NO FREE LUNCH EVEN IN FREE TOWN

July 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

I would like to appreciate everyone who has kept fate with visiting this blog site, inviting your friends and above all giving your views by leaving your comment(s). However I would like to apologize for my inability to post for quite a while now, it’s due to what is termed in pidgin as Awuf and negligent on my own part.

A pidgin proverbs says “Awuf dey purge belle”

I would like to appreciate Sola a very good friend of mine now, he saved me the trouble having to buy a new power pack for my laptop. After my successful exploit of using free internet facilities in Obafemi Awolowo Universities (O.A.U), I engaged in using this free internet access when I should have been at home, considering the fact that ASU was on strike and there was a directive from the school Management that all students should vacate the campus, instead of vacating the school premises I stayed back to enjoy the free internet access, I went to browse one fateful day and in the process I forgot my power pack after browsing and I couldn’t find it. The day after the school made strong is intention for all students to leave, the notice read that we (Students) MUST all leave the campus TODAY, I had no option but to leave seeing that virtually all the students had left the campus. I had to embark on a journey back to IFE from Lagos in other to receive my power pack from the good Samaritan who found it.

There is always a price to pay for everything, even the seemingly free meal aint really free cos somebody somewhere is paying the bills; it therefore means that there is always a price for everything.

I have learnt my lesson through this experience; hope you have also learnt something from my experience.

It promises to be a more interesting time, I am back and better, your comments really counts and your contribution(s) goes a long way in helping a lot of people and addressing situations….

Join me in my next post as we look at THE 80:20 RULE, endeavor to read and place your comments
CHAO
Abraham Omotayo

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GIVE IT ALL THAT IT TAKES

June 25, 2009 at 5:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

“Most people would succeed in small things if they were not so troubled with great ambitions” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Never be discouraged when you make progress, no matter how slow or small. Be only weary of standing” – John Mason Neale

Do not give up on yourself, Never! Ever!! Ever!!! Give up on yourself.
At one time or the other, situations and challenges would arise that would make you think of throwing in the towel. Rather than giving up remain strong, every challenge is a stepping stone to an higher height, don’t give up. Most people that ever achieved anything meaningful did not give up on themselves even when all the odds were against them. Your future is bright and you have a nice destiny but you have to learn to start from where you are, from your present position, what you do today would determine where you would be in matter of years from now. Make plans for the future, a Japanese adage once said.

“Make plan, big plans attract big people. Don’t make small plans, small plans attract small people and small people cause big problems.” – Japanese Adage
Plan for your future; make big plans for your future, but start from where you are. Solve the immediate challenges surrounding you, be a solution to problem, be a problem solver. If you are diligent in little things grater things would be entrusted into your hands. A practical Example of someone that was able to pull through her challenge and problems is Helen Keller; Helen Keller was able to turn her situation around. See every challenge as an opportunity, don’t give up on yourself.

American lecturer and writer Helen Keller overcame severe physical disabilities, inspiring many other people to similar accomplishments. Deaf and blind from the age of 19 months, Keller learned to communicate with the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught Keller to read Braille and to “listen” by feeling a speaker’s face. Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904 and authored a number of books about her experiences.
A movie “The Miracle Worker” was shot to narrate her experience.

Anne Sullivan saw an opportunity to make a difference, she was able to see hope were others saw disability. While watching City of Ember, a movie I learnt the lesson below;

“Pay close attention to everything, everything you see, notice what no one else notices.
What you get is what you get. What you do with what you get that’s very important”.

Never give up on a situation, Just like Helen Keller there is hope for you, God can make a message out of your mess.

GIVE IT ALL THAT IT TAKES don’t give up. Do your best in every situation, I have to see in my own life that if at all times I give Life’s challenges my best effort.
As you read this blog post, remember to give every situation in your life all that it takes, don’t just read this blog post do well to leave a comment.
Thanks to everybody that read my last blog post, and most especially to those that placed a comment on it.

Abraham Isaac Omotayo
+2348082698889
Mostwanted1_mt@yahoo.com

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REALITY CHECK

June 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm (Inspiration, Thought, Family, Motivation, Uncategorized) (, , )

REALITY CHECK

Let’s continue from where we stopped in my last blog post. An occurrence occurred this week that is going change the course of our topic, its all about the good old days… I love the Educational sector in the good old day because it was really a beauty to behold, my present Institution (Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U)) used to be Africa’s most beautiful campus, it was said of the institution that there was a time where students were served food (chicken) in the café for free, students were offered scholarship by the school and the F.G., it was ranked among one of the best in the world, the same can not be said this day of the institution. The present Educational sector can not be compared to those of yester years.

On the 16th of June (2009-06-18), an historic event took place when the students of the above named tertiary institution decided to go on lecture boycott in other to challenge the status quo, the students did not embark on the lecture boycott to demand for chicken, rather they were basically asking the management to provide them with adequate power supply and portable water. The students came out in there thousands (over six thousand students) to embark on a peaceful protest, matching from their Halls of Residence to the Schools Gate, and then Senate before they later embarked on another journey to the Osun State Government House where they went g to protest the under funding of the Educational sector, they were asked the present government to appropriate 26 percent of the total budget to Education according to UNESCO standard.

In the words of John F. Kennedy “Our progress as a nation can not be swifter than our progress in Education” in other words if Nigeria as a country would have to move forward then we must first address the issue of Education. A lot of Nigerians have gone through the schooling process but in the real sense of things they have only received certificates without education, they are the kind of people my Dad refers to as “Educated illiterate”. If a Nation were to develop by the amount of graduate produced especially first class students that it produces then Nigeria should have been one of the best Nations in the world. A lot of anomalous exist in the system.

REALITY CHECK 1 2, thank God we know our problems, thank God we desire a change, Thank God the present, and much more the future can even be better than the past. All we need is a change, but we are the change that we desire. We have to constantly talk about it, vote the right people to power look at the future implications of our decision and therefore make the right decisions. Now is the time to look at our present, face the Reality. It’s high time we access ourselves and move forward.

What’s your stake on Nigeria’s present level of Education? Don’t just read this blog post do well to leave your comment because your opinion counts…

Abraham Isaac Omotayo Mostwanted1_mt@yahoo.com +2348082698889

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