Tolu Fiz Akanee is a thinker, writer and speaker; the author of A-Z Life lessons

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lil piece on lil things

Life sucks
Life’s good
Life’s wicked
Life’s fun

Living is difficult
Living is hope
Living is boring
Living is challenging

1 world
1 life
7 billion people
7 billion lives

Life sucks
Yet we’ll do anything to stay alive
Life’s good
We’ll do anything to make it better

Life’s wicked
We are often quick to forget the wickedness
Life’s fun
You only live once is our new anthem

Life’s full of ups and downs
I’ve had my ups, had my downs
But I’ve had more ups than downs
So my life is on the upside

Downs with school
Downs with jobs
But I know better now
Downs were just waiting periods

Periods that make us appreciate the ups
Periods that toughen us
Periods that weaponise the warrior
Periods that force us to dream

Life’s got so much suspense
Life should get an Oscar

I love life
I love my life
I love love
I love my love life

The good life is the dream
I found happiness and I found the good life
The good life is all about happiness
Happiness in the little things

Little things like those books
Little things like those dreams
Little things like her smile
Little things like “ok Tolu”

I focused on the little things
And they brought me great happiness
With a little hope today,
The sky is the limit for every dreamer

Monday, September 10, 2012

There's more in the mix

The achievements of yesterday are not enough

There's more in the mix......
Keep searching

Self discovery is not an event, its a process

Look closely, dig deeper

There's more in the mix.....

Potential is crying

Empower yourself for more

There's more in the mix....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Na that fear go kill you!!

I see so much fear in young guys these days and I'm wondering if fear is the new cool.
Why do young guys walk through life with fear in their hearts when the beauty of the youth is supposed to be in their caution-free living.
If you don't loosen up now, when do you plan to loosen up?
When you're 30 and you have a wife and kid to cater for?
When you're 40 and you have a wife, kids and extended family to attend to?
When you're 50, the kids are in expensive colleges, soon to get married and retirement is on the way?
When you're 60 and you're in your retirement days that you really can't enjoy because of what stress and strain has done to your health?
When you're 70 and you're awaiting the glorious call?
What are you doing to yourself when you know now is all you've got??
Stop worrying, there's nothing to be worried about!
And I can just hear another young person saying "why shouldn't I worry when I've not bought my first car?"
"why shouldn't I worry when I'm serving and I'm not sure if I will be retained after my service?"
"why shouldn't I worry when I'm not even sure I will get a job after my masters?"
"why shouldn't I worry when my mates are going for their masters and my folks can't even afford to pay my fees?"
Some are afraid to trade with their savings because they feel it will be the end of the world if they lose it, forgetting that they have loving parents that can bail them out if they fail in a legitimate business. They forget they have siblings that will stand by them no matter what. They forget a word of prayer can turn their situation around.
Material needs cause us to worry and leave us in fear
Social needs cause us to worry and leave us in fear
Job security cause us to worry and leave us in fear
But some of us have vowed not to be moved by environmental factors
Some of us operate as if we are ignorant of the many odds we are faced with
Some of us have vowed not to be bothered by the things that apply to MANY, because we know that in any situation there always those LUCKY ones that seem to be unaware of the failure trend.
Some of us have vowed not to shy away from confessing possibility in the midst of uncertainty.
Some of us have vowed to keep speaking of the things that are unborn/unseen as though they were.
We belong to a great army
An army of dreamers
Dare to dream today
And that fear no go kill you!

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