#onMonday: Opportunity hides in plain sight
Whether you deserve an opportunity is not a function of what you’ve done in the past alone.  A great deal of it rest on what it is expected of you to do the with the opportunity.

In essence,  you should keep an ambition robust enough to furnish the opportunity should it present itself.

If you don’t have a plan on how to spend $200 you will never know it is an opportunity should someone gives you the something of the worth or more.

Like the popular saying: opportunity dances with only those it meets on the floor ready to dance.

Be wise!
Be ambitious!!
Be successful!!!

Segun Akinpelu
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SegunOnMonday Dancing Opportunities

I was in this investment office lastweek and before I could discuss my reason for been there, I saw this quote on the wall:

“Opportunity dances with only those it meets on the dance floor”

Need not say much but it is best to put yourself in vantage position awaiting the right chance.

This is a step beyond mere hope and it always put you in good stead when presented with chance.

The opportunities will come! They always do but how ready are you to snap them up?

Be positive and have a great week!

Congrats to my Friends at University of Westminster that just finished their masters program. Thumbs up mates!

#OnMonday: Impossible is Temporal

SegunOnMonday: Impossible is temporary

Impossible will continue to be in existence to the end of time,
It is a word used for a yet to be surmounted challenge not a bar to take on a task or challenge.

Before the first craft landed in space – going there was deemed impossible.

100 years ago, talking to another person 1000 miles through the air was impossible.


“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.”

Swami Vivekananda

The word impossible is therefore just a public declaration that you will be the first to conquer the challenge.
If you believe in yourself why follow weak minds who did not even try before joining the chorus of impossibility.

Think about it!

Good morning

LIFE IN TEST


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Life presents itself as a test: Under prepare and failure looms. Over prepare will mean you’re scared and you will fail anyway;

How do you know the quantum of preparation you need? It is not more than your best effort!

The stage where you feel you have worked hard in measure of your strength.

– Do what needs urgent attention now
– Don’t waste your effort on what is irrelevant
– Make sure you enjoy it
– Keep your confidence level by assuring yourself that you’ve put in a great deal of effort.
– Don’t be drawn by other voices other than yourself
– When you are not sure, don’t stop move on anyway!

“Success is as simple as A B C – Ability, Bravery and Courage” – Anonymous

This edition is dedicated to my colleagues writing ACCA exams starting this week. Wishing you all 50 and Above

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REGRESSION: THE TURNING POINT

By: Afuye Akinyemi

This piece is dedicated to my friend Blackson Temitope-Usman who encouraged me to write on this controversial issue. Moral decline (or regression) refers to the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of morality. The condition of moral decline is seen as preceding or concomitant with the decline in quality of life, as well as the decline of nations. In the words of British lawyer and jurist Judge Devlin (1905 -1992),

“an established morality is as necessary as good government to the welfare of society. Societies disintegrate from within more frequently than they are broken up by external pressures.”

In order for morality to be upheld and for regression to be effectively measured, standards must exist as points of moral reference. While legal philosophy may hold that immorality is whatever a moral person considers immoral, these judgments are typically based on or are derived from either transcendent religious sources or established secular ideology. On a corporate scale, all governments and their legal and educational institutions operate out some basic moral beliefs, making complete separation of State from moral ideology impossible. In America, it was widely held that, in the words of Theodore Roosevelt: “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society”, with the morality referred to being foundationally that of the Bible. In the realm of formal religion, moral codes are passed on via sacred scriptures and traditions, which usually transcend time. However, cultural adaptations may be made as needed, while upholding the principal of the original. This adaptation is an area of theology. According to the New Testament, conscience and creation reveal essential moral truth, with the Holy Scriptures being the more comprehensive revelation, and the objective and immutable authority by which the truthfulness of any light of conscience is determined. While all major formal religions usually possess many basic moral commonalities, they can critically differ in some areas, including their manner or degree of cultural adaptation, such as are seen in the contrasts between the Bible and the Qur’an. Under secularism, religiously based laws may be upheld without requiring formal assent to one formal religion, as was the case in most of the history of the Nigeria. However, as changes in spiritual demographics occur, one ideological basis may be exchanged for another, such as is seen in atheistic humanism increasingly becoming the basis for morality in Nigeria, and essentially being State-sponsored, and supplanting that which was more Bible/Qur’an -based as presently seen in the nefarious activities of the boko haram sect. In the ideology of secular humanism, which the most prominent Western form of secularism advances, moral values are highly subject to change, being based upon the presumed superior reasoning of man, who is set forth as the supreme law-giver. Being basically atheistic, it operates out of a materialistic foundation, and lacking an objective, transcendent moral authority and its moral absolutes, it offers no assurance of moral stability, and is prone to extremes of moral relativism. How materialism assesses morality can be describe in ordinary parlance as:

Modern science directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with mechanistic principles. There are no purposive principles whatsoever in nature. There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable. Second, modern science directly implies that there are no inherent moral or ethical laws, no absolute guiding principles for human society. Thirdly, human beings are marvellously complex machines. The individual human becomes an ethical person by means of two primary mechanisms: heredity and environmental influences. That is all there is. Fourth, we must conclude that when we die, we die and that is the end of us.

BIBLICAL THEOLOGY

The cause of moral regression continues be a subject of study. In the Bible, moral decline was always a result of spiritual declension, that of falling into idolatry (the worship of false gods), which is evidenced in the Bible to be the mother of all sins. In addition to the transitory and finite nature of such created gods, these are seen to be forbidden due to their being the product of man’s corrupt nature. Man also tends to become more like the object of his highest devotion and allegiance. God, who is stated to need nothing, and being omnipotent, omniscient and perfect, is seen to command man to worship Him as a matter of righteousness, and for the good of man. Certain environmental conditions are also seen as being conducive to idolatry and its spiritual and moral decline, these conditions most primarily being that of an abundance of sensual and material satisfaction, as well as ego fulfilment (pleasures, possessions and power). The Bible states that these created things are what the world “lusts” after, and exhorts all and sundry to set their controlling affection upon God and holy things. In early Nigeria, the tendency to drift away from faith in times of prosperity was observed early by the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987) who stated, “Religion begat prosperity, and the daughter devoured the mother”.

SECULAR IDEOLOGY

Moral decline begins when transcendent moral values, which have proven to be beneficial over time, are discarded in preference to various ideas which man finds more conducive to achieving ultimately destructive lustful desires. While people without religion may sometimes be considered relatively good, and contrasted with evil people, yet, in contrast to the Bible, atheism offers no objective transcendent authority which comprehensively defines good and evil, and which is proven to provide beneficial morality. In addition, the moral foundation of atheism is seen by many as having allowed atheists to easily justify their atrocities, these being pragmatically reasonable to them. The corresponding responses from atheists, such as which invoke Hitler as an example of a Christian, and/or charge God with immorality (paradoxically, by Biblical standards), is part of a renewed conflict.

AFUYE Akinyemi is a polyvalent thinker, social critic, transcendental mystic and multi-perspective philologist. His interest is in Law, insurance, religion, philosophy and politics. He cares for body and mind.

SOM: Taking a stand

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SegunOnMonday: Taking a Stand
If a baby doesn’t summon courage, it will never become toddler;  if you don’t dare to speak out, nobody will listening.

If you do not attempt to stand, you remain at the base.

There’s this saying that:’ he who stands for nothing falls for anything!’

There’s no harm in making mistakes the harmful thing is not learning from it. If you’re afraid to act so you won’t be wrong, then you will never be right.

And a friend of mine said:
If we can’t learn to stand now, we would fall every time, even in marriage, workplace, public office, social life, even our religion and belief‘ – and I said Tolu Adesanya what a thought to share with people this monday.
Stand for something…

Good morning
Olusegun Akinpelu

SOM: Hardwork

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The difference between a job and a work is beyond the dictionary.

A Job is something you do not necessarily to make ends meet but an occupation that makes you fulfilled and sometimes come with incentives in form of pay.

While a work is an occupation that you do to make ends meet without it necessarily been you dream engagement.
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Many times a poor planning culture makes people end up being in a work longer than they’re meant to.

The effect of this is that people are left dissatisfied with what they do at the long run.

“Choose a job you love” says Confucius, “and you will never have to work in your life”

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Olusegun Akinpelu