Trmilolu Okeowo

Dear Temilolu,

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I am an avid reader of your column in Punch newspaper.

I must confess that you have blessed and encouraged me in so many ways even as a father. May God bless the

works of your hands.

Ugono Ejirooghene

Dear Temilolu,

You are blessed and highly favoured……keep up the good work. I’m a man and I respect the gift of God in you. Keep

up the good work. You’re the kind of person, ‘the new Nigeria’ that will very soon be birthed, needs. Stay blessed.

Fisayo Aladesanmi

Dear Mummy Temilolu,

I pray the lord will keep on inspiring you. I love it whenever I read your words of advice. You are a rare gem.

Fadekemi Oduloye

My darling, precious, glorious, dignified, world-famous and heavenly celebrated Nigerian sisters, I am ever so glad to be with

you again today. I pray with all my heart that no matter your adverse combination of circumstances and the dirt life has thrown at you, your star will shine, you will become significant in the world, you will become synonymous with success, whatever you touch will turn to gold and the light of God will continually shine upon your ways till eternity, in Jesus mighty name! Amen.

You were created for signs and wonders; to manifest God’s glory and you are unstoppable unless you want to be the clog in your wheel of progress.

The crux of my discussion with you today is the platform of discovering who you are destined to be and what you are destined to become in life. This platform is what strengthens you to follow that path and it’s in fact the engine room of the machinery that

will get your star to shine.

Once it’s shaky or faulty, very little can be achieved. This platform is your Mentality.

Your mentality is unarguably your weapon for life. It is your characteristic way of thinking, your frame of mind, your mindset. It

could be developed right from childhood and it could also develop later in life as a result of your circumstances.

Where you see yourself today, determines where you’ll find yourself tomorrow.

Your mentality is what defines your destiny. The pig is in the mud because that is where its mind is, so is the eagle in the sky. A lot of people are born into scarcity and lack and because of this, they subconsciously limit themselves by wallowing in the pitiful state of their circumstance and embrace impossibility. What you embrace sticks with you.

It’s sad that people around them only make things worse because they have the same mindset and find it very hard to see above

their circumstances. As far as I am concerned, a lot of people who wanted to be educated but could not be are responsible for their inability.

After all, there are millions of people who were in worse situations but were much too engrossed in pursuing their dreams than be submerged in their unfortunate circumstances. This is Africa where a lot of us believe in the enemy impeding our progress but I tell you, we all are 75 per cent responsible for what happens to us, what we become or achieve in life. In fact, I dare say the worse your situation i.e. the obstacles and challenges you come across, the higher your chances of having the life of your dreams and your

greatest wishes come true.

The fact is you can’t carry the power of God and remain relegated to where the enemy wants you to be!

The pain you feel when you lack the resources to fuel your dream naturally creates a gnawing pain and this pain should only make

your desire stronger by the day and not weaken you and make you back out. As your desire grows, your soul sees it more, it becomes a part of you and with the intensity of the fire burning in your heart, your mind attracts it. And it just comes your way. True, life is not a bed of roses and is not ready to give us what we want but it also recognizes perseverance, determination and resilience which all come with some hard work and rewards these. Also, life has given us a very powerful tool which knows no bounds or circumstance, it could go any distance you send it, farther than you can ever imagine and deliver wonders to you; that tool is your mind. As defined above, the state of your mind is what makes up your mentality. Your mentality especially from a young age when you should have a vivid imagination imprints on your soul and once it registers, it carries you through life.

We have the capabilities in our early teens to imagine almost the unimaginable or seeming unbelievable but the truth is that we have the power to make them come to pass. No good imagination comes of its own accord; it is set in motion by God our maker to be manifested by us while the devil also plants evil imaginations.

To be continued.

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