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Motivational quotes on hard work

Motivational quotes on hard work

Don't get discouraged and throw in the towel. Today, I sought inspiring hard work quotes that will strengthen your feeble knees. I will keep updating this page daily. So do well to come back for more updates.

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF JOSEPH

  I battled to prevent my watery eyes from gushing out tears while I read the story of Joseph. It seemed like I never read that story before. Joseph dreamt about himself at the early age of 17 but it took 13 years for him to become the man in his dream. 

EXAMINE YOURSELF NOW: IDENTIFY YOUR KEY CONSTRAINTS.

Mr Kelvin is a writer with an excellent track record over the years.  He extends his offline activities to social media but lacks tech skills. 

ARE YOU HUNGRY?

  As I carried my plate of fried rice enhanced with two laps of chicken to the dining table, little Bosco, one of my neighbour’s sons bolted in and plopped on the chair anticipating a kind gesture. I never paid attention to him, but positioned myself well to devour my mouth-watering meal. 

HOW TO CONQUER LEARNING PARALYSIS.

As I learnt more about writing skills, I spotted areas I left unattended in the past. This invoked a paralysis.

WHAT MANY WON'T EXPLAIN TO YOU ABOUT UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.

While I thought about some unfair advantages in life, my mind exploded with many answers. 

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE REMAINING FOUR MONTHS?

While I reflected on some things I haven’t accomplished this year, I counted the remaining months and started having some nice thoughts about the thief on the cross, who spoke well about Jesus. What if that less-than-a-minute statement was subtracted from time? What if he hadn’t made that statement? 

FOR SINGLES: FIGHT IGNORANCE NOW.

During our courtship, my wife and I  knew exactly the time we were going to get married. We got married 22 months after our engagement. I was opened to her about when we'll get married. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO INSTEAD OF MAKING A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

Various studies have shown that   80% of new year's resolutions fail by February. New year's resolution is nothing new to people, but many keep falling short of its rewards. It's been practised for over 4000 years through different approaches but has not been made perfect yet.

THE LAW OF PROXIMITY: WHY YOU NEED TO SUBTRACT SOME PEOPLE.

Ada was a religious woman who stayed in an area where smokers lived. Three apartments facing hers were inhabited by unrepentant smokers. Each of them brought their friends to form a league of smokers. 

WHAT ATMOSPHERE ARE YOU CREATING AROUND YOU?

  Something is so special about Mama Nkechi's Restaurant. Merely passing by her restaurant could hold you spellbound. The aroma from her kitchen is so magnetic that it can stimulate your oral sensory glands to produce saliva that is enough to fill a glass.

THAT GUY IS A GOOD GUY BUT....

Ali is the best cook in a family of four. He makes finger-licking dishes that can make you forget your first name. 

Goal-Setting:Getting it right with finding the Right Partner- Part I

I proposed to my wife when I didn't have a job.  After my National Youth Service, I was clear about who I was to going to marry. I knew exactly the kind of woman I wanted and the qualities that I needed. When I got a job, I knew where and how to channel my money. 

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WEATHER.

While many farmers are happy with the rainy season, some traders are sad that the rain is disrupting their businesses.

ARE YOU FUELING YOUR GOALS?

I once had an interaction with one of my pals. He was dispirited that things hadn't been well with his business for over a decade.   He had thrown in the towel a long time ago. But the structure of his business remained. This structure kept deceiving him to think that he was still in business. 

IDENTIFY YOUR DEMONS AND SUBTRACT THEM.

When we were quite tender, some things held us spellbound. Whenever we were on errands, we left like a "yours-obedient servant", but one thing or the other usually validated that we were stubborn. 

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LOSE FRIENDS TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

Last year, a certain lady left my group because I shut her down when she was about to carry on with the discussion on the "Big Brother Naija" show. While it grieved me that she left, I didn’t see any need for her to be in the group.

IS YOUR "WHY" PROVOKING ENOUGH?

"Oh no, not this white dress again". Those were the words that came out of my mouth a few weeks ago. I neatly kept my white dress in my wardrobe thinking it was well laid. But on the contrary, some ill-looking creatures did what stirred up an unlikely action in me.

I DON'T HAVE A JOB. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you have been pondering over what to do while you wait for that dream job of yours, then this post is for you. 

THE POWER OF CONCENTRATION.

What is the difference between the hydrochloric acid found in the laboratory and the one found in the stomach? Their concentration differs.

YOU HAVE TO STAY HEALTHY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

An arthritis patient who is a herdsman cannot function well in carrying his cattle from one place to another. 

WORK AND PRAY.

In the Book of Nehemiah,  the walls of Jerusalem were to be rebuilt.  Sanballat and Tobiah withstood the Jews, made fun of them and even stirred up trouble so that they won’t succeed in rebuilding Jerusalem. But Nehemiah prayed and armed his men.

ARE YOU LIKE OBINNA?

Obinna was faced with a decision to make over a new project but kept thinking over it for a  long time. Every day, he got different perspectives but never took a step. Some days, he felt enthusiastic and optimistic about the project, while some days he was pessimistic. He kept on procrastinating over making his final decision to take action until he lost motivation for executing his beautiful project. Are you like Obinna?

FOUR REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION NOW.

1. YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS THAT IDEA: Just as you are thinking of going to that Eatery to eat, another person is also thinking of going to that same Eatery to eat.

BE READY TO GO ALL THE WAY.

Bosco started to read and prepare for his forthcoming examination. Every day, he spends at least two hours preparing.

DO NOT ANNOUNCE YOUR NEXT MOVE.

Many important things I ever accomplished were the ones I never publicised until I got the result. 

HOW TO HANDLE YOUR FEARS.

Fear does not go away until you face it. If you allow it, it will grow bigger irrespective of your age and status. Fear kills dreams!

PRIOR PREPARATION PREVENTS POOR PERFORMANCE.

Mr Audu popularly known as MC Bobobo is an up and coming master of ceremony whose influence started growing lately.  Many people have found him to be vibrant and eloquent.

USE AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER FOR BETTER RESULTS.

Mr Okon wakes up every day, tries to discipline himself to accomplish his daily tasks but to no avail. Oftentimes,  he sets actionable steps but finds himself going in the opposite direction. 

START WITH YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TASKS.

Denis is a young graduate who has chosen writing as his career but has some demons trying to kill his newfound career. 

REMAIN ENTHUSIASTIC THROUGHOUT YOUR JOURNEY.

It's been over a decade I played football. The day I tried to break my inactive habit, I nearly fainted. I have also not been active in watching matches neither am I a fan of any football club.

THE UNTAPPED SECRET FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.

One of Dr Cosmos Maduka's mentees, Dr Ugochukuwu Stanley rose to become one of the youngest billionaires in Nigeria. What did he do differently?

HOW TO ACHIEVE MORE WITH LESS EFFORT.

In 1895, Vilfredo Pareto sought to know the  distribution of wealth  in Italy . This led him to research more. He discovered that 80% of Italy’s wealth was owned by 20% of the population. He then extended his research to many more countries and discovered the same pattern.

FIVE THINGS YOU MUST NOT DO WHEN TRYING TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS.

Many things can hinder us from achieving our goals if we do not stay guarded. After reading this post, I'll like you to share with me other things that can prevent one from achieving his or her goals. Let's jump right in:

HOW TO GET ALL YOUR TASKS DONE ON OR BEFORE THEIR DUE DATES.

  I attended a workshop sometime last year on Local Education Sectoral Operational plan organised by UNICEF and learnt many strategies on how to get many tasks done at their appropriate time. Stick with me as I take you through getting your tasks done.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WRITING AN ACTION PLAN.

An action plan is a detailed document where all the steps to be taken to achieve a specific goal is spelt out.

WHY YOU NEED AN ACTION PLAN.

It is often said, "a goal without a plan is just a wish". And of course, we should have known by now that goals do not work by wishful thinking.

BE DETERMINED TO MAKE YOUR GOALS WORK.

One of my goals this year is to write extensively on goal setting. When Leader Mute Efe initiated the " #12weekchallenge ", I saw it as a great opportunity. As little as the registration fee was, I did not have it. In fact, that period was the driest since this year began.

FOR BY STRENGTH SHALL NO MAN PREVAIL.

A story was told of a man who found gold in a certain place. He spent all his day gathering them and decided to lodge in a hotel to pass the night. He said in his heart, "By this time tomorrow, I'll be a wealthy man".

YOUR GOALS NEED MAINTENANCE.

Since the day my touch screen phone fell off and went completely blank a day to an important event and made me spend an impromptu 15,000 naira, it has never fallen off my hands again.

READING THE RIGHT MATERIAL WORKS!

May be you thought after school you will never open any book. You begin to wax cold and finally join the "who-reading-help gang". But in your mind you want to go far with your goals.

ARE YOU INSPIRING SOMEBODY?

Many people had told me on different occasions that I inspired them, but to be honest with you, those were the times I felt discouraged.

BE INTENTIONAL, PURPOSE-DRIVEN AND SELF-DISCIPLINED ABOUT YOUR GOALS.

Years ago, my mum and I were discussing until it went another dimension. I felt bitter about people going to the higher institution of learning and coming back completely different. Not really on the positive side, but on the negative side.

GOALS DO NOT WORK BY WISHFUL THINKING.

On your bed you start imagining how one day you will pick 10 billion dollars mistakenly left on the ground. A broad smile fills your face.

DON'T BE A JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES.

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times".Bruce Lee

COMPLETE YOUR DOSAGE!

I've been under the weather for a couple of days now. While taking my medication, I started pondering over the reasons why most people abandon taking their drugs half way.

WILL THINGS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES FOR YOUR GOOD?

Peter and James got admission into the same institution. Peter set his goals, set daily targets, set his reading timetable and followed through, while James didn't care to do anything other than cruising around.

WHILE MEN SLEPT

Hey...! Is it not this man we usually see in tattered cloths every day going to work or selling articles by the roadside? How come he has become successful overnight?

CARRY A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE FROM THE ORDINARY MAN.

When the children of Israel sent twelve spies to view the promised land, ten came with a report that could make one lose his nerve. Two came with a good report. Were the two reports wrong? NO!

FIND A MEDIUM THAT COMPELS YOU TO EXECUTE YOUR GOALS.

It is very easy to get discouraged shortly after you have started executing your goals. The initial enthusiasm will make you think you are all sufficient until you hit rock bottom.