Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
If you want to know if someone believes that what they want, they will get; observe their behavior. Many can articulate with ease what it is that they want for their lives. Their behavior, however, betrays their expectations every single time.
There never was a winner who didn’t expect to win in advance. Winners expect to excel and they adopt routines that create behaviors that reinforce their expectations.
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” — Mike Murdock
Excellence is a habit. Success is a habit. Both these habits are built on the backs of positive routines. The impact of a positive routine compounds over time. A small change can have a huge impact. Therein, lies its power.
In life, one will only be as good as their daily habits and routines. So if you want a better life, go from conversation to action. Don’t just say it, get out there and start momentum going in your favor.
How to Go from Conversation to Action
Step 1 –  Select an area of life you would like to improve and specifically describe what challenge you’re facing in that area. e.g. don’t say you want a better relationship, say you want to be better at communicating your feelings. (if this your challenge of course)
Step 2 – Be honest and identify what habits /routines have gotten you to this point.
Step 3 – List your vision for this area.
Step 4 – Define to the letter what habits/routines you need to adopt to close the gap between your vision and your desired reality.
Step 5 – Implement small changes to propel you towards your vision.
Step 6 – Every so often re-evaluate the changes you applied for progress and tweak accordingly.
Step 7 – Rinse and repeat
Make a daily choice to be an active force for good in your own life and consciously seek out and adopt the routines that reinforce that belief.

By Muthoni Gathinji

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A young African lady, Adeola Olubamiji, whose story is that of the proverbial grass-to-grace has not only done herself proud by earning a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, her story is an encouragement that where there is a will, there is a way. Read her moving tribute on her graduation day: “As the fifth child of five, I always had to wait for my turn. I was the last, a girl child and raised by a mother who is a farmer and a father who has little. “I hawked pepper on the streets of Ibadan as early as age 10 to help my mum. Went to public primary and secondary schools in Ibadan. Attended OOU and studied Physics. “Because I had a 2.1, it opened the door for me to proceed to Finland for a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. During this Master’s degree, I worked part-time as a cleaner and did this after my Master’s as well. “Out of determination, I applied to over 100 schools for my PhD and finally got a full three-year scholarship (later extended to four years) at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. “While in that PhD programme, I worked part-time as a makeup artist, teaching assistant, braided hair and fixed weaves to make extra money. “Today, I walked the stage as the first black person to bag a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada! “I walked this stage for you Mama Africa and for my Motherland Nigeria! I walked the stage for all of you Black women disrespected and looked down on! “I walked for all of you from my ghetto hood, Mokola, Ibadan. I walked for all OSU students and ex-students that got that look from people who think we are not brilliant! “I walked for all of you Africans in Finland wondering what is next for you!! “Specially, I walked for you my parents, siblings and extended family in fulfilment of your dreams! “Specially, I walked the stage for you my late sister Omoleye Olubamiji; and my late mentor Ayodele Olatunbosun. “Today, I walked for my future husband and my unborn children who patiently waited for me to fulfil my dreams so that he can have a wife he will be proud of and they can have a role model to look up to. “I walked for all immigrants and all young adults who strived everyday chasing their dreams! “I walked in celebration of the unfailing love of my first and one truly true love, Jesus Christ, (in you I walk, in you I live, and in you I have had and will continue to have my being)! “Be bold, be innovative, be different, be you, be everything you want to be; but remember to put God first! “Let no man, upbringing, money, circumstance, colourism, past mistakes, institution, company, partner, background, let nothing tell you ‘you can’t do it.’ “Go smart! Go hard!! Go for Gold!!! Go with God!!! Just Get Going!!!!! #Grad2017 #PhDConvocation #UofS”

Source: By the punch

Adeola Olubamiji is the first black to obtain a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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