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Tony is a man with a story. Like any regular guy he has dealt his his own portion of loses, failure , disappointment and success, joy and what have you.

Tony has a part of him that is so power drunk that he doesn't regard anyone and holds nothing sacred and he even rides on the people he hates to hurt. 

James is another young man with a different story, he has also had his share of life's problems and the world's pain and laughters.

James has a part of him that is so insecured and scared that he would hide himself away from light.

Now if you ask people to talk about Tony and James they would tell you that Tony is bold while James is timid as such James is suffering from low self-esteem.

If you have been carrying such mindset for long it's time you drop it. We learn to unlearn.

Both cases are victims of low self-esteem just that it is manifesting in different ways. Tony is a man who believes that he is of no value unless he is noticed. So in order to feel he is something he would do anything to do that even as far as hurting people he loves. 

Do not misunderstabd me. Self esteem means the way we see ourselves, low self-esteem is to think lowly of ourselves while High self esteem is to think highly of ourselves. It is only a man that thinks lowly of himself that brutalises people to respect him because he feels he is not enough to be respected for simply being who he is so he needs to exert force to get respect from people. He only sees himself as something when he has money, power or fame so he spends the rest of his life wanting all of these by all means that he doesn't even know what his problem is. Tony is a man who is suffering from low self-esteem.

We have also James on the other hand. A rather reserved young man who hides away from everything because he feels he is not enough and he doesn't have the capacity to do great things. Do we now see that both Tony and James are afflicted by thesame thing? The difference between these two is how they choose to go about it. Life will always be for you the choices you make. Everybody sees Tony as bold and Courageous and sees James as a coward because of how James choosed to deal with his low self-esteem, he runs away instead of facing it.

Everybody has low self-esteem to deal with. It all depends on the people around us and the choices we make. 

If you know you cannot afford a wristwatch of $1000, and you keep hanging around people who buy wristwatch that amount more than 5 in a week, with time, you would start feeling small, inferior and frustrated.

It is always wise for birds of thesame feathers to flock together.

Now, the quickest cure to low self-esteem is to flock with birds with thesame feathers as you. Instead of feeling insecured in their company, you would feel secured and happy.

How To Know If You Have A Hidden Talent
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•The truth is that all of us have a great many skills and we highly talented in our ways. There are types of skills; functional, self management and special knowledge.

-Functional skills are abilities or talents that are inherited at birth and developed through experience and learning.

-One of the best easier ways to find your hidden talents is to ask the people around you. Your family, friends and co-workers will know you best and can easily point out some of your strength even when you can't see them.

•If you think about it, people have likely been telling you what you're good at for some time.

-A List Of Few Secret Talents That Inspire You And Works In Favour Of Your Career Success

1. Great at grammar
2. Good at technical knowledge
3. Effective communication
4. Organising
5. Innovative ideas 

-Below Is A List Of Skills That Just Might Be Yours 

1. Writing
2. Self management
3. Public speaking
4. Networking ( In person and in virtual world)
5. Decision making and lot more.

-About My Talent

I am confident to say that I'm good at academic, writing, music, drawing, making beat; However, I would say that my greatest talent is that I am a very fast learner with the ability to up skill rapidly.

-Does Everyone Have A Hidden Talent? 

•The answer is yes, everybody has at least one talent. It is likely that everybody has more than one talent. However, most of our talents are largely undiscovered. 

-How To Discover Your Talents Using These Easy Tips

1. Take a life assessment
2. Find what makes you feel strong
3. Find what you spend the most money on
4. Write journal
5. Look for talent in others
6. Ask your family what you loved as a child
7. Ask your friends what your best and worst qualities are
8. Think about people you look up to
9. Don't be afraid to branch out
10. Reflect more on your family.

•In conclusion, No one is born without a talents. Everyone has talent, even if they don't realise it. A talent is something that come naturally to someone, discovering what your talents are can be extremely hard to figure out, but I hope with these thread, you can easily figure out your circle.
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(By Bayo-David Toluwase.)

Fear has become a normality in lives these days and it has often more than not, deprived a lot of people of their breakthrough to success.

Inspite of the daunting effect that Fear has on life in general, It is a pity that people still take fear with levity. Majority believe that fear is always ordinary, but come to think of it, why do we often encounter fear when we're supposed to be courageous?  

Most times, youths unknowingly throw away virtuous opportunities all because they are afraid either to talk or unable to overcome the spirit of fear. 

How long do we remain this way?

To be continued...


This Is Too Good Than Not To Share; I Asked A Man Who Has Crossed 70 And Is Heading To 80; What Changes He Notices In Himself And This Is What He Said.
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1. After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.

2. I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.

3. I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.

4. I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.

5. I stopped telling the elderly that they've already told that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.

6. I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.

7. I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”

8. I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.

9. I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.

10. I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.

11. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.

12. I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.

13. I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.

14. I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!

I decided to share this for all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age? 

Do You Desire Peace Of Mind? Stick To These Principles
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In Ancient Greece, Socrates had a great reputation of wisdom. One day, someone came to find the great philosopher and said to him:

- Do you

know what I just heard about your friend?

- A moment, replied Socrates. Before you tell me, I would like to test you the three sieves.

- The three sieves?

- Yes, continued Socrates. Before telling anything about the others, it's good to take the time to filter what you mean. I call it the test of the three sieves. The first sieve is the TRUTH. Have you checked if what you're going to tell me is true?

- No, I just heard it.

- Very good! So, you don't know if it's true. We continue with the second sieve, that of KINDNESS. What you want to tell me about my friend, is it good?

- Oh, no! On the contrary.

- So, questioned Socrates, you want to tell me bad things about him and you're not even sure they're true? Maybe you can still pass the test of the third sieve, that of UTILITY. Is it useful that I know what you're going to tell me about this friend?

- No, really.

- So, concluded Socrates, what you were going to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor useful. Why, then, did you want to tell me this?

"Gossip is a bad thing. In the beginning it may seem enjoyable and fun, but in the end, it fills our hearts with bitterness and poisons us, too!" - Pope Francis”
The Smoothest Way Out Of A Situation
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I don't really know what you're expecting that am going to say but you shouldn't expect much so you won't be disappointed besides this is my own opinion.
There are always the good days and bad days which we can't control because they are part of life. Sometimes we find ourselves in a bad situation, life is full of ups and down.

Talking from my life experience, I believe the smoothest way out of any bad situation is prayers. I understand that sometimes it feels like it doesn't work or maybe that's not what is important at the moment. Fine I get it, it all depends on our belief and our relationship with God, apart from regular Sunday worship.
Prayers has really helped me a lot in my times of trouble. Having a personal relationship with your God is the biggest achievement ever.
What I want from you is your true thanks;I want your promises fulfilled. I want you to trust me in your times of trouble so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory. Psalm 50:14-15.
Point noted, he gives you the inspiration and wisdom to act when necessary or probably talk when necessary. Haven't you been in a situation where you acted unusual and everything still turned out fine for you like it was all planned from the start. Seeing the positive side of every situation matters a lot regardless of how bad it might seem.

My best Bible verse.
Commit your plans to the lord and he will establish them. Proverb 16:3

Trust in the lord with all your heart and he will direct your path, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.