African Education system has surprising outcomes. The smartest students pass with 1st Class and get admissions to medical and engineering schools. The 2nd Class students get MBAs and LLB’s to manage the First Class students. The 3rd Class students enter politics, and rule both 1st and 2nd Class students. The Failures join the army and control politicians who, if they are not happy with, they kick or kill them. Best of all…..those who did not attend any school, become prophets, and everybody follows them.
‘Leave your ego at the door
”……is the statement that touched me when I was reading the Dojo etiquette in my karate licence and grading record.
Ego in psychoanalytic theory, is that portion of the human personality which is experienced as the “self” or “I” and is in contact with the external world through perception. The ego coexists with the id (said to be the agency of primitive drives) and superego (considered to be the ethical component of personality) as one of three agencies proposed by Sigmund Freud. Didn’t forget my PSYC 102 lectures.
During karate training, your ego won’t allow you to follow instructions. When that happens, you will defame the discipline.
Applying this is life, leaving your ego behind and remaining absolutely vulnerable allow you to receive every instruction or direction that comes to you. It gives you enough time and chance to grow and learn new things.
Moving ahead, check it so you don’t become egocentric or narcissistic. A person who is egocentric believes they are the center of attention, like a narcissist, but does not receive gratification by one’s own admiration. A narcissist is a person whose ego is greatly influenced by the approval of others.
Just learn to leave your ego behind and remain absolutely vulnerable. Receive fully and chanel the pressures of life into growth.
I’ve not been to Maasai Market before but with these lovely pictures, it feels like I’m there.
Nice post by Mavis……
Originally posted on Manns' Journey World Tour:
So if you visit Nairobi and you don’t visit the Maasai Market in CBD area ( Central Business District) then you have not visited Nairobi. So keep that in mind.
A little bit about the Maasai community
The Maasai people of East Africa live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley on semi-arid and arid lands. The Maasai occupy a total land area of 160,000 square kilometers with a population of approximately one half million people. However, many Maasai see the national census as government meddling and often miscount their numbers to census takers.
The Maasai society is comprised of sixteen sections (known in Maasai as Iloshon): Ildamat, Ilpurko, Ilkeekonyokie, Iloitai, Ilkaputiei, Ilkankere, Isiria, Ilmoitanik, Iloodokilani, Iloitokitoki, Ilarusa, Ilmatatapato, Ilwuasinkishu, Kore, Parakuyu, and Ilkisonko, also known as Isikirari (Tanzania’s Maasai). There was also once Iltorobo section but was assimilated by other sections. A majority of the…
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With all the hype around the fight, I read this and felt the need to share…..
1. Choose your fights wisely. Manny has been asking for this fight for 5 years now but Floyd kept turning it down because he was studying his style. Manny has fought 57 matches in this category and lost or drew 5 of them. Floyd has fought 48 matches (the recent fight inclusive) in this category and won all. That’s… because he chooses his fights wisely. Life’s lesson: don’t be everywhere doing everything. Be tactful. Prepare well and give it a go when you are ready. Don’t hustle, strategize instead. Don’t beat the air, study to show yourself approved.
2. Do what matters. Floyd threw very few punches but they were clean punches that hit the right points. Manny was busy throwing plenty many punches. I watched that closely. Life’s lesson: Don’t just get busy, get busy doing what counts. Success in life is not about activities, it is about doing what is required.
3. Don’t be in a hurry to succeed. When you meet a tough challenge, be determined to overcome it and concentrate throughout. Manny is a tough hustler throwing plenty punches from first round. Floyd, from time is known to use his first 9 rounds to study his opponent and the last 3 to finish that opponent. This was exactly what played out again. Life’s lesson: to succeed, you need to take your time. There’s no prize for being the youngest achiever. Professor at 32 years of age and professor at 67 years of age are both professors.
4. God is not partial. He gives success to the best person whether you are arrogant or not, whether you profess Jesus or not. Floyd is arrogant but he’s an excellent boxer. Pac is humble, evangelizes from the ring and professes Jesus countless times but that wasn’t enough to win. It wasn’t a fight of Jesus against the devil, its just a sport competition between two humans. Dangote is the richest man in Africa, he’s not a Christian but he’s good at his business. Life’s lesson: being a Christian doesn’t mean God will circumvent and disregard natural laws of success for you to be the best. Being the best is a personal effort, God’s part is to crown your efforts and make it easier for you.
5. Don’t respond to critics, just do your thing! Don’t worry if people don’t like your style, just continue to succeed. That’s all that matters anyway. A lot of people didn’t support Mayweather because he’s arrogant but he didn’t let it bother him. Even when he raised his hands as winner, he didn’t get the desired accolades. Manny on the other hand is loved by all because he’s humble but that didn’t translate to winning the match. Life’s lesson: Do your thing, either you win or lose people will talk anyways, so why don’t you just win and let them talk? Critics don’t amount to anything in life, ignore them.
Eighteen (18) Ghanaian KNUST Professors were told to sit in an airplane. When they were all seated and the plane was about to take off, they were told the plane was made by their own students. They quickly run out of the plane leaving only one professor who was sitting confidently. When he was asked why he is still sitting, he said. “if the plane was made by our own students, trust me it won’t even start.” 😅😅😆😆😆:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
A Baker was asked to print 1st John 4:18 on a wedding cake and he forgot the “1st” and printed John 4:18.
1st John 4:18 reads “There is no fear in love. But perfect love cast out fear, because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.”
John 4:18 reads “For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband.”
Stay blessed and remember that small mistakes are not always that small.
Over the years, I’ve moved from “Unconscious Incompetence” to what is less desirable and uncomfortable to many people, “Conscious Incompetence”- that is accepting the painful reality that, ‘You Don’t Know.’ Most people prefer to remain on the wrong path, others do not know and hate to know that they do not know. Their Egos are too big that they don’t mind smacking the mirror for showing them who they really are. I was there and I know how it feels. Now my goal is to graduate to become “Consciously Competent” so that one day, I can achieve my ultimate goal that’s to be “Unconsciously Competent.” – another place mostly reached by the top 1% among us.
I miss blogging. Nowadays I just can’t make time and write. And when I make time, I just can’t focus. My spirit is willing but the body is weak, destructed, and sometimes lazy. The month of March seem so good so far but I don’t like the fact that I missed two karate lessons, one swimming training and three workout @ the gym sessions.
So now I ask, what do I do? What do I do to get myself back on the road? I think I need more energy but I’ve lost appetite for what will give me energy. I think I need more rest but I just can’t stand the fact that I have to rest whiles I have a lot to do. I think I need inspiration but very little inspire me lately. I think I just need to let go and let God control everything. What do you think? ……Ooops I just made a blog post. :)☺:)
These are the results from the AFCON 2015;
Champions – Ivory Coast
Goal King – Andre Dede Ayew
Man of the tournament- Christian Atsu
Fair play – Kwesi Appiah
Man of the match – Afriyie Acquah
Goal of the tournament- Christian Atsu
Ghana won all the awards ..but ..missed the trophy.
So it is in life, you can have everything in life n miss the most important thing which is heaven. You can have all the money, fame, degree, friends, beautiful wife, good children, and all the best things in the world and still miss the mark of the high calling in Christ Jesus. Most of us saw how the ghanaiains were crying and agonizing, it will be more painful than that should you miss heaven. Cos with that, there is no second chance and the only thing left with you is hell. NO DOUBT. THINK TWICE AND MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION NOW, IS NEVER TO LATE. IS ONLY THE DEAD WHO HAS NO HOPE BUT U ARE ALIVE N READING THIS MESSAGE, MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR BEING ALIVE THIS MORNING COS TOMORROW IS NEVER ASSURED FOR YOU.
Rise to perfection.
No fears, no limitations . Have a blissful day.