The Things You Know Can Radically Change Your Life

YOU KNOW

radically change your life

You know you have potentials
But You are not doing enough to develop them.
What is the use of a vibrant energy,
That remains largely buried and untapped?

You know the future is bright
But you keep living in the past!
How can you ever enjoy the future,
If you don’t ever leave the past behind?

You know your life could be better
But you hesitate to do what it takes to improve on it.
Why are you waiting and delaying?
The room for improvement is never filled up!

You know you are not so perfect!
But you fail to work on your obvious weaknesses!
Can a dirty china become clean,
If it has not been washed at all?

You know you don’t like to be criticized
But you never cease from criticizing others.
What makes you think you would be likable,
When your words ache like pain?

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You know you like being appreciated
But you think others don’t deserve the same.
Don’t you think if you want appreciation to come round,
You ought to start giving it first to others?

You know you ought to make more progress in life
But you fear to take the necessary steps forward.
How can you get to where you want to be
If you don’t dare to leave where you are?

You know you crave for love and forgiveness
But you yourself are never generous with such.
How can you be so very surprised, that
You don’t get often loved and forgiven by others as you want?

You know you want respect and admiration from others
But you are less concerned about your self-respect
Why then are you so bothered that you don’t get so respected,
As much as you think you deserve?

You know how good it feels to be warmly welcomed
But you don’t always spread your hands to welcome others
Yet you wonder why people don’t always warm up to you
Like the insect to the nectar in a scenting flower.

You know you are not without blemish
But you are always quick to cast the stone on others
Why don’t you treat other people with grace,
As you want to be treated?

You know Rome was not built in a day
But you cry and worry over every little slip.
With your heart filled with so much worry,
How can you enjoy a deep sleep at night?

How can you get to where you want to be
If you don’t dare to leave where you are?

You know you shouldn’t go to bed with the roof on fire.
But you pretend it’s just a little flick of flame.
Why then do you wonder and cry aloud,
When all you have is burnt to ashes?

You know every seed produces after its own kind.
But somehow you sow corn and expect a harvest of yam.
Who would be ever so disappointed,
As much as someone like that would be?

You know you should say ‘I am sorry’ sometimes
But your pride keeps you from saying so.
Doesn’t it matter to you that your friends and family are hurt,
When you fail to say “I am sorry, please forgive me”?

You know it’s good for you to give generously.
But you hoard the things you ought to share with others.
Have you forgotten the Master’s golden rule?
“Give and it shall be given unto you.”

You know you should give thanks in all things.
But you complain that all things are not okay
Are you now wiser than the Master,
Who said in his Word “give thanks in all things”?

 

 

P.S. Adapted from WE KNOW, the very first post published on this blog. It has been one year since this blog was started.

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Use Your Imagination

Albert Einstein. Photo:LinkedIn.com
Albert Einstein. Photo:LinkedIn.com


By Victor Uyanwanne

Use your imagination
It is the world of no limitation
When you get your thoughts limited
You get yourself really cheated.
Use your imagination
It’s a free world of no nation
You don’t need a visa to get in
Neither a permit to work therein.

LOGIC will get you from A to B. IMAGINATION will take you EVERYWHERE.

– Albert Einstein
Use your imagination
Subject all negatives to incineration
In your mind begin to form the picture
Of your earnestly desired future.
Use your imagination
Let it be your decision
To think better of yourself
Than an old book on a shelf.

Live out of your life imagination, not your history.

– Steve Covey
Use your imagination
To the point of combustion
So you can produce the energy
That gives you life’s synergy.
Use your imagination
Clear out all the confusion
Reach for the happiness of life
Eliminate all manner of strife.
Use your imagination
Don’t be under compulsion
Learn to use it willingly
You’ll get the benefits steadily.

…If we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

– Jamie Paolinetti
Use your imagination
Change your life beyond comprehension
It doesn’t happen overnight
But it is the beginning of the good fight.
Use your imagination
See yourself, in life, change position
You know you can hardly feature
In the future you don’t picture.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

– Mohammed Ali
Use your imagination
You may experience some interruption
But don’t give up
Do your best to stay up.
Use your imagination
Bring yourself out of seclusion
Experience the world called ‘wonderful’
And begin to live life to the full.

©Copyright 2015│Victor Uyanwanne

PUT YOUR THOUGHTS DOWN IN WRITING Part 1

PUT YOUR THOUGHTS DOWN IN WRITING Part 1

By Victor Uyanwanne
24/03/2015.

You have good thoughts come into your mind often. Everyone does. It is what you do with the good thoughts that come to you that matter.

Actually, your thoughts – whether good or bad – do not necessarily stay with you permanently; they come and go at their own speed. But some of them are so important you should not let them escape from you just like that. Keep track of them and you will be surprised what they can metamorphose into.

One way of keeping track of your important thoughts is to reduce them to writing. By that I mean you should translate there from ordinary thoughts in your head to a readable form in your hand. That way, you will begin the process of giving form to them.

Whether it is a goal you are setting for yourself, a vision of your future or a plan of action, if you are serious about them, please put them in writing. In the Bible, even God said to the prophet, Habakkuk “Write the vision. And make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it” (Hab.2:2). (To be continued).

WE KNOW

Victor Uyanwanne

WE KNOW
By Victor Uyanwanne

We know we have potentials
But we are not doing enough to develop them.
What is the use of a vibrant energy?
That remains buried and untapped?

We know the future is bright
But we keep living in the past!
How can we ever enter and enjoy the future?
If we don’t ever leave the past behind?

We know our lives could be better
But we hesitate to do things to improve it.
Why are we waiting and delaying?
The room of improvement is never filled up!

We know we are not so perfect!
But we fail to work on our weaknesses!
Can a dirty china become clean,
If it has not been washed at all?

We know we don’t like to be criticised
But we never cease from doing it to others.
What makes us think we would be likable?
When our words ache like pain?

We know we like being appreciated
But we think other’s don’t deserve the same.
Don’t we think if we want appreciation to come round.
We ought to start giving it first to others?

We know we ought to make more progress
But we fear to take the first steps forward.
How can we get to where we want to be
If we don’t put one foot in front of the other?

We know we crave for love and forgiveness
But we ourselves are never generous with such.
How can we be so very surprised?
That we don’t get loved and forgiven by others as we want?

We know we want respect and admiration from others
But we are less concerned about our self-respect
Why then are we so bothered that we don’t get so respected
As much as we think we deserve?

We know how good it feels to be welcomed
But we don’t always spread our hands to welcome others
Yet we wonder why people don’t always warm up to us
Like the insect to the nectar in a flower

We know we are not without blemish
But we are always quick to cast the stone on others
Why don’t we treat other people
As we want to be treated?

We know Rome was not built in day
But we cry and worry over every little slip.
With our heart filled with so much worries,
How can we enjoy a deep sleep at night?

We know we shouldn’t go to bed when the roof is on fire.
But we pretend it’s just a little flick of flame.
Why then do we wonder and cry aloud,
When all we have is turned to ashes?

We know every seed produces after its own kind.
But some of us are those who sow corn and expect a harvest of yam.
Who would be ever so disappointed,
As much as someone like that would be?

We know we should say ‘I am sorry’ sometimes
But our pride keeps us from saying it.
Doesn’t it matter to us that our friends and family are hurt,
When we fail to say “I am sorry, please forgive”?

We know its good for us to give.
But we hoard the things we ought to share.
Have we forgotten the Master’s rule:
“Give and it shall be given to you”?

We know we should give thanks in all things.
But we say all things are not okay to give thanks, so we complain.
Are we now wiser than the Master,
Who said “give thanks in all things”?