Happy new year, fam!!!
I would like to take a moment to deeply appreciate everyone who stayed with ExcellerBlog from 2021, however sparsely the posts came. 😊 You are the real MVPs and it has been absolutely delightful sharing thoughts, stories and opinions with you, my reader-friends. If you are new, I welcome you heartily; you are in for a treat! 🥂
I hope we enjoy sharing notes from this subject called Life together.
This week, I began to put up daily quotes on Instagram – ranging from a favoured quote from a book or a speaker to a motivating Bible verse or simply a nice one-liner. Here, I have collated all I shared in this very first week of the year 2022 and I hope you enjoy them!
I heard Oliver Yarbrough make this quote in a training he was delivering and it literally blew my mind. 🤯 How apt! At the end of the day, your career development and trajectory is primarily your responsibility, not your employer’s and definitely not the government’s. The onus is on us to drive our job(s) towards our target career path.
“What we eventually accomplish may depend more on our passion and perseverance than on our innate talent.” This statement is from Angela Duckworth’s masterpiece – the book, Grit. Evidently, it’s not enough to be talented; the most successful people are those who demonstrate determination through hard work and resilience, and drive those with a deep sense of direction. We move!
There’s something about this verse of the Bible that is absolutely reassuring and at the same time, redemptive. I have lost count of the number of times I raced to Philippians 4:19 for courage and strength; and I hope I never stop going back to it! 🙂 Remembering that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us removes whatever physical, mental or psychological limit we might place on ourselves while on the path of our God-given purpose and at the same time, directs us to God for sourcing the capability that we require to reach those heights or scale those walls. I can do all things, but not really be my own power – by God’s.
Some sweetness for your weekend, 🥰 yet as valid as ever! 🙌🏽
For today’s nugget, I just want to thank you. Yes, thank you for finding humour in the stale, laughter in the ordinary and cheer for the mundane. Thank you for smiling in spite of pain, thriving through the storm, and choosing to stay kind and hopeful.
See, your smile is no mere expression: it is a testament to what warrior you truly are inside; it is a promise that when it’s all over, you would be on the winning side; and most importantly, it is a streak of brightness that just leaves our world a fraction more radiant! I hope you never stop 🙂.
Whoosh! Four daily nuggets from Wednesday to Saturday! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 May I take a moment to celebrate that little milestone today. Here is to praying and hoping we have 7 daily quotes by the end of next week, and 51 more weekly nuggets by the end of 2022. No pressure, Exceller, no pressure. But this is a win that I would personally want to cheer on – the sheer and remarkable consistency of it. I smell this victory, oohhh! ☺️
I mean, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength!
Have a blissful new week ahead!!!