Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Fishing is not only a hobby, but it has some great lessons beyond the scope of the eye.
Fishing teaches us to be patient, how to solve problems and being present in the moment. Patience is really an important we ought skill to learn. You have to keep on trying and put some extra efforts in order to achieve any desired goals.
It is a learnt skill you can work to improve. Imagine spending a day by the Lake with your fishing rode in hand. This gives you an opportunity to know that patience is an important skill.
Sometimes, all that waiting couldn't help but teach you the virtue of patience. Most of the time things turn out unexpectedly but through faith you become patient to what that matters; how the situation looks like, there is a possibility that I will have a catch.
Maybe it won't happen during your first time by the waters, but with patience you will succeed down the line, isn't it a life lesson?
*Problem Solving Skill*
If you want to achieve greatness in life, you need to have problem solving skills. No matter how big a problem might be, it's always there to give you a challenge to work harder. One day with patience you might have a big catch or not, but each and every catch counts and is a step to success. Keep your head up always and believe everything happens for a reason and for the better of your future. Pray for wisdom enough to select the correct path, but with patience and faith in what you do, every step leads to success.
Thursday, 5 October 2017
The purpose is the original intent for the creation of a person or thing; the specific function of somebody or a thing. Purpose is the answer to the question, what am I here for? Everybody, like all inanimate beings, was created for a purpose. There is a specific function or set of functions that you were placed on this earth to perform. It may as well be noted that life is a complementary system where every creature with its purpose is very important.
Once your purpose has been determined (self-realization), you're now like an electronic gadget. Just as the manufacturer installs within the product the ability to fulfill that purpose or to function according to his/her specifications. One needs to appreciate the necessity of self-realization in their journey. It is an integral part in digging out your passion from the rest of what you like and envy. Firstly, identify who you are and follow yourself into reality. Everybody has something that will enable him to be a success or realize their dream. Without that ability, performance is zero; it is the ability that makes the fulfillment of purpose possible. So once you discover what your purpose is, it becomes a revelation of what you can do as well.
When the Almighty gives you a purpose to accomplish, he supplies the potential to achieve it. Everyone has something or an ability to enable them to achieve their dreams. The major factor lies within you, which is in form of ideas, skills, gifts, and knowledge.
Do you want to identify your purpose? Check on these questions:
•What do you do without struggle?
•what are you able to do that you never learned formally?
•what do people say you are good at?
•what do you have the flair for?
Also, check on different forms of intelligence according to Howard Garner at Harvard University
•What do you have a passion for or love to do?
Passion is love for something or a strong enthusiasm for something that is uncontrollable when the cat decides to break out the sack! It comes with great intensity such that if it gets you off guard you stand to suffer much.
If you want to be a success or if you want to realize your dream you must be crazily in love with what you are doing; nothing more, nothing less. Unlike certain individuals who are living other people's dreams, following your passion makes this process of enjoying what you do easier.
Also, ask yourself these questions;
•What am I passionate about?
•What is the particular activity or things that excite me?
•what would I do even if I was not being paid for it?
•What do I get immersed in and cannot even see that time is flying away?
•what type of books and associations do I love to be part of?
Don’t try to be like anybody yet strive to be you. Remember that what separates you from the next person is what makes you unique.
Excerpt from The Art Of Realising Your Dream
By Abel Mavura
Friday, 29 September 2017
let me bring your focus to something of interest in this book coming your way soon. The illustration on the cover is the Japanese Bonsai plant or Penzai as it is called in the Chinese community. Here’s a brief history on how these plants are grown: Bonsai is actually an art of growing trees in pots or trays. The plants grow over a relatively long period of time. Now looking at the size and shape of the one on the cover, one can tell how extremely old the tree has grown with regards to its size. The size coupled with the twists all over its trunk make the imagery a much audible message. Note: the size is a presentation of growth over an extended time and the twists represent situations faced over time. Conclusively the tree is a symbol of a life filled with struggles but persistence resulted in success at the end of the day. Success is represented by the lively green leaves, which is obvious that green vegetation resembles life.
This illustration coupled with my life story make up the content within “The Art of Realising Your Dream.” The book is a testimonial of how I survived through some tragic circumstances, which might be faced by other people today. These challenges are the same that fine-tuned me into who I am today.
If you feel you really need to be motivated that whether Big or small dreams can come true, then this is a book you should read. Unlike other motivational issues which are researched, this one is a first-hand testimony from the person with some experiences.
One common belief is one that gives you a book has given you wisdom. Therefore, with that in mind, I remembered to put all that I have learned from the struggles into the book and help dreamers be dreamers with results. Dreaming is not enough but action completes it although a number of challenges may try to draw you back. I believe that out there in the world, there are even greater dreamers than myself. But they just need some starting point which is motivation. I won't be able to meet all dreamers in person and motivate them but written words will reflect forever.
Well-known for her popular chant on Facebook *Sahwira,* Ellen is one good example of what women are capable of. After I had a phone conversation with her I realised that the woman is not only focused but she is rich with business ideas and advice about life.
One popular saying opines that impossible is just an illusion for I'm possible. All it takes is courage, confidence and obviously a broad dreaming capacity. But it doesn't mean you should dream forever, more time should be invested towards achieving goals.
Men being above the world over the centuries has never been a deterrent to Ellen Chiwenga's vision to soar high like an eagle. It has been within her abilities to defy the old social makeup where greater/certain fields are reserved for the man. Her emphasis is not on challenges but on "what can I do."
Today we find her striding the Queen's land with great confidence and still penetrating the male-dominated fields. Presently, she is a full-time football agent holding a FIFA and FA license for a number of years. She is regulated by the FA as a registered intermediary and member of the Association of Football Agents(AFA), WY scout and SOFIA CLIENT. As time stands today, she offers vast experience and pedigree to international and professional footballers and is focused on identifying and nurturing raw talent in youths. Her goal is to work with players over a long-term, thus assisting them in developing their careers.
I asked her, so when you scout talent and link these young players with big teams what do you do to grow them since football is only for a certain period of about 5 years after that it will be history?
Her response was like "Sahwi! These young people they have a background, they know where they will be coming from. We tell them the truth about life and football career, that if you fail to utilize this opportunity you won't get it again and you have to take care of your parents and invest into real assets like buying properties even just a stand for a start. Because you don't know when your career will end.
"She also highlighted the importance of staying away from arrogant women because most of them are there to destroy their careers. They hold a great love for money and players have to be very careful because most talented people have shown that women are their worst weakness and it paralyzes their careers. They tend to forget and spend money on useless things forgetting that there is life after football.
"We sit down and talk to these kids make them understand life and their career path", she said.
One would agree that this is a reflection of what Former US President Barack Obama would always say; "Yes we can!" It's crystal clear that women can do it also, regardless of what position society denigrates them. If Ellen can mix and mingle with English Premier League and LA-LIGA coached (all male) in her field of passion, then the rest can also do it.
Just to make a statement she went on to give an example of Lionel Messi and Ronaldo on how they portray themselves and how they also value their relationships and their careers.
Most will say she achieved but after understanding her I will opine otherwise. I would rather say she got what she deserved after taking home the Female Personality of the Year 2017 Awards in the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. Not only will she come this far and take a chill, she's soundly promising greater steps forward in the near future. All are advised to keep watching the space and expect more bombshell honoraria walking towards her direction. Within and around her football career, she is still unlocking more doors without delay.
By Abel Mavura.