40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 2



A few days ago, I started a new blog series: 40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years. In this Part 2 of the series, we will be sharing on the next 8.

#9: Think Big. Your Future Depends On It

I can’t overemphasize this enough. You cannot move beyond what you can see. Everything you see today was once a thought. So stretch your imagination. Your life will move in the direction of your dominant thought. So, think BIG. Your future depends on it.

#10: Betrayal Is A Pre-requisite To Greatness

I’ve studied the lives of great men and they seam to have several things in common…one of which is deeply painful betrayal. Everyone that will be great will have his/her own share of betrayal. You will have to learn how to bounce back. I know some will say “but I’ve not been betrayed”. Just keep living, keep increasing in greatness and bookmark this blog post (you will be needing it sooner or later 🙂 ). Since you’ll be great, you will be betrayed. It’s not a prophecy, it’s a fact.

#11: God commits to WHAT but hardly commits to HOW

God will always show you “what“, but will seldom show you “how“. You need to accept “what” without knowing “how“. Most people become uncomfortable when they don’t know “how“. You need to be at peace knowing that God is a God of the “how“. I have learnt that I don’t need to know “how” before embracing “what” God is telling me. Relax, God knows “how” to fulfill that vision.

#12: A Lot Of The Pain Around Me Was Caused By The Strife Within Me

It’s easy to blame other people for our pain. We are experts at pointing fingers. But when I realized that a lot of the pain in my life was caused by the conflict within me, I stopped playing the blame game. You want to know the cause of a lot of your pain? Stand in front of the mirror…the person you see is the culprit. For you to have peace around you, you must secure peace within you.

#13: You Do Not Need Money To Be Generous

A lot of people say things like “if I had a lot of money, I would have given to help that person”. But the truth is, if you cannot give out of your want then you most likely will not give out of your abundance. Learn to give out of your want and watch how your life will change.

#14: Some People Will Never Approve Of You. Ignore Them.

Don’t waste your life trying to get the approval of people who will never approve of you. Just ignore them and go ahead. Go ahead and become exceedingly great. You will discover that you don’t need their permission in order to be successful. Very soon they will have no choice but to be your friend. I’ve seen this play out over and over again. Don’t waste your time…just ignore them and become great.

#15: Set Goals. Plan.

It is commonly said: “if you fail to plan, you have planned to fail.” I discovered how initially difficult it can be to plan. However I have seen dramatic changes in my life simply because I set a goal. Think about it, if you can’t plan a day/week well, how can you plan a year or your life? Never forget that “he that doesn’t have a plan will ALWAYS succumb to he that has a plan“.

#16: You Are Responsible For Your Destiny

The government, the economy, your parent, your friends and your enemies are not responsible for your destiny. You are! If you are going to be all you were created to be, then it will be up to you. Taking responsibility for your life is indispensable to fulfilling destiny. It’s your life, it’s your call.

That’s it for now…16 down, 24 to go. Part 3 coming soon…

Do you have any thoughts on what has been shared above? Please share your thoughts below…

Update: You can find Part-3 by CLICKING HERE

18 Responses to “40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 2”

  1. Nkang Williams January 16, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    My Pastor, great insight, I am loving it.
    I Can’t wait for part 3.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ope Ebagua January 17, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    God bless you Pastor…. learning points for me.. can’t wait for part 3.

  3. MENDY January 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Great lessons Pastor. I will always keep #14 at my finger tip and #11 close to my heart.

    God bless you Pastor.

  4. Vaso Obaseki (Osas) January 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Hmmmm “he that doesn’t have a plan will ALWAYS succumb to he that has a plan” very true. Av bin a victim several times. Thanks Sir

  5. April January 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    wow! Thank you Sir, all of these are profound, I don’t need the approval of anybody to succeed… that’s one sure thing to note.

  6. Tola January 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Great insight, thank you sir for sharing these wisdoms with us.More of His grace.

  7. Nicholas iheanacho January 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Very inspirational, God bless you sir!

    • OLUFEMI MONEHIN January 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

      Thanks. Amen.

      • chinedu February 2, 2014 at 3:21 am #

        Hmm, so much wisdom! May God increase you more and more! I’ve missed you Sir! I should come soon


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