Question Everything.

When growing up, as wee lad, I had a perception that politicians are evil. I was always upset with how leaders elected to serve people ended up misusing and embezzling resources meant to stir development in the society. Due to this, I decided and vowed to myself that when I grow up, I will never meddle or indulge in politics whatsoever. I will grow my passion in entrepreneurship, make money and travel the world. This has been my perception and stand since I was a small kid. It made me grow a habit of not meddling with the peoples affairs since I thought my efforts would not have brought much change if I decided to get involved. I didn’t question anything.

So this week, something happened that shifted my thinking in regards to the whole issue of governance and not questioning things that happen around me. I attended a Young Leaders Forum, and during this session we discussed issues concerning Faith, Morality and Public Sphere. We were able to demystify some notions about the role of the church and also youths in governance. I realized that throughout the whole discussion most people freely expressed their perceptions, in that they longed for change to happen without necessarily being part of the team that brings change in our country’s governance or any realm that needs revamping . We all wait for someone to change the structures of leadership, for example fighting corruption and altering a course that seems to work without results.

This whole discussion got me thinking of how young people live in a world where we never question anything that happens around us. Things happen and we are just cool with them as they are since we aren’t ready to take up the challenge of facing the tough forces that come up with bringing change. We fear being termed as nuisance or being rejected.

We live in a society where social media has overtaken our real actions. When not pleased with something, all we do is post it on social media and keep following on how many likes, comments or forwards it gets. The more likes and attention it gets the more we feel happy and satisfied, irregardless of whether action is taken or not. This ideology or form of habits will never bring change in our society. Change needs action .

I would like to challenge you today. If someone comes up with an idea, learn to engage with the ideal, figure out what is actually being said and understand the whole idea. Why is this person thinking this way?. Then develop your own idea. Your own experience and knowledge in history will give you the authority to do so. After developing your own idea take a position. This means you can either agree or disagree with the idea. This should be done politely and not by demeaning others or engaging in profanity. Remember there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with someone and stating it. Having different opinions is not bad, it helps us grow.

Learn to question everything that happens around you. Learn to ask WHY. After questioning, if there is need to take action don’t hesitate to take one and do it with passion to stir up change. Be the change that you want to see. Be engaged and fully plugged in.

I hope this post will enlighten and challenge you to the core.

Thank you for reading through.

God bless you.

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get Inspired, Change the World

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Ladies, let’s have a talk.. …

Hello dear friends, ladies to be precise. Let’s have a chat, a friendly chat to hear out some bitter things I’ve been holding on to concerning you.

We are in a generation where our ladies have materialized everything including relationships hence getting no meaning of true relationship. When growing up as a pup ,I never had the privilege to hear out some terms such as “Sponsors” as I often hear nowadays. Perhaps it’s because I’ve grown up in a small village in Makueni, Kenya, where virtues were thoroughly instilled to the growing generation. And trust me, growing in such environment moulded me. Let’s drop that village story, kinder boring to some of you I know 😊.

So let me take you back, some years ago. Let’s start from the beginning and allow me to dispense some nuggets of wisdom to you dear sisters, not all of you but some of you.

So ladies, your mother met your father many years ago and most probably your father wasn’t rich then but she grew with him and today they both live together successfully . Pause a bit and look at some of you or your circle. You want a rich and successful man who you weren’t together with him while he was struggling to be rich? You must be real jokers 😂 .

Let me be frank, just for once. It’s evident that apart from wanting a rich man in your life most ladies have little( of course not nothing) to offer in a relationship. Remove sex from a relationship and you will find out that a greater percentage of ladies nowadays have nothing to offer in relationships. Go an extra mile and remove money from a relationship and you will be shocked to discover that the percentage of ladies who won’t see a reason to be in a relationship rises.

Ladies, some of you want men to take care of you but you add no value to their life other than sex and snapchat, how does that even work? Sounds like a biblical fig tree that doesn’t produce fruits when needed.

Come on ladies, let’s be logical and see the bigger picture. Sit down, find a man who has great ambitions and sail through this life together. Change your perception and mindset. Be valuable in any relationship you will indulge in.

Just to let you know, when an ambitious man finds an ambitious woman, nothing can stop them from prospering. Find a man that you will grow together. Pray and motivate each other . Listen,advice reasonably and be responsible towards each other. You will get the right result. Be a woman of virtue and integrity.

Some might disagree with my thoughts, but most of you will appreciate the insight. I pray it helps and becomes of great benefit to you.

Be blessed

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get inspired, Change the World.

Sense of urgency

We’ve all grown up hearing this saying that time is precious,we should use it wisely. To some like me this sounded like a cliche. It really never made sense to me.

So the biggest problem is that we think we have time. We never have the sense of urgency in getting things done. We say to ourselves, ” If I don’t do it now I can still have it done tomorrow or some other time in the future “. This is the greatest fallacy you can ever have in your life.

How is time so precious yet I have it in plenty?. This is the question that made me not realise how precious time is. Perhaps same applies to most of you. Including you precious person reading this post. Yes you are precious 😊.

The number of times we’ve procrastinated things in our life is innumerable. Almost everyone has fallen victim of this at some point in life.

I shall pass through this world but once if, therefore, there be any kindness I can show,or any good I can do,let me do it now. Lemme not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again .

M. P. SHAH

Nobody knows for day they will die. No one is guaranteed of being alive in the next week, month or even year. We shall all die one day and no one knows when, it’s just God, alone.

So this is not designed to scare you in any way. I am sorry if I scared you of death. I am grateful too that I passed a message of urgency to you ,that you may use your limited time on earth wisely. With this, greatness will be your way.

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

It’s my hope and believe that after reading this post, you will develop a sense if urgency in everything you set out to, everything .

Remy Lucious Motivation.

Get inspired, change the world.

Wired differently.

Hello, I trust you’ve been doing good since my last post. I am superb too.

So today I thought of a favourite animal that I admire so much. And if I was to be an animal, I would definitely be a Lion.

Now, it’s not that I chose a lion because of it being said to be the king of the jungle. Forget that.

I’ll explain why I chose a lion.

It’s simple, it’s MENTALITY. Yeah… Mentality.

In every single circumstance, a lion is a lion.

No matter the economy of the jungle, a lion can never eat grass.

Have you ever watched a lion hunt a gazelle before?. Of course I mean live watch or even on TV. Is there something amazing you learnt from the whole phenomenal scene?

If there is one thing I noted is the difference in mentality between the lion and gazelle.

In the wild, when a gazelle sees a lion, fear automatically takes over. But from the other perspective when a lion sees a gazelle it sees opportunity.

Why is that?

The difference between the two is how the lion and gazelle are wired. The lion sees opportunity. Whereas the gazelle will always see and literally smell fear. They were both born to think that way. They are wired differently.

The mentality of the lion begins the day they are born. It’s considered by scientists to be the most crucial skill the newborn lion must learn if it has any chance to survive in the wild.

By watching its’ parents and later through practice, the young lion learns to become a hunter. They mimic this behavior until it becomes a way of life and a state of being.

I can’t help but think how this impacts my own life as a human. I see the story of the Lion as a metaphor for my own life.

As the king of the jungle, the lion knows it must maintain its’ dominance by successfully hunting. It has to prove that every single day. It can’t live off the laurels of its parents and grandparents. The lion has to show up every day and establish itself as King. The Lion knows that it must hunt in order to survive.

In my whole life the same is true. Like the lion, I have to take on the mentality that I’m the best and show up every day trying to prove it. As great as my life was last year I have to prove this year that I can do better, that I can be better.

I could see this year as an opportunity for even greater growth, or I can live in fear that I won’t grow to reach the success I did in year’s past.

How do I do that?

The same way the young lion does. I watch and practice. I watch what most successful people in the world are doing and apply those best practices to my life. I’m always looking for opportunity. I’m never settling. I put in the work every single day. As if my survival depends on it.

So I challenge you today. Take on the lion mentality.

Be wired differently. Change your mentality and live your life purposefully.

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get inspired, change the World.

Challenge Yourself.

Don’t settle for less. Soar high and be Great.

Challenge yourself.

I personally grew up with fear of facing challenges. Not because I never had the ability to endure the challenge, but simply because I feared to fail.

So what holds you back from facing your challenges?. Your reason might be far much different from mine, but trust me the reason ain’t authentic at all.

One thing that stood out clearly to me in the start of this year is that God gives us challenges that take us to the next level. We might not see this but it sometimes happens in disguise.

So today I tell you to challenge yourself to be brave and face your fear of challenges. Embrace each challenge with a winning attitude. This is called the Winners Quality. Believing that you will win in everything you set out yourself to do. If you have the mental picture of winning then nothing will stop you.

Someone once said that the greatest tragedy in life is not that we aim to high and miss, but rather we aim to low and hit.

How have you been setting your goals and targets?. Have they been too low for you to hit or have they been too high. Some of you limit yourselves from setting high goals and end up setting low goals simply because you just want something that you will easily achieve. You don’t want to take risks. This ain’t growth. You are just retarding yourself.

Many passengers think that planes are dangerous to flying. But the fact is that it is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground. This is because on the ground a plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear out much faster than it never would if it was in the air. Decide to fly high and operate from a zone that your were created to operate from. You were not created a mediocre!

Let me challenge you today.

Decide to challenge yourself in every aspect of life. Set goals that are higher than the ones you set out yesterday. This is what we call growth. When you grow your target/goals then you grow yourself too. Harness your will and gather your nerves to challenge yourself.

I hope this post helps you to challenge yourself and elevate you to higher levels.

Be blessed.

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get inspired, change the World.

Step into your fears; Decide to act

Most of many people are held captive by fear. They never take action despite the zeal and desire inside them to act. You will agree with me that failure has killed many dreams than failure ever did. It pushes you away from putting your abilities into action. It also makes you doubt your capabilities despite you knowing that you can do what you are fearing.

” I know that I need to do this but I don’t feel like it and I don’t wanna do this. ”

The words above have been daily thoughts and perhaps language to many of you. You might have heard your friends, relatives or even yourself saying it a couple of times.

What are some of the reasons that have made you not harness your will to act? What has been making you not to raise your standards despite knowing what you are capable of ?. Many are the times you’ve talked yourself out of it. You never believed that you can do what you intend or wish to do and that which you need to do.

I’ll draw an example from my life. In the past (up to the end of last year) I’ve always battled with waking up early(I believe most people struggle with this). I knew very well that waking up early would change my life in the sense that I will accomplish a lot by doing that. I know the term early may vary from one person to another . So let’s work with my early. Many times I’ve scribbled my diary putting down the resolution that I will be waking up at 4:00am each day. Now all of you will attest to the fact that setting a resolution and acting to it are two different things. When I say different I don’t mean one is harder than the other. All I mean is that most times we find ourselves not acting on our resolutions due to one reason or another.

So what are some of the reasons that prevent us from acting on our resolutions despite us knowing how fulfilling it is to work on them and what drift of change it will bring to our lives. Below are some of the reasons that prevent us from acting.

  • Fear of Failure. All my life I have always hated failure and if I knew I’ll fail after doing something then I wouldn’t do it. I would always opt not to take a risk if I was not sure of succeeding. Now, you all need to understand that this is a very bad perception in life. Failure and success they come hand in hand. You have to fail for you to succeed. Make it okay to fail. Anything worth doing is worth doing badly until you get it right. When you fail at something, you’ve learnt one way not to do it. That’s a lesson by itself. Sometimes when we fail it’s not always a failure . It’s a lesson in disguise. When a small kid is learning how to walk they fall down innumerable times. How many of parents ever say ” Oh my child! You’ve failed so many times just stop struggling with learning how to walk. This is just not your thing ”. You don’t say that rather you let the kid fall down as many times as they can so that they can finally know how to walk by themselves. Same principle applies to life success. You will fail many times( but no one is counting 😊) before you attain your success. So train yourself to make it okay to fail.
  • Fear of disappointment. Some fear disappointment that comes with failure. They’d rather not take a chance than get disappointed in failing.
  • Fear of loss. This is fear of losing. Either losing something or someone you treasure. Sometimes it is to lose someone you love. Most times it is because we seek approval from the people we love. If doing something will make us lose their approval we end up not doing it. But you need to understand that in life, you will lose some people on your way to your destiny. This has happened to me in the past. Last year I lost someone that had been special to me since 2016. Losing them was the least thing I’d ever wished for. This kept me on leaning on my potential and not doing some of the things that I ought to have been doing. I have lost close friends in the past. Some we grew up together while others we schooled together. I later realized that releasing them from my life was the best, and I repeat best thing that happened in my life. If you act on your best interest, you are going to lose people. Some will even end up saying you are arrogant. Be kind enough to yourself not to buy that.
  • Lack of self confidence. Most times we fear from acting because we don’t believe in ourselves. I’ve been a victim of this since I was a kid. I never believed in myself and I always doubted myself. I saw myself ordinary and never believed in my potential despite people around me believing in me. Most times I did things simply because someone has said to me ” You can do this man, I believe in you! ”. It’s always good to have people around you who believe in you. But it’s more important If you believe in yourself most than anybody else. The Bible tells us that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us( Philippians 4:13). Make a conscious deliberate determined effort to always believe in yourself. Never doubt yourself at any point in life.
  • Not wanting to take personal responsibility. We want other people to do it but not us. So we fall into context, ideas and opinions of other people’s doings. This makes us not to engage in things that reflect our abilities and talents since we want other people to do it. I’ll advice you to always take responsibility and never walk away from it.

Gather your nerves and put yourself into it. Decide that you are going to push yourself. Harness your will and sail through it. Raise your standards and take action since you well know what you are capable of. Stop wasting your valuable time and step into your fears. You will start to discover things about yourself that you didn’t even know about.

Move from realm of dreams to sphere of possibilities.

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get inspired, Change the World

TAKE ACTION

If you want to change something out of life, if you want to acquire something or if you want to take a new course, it’s not easy as some people will make us feel. Changing your behavior, overcoming negatives. It’s challenging.

Sometimes, if not most times, we end up coming up with resolutions on how to start doing things differently and take a new plan of action. I bet most of you did this in the start of this year. New Year resolutions!

Some of you have been doing this New Year resolution thing at the start of each year. But how many people really put their resolution fully into action? Just be sincere with yourself. Most times, these resolutions end up a myth or a dream that never came true simply because some people are never willing to put in action.

Today I’ll share some tips on how to up your game and take action. This will help you raise your standards and be iconic.

  • Write down what you want. There some things you’ve been desiring to do but you end up not doing at all. Write them down. A dream not written down is nothing other than a fantasy.
  • See yourself there. This simply means you visualize yourself having done or achieved whatever goal you’ve set to achieve. There is something special that comes with visualizing. It makes you feel energetic and gives you a sense of responsibility towards your dreams. It turns you to a mettlesome and with that you have the energy to go after what you want.

If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it with your hands.

  • Know why you are doing it. Make sure you have good reasons that have pushed you to do what you are doing. Write down some reasons why you deserve what you want. When you have some down moments,of which they must come, pull this up and it will motivate you. It will give you a sense of triumph despite all odds that come your way.

When you want something, you gotta be willing to go into action. Don’t wait for things to be perfect/ideal situation. There is no such thing as perfect time. In my previous blog, I talked about using what you have to get started. You have all it takes to get started and get into action. Start where you are with what you have.

Your future is based on the decisions you make and the actions you take.

After reading this post, I hope you will take action and start working on your dreams. Be a different person from who you were before reading this post because you have been blessed to learn how to take action. Don’t just let this be an ordinary post without effect in your life. Let it change you for your good and for your betterment. If it changes you also don’t forget to have a ripple effect on your close associates too.

Lemme know how you got inspired. Leave a comment below.

Remy Lucious Motivation

Get inspired, change the world.