What it Really Means to Forgive and Forget

You have heard it time and again. People tell you to forgive and forget. And usually we tend not to have a problem understanding what it means to forgive. The part that bothers many is what exactly it means to forget. Does forgetting mean one wouldn’t remember at all? Of course not! Why We Can't …

What You Really Need to Do to Grow As a Person

Growth is something we all desire. But it doesn’t come on a platter. There are demands and responsibilities that always come with our quest to improve and become a better person.    More often than not, all these usually boil down to two things: the need to give up certain things and the willingness to take …

9 Reasons Why You Should Take Leadership Roles Seriously

From as early as 8 years, I have been involved with leadership. And this ranges from various dimensions of secular service roles to the academic and spiritual. Everywhere I went; it seemed there was always a seat reserved for me. And I kept wondering, ‘Why do I keep getting these appointments? Why does Providence keep lending …

The Power of a Possibility Mentality: What a Childhood Experience Taught Me

In a woman’s world, few things compare to the deep emotion and ecstasy that accompanies a public romantic proposal that is simply breathtaking. I figured this upon seeing the YouTube clip of a young woman’s animated reaction when her boyfriend set her up and flashed the knobbed ring in a public gathering. The moment she …

5 Tricky Pitfalls Every Leader Should Avoid: Lessons from King Darius

At sixty-two, Darius became the only king recorded in the bible to ascend the throne as a senior citizen. Oftentimes, wisdom is associated with the elderly but it didn’t quite turn out so, as Darius slipped into certain errors that every leader needs to watch out for. It all started when, in a move towards …

The Danger of Self-Deception: A Lesson Failure Taught Me

Socrates’ well known nugget, ‘Man know thyself’, is apt for self-discovery and self-assessment. Tacitly, it says, ‘evaluate yourself sincerely, then act on that knowledge’. As a naive 12-year old, in his third (and final) year of junior school, I fell short of this timeless advice as I prepared for the qualifying exams into senior school. …