Discussion with State Minister of Education

This afternoon in the office of State Minister, Ministry of Education, H.E. Dr. Samuel Kifle. We had a brief but very fruitful discussion… #MinistryOfEducation #HigherEducation #Leadership #LeadershipDevelopment

Go beyond ambition, commit only for things you have conviction

One of life’s empowering lessons I learned some years back was the ability to differentiate between ambition and conviction in myself and others. Everybody has ambition to do certain great things, especially this time of the year as we recieve a new year. But, the things for which we only have ambition never materialize; only those things for which we’ve conviction.

Unlike in the past, now, I scrutinize every goal. I ask myself, is this something for which I’ve conviction or is it just something good to have or nice to do? I came up with some simple parameters to succeed in scrutinizing my goals. I ask questions like Am I willing to invest my scarce resources to pursue this goal? Can I make it one of my top priorities? Am I willing to come out of my comfort zone and do it whether I like do it or not? Will I pay whatever price it takes and remain committed till I cross the finish line?

If the answers to these and similar other questions is not a resounding YES or if I hesitate to go all in, I know that I only have ambition and these things are just nice to have. I isolate what ‘I must do’ from ‘nice to have’ as earlier as possible. As much as I’m serious on myself and commit only for those things I’ve conviction, I don’t engage with projects or initiatives for which others don’t have conviction.

In the past, I didn’t have the wisdom. I involved, committed, and went all in for projects others only had ambition. I said lots of YES. Now, I ask those who seek my partnership, help, and involvement certain ‘conviction testing’ questions. I make sure that they’re committed not just in words alone (it’s easy to promise) but also in their deeds.

For instance, I ask How much are you willing to invest (pay)? Is it one of your top priorities? How many hours are you planning to spend on this? Depending on their answers, I may have other follow up questions. Of course, sometimes, I don’t need to ask. I just listen, observe, and gauge to see if they’re coming from the space of conviction or not. If I sense any hesitation, I know that this thing may be a nice to have for them and they just have ambition. These days, I don’t have the time, energy, and passion to commit for such less priority projects people come up with. I don’t allow these kinds of ambitious  initiatives share my scarce resources and unfairly compete with my top priorities (the must haves and dos).

What is your experience in this regard? What worked and what didn’t? I challenge you to revist your New Year resolutions. For which of those on the list do you’ve conviction? Cull those that are nice to have or at least put them at the bottom. Don’t get distracted pursuing those nice to haves first. You may consider these once you take care of the must haves and dos or at least, invest what is left from those things for which you’ve conviction.

Going forward, don’t just jump & accept all seemingly great opportunities. Test whether you & others involved have the necessary conviction. When you excel in discerning for which goals you go all in and which ones you decline (what so ever luring some may appear on the surface), you start to say a lots of No than Yes. The more you become focused & pursue goals for which you have conviction.

If your desire is to develop the right mindset, the necessary skillset, and character and personality set to enter into your greatness, and become world-class in what you do, learn how we at Success Pathways may help you set your goals, and translate them into realities by checking the programs we custom design and deliver (www.successpws.com). If you may have any questions, shot us email at info@successpws.com Once again, Happy New Year!!!

Grow holistically, get ready, overcome setbacks, and thrive in 2022

You might have predicted one of the crazy things that happened in 2020 – 2021 at personal, organizational, community, national or global levels. If you did know what were coming at all levels, you must be a unique witchcraft 🙂

We all don’t have any clue what really is going to happen in 2022 because we are just humans, we have limitations. But, we have also untapped power to overcome whatever happens as far as we know the innate abilities endowed on us. We’re not just flesh, blood, bones, ligaments, and only live in one physical universe. We’ve an indomitable spirit. We emerged from eternity to time and space to grow, evolve, and become one with God while pursuing our purpose in life.

During our lifetime, whether we’re conscious of it or not, we traverse three universes- the physical, metaphysical, and spiritual universes using our three different forms. Those who overcame so many odds aren’t lucky or holy or special. They’re just like you except that they know who they truly are and conscious about their different forms. And most importantly, they recognized and ultimately excelled in expressing their mental and spiritual identities. What is more? They learned how to communion and collaborate with the Beings in the metaphysical (quantum) and spiritual universes.

If you haven’t yet, decide to increase your awareness, engage, express, and unleash your unlimited potential by consciously engaging not just only with your body in the physical universe (brain, which is just matter) but also your mind and spirit fully participating in the quantum and spiritual universes. If you do so, you may not predict everything that is coming in 2022. You may not be spared from what might happen. But, for sure, you will not only survive but also thrive no matter what happens.

Don’t let a single minute in 2022 passes while you’re thinking and acting as if you’re a victim of circumstances, people, and things. You’re more than a concurer. You just need to do your parts before the next storm hits. You need to grow proactively and in all aspects of your life, organization, and community. In short, get immunized for what is coming since you may not have enough time, experience, stamina, and protection when the next crazy thing hits hard.

In this journey, if you and/your team would like to grow holistically and need a motivator, coach, and facilitator in 2022, reach out and we will custom design and deliver organizational, leadership, personal, and spiritual development programs right for you and your team. For more, check our website at www.successpws.com or email us @ info@successpws.com Once again, Happy New Year!!!

Unchain Your Greatness: Lesson from a deaf frog

“…Once someone shared with me an illustration a journalist used. He told the group about a mountain climbing competition among frogs. Those frogs at the bottom of the mountain shouted deafeningly against the frogs that were climbing fast and higher. Without fail, almost all of them fell from wherever they were and started over except one frog that kept climbing. This frog reached the top of the mountain regardless of the shouting cry from the rest and won the competition.

Then, the journalist asked the group: “Why do you think only one frog succeeded to finish the race?” They answered: “The champion frog neglected the shouting and focused on the task at hand.” They were wrong. The answer was: “The winning frog was deaf.”

The moral of the story is that we have what it takes to unleash our greatness. We can climb the ladder of greatness until we unchain our greatness to the fullest. The daunting task is whether we are able, like the deaf frog, to ignore the belittling noises around us as we head toward our glorious destiny.” Taken from Unchain Your Greatness






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