Friday, 02 December 2016 16:14

Are You thinking About Nigeria And Your Life?

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Let’s assume you’re from Nigeria, and you know what’s happening in the country and to your fellow countrymen and women. What do you think as you examine the statements below? Throw the statements around at dinner table as you talk with your family and friends. This Christmas season is the best time to begin discussing and thinking about lovely Nigeria. How does the discussion go? And what valuable lessons are you learning from the discussions? Focus your thoughts a bit deeper.

Education is the essential bedrock of a strong democracy.

There’s a world of similarities and shared meaning in Buhari and Bugharia, Igbo vernacular for change. Compare with chegharia  (rethink);  tugharia (turn over).

Trust Nigerians and they will be true to you. Treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.

The secret of getting Nigeria ahead is getting started, not in empty talking about nothing.

If Nigerians don’t believe they can win, it’s guaranteed they won’t.

Nothing can stop a Nigerian man or woman with the right attitude from achieving great things. Nothing on earth can help the man or woman with the wrong attitude.

The pessimistic fellow sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimistic Nigerian sees opportunity in every difficulty.

What we are born with is God’s gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to God and God’s children.

Let the clock run out on despair. Never let the clock run out on hope.

“I’m sorry but we can’t use you” is a lame excuse from the deplorable. The deplorable ought to be useless and entirely excused from your life.

You can’t control what others think about you. You can control how you think about their thoughts.

What matters is not the size or tribe or breed of dog in the fight, but the fight of the dog of any tribe.

Honesty is still considered the foremost of all virtues for on it hang all others.

Get into the game first. No one is impressed with the win-lose record of the referee or the scoreboard.

If you keep saying evil things are going to happen in Nigeria, chances are you are becoming either a prophet of doom or T B Joshua. You may as well be a native doctor.

Believe that you can whip Satan, and you have won half the battle.

Never complain, never explain, Just do it

Never ask, “What have you done for me lately?” Ask, “What can I do for you today?”

When you get to where you are going, the first thing to do is to take care of the bicycle that got you there.

They wrestle with us, strengthen our nerves, and sharpen our thinking skills. Our antagonists/enemies are our helpers.

When you look back upon your life, you will find out that the moments that stand out the most are the moments you did things for others.

As you become successful, you’ll need a great deal of determination not to lose your self-discipline and common touch, sense of balance, humility, and commitment.

Conquer others and you are strong. Conquer self and you are mighty.

Culled by Dr. james C. Agazie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , jamesagazies.blogspot.com

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James Agazie Ed D

A retired college Professor  with educational backgrounds in law (JD) education (Ed.D, MA) counseling,( MS) and and mathematics.  Write on topics dealing with Nigerian families, marriages, education, and employment.