Friday, October 13, 2006


In the school of success, the first basic rule that must be obeyed is the rule of Self. Overcoming any battle in life in order to stand out entails overcoming yourself because your biggest and greatest enemy is you.

Always learn to stay out of own way. The moment you find yourself getting in your own way, then you’re simply acting like an old refrigerator, which slowly builds up an ice formation, and allowed to accumulate. If unchecked, will definitely reduce its effectiveness and efficiency considerably.

A wise man called Dwight L. Mondy once said, "I have never met a man who given so much trouble as myself". This therefore implies that the first and best victory is to simply conquer yourself because most significant battles are usually waged within one’s self.

Most times, a change of self is needed more than a change of sense. So, the good advice is this, only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your way, only you can help yourself. Infact, there is no one to stop you than yourself.

Whenever you find yourself standing in your own way, then you’ll always hope vaguely and also dread precisely. Always learn how to confront your internal critic i.e. the one that lies within.

If you want to move your greatest obstacle, then you must come to realise that the greatest obstacle is yourself. Another wise man called Edgar Guest once said, "give the man you’d like to be, a look at the man you are presently". Change what you tell yourself. The greatest problem is not the devil but rather, the greatest problem is you. Most people can never overcome some temptations, not because there is an impossibility to the resistance of that temptation but simply because such people have not learnt how to overcome themselves. Infact, it takes overcoming self to overcome temptations.

The moment you’re being subdued by Self, then get ready to be subdued by set backs, limitations and confrontations. Remember, one of the profound things about problems is that most them don’t really exist, except in our imaginations.

Infact, the fear you fear is mostly within yourself and nowhere else. There two forces always warring against each within us. One says you can’t, while the other says, with God you can. Sir Edmond Hillary once said, “It’s not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.” Therefore, always learn to stay out of your own way.


Anonymous said...

Nice one Segun
Keep it up.

Welcome to the BLOGOSPHERE

Seun Osewa said...

"Overcoming any battle in life in order to stand out entails overcoming yourself because your biggest and greatest enemy is you."

Stupidest thing I've ever read on a blog. This emperor has no clothes!

Queen said...

Seun you are such a DUMB ASS.
When will U learn to respect other people's point of views?

I am so sorry Segun for being Vulgar on ur blog but I think this Seun of a guy needs to be taught how to respect others.

charmex said...

Seun, take it from me, you are so full of shit. You may do your worst, I do not care anymore. You are the typical of an African bush tyrant, a buffoon. Don't let me meet you personally because I will rub it in your face. Stupid thing. Sorry to the owner of this blog I have to be blunt to the pig-headed guy called Seun who can't pick sense in any thing. Male witch.