Be The Best, Especially When They Are Not Looking

I saw this cool thing while browsing the UFC videos on facebook.

There was a backstage interview they did.

Where a current fighter was giving props to a retired mma fighter.

Sometimes what you do inspires others.

Even when you’re not noticing that you are.

These days people only do good if someone is recording a video of them doing so.

It’s quite sad.

As if to say if noone sees the good I’m doing, then what’s the point.

Got to get those likes, you see?

So my plea is to do good.

Especially when no one’s looking.

Try to be the best version of yourself.

Whether there’s a phone recording you or not.

Try to be the best version of yourself, even if your current environment is trying to choke that out of you.

~ Musa‎

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“Dead Or Alive, You Are Coming With Me.”

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Been having a lot of pent up anger of late.

It compounds.

Lack of sleep.

Haven’t been reading a good book for almost a week now.

Missing out on my daily meditations.

Haven’t been rewriting my goals.

Not been listening to motivational audios.

Skipping motivational & educational videos.

It’s been months since I’ve been visualizing my success.

I haven’t been exercising as much as I did.

Been poorly taking my vitamins and supplements.

All things happening daily, gradually, to a point where I feel exhausted physically and mentally.

Dropping my emotional intelligence.

I’m in the business of where losing your cool would cost you your job.

That love and hate relationship of being concerned of losing the job you hate.

Where now I incorrectly blame others for my lack of self mastery.

You attract what you are.

Happiness is an inside job.

Won’t happen overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

The rest is just consistency on your part.

Change begins when you take 100% responsibility of what’s happening around you.

To you.

Through you.

~ Musa

You Fear the Sabre-tooth

6753809I read somewhere that the brain is wired since the stone age to think negatively so to protect us from the dangers that existed then.

Sabre-tooth as an example.

These days this negative thinking works overtime, stopping us from getting ahead in life.

Because we fear trying something new.

Fear of the Sabre-tooth.

This happens without us even realizing.

Without reading, preferably instructional books, then nothing will contradict that thinking.

You could even try swapping listening to the car radio station or your phone playlist for an audiobook.

The hours you spent while traveling, could be spent sharpening your mind against the Sabre-tooth.

Marvel_avengers_alliance_sabretooth_by_ratatrampa87-d6tj8tgThe benefits of investing in yourself will eventually be seen via your outlook in your life.

Maybe that’s what you need.

Maybe that’s what need.

A different outlook.

That comes from developing a habit of reading or listening daily to go sh*t.

~ Musa

Replace Your S** t Habits With Good Ones

I kept on seeing and hearing the name Simon Sinek being projected in my head.

Simon Sinek.

As if stuck in the frontal lobe of my brain.

Simon Sinek.

All this, haunting, while trying to sleep.

So here I am, writing about him.

I don’t know much about him.

He was first brought to my attention by a business partner who has a background in medicine.

Google Sinek.

From the little I know of him is that he’s a speaker.

He speaks about most about leadership. On what defines a leader and what drives her. Reasons why they are true leaders. Amongst other things.

He’s available on different social media sites, I also follow him on Twitter and IG.

He’s an author as well, he wrote Start With Why.

And there are lots of videos on the ‘Tube that have he’s talks.

I think there’s a vid of one of his talks I posted in one of my blogs that I thought was awesome.

There’s a bias that comes with being a leader that I want to take advantage of.

The monetary benefits of being paid to solve problems being one of them.

It’s as if followers create problems while leaders get paid to solve them.

So I’ve been listening to some of his audios as well. Him, John Maxwell and Gary Vaynerchuk are the 3 guys I’ve been filling my head with of late.

And Eric Thomas. #TGIM

I guess I can be obsessed with certain things in my life, such as my personal development.

If I don’t invest the time for it, noone else will.

Then I will just be like the rest of them, blaming my job or spouse or community or the government or the gods for my current, undesirable situations.

Not realising that the true problem here is me.

I fix me, all else gets fixed.

It’s an inside job.

~ Musa

“Your Attitude…Will Determine Your Altitude.”

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Talk about duplicating poor performance.

If you have people that follow you, they are sure to duplicate what you do…

…less what you say.

Just thinking nje from what I’ve observed with my team at work of late.

Original team leader is currently not available, so he left the team in the hands of the stand in team leader. A new member who just recently joined the team.

But stand in is not as thorough as the “original” team leader.

Stand in team leader is now on sick leave, leaving second in charge to attend to team queries.

2IC is also dropping the ball when it comes to taking care of those in his charge.

I fail to understand why he is duplicating the efforts of the lazy leader instead of the action-oriented leader, who manages to keep this team on the straight and narrow month in and month out.

Now the team is despondent.

Having to rely on other team leaders, some leaders not as willing to serve as you might expect, for management level queries.

With the customer obviously taking the hit due to a lack of teamwork.

Broken systems bleeds an organization out of money due to poor customer service.

And I think when you shortcut your responsibilities, you shortcut your success in other area of your life as well.

Because the same attitude you have in one area of your life, will affect other areas also.

And your attitude determines your level of success.

You need to be consistent in all areas of your life, that way it won’t feel like a tag of war when it comes to wanting to achieve your goals. One step forward but taking 2 steps back kinda thing.

A very uncomfortable thing to strive for, especially on a daily basis.

But that’s the thing.

Success is found outside your comfort zone.

And a day spent being comfortable, is a day spent being lazy.

It’s a day spent growing backwards.

~ Musa

Musa’s Letter of Apology

I am sorry.

I am sorry for the pain, the struggles, the hurt and the stress you had to go through to make ends meet for your sake and those of your family. You have worked HARD to get to where you are today and I am sorry for how you had to muscle your way through every obstacle life threw at you.

I am proud of you though.

I am proud that you have made it this far and have the unmatched skill and experience to go even further.

Even when you were up against the wall, you still kept swinging.

Even through the humiliation of your neighbours, friends, co-workers and even family members, you still held your head up high. I am still proud of the life changing decisions you have made and I applaud you for the extra-ordinary courage you summoned to step up to your call for change, and not allow life to have its way with you.

You knew YOU were in control, and that if you want things to change it was up to you to make it so.

It was your responsibility.

My heart bleeds for not siding with you from the beginning. My eyes were too young to see how YOUR heart bled in floods for the Titanic strength you had to sum up for you to leave that painful, painful lifestyle in favour of a better one.

But I see now you were in the hands of God all the time. You had guidance. And the way you came to rest your restless heart against His chest has made a miracle of a life for you. A miracle I am fortunate enough to be a part of.

You have brought me closer to God, as I continue to see the evidence of His work through you on a daily basis.

I see His “light” radiate through you even in your carriage as He continues to bless you with more and more strength and beauty to not only love others but, most importantly, love yourself.

He continues to do these and more through you with every jam He pulls you out off and what I am learning from you is how His relentless love – in blessing you with these game changers – is teaching me to TRUST more in Him.

OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL GOD YOU ARE!

I must TRUST that He will pull through for me, and all of us, on everything I pray for. And this FAITH I have in Him will be evident to me with every prayer He answers. Therefore, is it only fitting that I remain in a constant state of GRATITUDE for the blessings that I am in the process of receiving.

Your LOVE for us and your ability in taking responsibility for the cards life has dealt you, has kept us alive and well taken care of. I can’t help but wonder: Who is the one taking care of YOU? The one making sure you are well dressed, well fed, well cultured and pampered and ready to take on life everyday with renewed enthusiasm, again and again, with persistent, stealth-like, supernatural vigour & bravery.

I have concluded that it can only be your positive belief in God that I see is still taking you to even higher levels.

He lit your way through your darkest days. And every time you fell down, He dusted you up before putting you back on your feet and told you, “Let us try again.”

Let us try again…

He provided you with the instant wisdom from His Infinite source of Intelligence and has allowed you to leave a legacy through your “love-actions” in the form of the countless blessings He continues to make available for you.

I see God work through you like a cleansing instrument of LOVE as a remainder to the rest of us to keep the FAITH & TRUST in Him, even if there is no immediate way out, long enough to see Him produce phenomenal results for us. Long enough to see our prayers answered.

And it is due to such firsthand experiences that I am a believer.

I have come to bear witness to the unexplainable events that bring me the relief He continues to create in my life.

I see His work. And it is good.

I want to thank you for TRUSTING in His protection by giving you this book by Norman Vincent Peale, which contains real world suggested applications of principles taken from the oldest self development book I know of: The Bible.

So not only would you be thinking about His Word as you read, not only would you be preaching His Word as you praise His name with others, you will be practicing The Word through your actions. As the instrument of God’s Love you are, for the whole world to see and remember who THEY are, and who they must surrender their burdens to. And watch Him, well, Zig Ziglar says it best in how “God takes our foul ups and uses these foul ups to take us up.”

In GOD We Trust.

And I am grateful for this reminder – a reminder I am returning to you in the form of “The Power of Positive Thinking

Thank you.

I love you.

Your son,
Musa