OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE (3): where learning stops growth ends, decay kicks in

2. Knowledge / Information

Knowledge is power; and without proper knowledge there is a waste of energy, time and resources. Determine the kind of information, qualification or experience that is required for your endeavor. If you need a University degree or senior degree pursue it. Don’t settle for short cuts.

Get a relevant mentor/coach/role model that have walked the path and they can provide you with valuable advice and guidance in the path that you are taking. Sound council is the integral part of success.

Be a reader; find time to read about your subject of interest. Ignorance is an expensive liability. Ironically the more you read is the more you realise that you don’t know much, but the less you read (expose yourself to information and knowledge) is the more you think you know. Where learning ends growth ends, decay kicks in.

Before embarking on any great task lay a firm foundation; preparation time is the first and foremost step into any journey. Being well prepared enhances your confidence and success is guaranteed.

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OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE SERIES (2)…..continuation

  1. Time

Once time is wasted, it has been wasted. Therefore one cannot afford to spend time haphazardly.

It is very easy to keep postponing matters or activities to the next day or week or month, yet all we have is today. Whatever you have to do; now is the time to do it.

To utilize your time fruitfully you must:

  • Set priorities. What is more important and what is more urgent?
  • Avoid a busy (clustered) lifestyle. It is easy to be too busy but have little results. When you find yourself complaining of not having enough time in your day or week, check what you are doing. Is it all worthy of your time? Is it all beneficial to your vision?
  • Plan your entertainment or extramural activities. There is a lot of time wasted by just hanging around or sitting on the couch.
  • Deal with the habit of procrastination. Set yourself deadlines. Set yourself short-term and long-term goals. Never wait for everything to be conducive or for everything to fall into place before pursuing your goals or vision. The perfect moment is now.
  • Start with work and end with play. Rather let play be a form of self-reward after you have successfully completed what you have set yourself to accomplish.
  • Get enough rest. It is useless to spend time working while tired and end up with sub-standard results.
  • Take responsibility of your actions. Always try to account to yourself or to someone close to you. Train yourself to always look inside you; what is it that you could have done better or you should change in order to be a better steward of your time?

You are responsible for the time allotted to you, for the gifts and talents you have, and the great destiny you have before you. Make wise choices.

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Your success in life depends on how you optimize these things:

  1. Time
  2. Knowledge / Information
  3. Finding your core mission
  4. Self-discipline
  5. Discerning your seasons


Time is a very important resource, once lost it can never be regained. Not everything we are busy with is necessary, not everything we worry about is worthy of our time. To be continued….

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Obstacles do not mean you won’t succeed

Sometimes God gives you ‘shut up” blessings. Its up to you to exercise your faith and possess them. (Joshua 6:1). Just because the obstacles seem insurmountable does not mean you will not obtain what God has promised you.

Jericho was shut up, but God said to Joshua ‘see I have given you Jericho’. What is ‘shut up’ before you today? If He has said it’s yours then you cannot be intimidated by what you see. By God you will possess your promised victory.


Only your dream will work for you

Only your dream will work for you. You cannot live on your friend’s or your parent’s dream (s). Neither can you borrow or exchange dreams. It has to be something born within you, from your belly. Something that you can pour yourself upon to see it succeeding. That is the only dream that will produce mega results for you.

Without a dream or vision your life is incomplete. What dream do you have for your life? Where are you going? If you don’t have an answer search within you. You will experience peace once you have a clear vision for your life.