Be your own category.

Many are still stagnated because they are trying to fit into the category they don’t belong.


Many are in financial bondage because they are spending beyond their limit to make people think they are rich, and so they are poor inside and rich outside. They strife to maintain false status.


Some people christen themselves failure because they measure their progress in life with another person’s success yardstick.


The society is littered with many definition of good success, most of which are not good pictorial representation of good success. Some of the societal definitions of good success are not absolute truth. Success comes in many ways and forms.


The problem is that society tries to  frame life as few options, whereas there are many degree of freedom in life; a student that did not do well in school can do well in life, a man that fail as employee can do well in his business, a bad singer can be a good footballer, a bad nurse can be a good mother, …


Be free!

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That you failed in one aspect of life does not mean you can succeed in other areas of life.


Your journey to success starts from accepting the fact that you are better you.


Be your own category, don’t die trying to be like someone else, get your lane right, stay on your lane, run and learn to run faster. When running on your lane don’t rest too early so that you will not labour too late. Be encouraged;


  1. Scratch your own itch: be the producer of the goods you want to consume, create the information you want to read. My first published book is the perfect example of the type of books I love to read, and it resonate with thousands of readers across the globe too, the acceptability of the book was enormous.


You are your best potential customer/client. Provide the service you love, seek  and engage people who have the same need and vision as you.


You investment is the major indicator of how much you believe in your product/service. If you cannot invest your resources (time, money etc) in your dream/idea first, how do you convince others to invest in it?


  1. Preserve: perseverance ensures we understand that giving up is never an option. Don’t allow the fear of failure to hinder you from progressing. Be strong enough to see rejection as redirection and not obstruction. Don’t quit because things are not going as you planned. This positive pattern of thinking allows you to persevere and be resilient when things don’t go as estimated by you.


Like a child learning to walk, you need to be ready to take action, take action first and then modify the action according to your goal and feedbacks that you get. Perseverance is passion in action, the grit that gets us over life’s hurdles and obstacles. It is the trait that pushes people through failures and challenges



  1. Self-Esteem: success begins in you, you need to believe you deserve your success and know that you can do anything you set you mind to do. Don’t allow your mistakes to define you, mistake is something you made and not who you are.


Self-esteem is a state of mind and choosing to have high self-esteem is much more useful than choosing to have low self-esteem. Monitor the warning signs of low self-esteem to ensure you always keep a positive self-image of yourself.


Your greatness is my fulfilment.

ATOYEBI Samuel | 27:7:2017

Personal Effectiveness Coach | Statistical Consultant



Twitter: @Atoyebi_Samuel


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