Positive Perspective Shift

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When looking at a photograph, what’s the first thing you notice? Do you immediately focus on someone’s pot belly or discoloured teeth? When you post a photo of yourself where your skin isn’t perfect, do people tend to comment on your acne or freckles?

This isn’t how we are naturally wired; it’s something we have trained ourselves to do. We often tend to focus on the problems in every situation, which can skew our perspective.

However, life can be better if we focus on the positives. By becoming “glass half full” people, we can cultivate optimism and happiness.

Starting Strong Matters

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Surely, the end result of any endeavour is vital, but it is equally essential to recognize the value of the journey that leads to that endpoint. While it is true that a strong finish can leave a lasting impression, the way we start can often make all the difference in determining our success or failure.

How we begin each day sets the tone for the rest of it. People who wake up early and establish positive morning routines are more productive throughout the day. Successful individuals recognize the importance of starting their day on the right foot and have developed habits and rituals to ensure they do so consistently.

Moreover, it’s essential to acknowledge that starting strong doesn’t always guarantee a smooth journey or a successful outcome. In fact, it is common to encounter obstacles and setbacks along the way, and it’s how we navigate those challenges that ultimately determine our success.

Therefore, while the end goal is undoubtedly significant, it’s essential to value the process and the journey that leads us there. By prioritizing a positive and productive start and persevering through challenges, we can increase our chances of achieving our desired outcome and gaining lasting success. important

Solve problems immediately 

When I was young, I once cut my thumb while building a replica car from discarded tins. I was scared of how much Grandma would scold me, so I hid it. Days passed, and it became swollen and filled with pus. It was so painful that I couldn’t sleep, and I cried all night until it became apparent that I couldn’t hide it any longer.

We need to take problems seriously, even if they seem insignificant. If left unattended, they can fester and end up costing us more to solve in the future.

Happiness is Contagious 

One day, I set out to town as a happy man. I smiled at everyone I met, and people smiled back at me. Such a simple gesture changed their mood to a brighter one. 

Some even asked if I knew them. People became more friendly towards me and were willing to engage in conversations with me.

On days when you maintain your happiness no matter what, things tend to get better.

Reliance on good people

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People may let you down every now and again.

But there are some good people out there that you can count on. 

The mistakes of some should not cause you to give up on humanity.

Creating a Positive Culture

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In primary school, we were taught that culture refers to the way a group of people live, including their customs, traditions, beliefs, and values.

A country can have its own distinct culture, as can various tribes, households, and companies.

When a particular action is normalized, it becomes integrated into daily life, regardless of whether it is a positive or negative habit. Unfortunately, if a bad habit is no longer stigmatized, it can become more prevalent in society. 

The norm becomes part of the culture.

Therefore, it is essential to intentionally create a culture that cultivates positive behaviours and values, ultimately leading to a better society.

Improving Environment for Growth

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When you plant something and it doesn’t flourish, it could be due to unfavorable conditions. The soil may lack necessary nutrients, or the weather may not be suitable. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a problem with the plant itself.

Similarly, when we find ourselves stuck or unable to progress, it’s worth considering whether our environment is hindering us. Do we need to relocate or make improvements to the conditions around us? These are important questions to ask.

It’s crucial to ensure that our environment supports and nurtures our growth, allowing us to thrive and reach our potential.”

Believe in yourself first

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Believing in yourself is crucial, especially when embarking on a new journey, such as starting your own business. At first, few people may believe in you, and you may hear discouraging words or stories of failure designed to scare you.

Sacrifices, such as dropping out of college or rejecting a job offer, may also raise concerns from caring individuals who prioritize stability over the uncertainties of entrepreneurship.

However, choosing a path requires unwavering belief in your ability to see things through. You must become your own cheerleader and motivational speaker, inspiring yourself to stay the course.

As you demonstrate your determination and deliver results, others will begin to believe in you too.

The Normalization of Problems in Ghana: A Look at Unchanging Headlines

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A friend who was once the deputy editor of the Daily Graphic gave me a bound volume containing some of the newspaper’s greatest stories. However, as I read through them, I noticed a disturbing trend: the headlines. From “Water Shortage at North Kaneshie” to “Flooding at Akweteman,” the headlines seemed unchanged since the 1950s.

It appears that people have grown accustomed to their problems, and discussing them has become the norm, rather than finding solutions.

So, what’s the problem?

We seem stuck in the past, with governments busy blaming their predecessors, and politicians more focused on amassing wealth for themselves and their families than creating a better future for everyone. As for the rest of us, we’ve become selfish, fighting to make money without considering the environment or our neighbours. It’s a dog-eat-dog situation, and we’ve created all of these problems while waiting for the West to solve them for us.


Motivation Finds You When You Are in Motion

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The Power of Momentum

Motivation is a crafty thing. Some days, it comes easily, and I feel like I could conquer the world. You’ll see me as the most productive human on Earth. Superpower mode activated!

On other days, though, I struggle to get out of bed.

Do you go through this cycle too? Then read on.

It’s easy to think of motivation as something that happens to us, like a force we have no control over. But the truth is, we can cultivate and nurture motivation, and one of the best ways to do that is to keep moving.

When you’re stuck in a rut, it can be tempting to wait for motivation to strike before you take action. You tell yourself that you’ll start working on that project as soon as you feel motivated. But the problem with this approach is that it takes all the power away from you and puts it in the hands of motivation.

You’re waiting for something outside of you to push you into action, and that can be a frustrating and disempowering place to be.

Instead, we should focus on building momentum. Momentum is the force that keeps us moving forward, even when we don’t feel like it. It’s the energy we create by taking action. It’s a powerful tool for staying motivated.

Think about a football rolling down a hill. The ball moves slowly at first, but as it picks up speed, it gets faster and faster. The same principle applies to our own lives. When we start taking small actions towards our goals, we create momentum that propels us forward. Each step we take builds on the last. And before we know it, we’re making significant progress.

Start small.
Instead of waiting for motivation to push you, set a small goal for yourself that you can accomplish easily. It could be spending ten minutes each day writing 100 words for your novel. Whatever it is, make it something you can do without much effort. Then, once you’ve done it, congratulate yourself and set another small goal. Keep building on your successes. And before you know it, you’ll have created a powerful momentum that carries you towards your larger goals.

Of course, there will still be days when you don’t feel motivated. But the beauty of momentum is that it can take you through those challenging times. Even when you’re feeling low, you can look back at all the progress and use that as motivation to keep going.

Momentum becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more you do, the more motivated you feel, and the more motivated you feel, the more you do.

Motivation is not something that happens to us. It’s something that we can create and nurture by building momentum. So if you’re feeling stuck or unmotivated, don’t wait for motivation to find you. Start moving, and let momentum carry you towards your goals.