Are you deceiving yourself?

Are you deceiving yourself?

Are you deceiving yourself?⁣

This is a question we do not like to hear.⁣

⁣Do you know why?⁣

⁣Right from the beginning of time, humans have always embraced the destructive art of apportioning blame.⁣
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⁣In the creation story, after the fall of man, it was recorded that God asked Adam, “Did you eat of the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” his response was blame.⁣

⁣He immediately said “The woman you gave me, she gave me the fruit and I ate”.⁣

⁣Two blames in one statement.⁣

⁣So God, if the woman did not give me the fruit I wouldn’t have eaten it… But also, if you had not given me the woman, she would not have given me the fruit and I also wouldn’t have eaten it.⁣

⁣Then God turned to the woman and asked her, “What have you done?”.⁣

⁣Her response was another blame. “The serpent deceived me and I ate”.⁣

⁣So you see that your inner desire to apportion blames? It did not start today.⁣

⁣Were their statements true? Yes. Does it affect the result of their action? No.⁣

⁣Blaming someone else for something does not change the thing.⁣

⁣Let’s go back to the topic.⁣
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⁣We as humans have an inner desire to apportion blame.⁣

⁣So if something goes wrong, we are quick to say it was because of the government… ordinary light they can not give us.⁣

⁣Why have you not taken any course? It is our internet providers in this Nigeria. Data is too expensive. It is cheap in Ghana.⁣

⁣Why are you not exercising? “Gyms are closed. We are on lock-down.”⁣

⁣Why are you not developing yourself? “I sent John Obidi a message to mentor me and he did not reply. All these proud thought leaders”⁣

⁣Why are you not reading? “I don’t do soft-copy o… if it is not hard-copy I’m not reading, and I don’t have hard-copy.”⁣

⁣From one blame to the next. ⁣

⁣Are the blames true? Maybe Yes.⁣

But blaming someone else for something does not change the thing.⁣
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⁣The day I discovered this, so much changed for me.⁣

⁣I knew that if my life is not improving, it was not because my mentor Elisha Mamman was not investing his time and resources in me.⁣

⁣If my finances is not growing, it is not because I was born in a 3rd world nation.⁣

⁣If I am stagnant, inconsequential, unknown, it was not because I didn’t have people in “high places”⁣

⁣I made a decision.⁣

⁣So many things may be responsible for who I am… but I will be ultimately responsible for who I will become.⁣

⁣My actions, my inactions… My thought process… My relationship with God and with Man.⁣

⁣If I will matter in this Life it is up to me.⁣
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⁣So tell me, are you deceiving yourself?⁣

⁣Yes? ⁣

No?⁣
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⁣This is a call to you.⁣

⁣There is more.⁣

⁣Let go of the things you have exalted as limitations to your growth. Look for ways around them. Ways exist.⁣

⁣1. Make account of the assets you have in your life right now. The people and the resources.⁣

2. Identify how you have been misusing these assets or not using them at all.⁣

3. Decide and take action to use them better.⁣
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⁣Blaming someone else for something does not change the thing. ⁣

⁣So many things may be responsible for who you are… but you will be ultimately responsible for who I will become.⁣

⁣If you will matter in this Life, it is up to you. ⁣

⁣To your continued Digital Productivity,⁣

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