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5 Powerful Quotes To Inspire You For Greatness.

Hello, this is the SECRET MOMENT with Rotimi Adedokun. I am a pastor, life coach, inspirational speaker, and counselor. Today, I will be sharing with you 5 Powerful Quotes and my input that will Inspire You for Greatness. If you are new to this channel, please remember to follow me on this site and on my social media platforms (@iamrotimiade) and turn on the bell notification button so you can be alert anytime we upload a new video. and post another article. If you ready let’s get started.

There is nothing wrong to be born in a wrong place, but everything is wrong if you die there. Excuses are very good for the one who makes them but unwelcome to those who hear them. To be great comes with a price if you can pay the price you shall surely be great. The price to birth Facebook was paid by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the price of Amazon was paid by Jeff Bezos, while the price of Microsoft was paid by Bill Gates. The big question is, are you thinking of greatness or are you thinking to be great? You also need to ask yourself this simple question. What price am I to pay and am I ready to pay. Even in Freetown you still have to pay.

The first quote is from Mark Twain
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.” — Mark Twain

Jim Rohn said, that you are the average of the five people that you spend most of your time with. Below are the questions you should constantly ask yourself:

a. Who Am I Around?
b. What Are They Doing To Me?
c. What Do They Get Me Reading, Thinking, and Doing?

One of the greatest Apostles in the New Testament said evil communication corrupts good manners. Bishop David Oyedepo said negative association will always destroy great destiny. This is what I say. You cannot escape either the damage or good, blessings or the curses of the people that you associate yourself. To love is a must, but friendship is by choice. You show love to everybody but keep negative people away and now is the right time to do so.

Number two. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”– Albert Einstein

To fail doesn’t connote you are a failure, but to be a failure means you have accepted to fail. Fail, simply put, your attempt to be great. There is what I called a failure by event, and failure by a person. If you try something out and fail, it is the event that fails not you, but to be knockdown by the situation of the failed event is what makes you a failure. You cannot separate mistakes from greatness. That is why people who desire to succeed, read biographies and listen to the stories of great people. The purpose of opposition is to test whether your spirit is fit for greatness and ready for the pressure of success. You need to build capacity and tenacity to endure the processes. Success is not cheap that is why failure is intentional.

Number three. “Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus Christ, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are not controversial, the seed of greatness is not in you. Listen, you need to be weird, difficult to be understood by people; you need to lose your normality and you need to think not only outside the box but outside this world. Bishop David Oyedepo who is leading the largest Church in the World right now announced that a 50,000-capacity seated church shall be dedicated after 365days and it came to past. Warren Buffett said you cannot be normal and be rich at the same time. Think about this, July 2nd, 1962 Walmart was founded, and July 5th, 1994 Amazon was founded. The 32years of experiences of Walmart was unable to box the undiluted, voracious, untamed, and wildness of Jeff Bezos. I can imagine, the management members of Walmart saying to themselves at the beginning of Amazon, that there is nothing to worry about Amazon. Not knowing that Amazon is the new dog in the yard with the mentality, to pursue, overtake, and recover the marketplace thereby set a new rule of doing business online. If you ever have the privilege to meet with any of the directors of Walmart, they will say they played the dump games to overlook the desperate moves of Jeff Bezos. This is what I say. If they understand you, they will stop you.

Number four “Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”– Judy Garland.

It is very good to learn, but much best to grow and be yourself. Those who refuse to get familiar with doing online business are now forced by the COVID 19. Everyone is going online with social media and online video platforms. Facebook who doesn’t care about what Zoom was doing, quickly makes online video their priority, when the realized the attention that zoom was commanding in a short time. Google who have ignored online video now revisited and rebuild their online product for there users. In my short time of studying greatness, I have come to the understanding, that it is okay to copy as long as you copyright but it is much better to be original. If you are limited by anything, you will soon be losing your position to something. This is what I say, possess the heart of a follower but the mind of a student. Learning is important but originality is the displace of your excellence.

Number five. “I used to walk down the street like I was a star…I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.” — Lady Gaga

A great life is a function of Being, Doing, and Having. In the beginning, God said to the man, BE fruitful. You are called human beings for a reason. One of the reasons is because you are designed to BE what you want to be. That is why you dream and envision yourself doing great things. Inside the word, BE is the force of creation that empowers people to DO, and inside DOing is what gives the capacity to HAVE. The following are how to BE: Belief, Behold, Behave, Belong, and Become. Believe in yourself, Behold the reality of your future, Behave it as if you get it, then Belong to the company of the people who are like minds, and then you will Become whatever you want to be. It took me four years for my belief to take me from Nigeria to the United States and one year to see the reality of me becoming an American. This is the secret; greatness takes time. What will last long will take long? Ismael came on time, but he was not the child of promise. Isaac took so long, yet he claimed all his father’s blessings. The first work is the work on your inside. Remember, success is inside out. You can only receive what you can conceive. If the inside is taking care of, the outside will become easy. Don’t forget only doers are entitled to pay. That is what I called Having.

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Time Is The Revealer: The 7 Secrets Of Life

Me One of the proverbs in Africa says, twenty children cannot play for twenty years. I did not really understand this when I was young. I try to figure it out in my head, I reflected on it anytime it flashes back to my mind. But all these processes never explained to me the reason for the proverb. I kept my ways and still living my life like others until I discovered my purpose and had an encounter with destiny.

Greatness is not for everybody, but just anybody can be great. Wellness is available for all but it is not everybody that live a life of wellness. Life is a secret. And only those who embark on the journey of life can make something great out of it. Formal education is good but is not the ultimate determinant of life. To be a first class student in the school is very good, but it can never be the yardstick to measure success.

Life has rules that need to be learned, applied and followed. Greatness has some demands and price that needs to supply and paid. If the necessary things are not put in place, the necessary will never be supplied. Only those that do it well, will live well and enjoy well.

Sometimes, when I check social media and look at some pictures of people, I got worried and baffled. My question is where are the A students? Where are the people that I thought will make it faster than me in life? All of a sudden their identities fizzle out, expectation disappeared and reality set in.

I kept asking, where are the people that when they talked, I dare not whisper? Where are people that I thought I will never match up with in life? People that passed their high school exams when I had to repeated mine four times? Where are the first class students in the polytechnic and I had no class? Where are the people that can write better than me? Where are the people who spoke better English language than me?

More so, after I crossed the Atlantic Ocean from the land of green white green to the land of 50 stars, people that got here before me that I thought they are smarter, sharper and wiser. I tried to look for their identities and I cannot even find their footprints. This is my verdict, “life will truly reveal true mates.”

I have these 7 secrets which I think will change your life and catapult you ahead of people that you think has gone ahead. These secrets worked for me and it can work for you too. These secrets are not what I think will work, but what I know that has worked. These secrets don’t care about your background or where you are right now. Fortunately, these secrets are blind, they can’t even recognize who uses them and who does not. They are also deaf, they cannot recognize voices or in turn, favor one person over the others. As you know that God does not have a favorite (Acts 10:34).

1 Identify yourself with your creator
Everything in life is manufactured by someone which includes you. Therefore, you are a product of a manufacturer. His name is Yahweh (God). He sent His only begotten Son to die for your sin and restores you back to where He intended for you. Your identification with Jesus Christ, will spark up a new light and open a new chapter in your life. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

2 Decide to follow God’s leading
As, no sheep can outgrow the leading of a shepherd, so no child of God can outgrow the leading of God through the Holy Spirit. Remember, what king David said, “The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want” (Ps 23:1). I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

3 Identify the cost of life
According to Dr. Mike Murdock, there are two things about Jesus. His principles and person. His principles create prosperity, while His person creates peace. Everything comes with a cost, which includes prosperity and peace. No matter what you need in life, you need to be ready to go on an adventure to know what will make it work and what will not make it work. No cost no value, and no value no cost. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

4 Pay the price for a great life
It is one thing to know, but it is another thing to do. Doing is the father of knowledge. Activities are what complete the miracle process of life. If you stop you will get stuck. Pay the price for life, don’t stop paying and keep at it. No one will stop you to get whatever you want on a shelf in a store, but when you are about to exit you will be asked to pay. Payment is what transfers ownership. Pay the price of life. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

5. Go on a different route
The mindset of competition sometimes can slow down anyone that just want to start the race of life. I will advise you to turn 180 degrees and face a different direction. Go and develop yourself. Job said, “He gets his knowledge from afar…” (Job 36:3). Sometimes local people appreciate more of international stuff. If I were you, I will leave my comfort zone and learn what is needed to lead when I come back. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

6 Get a mentor
Every apostle was once a disciple. Every Ph.D. was once an undergraduate. Everything starts from somewhere. Your future is a product of direction that you get today. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, just follow the path of a giant. Look for someone, who has accomplished what you desire in life. Mentors are the pathways to your destination. They are the horses that you need to ride to your destination. Look for them, learn from them, and serve them. Remember, to learn as you go and grow as you learn. I know you are thinking it is not true. My question to you is that, what if it is true?

7 Maintain the pace, keep doing the same thing, and do it right.
It is good to think outside the box but is not good to end there. Remember, how you get to where you are and always go back to the basics. Without maintenance, there will never be attainment. You need to nurture your discoveries and retain all your secrets before you can maintain your great future. Always remember, that your present mates may not be your true mates. Keep your mind on the goals, always be positive, also know that time is a revealer of true mates.

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…keep living, keep going and keep winning. Everything is possible if you are positive.

The Secret Man
Rotimi Adedokun

The Secret Home(5)… Inspiration Unlimited

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Discipline

Discipline Is Simply Operating As Demanded Not As Convenient. As Greatness Is Not For The Simply, So Life Is Not For The Lazy. Discipline Is The Force That Fire Up Life. Discipline Triggers Greatness, Attracts Success, Invites Accomplishment, Promises Help And Creates Good Destination. Discipline Breed Success And Promise Good Rest. Discipline Is The Trademark Of Champions. It Guarantee A Place In Destiny. If You Are Not Discipline You Will Soon Receive Discipline.

The Secrets Of Discipline

Discipline Makes You Rest While Others Sleeps
Discipline Makes You Save Money While Others Spend It All
Discipline Makes You Study While Other Scan Through Books
Discipline Makes You To Be Diligent While Others Are Lazy
Discipline Makes You Plan Then Act While Act Then Plan.
Discipline Makes You Communicate While Others Talk

Understand Discipline

Discipline Does Not Connote Perfection But Proper And Quick Precaution.
Discipline Take Responsibility To Fix And Prevent Occurrence Of Incident.
Discipline Is Not A Gift But A Choice.
Discipline Putting Your Flesh Under.
Discipline Is Winning Yourself For Others Not To Win You.

Think Greatness Think Discipline

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BUILDING…One Word, Express In One Hundred Words In One Hundred Days.

BUILDING

Building

Build Your Life If You Want To Live It. It Is Simple, Greatness Is Not Free.

Greatness Is A Product Of Your Determination, Dedication, Discipline And Devotion.

Every Great Building Has It Greatness In Good Foundation. Therefore, To See Good Building You Have To Invest In The Foundation.

Foundation Is Preparation. If The Time Use In Founding A Good Building Is Not Wasted, So Time Use In Preparation Cannot.

No House Is Built Overnight, So There Are No Overnight Success. If You Found One, That Means Someone Stay Overnight To Make It Happen.

Build Your Life And Make It Count.

One Word, Express In One Hundred Words In One Hundred Days.

…be inspire, live abundant life, help others.

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