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Goals, Plans, Reviews

It’s great to set goals. You’re probably halfway there if you’re clear about what you want to achieve. It’s as crucial for your career or a personal project. But if you work full time, doing the work necessary to achieve your goals may be daunting.

My latest understanding

+ To be interested in the process of discovery, learning, training; To enjoy the process, or at least enjoy significant parts of it + To find the right way to exert my effort; to be humble enough to inquire, to find the right way to practise from the master or that person ahead of me …

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Distraction

It’s easy to get carried away, bogged down with work, an endless cycle of dullness given energy by the worker’s soul, while your real work suffers. It’s easy to find your satiation soon but temporarily, in that mild-to-tepid sort of way, rejoicing in solving daily issues for people and organisations, some merely trivialities worthy of …

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Betting the future

Banners announcing new betting shops or franchises are the fastest appearing in Lagos, second only to those of new churches and the latest church programmes. Young men (and some women) hold on to their printed bet receipts awaiting a turn of fortune. I have tried to understand this revived, reinvented phenomenon and here articulate my first …

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Stretch

“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt Stretch. Move into the unknown or the less known. Have some faith. Take courage. Step forward. Raise your hand. Raise a point. Make your …

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