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Limiting beliefs explains why you don’t have to be behind bars to be in prison. If I would describe the feeling I got when I heard the statement ‘you don’t have to be behind bars to be in prison’, I would just shout yeeeessshhhh because it felt like someone had slapped me. The statement got me thinking so hard and led me to find out that I had been a prisoner for quite a while. Hey fellow prisoner, I know I’m not alone so shout God forbid as loud as you can but that does not change the fact that we are together. It is what it is darling.

It’s past 1 in the midnight as I type this and if I would be sincere, somebody’s son should be the first on the list of random things I’m loving lately but that’s not the gist for today, lol. It’s been a while I put aside the aspire to acquire part of me to gist with you. If you know me, you’ll know I’m so keen on personal growth and development so much that work tends to take the best part of me. But we are breaking free today. So let’s gist.

The long-awaited Christmas gift ideas for him list is here.

Christmas is here again and if we ask 10 men if they are expecting gifts this season, I’m sure 8 out of 10 would say no. That’s why so many people are eager to read this post. I mean, God knows who started the rule that guys do not deserve, need or want gifts. Worse still, when some ladies now even broke free from the ‘don’t give guys gifts’ rule, we’ve not been able to do it rightly. From gifting singlets to boxers, cufflinks to ties, and some ‘not too nice’ gifts, it just does not seem easy for us to find that perfect gift.

Looking for Christmas gift ideas for her? You’ve come to the right place.

Christmas is here again guys and it’s the season to put smiles on people’s faces. If you don’t already have plans to get gifts for the special ‘hers’ in your life, then you are wrong. I understand that gift shopping could be hard and overwhelming but the smile you’ll be putting on their faces should be enough motivation. Or have you thought of just picking anything, wrapping and gifting them? No, don’t do it because I got you on the Christmas gift ideas for her.

 Do you know that there are valuable lessons heartbreak can teach you? 

I opened my Twitter app and it was the gist of heartbreak that was flying around. Twitter is the only app that things you least expect will not only trend, but also get people talking and sharing their experiences. I read a lot of heartbreaking stories till I could no longer read. While some were painful so much that I could feel the pain through my phone, some were just weirdly funny. You’ll be surprised at things people can do for love.

I bring you words of encouragement after months of battling discouragement myself!
I know I owe you an explanation of where I went. A lot of things happened which I might not be able to share now but instead, I’ll apologize. I’m sorry. If you subscribed to my newsletter then you should have gotten my apology note. If you’re not, do well to subscribe now. I’ll share more stuff and it might be limited to my email list or they get to read it first.

Words of encouragement at odd times

Just wondering, have you ever had people come to you for words of encouragement just when you feel discouraged? If not all, I could bet that most of us have been in such a position. Recently, I’ve found myself relating to people’s struggles, giving them advice, and sharing their burdens with them while I’m silently battling some stuff.
‘You give the best advice’
‘You have the rights words for every time I’m stuck’
‘You are a lifesaver’
… and so much more are reviews people give me every time we have discussions.
Why do I always have the best words for people but I still don’t have my own shit together. I mean, I should actually be living the reality of the advice I give to people. Well, it’s unfortunate that we find it easy to point others in the right direction. This time I had to help myself since I needed to feel better badly.

It’s okay to feel discouraged

One thing I have found out is that every time I listen to people’s experiences, share mine, and also give advice, I always find them applicable to my life.
Since it worked for me, I thought to share it with you too.
It’s okay to feel discouraged. This was one reality I had to accept.
We all feel discouraged at some point in our lives and that’s okay even though I struggled to come to terms with this. I mean, life is not a bed of roses. Life does not always work in our favor and it’s a hard truth to believe. Things happen and we are physically, mentally, financially drained and we just wish for a miracle. When that miracle does not happen, it feels like everything is over. I get it too.
This pandemic has even made it worse but I’m here to tell you that it gets better.

Words of encouragement to motivate you

Have you ever reasoned that life is the way it is just so that we can appreciate the good times while still learning from the bad times? Think about it!  Sometimes you need to feel weak for you to be strong. Your failures, while they do not define you as a person, determine your success.

But how do you get back on track? You need to have support and encouragement. You need to be surrounded by people and things that can serve as your pillars in overcoming whatever life throws at you. That’s why this post is for you.

Encouragement means instilling courage – a brave act that is sometimes more compelling and effective than motivation. Words of encouragement can help you think straight and get back on your feet. They are not just for you to ponder on, but for you to use. They worked for me and so can they work for everyone – anytime, anywhere.

Here are some words of encouragement to help you get by

Some people say that you will never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Perhaps this is true. We only realize that we are strong when we stumble upon challenges in life, and there is no other way to overcome these challenges except to become strong and face them with all might.

Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you. It always seems impossible until it is done. Soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up.

Hey fighter, soon things will be brighter. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up. When the world says ‘Give up!’, listen to the whispers of hope, ‘Try one more time.’ This, too, shall pass. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

“Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.”– Drew Barrymore

Whether you are going through a major problem in life or merely losing confidence in yourself, sincere and uplifting words of encouragement will undoubtedly improve your perspective in life. I hope this post did just that for you. I hope your face is brighter than it was before you read this blog post. If it is, share with me your thoughts in the comment section. You should share this post with your friends too, I’m sure they will appreciate it.

With love,

Opeyemi Omidiji

Do you know how to deal with disappointment? Have you ever experienced disappointment? Would it be weird if I said disappointment is a normal thing to experience as long as there are expectations? If there’s one thing that is certain that a person would experience before death no matter how good life is to the person, I’ll say it’s disappointment. This could happen in several ways and at different phases of a person’s life.

Do you know that to change your life, you also need to change your environment?

This post is inspired by the fact that many people are willing to have a better life. In fairness to them, they try so hard but all their efforts are frustrated. They end up feeling like losers. Nobody deserves to feel that way. Not even when you are trying. What then could be the problem? Could they be doing something wrong?

It is painful that we find it very easy to lose our uniqueness and originality in a bid to find acceptance. Often time, we can’t take a stand outside what other people think because we are scared of losing them. Worse still, we go all the way to change what we look like, how we talk, how we dress, how we think to suit what other people think it should look like. It’s painful to watch this happen.

Since we love to relax things a bit on Fridays, I thought we should play the never have I ever game here. What do you say? Even if you say no, we are playing the game and you will participate. Yes, it is by force o.

So I thought I would come up with something else for today but then I saw a post on Instagram that triggered this post. You see all these things that some people refer to as basic, some of us have never experienced them in our lives. There’s no shame at all in this, it was before that I was not proud to say them but now ehn, no shame o. Maybe my anon will even read this post and help me, lol.

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