Ability, Motivation and Attitude

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“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what to do. Attitude determines how to do it”- Lou Holtz

Ability:
Everyone has a capability and that is what he or she can do when given the opportunity. An attempt to do go outside what you can only leads you wayward.
Case Study on “Ability”:
Imagine a striker in a football team for instance the renown Christiano Ronaldo who is popularly known for his wonders in scoring goals, deciding to play the position of a goalkeeper. How awkward he will perform! Why? Because goal scoring is his ability and any attempt to practice what he can’t do well and don’t do regularly is a leading factor of failure.
Motivations:
Everyone is blessed with a reservation to do something his abilities are geared towards. It therefore means that everyone at least have a level of personal motivation. It is now expected of you to know what you are motivated to do. You may be motivated by your talents and or, someone’s speech and or an action you are exposed to. Motivations are what “determine what to do”. Are you motivated positively or negatively?
Case Study on “Motivations”:
There was this secondary school student called G.K. G.K got introduced to his friends who were average smokers. Having being motivated by their actions, their actions (i.e smoking) in turn “determined what G.K should do”. G.K eventually ended a heavy smoker while his friends remained average smokers. Today his parents spend a lot to care for his psychiatric medication.
Attitude:
Everyone has attitudes, be it positive ones or the reverse of it. Attitude could be healthy or unhealthy. It tells more about how you will do something you are capable of doing or what you are motivated to do. Attitude appears in your actions, mood and thoughts. Anyone with unhealthy attitude works tirelessly for unhealthy achievements- thus failure!
Case Study on “Attitude”:
Everyone has a level of discipline, a least. That’s why you will see that even the most laziest person will get up from his bed at least even if it’s late. A person will a lazy attitude lack discipline. Imagine one lazy man who decides to write a book of 31 pages  and resolved to write a page per day in the month of August till the month ends to get 31 pages. Lack of a good attitude, discipline to describe it will result in him trying to find where he left his page 4 last night as the month is about to end. Thus “how” he will do it because “attitude” does it in a “how way”. In this case, that how could be described as “inadequate work”, “shabby work”, so he will pass a slow way to get there!
You may have a vibrant ability, but you must be motivated to spark to movement. You may have motivations to spark your abilities into motion, but you need a healthy attitude in order to do it better in your own style!

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~ Israelmore Ayivor

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Seven (7) things all leaders should learn

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Leadership is not restricted to positions of authority or stature and can, in fact, be practiced by individuals acting within their sphere of influence without being labeled as leaders. Once a time you may find yourself in situation that can only be solved with leadership skills and failure of these may make you lose that opportunity. Follow these seven (7) lessons carefully and you will see how awesome it is to act as a leader of your own!

L- Listen to Learn- Leaders who listen to learn understand that true listening employs consistent eye contact, facing the speaker, avoiding distractions and waiting until the speaker is finished before responding. Listen to the plights of your followers and respond promptly

E- Empathize with Emotions- This entails aligning the leader’s personal feelings with those they are in contact with without letting sympathy for the other person cause a loss of objectivity. Sympathize when necessary and let it be known how you feel about your followers’ circumstances.

A- Attend to Aspirations- Personal goals should be acknowledged and encouraged in order for aspirations to thrive in a positive climate. A leader must dream big and it takes dreams and aspirations to differentiate those who exist from those who are just making a living.

D- Diagnose and Detail– A leader must have the skills to diagnose and detail the facts in any conversation in order to avoid wrong assumptions and undesirable conclusions.

E- Engage for good Ends- Leadership entails selecting the right course of action in planning, decision making, and business practice to help bring the best overall results for the company while adhering to ethical standards.

R- Respond with Respectfulness- Respectful leaders honor the worth and dignity of individuals, are sensitive to power differences, and resolve conflicts with honesty and patience.

S- Speak with Specificity- Speaking reveals leadership skills as well as the personal power and sphere of influence one has in an organization. Be specific and consistent in your speech.

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Eleven (11) things achievers do

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You first turn the wheel of success inside you by your thoughts and the outcome will reflect on the outside. Remember again that successful people are ordinary people who: 

  1.  Have positive attitude towards their actions, directions and convictions.  
  2. Respect their own values, virtue and voluntary visions
  3. Have a burning passion to see their purposes realized
  4. See hope ahead in the face of every difficulty.
  5. Can believe in their resolutions even if they seem impossible
  6. Pursue excellence and reject the arguments of mediocrity
  7. Make constant efforts towards their perceptions
  8. Consciously are aware of their state through self-analysis
  9. Believe failure could be an opportunity to succeed better
  10. Maximize the size of the dreams they pursue
  11. Believe success is worked for from the inside to the outside.

Good luck and love you!

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Six (6) main routes through which you can receive your success

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To receive is to welcome your achievements or the tools used for constructing it. We learnt in the book of proverbs that by wisdom, God’s perception of how the heaven and earth should be became real (Prov. 3:19). If you believe this it means a lack of wisdom will cause an inability to receive what you perceive or even the tools you need to use for creating such a success. How and what do you need to do to receive those success arching equipment? Follow the steps bellow:
1. Receive by asking: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who gives liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). By wisdom, God created the world and He is saying in His word that He gives liberally to people who ask for such wisdom. You too can gain that wisdom for making your dreams get established, but you need to ask and believe in what you ask (James 1:6).
2. Receive by giving: There is blessing in giving out than receiving, we know that. The blessing is what you receive when you give your best out and this blessing is able to convert your potentialities in no time. Give yourself for your dreams, offer freely to those in need, and give out by your talents, time, and commitment to someone’s needs. This multiplies your personal experience and helps you conquer greed, putting you at a high level of kindness. Kindness is defined by one philosopher is an attitude of giving out only when it is possible. Well then, it’s always possible, therefore give always.
3. Receive by desiring: James Allen said “to desire is to obtain, to aspire is to achieve”. Desiring means to develop a true love for what you perceive. Desiring gains its strong roots from the belief for what you desire. If you ask what you desire, there is no doubt that you will receive it only if you ask in faith. But be sure it’s a positive thing you desire since evil desires also spring up from the heart. If you desire evil things in your mind, am sure your brain is not a good one.
4. Receive by paying:  When you get into a store to buy a product, you can only have this product parceled for you to take home provide you pay duly for it. And remember you must pay fully in the expected currency before you claim a full ownership over this product. Your dreams are yours and it therefore means, if it becomes real, you must gain this full ownership over it. You therefore need to pay with in the coins of commitment, time management and personal sacrifice. To have success to celebrate must be committed, determined, hardworking and confident to conquer all fears.
5. Receive by acting: “Your ability needs your responsibility to expose its possibilities. Do what you can do with what you have now” (Theodore Roosevelt). This implies, you are responsible for working out what to dream about. This is an effort required of you, the dreamer. Denis Waitly confirmed it by telling us that “the result you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply”. Meaning the less the effort, the less the realities obtained from such a possibility. “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have the burning desire to achieve” and by this Wilfred Peterson is just trying to inform us that desiring does not end the success process. Action is hard work, contrary to laziness,.  Laziness is melancholy and unwillingness to work. “Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you will be satisfied with bread” (Prov. 20:18). This scripture tells that we can’t receive by being idle; poverty and prosperity are created by our own unwillingness and willingness respectively.  

  • 6. Receive by being positive: Develop positive attitudes towards your possibilities and you will erect positive realities. It’s real because what you reap now is the result of what you have sown earlier. Positive yields positive, no argument. Why don’t some people achieve what they perceived, desired and asked? It’s because they were not positive in the purpose of their choice of attainment. “You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss, that you should spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:2). Don’t ask for selfish reasons. Let your desires please your God and you will receive because you “ask what …is of Him” (1st John 5:15). Solomon despite later relegated into a state of Apostasy, he was positive by asking God for wisdom to lead the nation of Israel. He did not ask for pleasure, treasure or leisure but for wisdom and pleased God with his request. By wisdom, God established the heaven and earth (Prov. 3:19). Seek first positive things and all successes shall follow you.

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Seven (7) things “fear” can do to you!

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Different concepts viewed fear from different angles. The concept in which fear is being used determined its meaning and for that matter its consequences. However, this concept sees another side of fear that it is a cankerworm to developmental fabrics that weave our virtues, rendering us valueless even in what we think we pursue. The best that a man can do to be free from this scavenger is to bag it for the already burning rubbish dump. Henry Hayford noticed this and retorted; “if there is anything I could banish from the earth, its fear”. Yes, fear is a little hell. It has no know essence and comes with numberless detrimental effects as follows:

Fear breeds poverty:
Sister Mary Tricky taught that “fear is the faith that it won’t work”. Meanwhile we know its obvious something working out positively well will be a source of sustenance. If this is so, we can rightly understand that fear creates a conducive environment for poverty to flourish. Before poverty can stay and be recognized, it must find a place of comfort. Courage converts poverty into prosperity while fear preserves its heritage. Poverty under the colony of fear torments an individual with all sorts of unrealistic efforts; efforts made without courage. Fear suppresses the need for men to prosper. Men who fear cannot risk their talents and poor they remain because talent in action is wealth but talent’s inaction is poverty.

Fear shuts the doors of opportunity:
At the door of opportunity, people who fear are so much aware that opening that door will be the main route to their success. But fear whispers to them“if you open it, this and that might happen” and this keeps the door shut, remaining untouched. The fact is that they fear the challenges that pursue success and as they reject these challenges, success is rejected as well. The mind of opportunity is then killed to death. “Fear is a mind killer. Fear is the little hell that brings total obliteration” (Frank Herbert). Jeseph Cambell confirmed it by advising that “the cave you fear to enter contains the treasure you seek”. Do you seek success? Search for it with courage.

Fear keeps an individual static:
Growth is a dynamic process achieved by changing of oneself for the better. Fear and inaction are comrades; inaction dances to the tunes stroked by fear. “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Get up and get busy” said Dale Carnegie. With idleness, you grow your fears to become giant. When these fears mature, they stop your progress. You feel like acting to resolve an issue for your personal comfort and fear stops you. This fear got its source from idleness and you become the sufferer.

Fear make you to blame the world:
There are times that some people ought to change their circumstances into opportunities which they failed to do. Some also see tasks ahead as difficult to trample over. The little lesson to take here is take these people later projected their failure to an excuse, event or persons.  You can imagine someone who failed in an examination and blamed it on witches and wizards instead of identifying his role as an indolent student. If you cannot turn something up, let the whole world know that it’s because of your fears. Don’t let the opportunity bypass before you blame your failure on another things.

Fears guides one to danger:
Courage is a presentation of one’s bold chest to face battles which were constructed for victory. Unless overcome, the victory remains an illusion. When danger appears the same courage and hope is used to suppress it. However in the fields of fear, danger gains the upper hand and overthrows those who fear. On another side some people fear a true opportunity that they see as a difficulty. In an attempt to hide from it, they meet relatively unnecessary ones that they see as opportunities. The bigger your circumstances, the bigger the victory provided courage flows in to help you counter the circumstances. But to the fearful people, the bigger the circumstances, the quicker their backward footsteps. If you reverse your foot without cautions you might reverse into danger.

Fear leads to suffering:
Fear is an emotional state that keeps haunting those who patronize it. Chanaleya warned “as soon as fear approaches near, attack it”. The presence of fear in you will always causes you to panic when you see the fearful object and this is a fearful torment. Fear of opportunity which also creates poverty, is a master of suffering. Either you suffer from the tormenting haunts of the fearful things in you or you enjoy the poverties’ status of fear to make success out of your talented views. “fear is the path to the dark side, few leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering” (Yoda)

Fear limits your world view:
Fear creates a barrier that reduces the intervisibility between you and where your success dreams stand. Within the tentacles of fear, one sees just a narrow range of achievements to be tapped from his talents and for these reasons, work little than expected. A person who fears cannot dream a good dream, that’s if he dreams in the first place. Even if he dreams at all, he does not dream big since he considers a much effort is needed that he does not pose. Inferiority develops from fear and it teaches that you can see the world as a small globe

Seven (7) “D” words to avoid in goal setting and execution

“The DUNAMIS God put in you can only work by ‘prayer’ and prayer can only work by ‘faith’ and faith can only work by ‘action’; therefore, pray, have faith and take action because whatever you were born to do, you were equipped to do it!” ~ an Excerpt from the book DUNAMIS, A DYNAMIC POWER TO CAUSE CHANGE. Visit www.amazon.com/aouthor/israelmore for more books by the same author and speaker.
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  1. Devilish goals: These are examples of goals set to serve the devil deliberately or unconsciously! For instance, someone who thoughts of setting goals to become a music star and all the words and character of his music are profane!
  2. Demonic affirmations: Don’t say something negative even if you don’t mean it. The tongue is a source of power. For instance “I will get it by hook or cook”. Let the will of God reign!
  3. Destructive companies: These are made up of folks whose ideas, characters and cultures are detrimental to your fulfillments. Friends easily influence friends, for that matter, when dreaming of becoming somebody great, make friends who can influence you positively!
  4. Detractive activities: Goals demand commitment and anyone who cannot get committed to a goal should not dream of setting one. There are some trivial activities that might try their hands on detracting you, they are destructive!
  5. Disbelieving thoughts: Some people dream and set goals. However, they don’t believe in what they are doing. They are not fully convinced about a successful end and to them, its an “on trial business”; Thus “if I succeed, that is it, if I don’t, no problem”. That attitude will not make you to be committed!
  6. Dirty egos: Once something is desired so strongly, it is highly possible to have it done. Desire could be positive or negative; a dirty ego is called lust. During the period of goal setting and execution, lustful ideations may be set up to draw you back. You must be conscious! Lust after money is rampant; lust after the opposite sex is more rampant!
  7. Deserted tasks: Set goals that can be and will be easily followed. The most wearisome thing to an aspiring achiever is an “unfinished task”. Don’t leave goals half completed; it does not pay you anything! Half job done, they say deserves no pay!

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Seven (7) “C” words to embrace in goal setting and execution

“The DUNAMIS God put in you can only work by ‘prayer’ and prayer can only work by ‘faith’ and faith can only work by ‘action’; therefore, pray, have faith and take action because whatever you were born to do, you were equipped to do it!” ~ an Excerpt from the book DUNAMIS, A DYNAMIC POWER TO CAUSE CHANGE. Visit www.amazon.com/aouthor/israelmore for more books by the same author and speaker.
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  1. Christ-like goals: Everyone who studies the life history of Christ can testify that all He did was to fulfill His “purpose”; thus what He was sent for! It is however paramount to look for your purpose and let your goals tally!
  2. Committed ego: A positive desire being committed to, is highly achievable! Embrace the character of being committed with determination in all you do!
  3. Conscious conscience: Your conscience should always remind you that all you do must fulfill someone’s errand message!
  4. Courageous start: The way you begin is very necessary. You may begin humbly but let it be courageous.
  5. Continuous progress: This has to do with persistence and by embracing this, you will not leave tasks unfinished
  6. Confident Convictions: Your convictions tell more about what you have internalized and what you internalize should be revealed. Are you confident about your values and choices? By being confident it is highly impossible for someone to set you up for test!
  7. Can-do-Spirit: This is boldness towards what you are convinced to do! It tells more about how you will start when given the chance; whether it will be courageous or not! By being bold it means you believe in what you want to do and by believing, half the job is done!

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