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Words of Wisdom

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
 All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it. You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here, we should dance. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift and that’s why it’s called the present.  

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.- IKPENI STEPHEN KELVIN
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