by Samuel Osho | Jul 20, 2019 | Beta Life
Bad Grades ≠ Bleak Future
The librarians know you by name because you are the first to come and the last to say goodbye. You studied hard and devoured textbooks like a starved soul because you believe in diligence.
You left exam halls with faces carved in shades of smiles, it was not mere optimism but that of assurance in your answers.
Suddenly, the results are out, but they are in sharp contrast to the efforts you sowed.
Quite frustrating, isn’t it? Shocked and astounded at the results, all attempts to connect the dots failed. I see you giving way to the gravity of your falling grades. Don’t give up too soon on yourself.
In the silence of your meditation, the voice of your competencies utters comforting words.
Be honest, you know that there is a genius in you because your solutions to real life problems are smarter than your grades.
Life will not judge you based on your grades but your competencies – what you can do.
Be strong and don’t relent, the genius in you may be inconsistent with your grades but that’s the only light in you that can change the world. Keep it burning!
Today, permit yourself to live above your school grades. Live above what school called you and embrace what life has got to offer you.
by Samuel Osho | Jul 11, 2019 | Beta Life
Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
It’s a competitive world, but I am resolute about my stance not to compete with anyone. Some few years ago, I shelved the idea of joining the queue to enroll in the endless rat race.
On this other side, I see peace smiling at me and serenity lodges in my abode all day. In this rare cubicle of uniqueness, I celebrate the victory of others without a tinge of anxiety or jealousy. This is the best way to live your life and get the best out of your days.
So, am I sitting on my oars or complacent? Oh! No, I push myself so hard, and my standards are super high, but this is the difference – I compete with myself.
Whatever I am doing to get better, I am doing solely for myself and not for anyone to see. A version of me today has to be much better than the version of me you met six months ago.
That is the goal!
A drive for success and greatness that is based on comparisons is not only myopic; it tends to be short-lived.
It’s obvious that we love metrics but it’s an insult to the investment in you to compare yourself with another person.
When you live your life aimed at becoming the best version of yourself, there will be no need for unhealthy competition that hurts others so you can win.
I hope you find the peace and joy that comes with competing with yourself and becoming the best version of yourself.
by Samuel Osho | Jul 3, 2019 | Beta Life
If you engage in a variety of chitchats, you will probably have a library saturated with diverse versions of yourself. It usually consists of what B told you about your emotions, what F said about your body physique, what M said your voice sounds like and what Z affirms as the finite perimeters of your competencies.
It’s insane how we believe everything hook, line, and sinker. It’s more painful to see how we respond seamlessly to the different messages that people have told us about ourselves.
“Oh! He is probably right about it, I am shy,” you said to yourself.
What if it’s false? What if you are an introvert and naturally reserved? Does that make you shy? I can bet that you are not as timid as people paint you to be.
Though your boss said you are dumb, it’s not true. You can’t be dumb and still be able to understand what I am saying here. You are super smart and you need to start believing you are one heck of a genius.
Beyond what B, F, M, and Z has to say about you, what do you have to say about yourself?
Yes, you, tell me what you really think about yourself.
Oh! I hear you say,
“I am smart, intelligent, confident, gracious, blessed, bold, joyful.”
You are right.
Remember that I did not say, “You are perfect.”
No one is perfect and no one is ever going to be perfect, so you have to accept who you are and know yourself enough to believe that you deserve a place on this planet.
Knowing that the person you are is enough to accomplish your life’s purpose will liberate you from the prison of other people’s opinion about you.