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Story Weaved Out Of 21 Books That Changed My Life – Ogunleye Ayodeji

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I, Ogunleye Ayodeji, have been thinking about my existence recently as my life appears to be hitting rock bottom and I realized that before it gets too late, I seriously need to start 1GETTING THINGS DONE by following strictly 2THE 5OTH LAW so that my life will move from 3ZERO TO ONE, to achieve this, I need to understand 4HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING because my worries will only keep me at point zero. As I recall the story my dad told me about how 5THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON came to be because he understood clearly 6THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH and 7THE RULES OF WORK.

In my quest to get my ship sailing again, I was advised to be intellectually sound by reading books and learn more about great men of past centuries and so I started with the 8AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GANDHI, this really ignited the passion for success in me as I vowed to make my financial life work again, 9THE WEALTHY BARBER RETURNS was the book that came to the rescue, a sigh of relief ploughed through my mind.

I never thought I could fall in love all through my darkest moments as I have been made to believe that 10MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – an entirely different world that could make love looks like a rocket science until I met 11THE SMART MONEY WOMAN who taught me 12THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ROMANTIC LOVE. Falling in love made me realize that there is more to life as I became more in tune with reality, this helped me to see life more clearly and understand 13WHY BRILLIANT PEOPLE BELIEVE NONSENSE.

At last, my life began to take shape and make meaning at a dizzying pace than expected because I did more for myself than pity by jumping out of the 14CAT’S CRADLE exposing myself to new realities, cultures and traditions across the globe. This took me on a fascinating journey to New York where I met 15THE CAPITALIST NIGGER. He told me lots of stories, one of which was 16HOW EUROPE UNDERDEVELOPED AFRICA. While in New York, I attended J.C. Maxwell’s seminar on 1721 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP, it was an experience I would cherish for a long time to come. I later learned that in the year 18NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR(1984), 19MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING became intensified.

On my last day in New York, I stumbled upon an article in the NEW YORK TIMES which reads – 20SOCIAL ENGINEERING : THE ART OF HUMAN HACKING, I ensured I got a copy of the paper which I read on my way back to Nigeria. It gave me an insight on how to use people to my advantage, a much needed tool if I must remain at the top. My success story and rise to glory will not be complete if I fail to summarize the lessons I learnt in all my travails and journeys to good life which is – you must learn to 21EAT THAT FROG.

Here’s the concoction of one of the winners for the words smith (weave title contest) competition held on Thinkerspool, Nigeria’s foremost online readers’ club.

What the contest entails was for members of the platform to weave together title of books that had been reviewed on the platform to make meaningful stories or sentences.

It was a show of creativity and intellectual prowess as members showed classical wit in the way they conjured and used titles of 21 books to form a whole lots of amazing storyline.

In the story below, the writer used the titles of 21 books to tell a story of emergence of a fellow who was almost at his lowest ebb to a point where light was shone at the end of his tunnel.

The book titles are in block letters, in bold and numbered.

Do enjoy the story and rate it afterwards.

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12 Insights From “Power Of Positive Thinking”

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The book, Power of positive thinking was written by Norman Vincent Peale as far back as 1952. What the book demonstrated was that “a change in person’s attitude will change his/her life.

The book also talked about how one can harness the power of positive thinking to strengthens his/her belief, crawl out of worrying, stay energetic and connect with higher power by citing examples of how some people were able to change their lives via positive thinking and affirmation.

Who Is Norman Vincent Peale?

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of the theory of positive thinking. He was born on May 31, 1898, in Bowersville, Ohio. He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University(where he became a brother of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston School of Theology. Read more about him here.

The insights from the book are as follows;

• Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed.

• Attitudes are more important than facts, Dr. karl menninger added, “any fact facing us, even the most hopeless, is not as important as our attitude toward the fact.”

• Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God. God alone is sufficient.

• To live with constant energy, it is also important to get your emotional faults corrected, said Knute Rockne (Football coach). He added, I have to get most energy out of a man, and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man.”

• To solve your problem via prayer, vincent Peale advised to use this formular. Prayerize, Picturize and Actualize. Pray, print a picture of it on your mind as happening, holding the picture firmly in consciousness. And act as if your prayer has been answered.

• People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln. You can be happy, so also you can unhappy if you want to be.

• To make the best use of your day, start it by saying to yourself, “I believe I can successfully handle all problems that arise today. I feel good physically, mentally and emotionally.”

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by.

• “Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that ensures the successful outcome of your venture.” William James

• Throw your heart over the bar and your body will follow.” First believe it can done and then go ahead with the task. Fire the heart with where you want to go and what you want to be. Get it deeply fixed in your subconscious that you will take no for an answer, then your entire personality will follow where your heart leads.

• What we do with obstacles is directly determined by our mental attitude. The rough is only mental. It is rough because you think it is.

• But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3: 13-14).

Norman Vincent Peale’s Formula for breaking worry habit

1. Say to yourself, “Worry is just a very bad mental habit. And I can change any habit with God’s help.”

2. First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, “I believe,” three times.

3. Pray, using this formula: “I place this day, my life, my loved ones, my work in the Lord’s hands. Whatever happens, whatever results, if I am in the Lord’s hands, it is the Lord’s will and it is good.”

4. Practice saying something positive concerning everything about which you have been talking negatively. Don’t say, “I’ll never be able to do that.” Instead, affirm, “With God’s help I will do that.”

5. Never participate in a worry conversation.

6. Mark every passage in the Bible that speaks of faith, hope, happiness, glory, radiance. Commit each to memory. Say them over and over again until these creative thoughts saturate your subconscious mind. Then the subconscious will return to you what you have given it, namely, optimism, not worry.

7. Cultivate friendships with hopeful people. Surround yourself with friends who think positive, faith-producing thoughts and who contribute to a creative atmosphere. This will keep you re-stimulated with faith attitudes.

8. See how many people you can help to cure their own worry habit. In helping another to overcome worry you get greater power over it within yourself.

9. Every day of your life conceive of yourself as living in partnership and companionship with Jesus Christ. If He actually walked by your side, would you be worried or afraid? Well, then, say to yourself, “He is with me.” Affirm aloud His promise, “I am with you always.” Then change it to say, “He is with me now.” Repeat the affirmation three times every day.

If you have not read the book, make it one of your reading list. If you have, feel free to share what you learnt from it and show the love by sharing to others.

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