The Greatest Success Possible

The Greatest Success Possible: Self-actualization. Self determination. Hard work. Achievement. Success. A pleased God. Reward.

I was on a church retreat recently that spoke on Jeremiah 2. During a quiet moment with the Lord, surrounded in a world of self-actualization and self-determination, a sudden hard truth impressed me. Regardless of your primary purpose or calling or destiny in this life, you’re actually incapable of doing it. Doesn’t matter what it is, you are incapable of performing the one thing you are created to do by design.

Despite your most intense focus, intention, and effort, you cannot glorify God. By your own efforts, you cannot please Him. Think about that and let it sink in. How could a finite and defective being, even one that’s been redeemed by Christ, ever please an infinite and perfect one? (Isaiah 64:6) By your own efforts, you cannot stop sinning. You cannot add one day to your life. And you cannot achieve anything at all truly great. You simply lack the capability to do so on your own.

We may immediately think of some superstar celebrity names that achieved greatness. Well greatness by our standards. Truly I tell you if they did it on their own then whatever they achieved was far less than what God designed them to be. They failed. Funny, the one thing we all were ultimately created for: to glorify God, is actually the one thing we are most incapable of doing.

Depressed? It may seem sad, but it’s by design.

“My people have committed two sins: they have forsaken me, the spring of living water. They have been for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” – Jeremiah 2:13

The harder you try to make yourself under your own power a usable cistern, the more useless you become to God. Even when grace saves you under Jesus, if you continue to power forward under your own might, you’ll fail to please Him.

Only God can glorify Himself. Only infinite and eternal can satisfy infinite and eternal.

So the only way you can please God, your actual ultimate destiny regardless of what your calling may be, is to be as humble as possible. Be honest with your inner core of your condition of a being as useful as a broken cistern, sinful and useless under your own strength.

“The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart O God.” – Psalm 51:17

It is through humbly becoming as much of a shell and clearing out your own determination, drive, and passions that God can finally fill Himself in you as a usable vessel. This is in stark contrast to our current culture’s understanding. It’s by breaking yourself down into a limp puppet that God can finally attach His strings. He brings you to true animated life. Then and only then when you have “self-actualized” yourself to what you really are (nothing) and have identified your greatest capability (completely incapable) is when God can finally assume control. He uses you for your real destiny. This will now be 100% by His hand alone and not one iota of your humanity.

Related Post: The Greatness of Humility

Logically, the only thing we humans are ever in control of, is the first step: removing our pride. We were never in control and capable of anything. Under God’s rule and measurement of true success, our own power and strength exists for the sole purpose of removing our own power and strength. We are to make room for *His* power and strength. Hence, the greatest thing we could ever actually “do” for God is to “undo” ourselves.

This post won’t be possible without the inspiration and support of Jesse Hunter.

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Interview Discussion With The CEO of Dobi’s Organics: Adaobi Jennifer Ifeadi

This year I will be interviewing upcoming young CEO’s about how they started, the journey, and challenges starting their businesses. Also, motivating others to do what they love.

Am honoured to have this interview with our guest. She’s bright, loving, charming, beautiful, in all she represents her business well. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Adaobi Jennifer Ifeadi.


1. Tell us a bit about your background, school, and Where were you born? · My name is Adaobi Jennifer Ifeadi. I am from Anambra state. I was born in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria. I Got my first degree from the European university of LEfke Cyprus, and second degree from university of Northampton (Both MA and BA in International Relations).

2. How was life growing up?

· Life growing up in benue state was interesting as I got to learn how to speak tiv and idoma language, also learnt their cultures and ate their food. This didn’t affect my mother tongue and heritage anyway, as I spoke and still speak igbo language very well, and cook varities of igbo soup like bitter leaf soup, ofe oha, ofe nsala, etc..

3. At what age in your life did you decide you wanted to go into the organic products business?

· I decided to go into producing organic products at age 22.

4. How do you cope running a fast growing organic business

· I manage well as I currently have two staffs helping me grow my company.

5. Is being a CEO a burden or a blessing or a bit of both?

· Let’s just say running your own business can be fun and challenging at the same time. Because there are days when you will feel like throwing in the towel and getting a 9-5. But in times like this you just have to keep pushing and focus on why you started in the first place.

6. What challenged have you had to as a business owner?

· So far there has been so many challenges. One of which is being able to get an experienced staff. I basically have to teach them everything and if they leave I start afresh with another person.

7. In your opinion, what is the most difficult part about organic hair creams, Beard oils, etc..

· For me producing it can be fun and exciting, almost the same feel I get when I’m cooking. However challenges includes buying some materials from the abroad as I may not be able to find it here in Nigeria and having to wait weeks sometimes months before I can receive them.

8. What’s the weirdest thing a customer/ staff has ever told you?

· A customer crediting my account with a rather large some of money after my products worked for her and her daughter and she prayed for me and my business. It’s a good kinda weird.

9. Your business confident is so bold, do you sometimes have the fear of the unknown?

· If you must be a business owner, you must be bold enough and ready for troubles and challenges. Once I take it all up to God in prayer, I keep going and pushing no matter what.

10. Which other professional are you looking to work with or have something coming out with?

· I’m looking at becoming a politician. Therefore encouraging other Nigerian women to become active in political issues.

11. You were recently interviewed on an international cable news channel. What was it like seeing yourself on TV?

· Although I have been interviewed about my business on local Nigerian news channels, It was an exciting experience been shown and exposed on an international platform with CGTN.

12. How the people react, especially your friends and family.

· Up till today people still walk up to me to ask if I’m Dobi’s organics because its still been aired repeatedly on DSTV

13. If you had a chance to work with one person in the world, who would it be?

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14. What are your top 3 points in your note or pad that you always reflect on?

· To always read books, make research, and take classes for business and pernal growth. Because change is constant.

15. What motivates you?

· The thought that I want to be better, do better, and always excel in everything that I do.

16. What advice would you give to unmotivated and non inspired people around the world. Please explain???

· Believe in yourself and put God first in all that you do because with God, all things are possible.

17. What’s next for Jennifer?

· I’m going to keep pushing till Dobi’s Organics becomes a household beauty product both on a local and international level.

Guys I have tested and used her products, and I must say it works perfectly fine.
Example showed in the picture below…


Make sure you order yours now. Don’t worry thank me later when that Beard starts growing, or when you start glowing with dobis organic products.

You can follow dobis organics on Instagram: @dobisorganics or WhatsApp for your orders: +2348146905425


We appreciate your time doing this interview with us, making room for us with your busy schedule. 

Thank you very much.

Watch This Before You Give Up

This video made me cry and also gave me the vibe and strength of a lion to move on, keep pressing and never give up.

Don’t go through the easy way, stick to the commitment you have, and you will surely get there.

I encourage you to watch this video till the end, share on your platform, let it be publicly viewed. It will help someone somewhere.

Dreams Do Come True! French Star “Mbappe” Dream That Became a Reality

As we all know the world cup is over. A lot of fans were disappointed with there team, while some were surprised at the performance of young players in the tournament. No doubt France deserves the cup. From the beginning of the tournament, they put up a good fight with other teams and conquered.

But that ain’t the story. If you watched the world cup, your eyes and ears will be aware of the young star “Mbappe”. This young lad dream is so inspiring and motivating to give you the assurance that dreams do come true.

Was doing my research and stepped on on a piece about him.

Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo is idle

If you are opportune to read this, Don’t give up on your Dream!

Kylian Mbappe was a huge Cristiano Ronaldo fan as a kid and now he’s knocked Lionel Messi out of the World Cup and gone further than his hero!

At 14 years old, Kylian Mbappe was just a boy dreaming about his hero Cristiano Ronaldo.

During the World cup, he put in a masterclass performance to knock out Ronaldo’s biggest rival, Lionel Messi, before his Portuguese idol also fell at the last-16 later that evening.

After two goals against Argentina, Mbappe finds himself progressing further than either of the world’s greatest players, but once upon a time he was just a boy living in a shrine to Ronaldo.

Kylian Mbappe poses as a 14-year-old in his bedroom covered in photos of Cristiano Ronaldo

Mbappe grew up as a Real Madrid fan and Cristiano Ronaldo has always been his hero

Moral Lesson:

Little did Mbappe know that just five years later he would help knock his hero’s biggest rival out of the World Cup, and go even further than Ronaldo himself.

You all should keep your head high and never give up on your Hustle.

Keep grinding

Don’t Settle for Less than God’s Best

Hi guys!!!

Thanks for dropping by.

Let’s take a minute to digest this post, as we go into our daily activities today.

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We all go through hardship and experience pain in our lives. And we have a choice to make about how we will respond to it. We can either “settle” in it and let it determine the quality of life we have, or we can trust God to heal us and take steps of faith to go through the process of restoration.

Joyce Meyer endured years of horrific abuse at the hands of her father, yet she made a determined decision to trust God to heal and restore her soul.

Whatever your story may be, God can use the hardship you’ve endured to make you stronger than you’ve ever been! So, don’t give up – receive everything God has for you!

Credit: Joyce Meyer

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5 Simple Steps To Re-activate Yourself, If You Work Hard With No Results

Tips for life.

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, effort and money to achieve your goal.

You’ve even sacrificed your favorite TV shows, shopping, dating, and your sleep. You utterly, wholeheartedly want to succeed.

And yet your results seem insignificant.

It’s frustrating, isn’t it?

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But remember this: “Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.”

It’s not the time to give up yet.

Here are 5 simple steps to revive your motivation and keep going.

1) Take a Vacation and Rest

“When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams

You have been striving hard for so long. If you feel you can’t go any further, stop, rest, and travel. Detach yourself from seeking for solutions, forget those miseries, and just have fun. Besides refreshing yourself, you may even gain new insights and inspirations.

2) Do Some Revision

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

Of course you have a target. But it’s easy to lose focus when you’re too busy working on your plans. Revise again – What’s the reason that you want to reach the goal? Write and rewrite it on papers. Then imagine the excitement and contentment when you finally succeed. Keep that fire and march on.

3) Make a Different

“Be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.” – Anonymous

Don’t just work hard without reflection, you are not a cow. If things don’t turn out well, dwell on other possibilities. You can observe others’ strategies or ask your friends for suggestions. Most importantly, dare to make changes, reflect, and improve again. Continuous trying brings progress.

4) Believe

“If a goal or dream is slow in coming, envision it on a delivery truck, just a wee bit stuck in traffic, but still headed toward you.” – Karen Salmansohn

If you start to doubt your abilities, you have lost half of the battle. This is because you will tend to put less effort, passion, and love to your work. To gain confidence, praise yourself for managing to come this far. You’re halfway there. Don’t worry about failure; just do your best.

5) Be Patience

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

Understand that great things take time. After all, an oyster needs around 7 years to make a pearl. So don’t feel sorry for yourself, and avoid comparing yourself to other people’s achievements. The truth is that there’s no overnight success. You need to go through this journey filled with challenges, trials, and errors to become smarter and better. Just carry on, persist!

You see, sometimes what you need is just a change of attitude and approach to help you get over the hump and be ready to keep fighting for your goal.

Do you have other tips to pick yourself up? Please share with us in the comments.

 

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Advice From A 78 Years Old Billionaire (Carlos Salim Helu)

Carlos Slim Helu (Brazil) is one of the world’s richest man in the world. He has some masterpiece advise for all of us.

*1.* Have a firm handshake.
*2.* Look people in the eye.
*3.* Sing in the shower.
*4.* Own a great stereo system. Music is life.
*5.* If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
*6.* Don’t expect life to be fair.
*7.* Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
*8.* Always accept an outstretched hand.
*9.* Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
*10.* Whistle.
*11.* Avoid sarcastic remarks.
*12.* Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery ABSOLUTELY!.
*13.* Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
*14.* Lend only those books you never care to see again.
*15.* Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that he has.
*16.* When playing games with children, let them win.
*17.* Give people a second chance, but NOT a third.
*18.* Be romantic.
*19.* Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
*20.* Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
*21.* Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
*22.* Be a good loser.
*23.* Be a good winner.
*24.* Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
*25.* When someone hugs you, let him be the first to let go.
*26.* Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
*27.* Keep it simple at everytime.
*28.* Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
*29.* Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
*30.* Live your life so that your epitaph could read, NO REGRETS.
*31.* Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
*32.* Never waste an opportunity to tell people you love them.
*33.* Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped and loved you.
*34.* Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
*35.* Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
*36.* Begin each day with some of your favourite prayer
*37.* Once in a while, take the scenic route.
*38.* Send a lot of greeting cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
*39.* Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
*40.* Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
*41.* Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
*42.* Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
*43.* Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
*44.* Become someone’s hero.
*45.* Marry only for love, it is key to your happiness if every other thing fails.
*46.* Count your blessings.
*47.* Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
*48.* Wave at the children on a school bus/house/street/
*49.* Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with PEOPLE. That is emotional intelligence.
*50.* Share this to help your friends.
*51.* Make sure someone says THANK-YOU to you every day….