June 2021

“You’re great. Be great!” Motivational words to boost your confidence.

Be great. Don’t wait to be given free. Free yourself from donors. For they are like a whetstone, they can give you the sharpness of the moment that isn’t in your make.

Starve yourself to be able to feed yourself. When you starve and believe that your starving can only end through you, you bring yourself to any rain and thunder and grow yourself through those few things you are and stand up.

Harden yourself through standing firm where others are being given free. Buying is not a shortcut. Shortcuts don’t lead to a destination you’ll love.

Let them be ahead. Let them build their houses. Don’t feel that you’re being left behind. Master building your foundation in the air so that you can be able to fly. Be great.

There are things in life you can only achieve after failing to admire those ahead and the means that got them ahead. They are things in life you can only achieve after admiring yourself and your capabilities. Success is failure to be unsuccessful.

There is always a person who is not up to his/her potential s/he isn’t adding up to the things going on in his/her life. When things are so, be not absent in your life. Stand up and tinker yourself like a smith tasked to supply swordsmen who are about to enter war but with not tools to begin with.

The biggest mountain you can move for yourself is you. You don’t wait for anoyone to move it, you don’t die trying move it, you do it to give to give your life what you intent to achieve. Be motivated by not having and having to have it through mostly yourself because you can be motivated to have more; and believe that more is not the ticket behind more; that it’s you behind more.

Help yourself. The rock is slippery. If you stretch another hand looking for one up above snatch it and help you up, you’re subtracting all you have to get the grip on that rock. It’s painful to be hopeless without the help from the one above you.

Help yourself. Don’t wait to be given free. Yourself is great. Make yourself great. Harden yourself and face the battle with sharpness that can last.

You are great. Be great.

Success is the depth of success in your definition

Success is the depth of success in your definition. A river is any river of any depth. The depth of a river is defined by mother nature. Sometimes you don’t need to stay a river of a shallow depth because you can pour your muscle into theirs free, and build them into rivers of greater strength and depth.

Your depth must not be limited by anything. You’re in charge. Wake up every morning to cook your future but don’t do this out of the most shallow vision if you want to grow deep.

Any definition of a discourse is a starting point to the discourse itself. Success is practice. You cannot come up right after defining it well the then forget to work for it.

What makes a person successful is discipline, and not discipline alone, hardworking, and not hardworking alone, persistence, and not it alone, knowledge and experience applied and not these alone—capital and one’s capability to harness is, but not it alone. It takes a wonderful gymnasium at home to build your body but not it alone. Success is a packed dish, if more ingredients are to be packed in it, its success is in the time and attention given to each by the chef.

You cook for yourself.

Success is like a facade. Bricks or wood rarely go alone from foundation to the roof. Success is a facade, the kind of you have no authority to hire contractors to work on it on your behalf if it is yours you’re building. So you’re the one to learn how to lay a foundation and lay it, how to stick bricks together with cement of work, and how to mix the right mixture of cement in your brains, and who to hang out with to inspect your work as an advisor and helper. When you get to the roof clear, you cover facade well knowing that your persistence and patience made you great, that each day that ever came to life in your sight was like a patient visiting your private surgery in need of intensive attention and with a suitcase loaded with cash just for you when you get the surgery right.

After all, real success, when it comes, should never get you into regretting why coming your way, or why coming your way that was. Not ever.

Learn to admit that you’re wrong and it’s not their fault. To end up correct.

In eighty per cent. of the times when there is a wrong either involving you or hurting you be either wrong inside. I say eighty per cent. because it is not much of the time you admit a wrong just to be punished for doing so. I say admit because when you do, you don’t blame someone. If you don’t admit much of the wrongs involving you or affecting you don’t see the right course of action to pick; you don’t create solutions but dead ends. You blame that’s the end of it. An end that is you visually impaired.

Admitting is the start of any quest. Admitting that you don’t have for example can result in you getting to look for what you don’t have. And if you admit that you’re poor you are different from one who thinks that he is not poor when he is. You are likely to walk out of poverty and be the most balanced individual with respect to the human race. Admitting the wrong (which is your poverty) instead of taking it as solely a problem by someone is a good starting point.

You need to start by admitting because most of the time when you take a wrong as yours or partly yours you correct it. When you find yourself in tension with a loved one admitting that the fault is partly yours can help to create a common solution. If they accept their part, if you do, the solution to come after is a solution with both contributions to the problem it is neutralising. You act quick when you admit. You throw some action where it is needed. Some solutions works depending on the angle you are putting them from. Hot solutions can burn. Calm ones with your part in them give you the power to make more and be meaningful in life.

Life is a one-time event but it’s a container of millions of wrongs, perfections, mere misses, good deeds, follow-ups and more. You as an individual must make the lanes. The requirements behind perfections are fault-free actions behind, including wrongs that are corrected to bake corrections. You don’t correct without having to admit much of the wrongs you are involved in, your history is involved in, their part of history is involving yours. Admitting is the first step behind a correction. Admitting that a correction is needed begins by accepting the wrongs that define the extent to which a correction can go. The level of perfection is a mileage that you can go with accepting the wrongs. When you’re not happy, dive into your part causing your lack of happiness before you look into theirs. Gather the long-term causes involved in your sadness first. Flirt with the short-term causes last.

It’s courage. To face yourself and say “you’re wrong for being this, for getting used to this, for being bad at this, for not mending this.” It is frightening not to be looking at them and say “they caused this I am, they harmed me, they were sleeping and I am covering their job, who am I to clean up someone’s mess.” Courage is bravery. You’re brave when you face yourself.

It’s someone’s mess. It may be. But it is yours now when it is involving your life. Your dad wasn’t a good dad. If you keep on being a bad child the pain is yours to feel. Admit that you can be a bad child before you think of someone behind that. For a reaction is big when the catalyst is inside. For reaction is zero when there is not a catalyst. She is your wife but are you being her husband. Admit so that you give first before you expect to be given. So that you understand that a loss is a gain.

You’re not in the court and no one can punish you for being wrong. Admit. Close your eyes. Open your mind and have it see deep inside you. For closing your eyes is not sleeping and inside you there is a bigger word to see. See and put what you must put to shame to shame. You are a human. Shameful is not you. Shameful is what you may contain. You’re a container.

You must admit that wrongs can be you without you having been there when they were made. Admitting is the first step. Doing something is another. Doing something with your doing something is again another. Engineers keep on modifying their work in the inside and but it’s natural and artificial forces it is designed to face, forces that are outside. When they put their work that way the result is the best work ever done.

Someone who is guilt doesn’t sit down and relax. He stands and fights like one involved. He doesn’t have to wait for them to fight for him. Be guilty in eight if the ten times and save yourself.

Sub-Sahara Africa’s culture of giving vs the money economy

Africa was introduced into the money economy a long time ago, and while she has no other alternative to lead her into prosperity other than the money economy she is resisting the money economy. The introduction followed by the resistance results in consequences. A big cause of that resistance, in my opinion, is our culture giving. We recklessly give.

Urban-rural linkages, rural-rural linkages and somehow diaspora-home linkages

This, in Africa, is a system of exchanging what’s produced without the involvement of trade (i.e. buying and selling). It limits the producer to end at only what s/he can give. The quantities and categories s/he can not give will not be his/her specialty.

In the previous post, I gave an example that best suits my own understanding of rural-urban linkages within an extended family. The BMW X6’s tank is filled up to full capacity or not. Dollars in the hundred range are spent. The destination is the owner’s rural roots where it can return from with two baskets of avocadoes, and virtually anything produced by the farming rural fraction of the family, as part of its payload. Those avocados are given free, they are not sold. And when the family plants seeds, they don’t plant much even when there is space to do so. Since money is not a motivating factor when it comes to production what’s put in the soil is only adequate by designation to give to a son employed in the town who visits during holidays and others in the village. In the village, as well, nothing is sold.

The son must give groceries and extra care. And the family is proud of him. And since he is the one who stays attached to the family he is what the family invests in better than the daughter who is not expected to be a provider but a capable wife. His education which is a greater part of the investment and which comes before his salary is a service that is bought. So we pay. We don’t get paid. The result is zero poverty solved.

When money is kept away from circulation it’s double entry with zero money involved and zero money made or zero wealth/economy created. Our giver can still get his credit and our receiver is unfortunately in debt which s/he must eventually get to give back. The neighbour will find no other way to handle it but to toss a quarter part of his/her goat when it is slaughtered. The son who got good grades at a good school through his uncle’s money which covered his tuition simply pays back by giving his cousins a place to stay when they need it in the town. He builds his house anticipating a relative and he is motivated by just that to such an extent that he can’t build more houses and make money out of the housing industry when his season of bounty comes. Ending up educated through the dynamics of the family is not a problem not finding the next step is. The number of graduates, the unemployed then emigrants increases.

Some giving makes sense. Some others don’t. And we are not getting to see through it that we are capable of producing better and more. We must give, but to remain not paid in all services we give kills an economy. In my upcoming motivational novel, Barbus, our very own Barbus said, “You’re required to think of what you’ll live through not what you’re living for.”

This explanation can help us to explain why remittances are not translating to progress. In Africa, we pay for our education and for our food coming from processing industries. In Africa, we’re never paid for the services we produce. We give. We are not given cash. We keep the money economy shallow to lead to our development. Because we have less money, our consumption discourages the development of advanced industries at large and we are likely to use one wheelbarrow (resource[s] for creating wealth) for twenty years, share it with six other neighbours who don’t have it.

Because we don’t have the resources to create our production is discouraging.

Our problem is tangled and it takes admitting that sometimes a culture can be wrong.

African governments: Giving to kill production and creativity in (or growth of) the private sector

On the national level, the government commands (gives free) the economy and crushes the private sector which must depend on being paid after producing goods or services then be taxed by the government. By discouraging the private sector the government keeps itself paid less or with less to give.

Africa Renewal, a UN blog, picked the case of Ghana and Zambia in their 2016 post. In an article with the heading Why Africa failed to industrialise, the two countries are said to have used what was said to be their commodities bonanza to fund non-productive issues like increasing salaries.

South Africa’s social grant system is another big thing wasted on non-productive issues. In the story of four Asian tigers, such grants were not the starting point. The starting point in South Korea and Taiwan was increasing exports, hence increasing production and be motivated through being paid after selling what’s produced. Produce and create are synonyms. Wealth-making is an art. Wealth is created. It isn’t distributed to end up wealth. If you distribute when you’re without you forget to create.

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28 June 2021

Be ‘materialistic’ in your youth, when decline creeps in cease to be and share. Africa is missing it.

Why Africa is not explosively developing? In my opinion, we are not being materialistic here as other economies did. A culture of giving, if it remains unmixed with the culture of selling everything, is a harm to our future as it had been in the past.

Be ‘materialistic’ in your youth, when decline creeps in cease to be and share. Africa is missing it.

Why Africa is not developing? Having had some the likes of Ghana better-off in the early 1960s to China, that is a question not to ask but to answer. But I found myself answering it to someone as if he had asked, “What part I can play/I should have played?” My answer was a diary entry and it explained the situation at a personal level, not the government policing. Where I involved the government I was blaming it for not encouraging another culture, a culture of creating wealth. Creating wealth is not accumulating wealth.

In Africa we give. We don’t sell. Too much double entry no cash involved, no money and wealth created.

On the morning of 28 June 2021, we were working in the fields. When my mother switched a topic to our poverty and how it was increasing over the years I couldn’t hesitate but cast my simplified words. When a relative in the town comes here, I said, in a BMW X6 he must load in the fuel tank his $100 only to be asking for two baskets of avocados in our garden for free. In fact, we give him before he asks. The whole village does that. Before two avocadoes are eaten in our house forty are already given to neighbours.

The motive to produce more is money. What more can we produce when we give free?

An area with the potential to be home to millions of avocado plants hosts only several thousands if not hundreds. A processing industry related to avocadoes including the cosmetic industry is discouraged to form.

In the town, the story is the same. When a brother gets some money in excess this year, knowing that it is not an opportunity to show up again, he builds two houses with the motive of giving his relatives from the rural side a place to stay when there is a need, not ten houses and become a business guy in housing. The more we produce and sell is the more money we create.

As I went on criticising our culture of giving, mother found someone to talk to but father moved in closer. He argued against me saying that I am a materialist in my view of things. He couldn’t find my sense in my arguing as I appeared to have attacked him in person. Having owned the villages first water pump and the power, we planted fourteen orange plants in 2014 and I was eighteen. $1200 was the bank loan my father requested for buying the grafted plants. Fourteen plants cost a hundred dollars, one seventy-five was the total we could have planted out of that loan, get another and buy another lot, plant more and end up with thousands of trees. Because such trees were planted after father said, “my grandkids will have a taste”, the motive to plant more than fourteen was not there.

Here the culture of giving is a culture of attachedness that makes resettlement schemes fail. Rural and urban people don’t de-attach themselves from a place, they establish themselves. So they will never follow an opportunity when they get to feel that it’s there in the country not here.

If I was being badly materialistic why people around me were feeling that their earnings were never adequate at any time and wishing that their child a good job especially overseas in Europe and America where he could earn and forward the excess via Western Union. From cigars that were being smoked to our dressing, we were feeling that there was not much and we were even struggling to have a matchbox with contents in it anytime we needed to light up the fire at our fireplace but, at one point in our life, we were afforded as a family to buy beer for the whole village anytime we partied. We couldn’t take our money where our sweat was and we couldn’t give materialistic thinking to our sweat.

Our people work. Work is their history. Their sweat stays unrewarded.

We want prosperity, that moves us. We toil daily. When someone preaches it. We think he’s being materialistic. In mid-June I have to know the following list as a work cycle:

  1. We work and work in Africa, and since one must learn to end up affluent in it, young kids concluding their infancy begin to be thrown in it. “We’re training them,” we defend ourselves when we are accused of perpetrating child labour.
  2. We believe that except it’s an office or salaried work, work is sweat.
  3. There is no drafting table, there are no books read. We don’t take our past in so that it can educate us and guide us into the right course of action so that when I finally get a chance to plant I plant thousands not fourteen.
  4. Sweat, here in Africa, ends up alone and it can never turn into sweet. We give it away we don’t sell it. We want to be employed we don’t wish to employ and we are colonised into work after we were already working people.
  5. What’s the problem? We ask ourselves.
  6. We are not putting much sweat. This answer simply keeps coming up because we are taught from the age of five that work is sweat. We work extra hard, and we are back to item 1 in this list. A seventy-two-year-old can still be working in the field and die a worker.

In a short book Why I dropped out of college in the final semester, I accused formal education of training only employees when its task is that of addressing poverty here in Africa. If you’re to read it you will find that I was beaten for saying that when I grow up I want to be a boss and persisting when others were picking be a teacher or a doctor as their future professions. If you give anything you’re doing a purpose and do it in that purpose you don’t get a chance to change easily. We learn for that purpose, being employed. Our creativity here in Africa is choked because we are prepared by the education system not to be creative but to wait for an employer and be against materialism. I am not blogging here to offend anyone, but out of $345 I earned last year and $175 I earned during this year’s first half I see myself as a future industrialist, and the short book has much about my story. I had many other needs including clothing, toiletry and commuting in 2020 (everything can be cheaper in Africa) and they claimed a big chunk out of $345 and $175.

While I was writing in my personal diary I came across an article on Quartz. Someone had to pay $750 for his journey to Europe and that is much to give one a start, and one can grow big.

Yes, the leadership can be failing us. But what are we doing on our part? We see the size of their economies we are blind to their start. In their interaction with our history, we see the oppression, we don’t see their committedness in addressing their economies. We don’t learn from, we complain. The start of the likes of S.C. Johnsons must be good lessons, the story of Andrew Carnegie an inspirational exception. So that when each one of us gets that $750 s/he creates a start that is $750 but the first spark into millions of burning and employing business. Studying the situation is necessary so that anyone among us makes a good strategy to finally emerge up.

You don’t start in comfort you don’t have and hope or work to create that comfort. We must balance between materialism and our charitiness. If we don’t, we don’t create an economy. We need to sell first. We need to produce what we can get to sell. After selling we are motivated to produce more. When more of us sell, money circulates and our welfare improves and competition increases. A motive to produce in quantity better products then drives us.

Our youth is once. Our youth is better energy to execute than our fifty years of age. We may wish to but we don’t live our youth twice. We must work now and earn, fail to give now, distribute tomorrow. This is my way of seeing things, and I am not here to taint your brains with it.

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29 June 2021

Sub-Sahara Africa’s culture of giving vs the money economy

Family ties, giving and a culture of giving free after our introduction into the money economy, in my opinion, killed the motive to produce more and more to sell. Less produced and sold is zero prosperity. This is Afrocentric.

Poem: They made it treason to question

They made treason to question, till,
None questioned, still,
None found a wrong,
Quicksand not seen as wrong,
Made it treason to see it as wrong.

Not to think but blink,
Blink and sink,
Ink a contract's ink,
To hoodwink and I groupthink,
But I'll fly like a distelfink,
In eyewink, unlink the cufflink,
Not to groupthink, jink where I'm outdrink.

We're to relax we must reason,
We don't reason we're indoctrinated,
Indoctrinated are in the past,
None questioned.

Made it treason to question,
We inherited,
A good bake was to be me,
An icing was put on,
I took a bath, washing it,
Ate the cake,
Mi life's no confection,

The poem “They made it treason to question” is adopted from the book Why Did I Drop Out Of College In The Final Semester by Meinrad Socien. You can download it here or sponsor us on Patreon.

Achievements and success. What makes up the lives of achievers?

Achievers seek and share Ideas

Ask any achiever… What makes up life full of achievements are ideas possessed and not wasted. But because idea is a big word (even in music melodic subject of a musical composition is an idea) the importance of ideas as a basic makeup of achievements is hard to decipher. Not only to understand but to consider it as so (a basic ingredient in success).

Achievers create, copy, adopt, share and make ideas they possess better and better.

We may live for something. We only live through ideas and what we produce.

They are unique and ‘self-isolated’

They always wake up with a purpose. They then work on their path up thinking of and planning a different purpose apart from the one in their current work to get them further and to wake up in the morrow. Because they are always up with a different purpose. Some achieving people seem to be out of the community or the family they are living with. Some people watching may sense egotism or pridefulness out of these, while it’s not. It’s a line they help to draw that separates them from what’s average, and a line the average side puts half of the ink it stands in.

A change in values push them to the side where few folks are included. That change doens’t come free with the inclination to act toward attaining goals behind anything envisioned.

Always time consciousness

When each generation is alive the choices individuals in it make are bad or good. The winning choices from the bad side or the good make up what the offspring can face. Anything like such happens under the right scope of time. Good things happen through those who are aware of time, that there is no minute to waste and no second for a haste.

Achievers are not only concerned about increasing the time you spent on something but increasing effort and concentration also. Because it may happen out of time, but everything happens through time. Difference is done and made both on time and in time.

Time is always under the owners’ control. It’s a resource, a nonrenewable one, that always exists as a special separate idle entity or asset in life, if untouched. To make it ‘time’ or to utilise it perfectly, an activity has to be assigned to it and done accordingly, and that assigning will be investing time, not spending time. That activity should be a goal.

Eager to share what they have produced

Because they have sought ideas from somewhere on their rise they try to impart some ideas and experiences that made them achievers. ‘A decline’ happening in later years of one’s life, experts have argued, must be populated with leaving your mark where it is needed.

What makes a great rise is likely to be a focus on what you need to and must live through instead of what you live for. Be open as a charity before you rise, you cannot get to. But after achievements or withing your achieving you need to give your life a purpose to leave a mark.

Do you imagine that the only poets in the world are those who print their verses?

Gobseck by Honoré de Balzac

Gobseck is Gobesck, poets who are remebered after departure for good generously print their work.

They possess self-discipline.

What’s discipline? It is doing the right things at the right time or doing the right things the wrong way. Discipline makes you do things anyway in time. Lack of resources can pull anyone down but never as to the determined. The ‘Tony Robbins understanding’ has it that “the defining factor (for success) is never resources it’s resourcefulness”.

It forges a way where there is not. It is an understanding of the situation and is, in practice, actions following the understanding. The rarest understanding gets achievers to do what they do in a way unimagined by others and therefore wrong but not negative. Discipline is the greatest voice on the inside taken out to speak deeds.

Discipline is an essential makeup of one’s future and it is the central factor, a bridge to success. It works with all of the prerequisites to success, money, education, perfect partners, etc., but where it is alone it stand out, it makes a good choice ever to be executed by a generation, that future kids will have a chance to commend on it, citing that their fathers and mothers were not financially sound when they build their sound footings but they did what was right.

What’s important is perfection in everything

Achievers try to perfect everything even those little things they consider to be the smallest things that matter among the list of their priorities. This is a very hard and achievable thing. The scale one puts at attempting to perfect everything surely translate into the scale of his success. Perfection is an extra number achieved added to where the speedometer ends. It is not speed itself. It is the best among the positives one can do when there is a need.

It has been said (and it’s a good thing not to credit the words to anyone since the quote is disputed if not Chinese) when something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. For an amateur boxer told me that him missing a single training session as a boxer subtracts from his winning possibility. Attending it adds up a winning chance.

They lose but they never give up.

Everyone is a loser of some sort. But there is a clear distinction between giving up losers and hopeful losers. A hopeful loser has been in haze and he can be in the haze right now, but he sees light coming through slashing the oblivion away. Nothing will stop him. Losing makes up her winning tactics. Scepticism is not a component of the blood running in her system. Whenever she fails, she always tries over.

Sometimes we lose. That’s part of the game. Losing should make us realise that we are still playing. Trying over and over depicts effort. And to achieve is to gain by effort. Lose! Don’t give up.

No excuses. Hope and patience. They don’t resist themselves. They take difficult as easy, not impossible.

Emilie Cady once said “Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.” Everything easy is never easy before the one holding on deems them easy. Most hopeful losers (achievers) takes what’s hard in the sight of the giving up losers as an easy tussle. That is why they always emerge as extraordinary winners. The trick is they added hope were others substituted it with confidence.

Concisely, confidence is dangerous alone because it doesn’t see the future as hope and patience do. So you can do this, give up, go on to do this and give up again while you are entirely confident because confidence is blind and ‘confidence’ confidence is never anything to be emotionally attached to what you do. Patience and hope are the best guys to stand where your confidence is because they are a format of confidence that must be understood ‘confidence’ patience/hope. Achievers know all that.

On the other hand, everyone, we all feel the zeal to act on something greater and achieve accordingly but what hampers our movements is that self-resistance. Both hard workers and lazy workers have buildup their routines in the same way— choices (first) ͢ (later) habits. Both, achievers and failing losers, are habitual to their modus operandi.

The pleasure is mine (A motivational monologue explaining satisfaction/comfort zone ruining success)

It came before money. Give me a life under a dollar a day, I can still enjoy. Pleasure is not defined by an income. It satisfies. I cannot argue that it’s happiness. I expect it. I yearn for it. I go for it. It is my income that buys it. It can never buy my income or my success.

Like a generation before me. I couldn’t reason that while young, income-wise, it is wiser not to put pleasure first. An income doesn’t grow out of anything that doesn’t buy it. An income is at risk when it only buys.

My other biggest mistake is considering a salary as just a salary, pocket money as just pocket money and donations as donations. Because bigger ideas are baking in my mind. They are a mixture of dough enough to supply a bigger town and a bigger market. For the market to have a bite I am addicted to thinking that I need millions or real money. I forget that I can start low and grow. I relax. I forget to start low. I buy myself more pleasure because any quality or quantity of an income has its own format of pleasure to buy.

I think that I don’t have real money. I think real money is borrowed. When I discover myself not illegible to borrowing real money I stay put. I let my mixture dough to go bad and die undiscovered.

The pleasure is always mine.

I cover my pleasure with drinking where the average crowd does. Pleasure is not opposed. It is justified. I think as well that luxuries are part of pleasure. I buy luxuries as soon as I afford them. Big brands make money through me.

I relax. Waiting for my shallow watering hole to naturally fill up and to quench my thirst. I don’t bake mortar to build bigger things in life. I blame someone for creating an unequal system. Yet, my thirst doesn’t end by drinking. It takes squandering to kill it.

I know that money is a medium of exchange. But when I get it I don’t exchange it with positive goodies in my life. I waste it.

The pleasure is always mine. It is how I define success.

I see life as too short. Everyone do. I then think that its only purpose is to be recklessly enjoyed. I forget to build a positive legacy that will stay after my departure.

They work harder. I do. When they think before working harder, putting their brains first. I also do. I don’t take letting my brains go over the work as an essential step. They do.

When they go the extra mile to turn their thinking into a takeoff.  I sleep. When they fly I wake up and fall into pleasure. For I think life is short, that they will be grounded and under the ground one day as I will be.

When nails holding pieces on my inadequate ladder suddenly turn into something to buy my pleasure. I don’t hesitate. I buy. Someone just turns those nails into something. When my ladder is nothing left or remains nothing I join someone’s or keep myself at someone’s.

I believe that I was born to be given a place to stay at lower part of someone’s ladder. I forget that to climb or have mine back I need to quit some of my pleasures. That to fly I need to mind my own business.

I enjoy killing my time. I detest what I become after wasting my time. Killing the time is a requirement in each pleasure. Requirements sum up to become all I have. All I have is now guaranteed no to multiply. I don’t see pleasure as my worst enemy.

The pleasure is mine. I see it as good life.

Others I pleasure with ruin their houses as I do. They however build new ones in the horizon with the same rubbles so that they can fly. The difference is what they are deep down that I don’t see when we are together. I failed to build my deep-down-self. I don’t see it as a position to have my wings fixed. But any plane flying is with wings connecting with inner components.

Understand it. Fight according to your understanding of the situation

Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is to motivate. Not to enhance a political view or agenda, if any.

How to fight a situation? Motivating are the deeds of the Atatürk

In 1917-1918 on the Caucasus front, Atatürk again distinguished himself in leading troops into battle, becoming a national hero. Through careful study of an enemy strategy, he was unusually successful in anticipating what the other side might do. In a crunch, if his superiors asked him to move in ways not keeping with his analysis, he would disobey orders so he could defeat the enemy. His intensity and determination helped inspire his troops, who were willing to engage in pitched battles even when facing almost certain death, sometimes without adequate ammunition or supplies.

~Ezra F. Vogel, “Nation Builders: Mustafa Kermal Atatürk, Lee Kuan, Deng Xiaoping & Park Chung Hee,” in eds. Byung-Kook Kim & Ezra F. Vogel The Park Chung Hee Era, eds. , Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 2011, p.523.

You and the situation…

The moment you face each other war is declared. Your strategy comes first. The situation throws its own.

To win, now, you need to forget that you have a strategy. But learn the strategy the situation is possessing in its intention to win over you. You then make a version 2.0, a strategy based on what you’re learning from the situation.

You don’t win after exaggerating the situation and considering it too advanced to your capabilities. You think like someone who more than desperately wants to win. You draft your plans and goals exaggerating roles each piece in your stocks of ammunition and capabilities are to tackle. You fight through the best means you can. The intention is to not avoid a setting whereby your ammunition and capabilities are playing exaggerated roles. It is also failing not to win in the final end. Capable is not what you are. Capable is what you can become after trying hard.

Guns are guns. Guns are not war. Idle guns, if they are to be the best, cannot win the war. A situation is a situation. You are you. Don’t be idle. You can win without being the best. You can win by acting your best both in reality and imagination.

Buy your freedom

Buy it where impossible to get it. Because a winning general is one who is free to have his best appropriate strategy–also a strategy of the moment, driven from what’s understood at that moment–work. The Nazi generals in the Soviet Union can answer us better on this because they couldn’t have that freedom to command as they wished, to push retreat where it was necessary.

Your efficiency is not what you can do. It is what you can afford to do when the situation calls. It is in what you can manage to understand and utilise that understanding. Affording to do, is not affording to buy, heroes who made it from the most gloomy background understood that.

To avoid understanding a situation but with no powers to fight it as you understand it personal freedom is what you must have. Personal freedom is being answerable to none when the situation require it. It is obeying yourself

Obey is defined halfway

To comply with the wishes, instructions or commands of~Random House Webster’s Dictionary

To act in conformity with~American Heritage Thesaurus

To comply with wishes , instructions or commands of… …of what? Discipline is obeying as they say. Where obey was defined a room was left to let a better definition of what’s discipline.

Discipline is doing the right at the right time and the right things the wrong way. In order for that discipline to be at your exposal, you need freedom. Personal freedom so to speak. That form of discipline allows you to make a better strategy after understanding the situation.

Buying your freedom

How to prevent a situation whereby you don’t start, or where by you start without tackling the situation the way you understand it?

You need to be conscious, first. Know deep down where the freedom relative to your success (FRTYS) is lacking, believe that you don’t have it and find means to end up having it. FRTYS is not greater freedom per se, and you can manoeuvre to have it.

Mustafa Kemal ceased to follow orders. His freedom was minimal so he had no choice but to utilise it by winning over the situation not losing. It was only he who knew that his understanding of the situation, then a fighting strategy, made sense before getting into the battle. He got into the battle free to be him, his strategy and his senses.

I am poor. I need to walk out of poverty. That was the situation. Avoid the salary. Drop out of college in the final semester. Create wealth. That was my strategy.

Labour is cheap in my country, Zimbabwe. The rate of the unemployed is high and estimates range between 5% by Zimstat and 90-95% by the likes of Forbes and ZCTU. I have known a salary in Zimbabwe better growing up in a family that was salaried and grandson to a government schoolteacher. A nickname was thrown at me by the bullies from my first year at a secondary school up to my last/fourth to explain that I was poor (it’s a popular name so I won’t throw it here but, as I now love it, it’s soon to be a trademark).

Real wealth is not salary. I reasoned. I was poor while my parents were salaries. By dropping out of college I freed myself from the salary by losing the top certificate. Now I am working towards building real wealth and be there to industrialise my nation. I understand to be employed you need to employ first. There is no low unemployment rate without a higher employer rate.

While others argued otherwise I reasoned that my village and my country is poor. This is an understanding.

Money is not a place (I need not to emigrate or leave my my rural home). Homeless people are even there in New York. This is an understanding.

Wealth is created. Wealth creation is art. Start low and find means to grow and don’t forget that money is now a communicated thing in a world that is swiftly turning into a single village like the one you grew up in. That was the strategy, a version 2.0 that came after my dropping out of college.

A friend asked: How to be a significant woman now that I am learned but ours is an unequal society? Marry a bit late. That was my answer.

Attending the university she realised it’s only fifty-fifty in the lecture room but female lecturers were less than five in the whole campus.

She had her self-do aspirations. The culture said that she must wait for the providers to provide. In the rural space where we grew up, a girl child must wait to be married first to get possess anything including a house. After marriage, she must submit. What about few others who think they must be different.

Time-wasting was getting into the streets and protest and hope to be heard. And then walk straight into her aspirations after the impossible victory in the street.

We were poor. That was our start. To be able to do what you want to do as a strategy to win over your situation without restrictions was all we witnessed multiplying. Studying the culture we grew up in (which we didn’t want to change) my recommendation was not bad. Marriage at twenty-eight or higher not at twenty-one or lower. Marriage after building something tangible, perhaps in the town was better.

My friend is doing great. She said that she is happy that she didn’t sell her poverty through a marriage. And she will enter marriage through her terms so that when love ends she can have the privilege to pull out of it without fear of losing a provider. She transformed. Started seeing through the home education that groomed her with an intention to make an ideal submitting woman and the culture with another eye. Where things are not straight she managed to see that things are not straight. She had to wage her freedom transform into a woman different to one who is usually groomed, to unusually get her winning strategy ‘walking out of poverty’ after understanding her situation better.

Freedom is freedom. But freedom relevant to her success story required her, among other things, to be free to travel, to be answerable to herself while laying the foundation and the walls. She moved on to build before allowing a life partner.

Motivational: The big problem in my life is me not them …I blame

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Give me the A words and the F words. I will call myself stupid or any derogatory word. If that is all to wake me up, it will be my pleasure.

I haven’t tried all alarms to wake me up. I think the one that says I am the vast problem in my failing to wake up is the greatest choice. This time I want to be in charge. I know where to take the jersey. I wait for someone to cover me up. As I wait, I forget that I can do it myself. I suffer. I pretend not to know the cause.

I blame someone. And it’s easy. But I need to stop.

I conclude that I am not finding without learning that I haven’t searched. When others fight hard I think I am doing the same. Their success is a result of them correcting their inner selves and increasing efficiency. I think it’s all because they are on the right side of luck. That the greatest opportunity in my life is me, I forget.

I think it is always someone not giving me the keys and the elevator to the stories of my success façade. I blame. It’s easy but nothing is getting to flow smoothly.

I want to be up there flying. I detest to uplift myself. I want to be happy but I keep others sad. I don’t pay. I want to be paid. They say money is the medium of exchange. I exchange it with the worst junk in my life. I buy pleasure, the commodity available to us all despite our poverty or wealth. I buy only pleasure, I deny my responsibilities. I am satisfied. I blame.

I want common problems to be solved. I never admit my part in the whole problem. So when the solution comes it misses my part in it. And I expect it to be a common solution.

I see a king. I see a queen in myself but I am nothing. Only seeing greatness in myself without working for it keeps me grounded. I am satisfied. I don’t act. They told me the human mind and body works by addiction. My addiction is in the negative.

When will I learn that those who work both in imagination and reality to understand the world in every sense are the greater part of what populates the world’s history?

As far as you think you know the river, know it’s source. The situation tells me. I just sleep and slump.

The mountain to be moved is not there. It is inside me. I must move that mountain. I will move it. I need to stop blaming.

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