001 Snippets of Wisdom

Hello 🙂 , I hope you’ve been keeping well.

I’d like to share a few snippets of wisdom with you, from a “katogo” of places. I hope you like these as much as I do.

“Know your intention…Keep your intention no matter what comes your way.”

-Tyler Perry at Tuskegee University during his commencement speech.

What is your honest intention in any venture you take on? What is your honest intention in any relationship you pursue? Seek to understand what your intentions are and pursue your goal with the intention in mind. I must highlight that in his speech, Tyler Perry mentions that he found that his intention had to be about more than just him and money. He realized that his real gold was in what he was doing for others and the healing that his plays brought to people. Having established a pure and honest intention that was serving others, he kept his intention and kept doing his best, and ultimately success followed, and yes, money followed.

“A hunter only shoots at a dear he can see. If you ain’t being seen, you ain’t doing nothing.”

-Tyler Perry at Tuskegee University during his commencement speech.

To provide a bit of context to this quote, Tyler said this with reference to the fact that once he got really successful, so many people wanted to pull him down. With this quote in mind, he stayed focused because he knew that if he wasn’t doing a good thing, he wouldn’t be a target in the first place. I heard a pastor say once “the devil does not attack a bad thing”. Stay firm. Keep doing what you are meant to be doing.

“A mistake isn’t actually a failure, unless you don’t learn from it and, unless you don’t grow.”

-Tracy Mcmillan (TED Talk)

Let’s learn to look at our mistakes as an education to propel us forward. What matters is that you do not repeat them because you’d have acquired the necessary education already and you are therefore wiser.

“Life doesn’t give you what you ask for, it gives you the people, places and situations that allow you to develop what you asked for.”

-Tracy Mcmillan (TED Talk)

If you ask for patience, for instance, life may “gift” you with a situation that requires you to exercise your patience muscle.

“Every story has an end but in life, every end is just a new beginning.”

-From the movie “Uptown Girls”

Embrace every new beginning, every day. Finally, I’ll end today’s post with this quote from the song “Silence” by Pompi, a Zambian musician.

“Speak what you want to see, declare what you want to be!”

Enough said.


Author: Keziah Elaine Ayikoru

www.keziahelaineayikoru.com focuses on creativity in various fields especially Architecture, Fashion, Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry. Keziah aims to encourage the creative in you to live life fully, happily and wholesomely.

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