Battling Low Expectation 

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  Until we Africans change our self-perception, we will continue to confirm by our conduct and actions the stereotypes and insults others heep on us. Too often we validate by action the stereotype of an African as less than capable, lazy or failure by design by doing exactly the things we actually are not. 

Africans who arrive after the set time confirm that they subscribe to the inferior Bantu time; black companies that neglect to complete tender projects confirm the idea of Africans as inferior in business; the public servant that has a callous attitude make stereotypes of lazy blacks seem true. 

I made a decision to live with honour, work with diligence and think highly of my abilities so that the stereotypes and insults find me ready to defy them. “It’s not what you call me that matters,” says an African proverb, “but what I answer to.” 

We do not control what others think of us and cannot stop them from thinking low about us, but we control how this affects us and how we live thereafter. 

We do often walk around with mental chains that limit our potential around our proverbial necks. 

The battle against distortion of our mind about ourselves is a long and tortous road to freedom.
Africa is fragmented continent, broken into small territories that not really viable as countries. The pursuit of unity has as a result be fruitless. 
  

Africa is considered a dark continent though no one ever vocalize that anymore. It is treated like skunk though the culprits call. It great, call friend and partner, call it indispensable and say it is rising. It is being sold a dummy daily…
 Its leaders fall in the trap of participating in this shaming of my continent. Cursed to have leaders who either think about their own circumstances or lack wisdom to think creatively about the future Africa needs. 

  

Its people daily live up the myths and curses imposed on Africa. It has been called a wilderness and its people behave like animals in the wild stock in enclosures though the gates of freedom have been open for long. They beg from those who depend on Africa, instead of demanding their rights. Cursed to wretchedness of the mind. 

Leave in order to Live

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The principle of leaving is much more difficult than we realize. 

Some people are much better at getting into things, projects, initiatives, structures and proceeded than in quiting when they have to. 

This is why the New Year Resolutions is a failing initiative year in year out.

We are much better at starting big goals but find it difficult to quit what we are tied to in order to serve the new goals. 

The central task should be to live and live fully.

To live is not merely to exist, but it is to have a felt and experienced existence of some significance. 

So it is to have a bearing on place and time in which one exists. 

It is to make a mark… 

Many times, man must also leave certain things in order to leave a mark, so to say. 

The trick is that it is also a problem to exist on earth with all the hope placed in the coming world, the heaven. 

We must live fully and then also leave jobs, adventures, projects and even earth having lived fully.  
Many end up living only to leave, they exist to go, they exist only and never make a mark.

They exist to leave to heaven,,… That is to be as if they did not ever lived on earth… 

It is not good also to stay forever in any undertaking. We will not live on earth forever, we will leave… We better leave after having lived fully. 

Our duty is to live to the full, to live satisfactorily, to live with purpose and live meaningfully… 

That is enough for our good, the rest is additional 

God Bless Africa

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Africa is the cradle of humankind, but it is the wound on the body of humanity.
Africa is origin of humans, but it is looked down upon by many outside it.

Again I sing: “God bless Africa; its sons and daughters.” Why? 

Africa is the origin of human civilisations, but continues to be seen by others as a place without accomplishments, a land without science & innovation, a people without civilisation.

Africa gave birth to ancient universities and citadels of knowledge and science – mathematics and writing, yet Africa today is the consumer of knowledges and alienated ideas of others that produce so much underdevelopment and distortions.

Africa is largest island in the world, with the largest territory, yet Africa is the smallest in the hierarchies of power globally.

Africa has the richest land, suitable for all forms of agricultural endeavours, helping to feed many in the world, but its people are among the hungriest in the world.

Africa has the largest waterways in the world, river systems, underground water reservoirs and large expanse of oceans, yet the majority of Africans lack safe drinking water and its livestock die from water scarcity.

Africa is the place of wealth, but Africans are among the poorest peoples of the world.

Africa has some of the most beautiful ecosystems and landscapes inhabited by the largest variety of living mammals, rare organisms, yet it called by others a dark continent and is seen as a land of shame. 

Africa has the fastest growing population, but the opportunites to transform this potential into economic, political and social power in the world remain unseen. 

Africa has the youngest population in the world, an educated youthful population, but this demographic wealth is yet to become a dividend and remains a burden to Africa.

Africa is the source of a number of plants from which are made wonder drugs, yet Africa is the epicentre of diseases that are preventable and curable.

Africa produces a large pool of medical doctors and health specialists, yet with many lured to worl in the developed world the ratio of doctor-population in Africa is worst in the world.

The Challenge of Sure Action, but Unsure Outcomes

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You say: I do all I am told is necessary, but results are not assured. 

We sometimes over-simplify life into formula with actions that will automatically and surely produce specific results. 

If we don’t leave space for the possibility that the results will not the specific ones we want, but may be the broad ones we need, we have a better sense of life of progress. 

Sometimes what we think we need is mere wants, just desires that may not help deepen the texture of our lives. 

It is better that we don’t get what we want if we are to get what we really need. 

It is better that we pay attention to principles a lot more than formula. 

The difference is that principles explain the connection between the input and output, action and result… 

Your responsibility is only to apply the principle… 

Principle enables you to do your part before you understand the part… and the environment. 

Principles build our lives and enable us to manage ourselves. They don’t have produce other benefits. 

To achieve a higher state of living and have greater control over our conduct and walk in life is a huge benefit to our account already. 

We are to take the right actions no matter the results. 

We are to at least commit to act right always, the outcomes are a bonus…  

What seems complex needs our simplicity

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Mystery is the most basic fact of life itself. 

The world is itself a mystery: this thing that you have humans, vegetation, waters and air all in their demarcated places is a mystery, a complexity… 

A human being is one of the most complex things in this arrangement. You just can’t say you know how humans think, act and feel…

When you think you knew a person, the next moment you get to know a nature in them you never knew. 
This is the complexity of our life, but it needs simple things to manage. 

We live with complexity, but we handle it through simple measures. 

Complexity requires simplicity. 
If left and applied as is, nothing can move. 

If the issues of the world are left in their complex nature no one will understand the world

No one will do what they have to do to make the world and people better.

No one will do their functions in society.

Everyone will have an excuse for not doing, for not trying. 

Everyone will be justified for acting unwisely. I started with a goal to buy a house and ended up buying a boat, but now need a place to watch TV… Why this strange decision? — complex world. 

We will not reach understanding and domino over life if we believe it complex and that is it. 

The world is complex. Life is too. 

God made it that way. A world for 6 bill people who each has a purpose and several tasks to do, each has a will to do as they see it and are allowed space to make mistakes and discover for themselves, is inevitably complex. 

A human being is complex. Each has a DNA yet looks like others. Each is a mystery. 

God made a complex humanity and placed them on a complex earth …. 

The earth is not the world. The world is made up of human beings and their cultures by which they make sense of and impact the earth. It is complex. 

The earth is the Lord’s, the world is man’s. The Lord is in charge. It is complex.

Solomon thought about the complex nature of the world and how it produced a complex life to live. 

But God gave them keys to simplicity so they can survive, navigate and influence the complex environment and climate. 

Those keys are principles of living in a complex and changing world… 

You say, finding a hubby is complex. Am supposed to be found first. I may like one like this, but this does not guarantee that he will not bring another feature I don’t like. 

Africa’s number one need

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Africa is known for the great number of challenges that it confronts. Everyone has come to think of Africa in relation to deep levels of poverty manifest in the fact that …. live under the poverty line, generally in terms of income. 

Africa is rh epicenter of global incidence of disease and dis-ease. Africa continues to be tormented by all manner of sickness including infectious diseasses, mainly malaria, …… It is also the site of the resurgence of diseases of lifestyle …. 

Is not aid… Aid plays an important role… But it is not the greatest need
Is not even trade … Crucial for cash transfers… But not the most urgent needed
Is not actually investment … Vital for resource acquisition, but not the fundamental need. 
So it is not the richest economies
The wealthiest companies … 
The big multinational corporations 
The huge cash injection … 
All of these the continent has accessed, of course with many weaknesses on these. 
But they have still not enabled the birth of a new Africa, the rebirth, renewal and renaissance of Africa.
It is not big governments…. 
It is not even better government … 
It is not good governance … Crucial as this is … 

It is not many organisations to do what must be done… This is important, but not fundamental … 
It is not new or stronger relations with other nations… 
It is not favour from global powers 
It is not charity from the rich and powerful 
Africa’s greatest need is not even big and powerful leaders
It is not better and more effective political parties when you come to think about it. 
It is not big and many NGOs that provide essential Sevices to the downtrodden… 
Africa’s greatest need is confidence.
Africa’s greatest challenge is lack of faith in itself by itself and resulting in lack of confidence in it by others… 
Confidence is a product of 

Self-awareness
Self-mastery 

Conviction 
Determination 

Agency 

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Our greatest challenge today is to discover the reason why we exist and why we exist where we do with the talents we have, the skills we have acquired and the opportunities that we get. The greats that we have witnessed became when they discovered their purposes and started to pursue them. My commitment is to use this website to help us rediscover who we are and why we are in order to rebirth our purpose and reach greater heights.