that it will remain on top in five years time.

Its time  for the company to keep plugging in new ideas as they emerge in this evolving world .If Nokia the  renown mobile phone  manufacturer would file for bankruptcy then no one of us is immune of being irrelevant.

An idea no matter how brilliant it is; has a shell life and sell by date for they keep being outdated by the current needs and situations.An idea that you are having now will be  totally out of place in ten years time.

What makes your idea suitable today :its merely because of the prevailing circumstances.

If you have any idea may it be in  business , in science,in politics or in any other field rise up and make it practical today.

An idea is good, better when relevant and becomes the best when executed.

If you happen to meet your friend who you last saw in 2010 and then you all over sudden bump onto him in 2016 , then before he greets you the first thing he says is “Oh my God , you haven’t changed a lot”

My dear friend you should be worried and don’t take this as a compliment for all that he has deduced is that you have wasted a whole six years.

YOU in 2010 should be very different from YOU in 2016 in terms of thinking ,building personal capacity , reasoning and emotional balance should be changing as time  and circumstance forces.

In any case change is inevitable.

Embrace upward mobility and forward progress .

Count on me ,things will change if you stick to this.


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Be You-World Will Adjust


“No façade, no pretence, no rules or limits; just you and only you. “

Ng’ang’a The Blogger

One of this recent days i decided to have a nature  walk with one of my closest associate  along the way we saw a group of women chit-chatting  some distance ahead of us and  one of them happened to be expectant to mean that any soon she would bring a new creature to planet earth.

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David Rudisha in a previous IAAF world athletics competition held in China year 2015 .

As we continued advancing to where  they were i would now clearly hear what they were saying.

The other women were cheerfully congratulating the expectant lady for accepting to keep  the child in her womb.

Well we went past those women but all along there was one thing that was lingering in my conscious mind.

“Why would this women just congratulate that one lady and forgot that there was a man who as well facilitated this?”

 

 

Long before i could unravel this puzzle i came to conclusively say that

“HARD WORK DOESN’T  NECESSARILY  MATTER ,RESULTS DO.”

To this women;they didn’t want to care how this one lady got expectant, all what they wanted  to celebrate is the result of hard work.
The same case i would contextualize it with life -How many people celebrate the successful you and forget about the  YOU who was troubled so much to be where you are today.
Nobody cares where you have come from as much as you are successful ,that’s enough-period!!
No one cares how you spent sleepless night penning down strategies on how to become what they are seeing you as today, or how many times you have fallen trying to find the path and gate of your destiny-people won’t care.

Even when its a case of a student who sits for any exam and passes highly no one bothers to care how the student got that excellent grade-very few knows that the student trans-nighted reading, spent all the time 24/7 in the library trying to uncover the hidden knowledge in those books.

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WHAT IF YOU NEVER MADE IT?
Now this is the time people tries to come up with their vague suggestions and misleading theories are jolted down of the reasons why you failed.

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Wincate Wacera an expectant lady anytime to bring  a creature on earth

If the same lady was never expectant and this would be her sixth year since she got  married
People will distance themselves from her and will start backbiting

“She’s barren,she has aborted severally no wonder she has never had child all this time”  or “She must be taking a lot of pills”

 

 

In case of a student who just failed they will say
“His cunning behavior can’t let him to concentrate on his studies”
When its a politician who has just failed in a Democratic post they will say
“He even never campaigned_no wonder he failed

Conclusively we would say; to people what matters is the result of your hard work ,they will not bother to know how hard it has been to be where you are right at the momet
But conversely if you fail they will have a good explanation and some nice tales as to why you never made it.

THE BIG QUESTION will be do you do your best to please people?
And the obvious will be “NO”
An American stand up comedian, actor and author Bwana William Henry A.K.A Bill Cosby once said,

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

If you do what you usually do in bid of pleasing people you will find yourself in a cross road with a million of ways  leading  you to different destinations .

So its upon you to stand firmly and know where you are headed to for if you don’t aim at a specific place you will be dropped anywhere along the way.

Its not a matter of the  perfect you-just a point of ever progressing forward and never listening to everyone some people will automatically lead you astray.

When you have done all your best its very evident that God does the rest -Your best  must not be extremely excellent it could as well as be average but truly clinging on to God he will assure  you that “LITTLE IS MORE WHEN HE IS IN IT

Do not compete with anyone ,if you will have to, then compete with the person you were yesterday.

Reason is so clear -we are in our different races for we have got our defined  unique short and long life objectives. I may be competing to become the best dad  with  a person who is yearning to become the best political activist. So in short i would say i have wasted all of my energy -competing with the wrong ones

When i came to stop doing all this is when i woke up like it  has been my routine.

So while I was jogging one  morning , I noticed a person who was about half  a kilometer ahead of me.

I could tell he was running a little slower than me and I thought, good, I shall try to catch him. I had about a kilometer before I needed to turn off. So I started running faster and faster. Every block, I was gaining on him just a little bit. After just a few minutes I was only about 100 meters behind him, so I really picked up the pace and pushed myself.

You would have thought I was running in the last leg of an Olympic competition. I was determined to catch him. Finally, I did it! I caught and passed him. On the inside I felt so good. “I beat him” Of course, he didn’t even know we were racing. After I passed him, I realized I had been so focused on competing against him that I had missed my turn. I had gone nearly six blocks past my turn and I had to turn and go back.

Its unnecessary competition which led me nowhere rather than leaving me much tired than i should have been.

At last

Be Yourself no matter what other people think

God made you the way you are for a good reason

That aside an original is more worth than just a copy.

 

 

#BeInspired

#NgangaTheBlogger


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Disrupt The Status Quo


Strive to be a Visionary. 

Some people would wish to continue to hover in the territories of their own familiarity. They fear to get out terrains that they are not accustomed to. We would loosely term this as Fear of Unknown.
They simply cannot try out what they do not know and are very satisfied with where they are at a particular time,may it be in business ,academics, political approach  or just in making  general mileage in life .

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This are the same kinds who abides to the law of logic to the latter which states that an A is an A. An Apple is an Apple. In other words, something is what it is and not necessarily what one thinks.

And therefore most of this people would choose to do things the way they found them.
They relentlessly follows status quo and have never dared to disrupt it.
This kind of people is who most of us are and most people you see around follows under this part of a normal curve of –Ordinary People.
Ordinary people never risks they merely are risk covers.

They will never execute a business idea that they have, they can never dare to contest for a democratic post for all that they see is negativity,defeat and impossibility.

A positive mind set is so foreign to them.
They see a glass which is half empty.

If you come across them and tell them to attempt a a particular thing and it happens that they absolutely have no idea ,They will walk away and tell you “THAT’S NOT WHO I AM.”
What a conservative ,rigid and a stifled mindset  they have .People who do not create possibilities of who they can become.

In most case these people subscribe to school of thought that is driven by a cowardly philosophy – BETTER DEVIL YOU KNOW THAN AN ANGEL YOU DO NOT.

They will never lose the sight of the shore and its guaranteed that they will never discover new lands .

This are people who were born with innate ability to crawl but  they would choose to be sitting,though they were meant to walk they choose to be crawling ,they can fly but they prefer to be  walking others totally choose to do nothing.

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Thank God we have ,though few ,special kind of people well known as Visionaries or foresighted men .

People who are foresighted and are  able to imagine and create future at the present moment.

They are able to create a possibility out of impossibility- to them every thing is possible not even the word itself the word says i’m possible.

They fly even when they were bound to walk.

They can crawl even when they were meant to sit.

They see a  glass half full.

They have a positive mindset all the time and are ever  yearning to procure  new knowledge and skills.

However they suffer from constant criticism and ridicule, others would say they are abnormal . Just like i said they are ever positive and you will see them take this as a compliment for they know that its only abnormal people who changes the world

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Strive to be a visionary

Now as we wide up the talk  and begin a new year ,Someone is seeing this and evidently realizes that he follows under the category of ordinary people; its high time you rise up ,engage the right gears and catch up with Visionaries as they run this world with great zeal.

Have a foresighted year 2016 as you purpose to be a visionary!!!


 

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Want to be Excellent? Surround Yourself with Excellent People


You are an Average of Five People you Hang Out With

12041209_1645567915660133_1503810492_oEvery person was ,will or is great because of the kind of people he surrounds himself with.

On the other hand every person was,will or is a great failure because of the kind of people he chose to be with.

It used to be a cliché  by many of our teachers back in high school or primary school or even at the Kindergarten level that we should avoid what they termed as “Peer Pressure” but i partly disagree with them.

Evidently because they didn’t  make it crystal clear what kind of peers we should avoid.For instance why should i avoid a friend who shows me how to solve a sum or to write a project work?

Why should i avoid a peer who tells me lets read an extra book?

Why should i avoid a companion who  gives me a totally new business idea which i never had before?

All what am trying to elucidate is, we should qualify and quantify the kind of people we call our friends and our closest associates may it be in business in academics or other places in our lives where success is the utmost stuff .

As we do all this we should ask ourselves what kind of people we  do partner with? Are they people who adds value to our lives ? Are they people who makes us any better?

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I remember one day when the exam scripts were returned and unfortunately two friends who i will seek them to remain anonymous had  gotten zero(0) mark and all what they did after realizing this, was to hysterically laugh at each other in a way that suggested they were comfortable with their ugly scores.Such are kind of people who  we should by all might,distance ourselves from .

Opinion of my thought :if this two were really great friends,they ought to have been sad about this and instead of hysterically laughing a each other they should have suggested on how to make the exam mark better in  future.

Partner with people who sees you better than they found you.

People who suggest on the way forward to see success as the only  ultimate goal-achieved.

Partnership of Android inc  with Samsung birthed a high quality product because partnership involves blending of masterpieces to give product of it own kind and uniqueness.

A friend who seeks to get everything from you doesn’t qualify to be a friend,the only suitable definition for them can only be a parasite.

No matter how much we try resisting what those we hang around with have ,we will always be finding ourselves adopting some of their characters even if it means slowly by slowly.

If this happens to be the case why don’t we hang around with those who have outstanding achievements- so that we may adsorb the good part of them.

Friendship means that you can share all moments without leaving one another when conditions are unfavorable.

One great thing  i know is that no one makes it alone besides person’s hard work and determination a person success will also depend on how he connects with those people who have already made it.

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A mentor once told me that no matter how many close people you have in your network, if you want to be truly great, you must have three essential people in your life at all times this are: 

  • A person who is older and more successful than you to learn from
  • A person who is equal to you to exchange ideas with
  • A person below you to coach and keep you energized

Just like dogs, in some cultures,  they are of low regard and one analogy might be that hanging around people of a lowly status is to infest yourself with their issues. Who do you count as your friends? How particular are you? What kind of influence do you have on those around you or do others have more influence over you? Does the influence lift you up or bring you down? Does your influence and integrity waver with the quality of your surroundings?

One must be of strong integrity and faith to maintain influence with others plagued with bad habits. However there is no greater goal than lifting a person up for good.

The ultimate impact, hopefully, draws them closer to God through the example of a loving spirit.

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