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A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 9:30pm On Jul 30, 2015
Good evening, my awesome, awesome people of Nairaland. Hope you all had a great day? Mine wasn't stressful by any stretch as I'm off duty.

This thread has been on my mind for weeks. I've been thinking how to go about it. I've written it in my mind weeks ago, but somehow I've been reluctant to transmit what's on the head into reality. It was simply lying there.

This evening, the desire and determination seem greater. Hence these words.

Sometimes the fear of failure- maybe the thought that people won't accept and deem it necessary to follow the thread- played no little role in keeping me from starting this thread. I simply paid more attention to the fear of failure than the good this thread could bring to people, even if it's just one person. That fear kept me in a state of inertia. But I've been restless over this issue. I've consulted with a few persons and all of them seem to believe I should give it a go. I just felt pressed to start it.

I've scanned through NL, and I'm yet to see a thread dedicated to personal development, self growth and motivation. I'll be happy to fill that void.

Away from the rumbles of politics, romance and other critical sections, we need to have a place we can quietly come in to read a quote, a talk, a short motivational speech, etc. We need a place we can actually pay more attention to OURSELVES. We hardly pay adequate attention to ourselves; we are more encumbered by what's happening in the lives of politicians and celebrities that we hardly have enough time for our own personal development and improvement.

This is the way it will work: you can drop a wise quote, either from your own mind or from others( ensure to source them), and then we discuss and deliberate on it. It could be a story. In fact, you can drop and share the chapters or sections from an entire novel or other material.

It's my deepest wish that we make this place a serene and mature corner. It's my hope that many shall be blessed and uplifted by the words that shall cover this place. And it's my desire that this thread shall be responsible for the happiness, development, and success of many.

Let me leave you with this: You weren't born to be mere statistic. You weren't born to just roam upon the Earth. You weren't born to just eat, sleep, and die. But you were born to fulfill a PURPOSE. You were born to meet a HUMAN NEED. You were born to fulfill a DESTINY. You were born to be a solution to the world's problems. You were born to be a blessing to generations!

So feel free to come around and share that inspiring quotes or stories of yours. You never could tell how many lives will be positively impacted by them. If our lives aren't impacting others positively, then we need to do a sincere and thorough self-assessment with a view to sorting out the situation. We must be useful!

''The two most important days in a man's life are the day he was born, and the day he discovered why''

Thanks for your time. Good night, and God bless you all.

Cc: ideykwum, mentorandfriend, francizy, MizMyColi, Kaboninc, Truckpusher, barcanista, luxanne, Specialist900

Dearpreye!

Lalasticlala, please, let others know such a corner as this exists on this forum. Thanks.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by kmega: 9:41pm On Jul 30, 2015
Nice idea, Dearpreye. I am hooked to this thread already. Let me drop my own motivational quote: "Face your Fears"

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 9:54pm On Jul 30, 2015
kmega:
Nice idea, Dearpreye. I am hooked to this thread already.
Let me drop my own motivational quote: "Face your Fears"

Yeah. I had to face my fears moments ago. It seemed the perfect and most appropriate quote for me seeing my struggles with birthing this thread.

Fear plays a great role in the failures and success of people, depending on how it's handled. I ran from my fears for weeks, maybe even months. It felt like I've failed even before I had started.

Tonight, I've overcome those fears. Thanks for your contribution. Shalom!

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by favour220(f): 11:44pm On Jul 30, 2015
Preye, I must commend your courage, but lets take it a step further, is it not better that an entirely new section be created for personal growth and development? Please admnistrators of Nairaland, this is worth looking into...

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Idydarling(f): 11:57pm On Jul 30, 2015
mine is "stay away from negative and overly critical people"

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by joywendy(f): 3:00am On Jul 31, 2015
favour220:
Preye, I must commend your courage, but lets take it a step further, is it not better that an entirely new section be created for personal growth and development? Please admnistrators of Nairaland, this is worth looking into...
Nice idea, but I doubt if it would work....most of the people here(the jobless ones esp) are more concerned about rita getting married than their own lives.undecided if you notice,check out threads that has to do with self improvement or knowledge. It doesn't last,it dies after like 2-5 pages

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 5:41am On Jul 31, 2015
favour220:
Preye, I must commend your courage, but lets take it a step further, is it not better that an entirely new section be created for personal growth and development? Please admnistrators of Nairaland, this is worth looking into...

Good morning. Hope you had a great night?

I'll be lying if the above thought didn't come across my mind when I was still laying the foundation for this thread in my mind. I though it would be nice and encouraging to see an entire section dedicated to the development and growth of people. I even discussed it with a few friends but it didn't fly as they believe there are already a lot of sections here and that most of them are hardly visited by people to the degree it would be termed NECESSARY. However, it will be very good to have such a section, if the administrators will make it happen.
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 7:57am On Jul 31, 2015
Nice one preye.


I do like this quote by Henry Ford

"whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right". To me it means the power to succeed, prosper, fail and to become great lies within us. Its only us that'll make it happen.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by freeage7(m): 8:02am On Jul 31, 2015
joywendy:

Nice idea, but I doubt if it would work....most of the people here(the jobless ones esp) are more concerned about rita getting married than their own lives.undecided if you notice,check out threads that has to do with self improvement or knowledge. It doesn't last,it dies after like 2-5 pages
Then help this thread to succeed, u and I can breath life into the thread so it does not die off. Good morning.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 8:10am On Jul 31, 2015
Specialist900:
Nice one preye.


I do like this quote by Henry Ford

"whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are right". To me it means the power to succeed, prosper, fail and to become great lies within us. Its only us that'll make it happen.

A very great quote from the great Ford, whose unparalleled vision is still positively impacting the world in no little ways.

All that man needs to succeed is within him. He barely needs an external support. If he's willing to deploy all the energies, faculties and potentials he's imbued with by Providence, he's so sure of success. Man can become just WHATEVER he so chooses.

The world gives audience to the man who's willing to pay the needed price to succeed.

If a man is determined internally to succeed, there's very little, if any, external help can do. He has to choose to succeed and pay the price for it.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 8:14am On Jul 31, 2015
Idydarling:
mine is "stay away from negative and overly critical people"

Yeah. They don't see anything good in you and what you do. They will never appreciate your efforts and battles. They will never say or do anything that will inspire or encourage you. And by association, you too can become so negative and critical. We become who we associates with! It's very good and healthy to stay far from people who fall into the above category.

We all need people who will bring out the best in us. We appreciate criticism layered with empathy and love, note hatred and the desire to see us fail. We don't want the later group of people. Life's hard enough; we need not those who will make it even harder.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 8:42am On Jul 31, 2015
freeage7:

Then help this thread to succeed, u and I can breath life into the thread so it does not die off. Good morning.

Thanks bro. We shall do the best we can to ensure lives are positively affected by what we do here. There's so much left to learn. Good morning, brother.
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 8:54am On Jul 31, 2015
Today is the last day of the month of July. We thank God for His mercies, goodness and benevolence.

As the month winds to an end, it's part of self growth and development to look back at the month with a view to criticising OURSELVES with respect to how much we have done and achieved as people. What didn't we do well? What were our targets for July? Did we meet our objectives? What went wrong?

How do we intend to avoid the mistakes of July in August? What shall we do differently? If we must achieve different results, we must do things differently.

If we continue following the same old path, we will most assuredly get the same old, depressing results. We must be different. We must dare to change patterns. We must reinvent ourselves.

A life without vision and goals is a monumental tragedy. To be humans is to live a life of vision and goals,backed with an intense desire to achieve them. A lot of people just spend their days without a concrete plan for their lives. What a waste of breathe!

We can change all that. We can be more productive in August. We can achieve more in August than we did in July. That's the target. We must do things differently.

Today, as you go about doing your business, think beyond the routine. Break the rules. Break the procedures. Break the normal. Dare more.

Have a great day!

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 10:35am On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:
Today is the last day of the month of July. We thank God for His mercies, goodness and benevolence.

As the month winds to an end, it's part of self growth and development to look back at the month with a view to criticising OURSELVES with respect to how much we have done and achieved as people. What didn't we do well? What were our targets for July? Did we meet our objectives? What went wrong?

How do we intend to avoid the mistakes of July in August? What shall we do differently? If we must achieve different results, we must do things differently.

If we continue following the same old path, we will most assuredly get the same old, depressing results. We must be different. We must dare to change patterns. We must reinvent ourselves.

A life without vision and goals is a monumental tragedy. To be humans is to live a life of vision and goals,backed with an intense desire to achieve them. A lot of people just spend their days without a concrete plan for their lives. What a waste of breathe!

We can change all that. We can be more productive in August. We can achieve more in August than we did in July. That's the target. We must do things differently.

Today, as you go about doing your business, think beyond the routine. Break the rules. Break the procedures. Break the normal. Dare more.

Have a great day!
in summary, "speed isn't of essence when you're going in the wrong direction"

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 10:56am On Jul 31, 2015
Specialist900:
in summary, "speed isn't of essence when you're going in the wrong direction"

Very correct. No amount of speed in the wrong path will lead to a meaningful end. Common sense suggests one makes a U-turn and then pursue the right direction.

It's not actually speed, but direction.
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by MizMyColi(f): 11:36am On Jul 31, 2015
I wasn't taggedsad

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by justfree1(m): 11:40am On Jul 31, 2015
A person going down the wrong path does not need motivation, he or she needs education. Education is the first step towards financial and time freedom. If you motivate an idiot, you would only have a motivated idiot.
-Jim Rohn

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 11:51am On Jul 31, 2015
MizMyColi:
I wasn't taggedsad

A treasonable felony!

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by MizMyColi(f): 11:52am On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


A treasonable felony!

Thank God you knowsad
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 11:57am On Jul 31, 2015
MizMyColi:


Thank God you knowsad

Are you upholding the sentencing? Forgiving?
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by MizMyColi(f): 11:59am On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


Are you upholding the sentencing? Forgiving?

Choose your Noosegrin

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 12:00pm On Jul 31, 2015
justfree1:
A person going down the wrong path does not need motivation, he or she needs education. Education is the first step towards financial and time freedom. If you motivate an idiot, you would only have a motivated idiot.
-Jim Rohn

Hmmm! This thread is a product of Jim Rohn's awesome materials. I've been reading his books for months.

Direction is very critical in everything we do. And we can't rule out education. Once a person is thoroughly educated about a course, the job is made easier. There's no point motivating someone who's clearly on the wrong path. He needs to be redirected.

Thank for sharing.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 12:00pm On Jul 31, 2015
MizMyColi:


Choose your Noosegrin

The latter!
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by MizMyColi(f): 12:01pm On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


The latter!

Okaysmiley
Do the needed.

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 12:03pm On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


Very correct. No amount of speed in the wrong path will lead to a meaningful end. Common sense suggests one makes a U-turn and then pursue the right direction.

It's not actually speed, but direction.
gbam grin
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 12:04pm On Jul 31, 2015
Specialist900:
gbam grin

Direction is better than magnitude.
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 12:04pm On Jul 31, 2015
justfree1:
A person going down the wrong path does not need motivation, he or she needs education. Education is the first step towards financial and time freedom. If you motivate an idiot, you would only have a motivated idiot.
-Jim Rohn
his idiot status wouldn't change gringringrin

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Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 12:06pm On Jul 31, 2015
Specialist900:
his idiot status wouldn't change gringringrin

Once he's properly educated, he'll see is folly and then make the necessary changes. That's the power of education.
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 12:11pm On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


Once he's properly educated, he'll see is folly and then make the necessary changes. That's the power of education.
if he's educated aright and not motivated in his folly
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by dearpreye(m): 12:12pm On Jul 31, 2015
Specialist900:
if he's educated aright and not motivated in his folly

Hmmm!
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by MizMyColi(f): 12:12pm On Jul 31, 2015
smiley
Specialist900:
if he's educated aright and not motivated in his folly
Re: A Thread For Personal Development, Self Growth And Motivation! by Specialist900(m): 12:34pm On Jul 31, 2015
dearpreye:


Hmmm!
a classical example is the BH boys who are motivated in their folly instead of re-educated

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