Black and White

When we're living in black and white, decision making becomes easy as pie because all we have to do is reject every option that is not in line with our values. Living in black and white makes life incredibly simple. But not so easy, I'm afraid.

On Buffering

Buffering begets more buffering. And buffering - turning over the same information in my mind a hundred times - is a waste of my time and energy. So I made a decision to stop buffering. When I have a challenge, I either do something to fix it or I figure out how to live with it. And if I truly apply myself and think through a challenge/ situation one time, and I am not able to reach a resolution, I take my hands off it and give it to God, who is a much better thinker than me. Most of the time the answers come to me when I'm not worrying about them.

Problems and Inconveniences

If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.

What do you want?

Never fight a battle that you don't completely understand. Never walk into a conversation without a clear picture of what it is that I would like to walk out of it with. Or else, you may wind up looking like a fool.

Hello Fear

The most valuable commodity in our world is fear. People become workaholics because they of their fear that they may become poor, or their fear that they may become insignificant if the work goes away. Women fight each other over a man because of their fear that he can be taken from them. Insurance companies... Continue Reading →

Adjusting

Put a frog in a pot of water and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water rises, the frog is able to adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps on adjusting with increase in temperature. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to... Continue Reading →

Having Options

Ive been reflecting a lot lately, probably because its the end of the year :) I remember when I got my first iPhone. I had another smartphone, which was fine. No, it was a great phone, it had served me well all the while I had it. In fact, it was a real upgrade from... Continue Reading →

I Smile

Every time someone speaks to me about my Grandfather, every time I think about him, every time I hear his name I start to smile. Every time I hear the words, 'Ibadan,' or 'Gascoyne,' or 'Cooperative Bank' I start to smile. Every time I see a well-tended garden or an impeccably dressed man, I start... Continue Reading →

Knowing what’s important

Ive been thinking about this for a little while: it's very very very important to  be very clear on what is most important to you, or a heirarchy of the importance of things to you. You don't have to tell anyone, but just know it. When you do, you'll know what to fight for and... Continue Reading →

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