Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 LESSONS @ 25

Today I turn 25 on this planet called Earth, as I figured out how to make this occasion memorable, I said to myself,”Why don’t I write a post on the lessons I have gathered in life for the 25 years of existence.” I was a bit reluctant initially ,as I could not readily think of anything to pen down.
Emmanuel Kumah
Finally like the dawn of a new day, I took the giant step and now here is the post.
25 lessons at 25 years.
I am going to share with you 25 things I have learnt in life.Please feel free to comment to make this occasion memorable.
  1. ·         FIND YOUR PURPOSE: What on earth am I here for? If you were to be like me, you may have asked yourself this question before .There is a reason why God brought you here, you are not a mere accident. So many people walk through life without discovering the true meaning of existence.God did not bring you here to fill the gap.A life without a purpose is not worth living. 
  2.      KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES: If you want to be successful in life you  should know the differences between the “L” and the “A”.Simply put, an Asset is what puts money into your pocket and  liability is what takes money out of your pocket. What one may consider and asset would be someone’s liability and what you may consider a liability is a great asset.If you want to be financially successful,get to know what an asset is, buy one and build your asset column.No what liabilities  are  and avoid them 
  3.    DO WHAT YOUR LOVE: One key factor for fulfillment in life is to do what you love or to love what you do. Life is too short to spend all your energy and time in a career you hate. If you wake up on a lovely Monday and you are not filled with joy that you would be off to work, then it simply means you hate the job, Quit! You either have a choice to do what you love or love what you are currently doing 
  4. LEARN TO EARN:The highest paid individuals in the world are those who have much knowledge and knows how to apply the knowledge.I have learnt that in life if you want to be successful you should be willing to learn the more, the more you learn new things the more you know and the more you know the better it gets which would finally translate into monetary  equivalent.
  5. MAKE AN IMPACT: Have you ever killed a mosquito before? How did you do it? By smashing that little insect in your wide palms.Do you take notice of the sound you hear when the insect finally dies, I am talking about the “pa” you hear. That is the mosquito making an impact before it dies.If  an unintelligent  insect like the mosquito leaves behind a “pa” sound in its death so should you.You should never leave this world without anybody noticing.When you time on earth is due,people should look back and be amazed at what you have done in your generation.Just look at these Great Men: Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein,Kwame Nkrumah etc.they were men who made a mark in their generation 
  6. SEIZE THE MOMENTS: Any chance you get in life is an opportunity to make someone better,seize the moment, opportunities flows around in abundance. 
  7. PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE: It’s true “your time go come” if you believe you would get there one day, prepare, prepare, prepare. Opportunity waste no time on those that are not prepared. Champions are not made in the ring, they are made in the gym
  8. YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE: No man is an island, you need someone to show you the way and a shoulder to lean on in times of need. Don’t be too self centered, you can’t do it alone.
  9. DON’T WAIT TILL ALL THE LIGHT TURNS GREEN: Most times we want to wait for the perfect time to start doing something. The traffic light cannot be green from Accra to Bolga,so if you are waiting for all the light to turn green, you would never get to your destination. 
  10. PLAY YOUR HUNCHES:listen  to your heart,follow your intuition.Your inner voice speaks volumes of words to you if followed would change your life completely 
  11. DON’T TRY TO GET RICH TOO QUICKLY: Don’t follow the get rich quick gimmicks; money that comes to stay comes bit by bit. If you want it all now and fast, you would have it now and pay a price you never thought of 
  12. BE ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE  CROWD: Always learn new things, Let this guide your life,before they know it you should have known it already.Before they do it, you have done it and reaped the rewards before time. 
  13. DON’T FOLLOW THE SAME ROUTE AS EVERYONE ELSE: IF you see everyone moving in a particular direction change yours. Beginning charting a new course for your life.There is no one absolute way to the pot of gold. 
  14. PUT SOMETHING ASIDE FOR YOUR OLD AGE: Don’t wait for it to be too late.Had I known is always at last.Beginning putting aside some money for your old age.Because your children may not be in the best situation to take care of you them 
  15. GET TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE BEFORE YOU START: If you want to venture out, get to  know your current situation, evaluate the mess you are in now.This would motivate you to take the first giant step towards greatness
  16. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT: God gave us two ears and one mouth so we can listen the more and talk the less.Keep your mouth shut else you may sell some brilliant ideas to others 
  17. GET SOME MENTORS IN LIFE: You cannot make it alone, surround yourself with people who have been where you are planning to get to 
  18. KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO: Be firm on your decisions, say “no” when something is against your values don’t compromise because you feel the other person would be hurt 
  19. CHOOSE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO HAVE: God has given each of us the  ability to chose,from  today chose the kind of job you want to have,the care you want to drive and what to do with your life 
  20. PRAY,PRAY,PRAY: Prayer is a communication with a supreme being, when you pray you  identifies your limitation us man,and give way for God to  intervene.When you fail to pray it means you are capable of handling all that comes in your life 
  21. GO THE EXTRA MILE: Don’t be too comfortable with what you are doing, stretch your imagination and you would never return to the current state again 
  22. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Move away from the things that makes you very comfortable, explore new opportunities.Life may be greener at the other end 
  23. WALK IN LOVE: So many people have fallen in love and now have a broken heart, I suggest you walk in love so that it would be easy to walk out of love when things don’t go well 
  24. LAUGH A MINUTE: Laughter is the greatest medicine in the world, watch some good movie or funny clip and laugh your lungs out. Don’t need to stay depressed all your life 
  25. WORSHIP GOD: Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come.Where you would say I had no pleasure in them
 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.