Thursday, August 29, 2013

Give Your Best - by Eta Uso (Jr)

Yesterday, while taking a break, I came across something which yielded some points worth pondering, and thus came this question for you and I:
 
..would you rather shun mediocrity and do rightly, what you have to do now, or would you have the time to do it all over again?

Knowing that in our world today, time and chance are two very powerful factors, am sure if we take cognizance of these facts, we would arrive at the right answer to the above question!
 
Shalom.
 
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Eta Uso (Jr)
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You Walked In Through That Door With Nothing Material - by Eta Uso (Jr)

“As long as you are proud you cannot know GOD. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.” ― C.S. Lewis.
Remembering always, how you walked in through that door, would ignite a sense of check and balance against giving room for pride to grow in you. No doubt, some of us where born into unequivocal affluence, while some of us were born into middle class or out-rightly poor families. However, the material state in which we were born into, does not change the fact that we all individually walked into this world with no material gifts. Thus, just as we had no power to choose which families we were born into, neither do we have the power even this day to assume the role of gods over the future.

Pondering on the above, it is only honourable that in whatever high state we find ourselves today, one should never keep walking like there is no ground below nor have any such notion that our achievements were/are by our sole-abilities. Thus, when we bend to look towards the ground, we shouldn't look to the ground to further 'oppress' but rather, we should always look to the ground to offer 'upliftment', that those who having being uplifted, may be able to offer upliftment to others as well.

We all need this consciousness.

Shalom.

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Eta Uso (Jr)
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Don't Swallow Everything - We All Have A Sense Of Taste. Taste it! - by Eta Uso (Jr)

Could it be out of laziness? Or simply out of the refusal to engage our minds even while at rest, that causes us to take in everything of what we are shown, rather than what it actually is.

How many of you truly analyze the words or actions of your mentor(s)? How many of you task yourselves to check that though you see red, it could actually be green? How many of you are even conscious that you embody a mind of your own? To this last question, the problem is simple, you can never be conscious that you possess a mind of your own, when you are not even conscious of the fact that you are unique.

Thus, on mentor-ship; yes, look up to your mentor(s), but that does not mean lose yourself to your mentor(s).

Shalom.

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Eta Uso (Jr)
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Monday, August 26, 2013

Fear is Exaggerated - by Eta Uso (Jr)

What is fear? Am sure many people would find it difficult at instantly defining the meaning of fear. Most people would define fear by reusing the word 'fear' in their definition. Some other people would define 'fear' by the utilizing the word 'scared'.

Am sure almost no one, if any at all, would be able to give a proper definition of 'fear' within the first 5 - 10 seconds of being asked. What does this then tell us? Simply shows that 'fear' is not something we can physically hold onto. This further tells us that our ability to embrace what we cannot define is simply out of our inability to utilize our power of 'choice'. Why embrace 'fear' when you can embrace 'boldness'? Both characteristics are non-physical, thus our ability to choose between both resides in our minds. Knowing this, why then do we choose 'fear' and its accompanying limitations, when we can as easily choose 'boldness' and its accompanying abilities to conquer our world.

If you have ever confronted your fears with boldness, I can precisely tell that you would agree - 'fear' is overrated.

'Fear' only exists when you make it your choice, same as 'Boldness' only exists when you make it your choice.

Choose one!

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Eta Uso (Jr)
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This Is The Truth by Eta Uso (Jr)

Some people, either out of previous experiences or of self-exaltation, have tended to find perfect friendship with the entity known as 'paranoia'. These persons believe that someone or people out there is/are always trying to bring them down or stop them from achieving their goals. Today, I besiege you to give a chance at and embrace the attitude of 'Pronia' (the believe that the world is conspiring to help you). You would be amazed at the total turnaround and satisfaction this would bring you.

Embracing Pronia is not about being in denial. Rather, it is all about creating your own reality. The last time I checked, no man could/can truly define reality. Or if I make ask, what is reality? The answer is that, there is no answer. However, we all know that reality does exist. O yes it does! And it's simple; Reality is simply what you make it.

A trip to the Moon was never deemed possible until 'Believe' pondered it as a reality and thus it became a reality.

One man positioned his reality at becoming a President in a land where the black skin is still largely seen as second-class and today, he is the President of one of the world's most powerful nations.

Thus, who can dictate your reality for you? Anyone of course! And this would only happen when you choose to leave the task of designing your own reality to other people.

Therefore, Wake Up! Utilize your thoughts, your pen, whatever; just get up, set out and create your own Reality. And while at it, always remember that there are no rules and no limits. With these, I believe we could all be pioneers at different areas in this future of ours.

...and as you attain your Zenith, always remember this as well; Wait not for history to be kind to you, but ensure to Write Your Own History. No one can know the road more than the man who actually walked the path.

Shalom.

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Eta Uso Jr
Twitter: @royaltyuso

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Meal That Almost Kept The Eagle From Soaring

"My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Say to wisdom, You are my sister, and to insight, You are my relative. They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words...: I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink deeply of love till morning; let’s enjoy ourselves with love! My husband is not at home; he has gone on a long journey:...

...Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death."

Above text: Culled from Proverbs 7 [The Holy Bible]

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"As I've come to see the weaker side of me, I realized His grace is what I'll need...”

"When sin demanded justice for my soul, Mercy said no I'm not going to let you go, I'm not going to let you slip away, You don't have to be afraid!” Thank GOD for Jesus.

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GOD saves and he is always ready and available to salvage us and restore to us all that we lost while we were astray. This is confirmed in his word when he said;
'Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay double blessings for each of your troubles.’ - Zechariah 9:12.
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Thank GOD! He has given us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Shalom.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

You Have No Cause To Achieve Lower Than Your Mark

In-case you missed the heading, I would repeat it again for free; You Have No Cause To Achieve Lower Than Your Mark!

Like someone once said "Find out what you are really here for and chase it down with every sweat and fiber in your being". This quote applies to every aspect of your life, be it your academics; find out why you are really in school and chase it down with every sweat and fiber in your being. Until you begin to ask 'Why', you would never really appreciate the value of aiming and achieving the best in wherever you find yourself. It is an indisputable fact that if you do not know 'Why' you are in school, you would never understand 'Why' it is important that you read your books and achieve high grades every semester/term. Even in your local societies and even in politics at different levels, until you ask yourself 'Why' you have been elected to lead, you would never come to the complete understanding of the responsibilities and achievements that are expected of you. Wherever or at whatever task you find yourself, always ask 'Why' and assuredly you would always get an answer. When you get these answers, give your very best at it, I mean, all you've got and the results/milestones would amaze you. Success can never elude a man who gives his all in small, just as he would in big.

Why seek a second opportunity to right a wrong when you could have made it right at first instance if only you gave your best and didn't aim below your mark. Why seek a second opportunity to make an 'A' in class when you could have made it at first instance if only you had asked yourself 'Why' you were there in the first place and then given your very best at it.

Why seek a second chance to be a better leader when you could have been a better leader at first instance.

Why ever seek second chances when we all know that the clock never pauses nor rewinds. In essence, why seek to do the same thing twice when it could have been amazingly done at first instance, most especially as we all agree that time waits for no one.

Get a grip of yourself! Always ask 'Why' and it would always and assuredly help you focus on the task and achievement(s) expected of you.

Even if everything and everyone fails you, you cannot afford to fail yourself! Refuse to understand or believe in Excuses. The only people who give excuses are those who seek a second chance on one and same task.

Remember this; Champions do not give excuses! Champions always ask 'Why' and then they get answers and then they give their best at it and then they Win!

Shalom.

Eta Uso Jr
Twitter: @royaltyuso