Cultivate the positive mental qualities you need to reach the pinnacle of excellence

Making It Happen, the Pursuit of...

“Find a dream worth chasing, and when you find it, pursue it relentlessly.” –David Waweru The other day, I watched a National Geographic episode in which a cheetah stalked and then blasted off in hot pursuit of a nimble Thompson’s gazelle that had only moments earlier been browsing on shrubs in the dry savanna. In […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi. Nostalgic moment. Nothing much had changed, except for the people. I used to know almost everyone back then. Now, […]

How Successful People Do More in...

Guest writer: Dr. Suzanne Gelb “You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé.”   Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow still finds time to go grocery shopping, cook organic Instagram-worthy meals, foster a loving relationship, walk his or her adorable Boston Terrier, and, […]

All I Really Want

A story is told of an American businessman who was on vacation in Mexico. He visited a village by the lake where he saw a fisherman returning with his catch: six fish. “Only six fish?” he asked the fisherman.      “Yes, two for my family, and the rest I sell. That’s enough for the day.”   […]

When You Believe

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” –Denis Waitley I got deeper into the towering woods and closer to the river. Chania river flows from the Aberdare ranges in west central Kenya. Just […]

If Tomorrow Never Comes

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.” –Unknown True, there’s always a tomorrow. Except when there’s none.   The call came on a Thursday afternoon a little over two years ago. My friend phoned from a hospital bed. We had not talked in a while, so naturally, our conversation […]

Why Resilient People Triumph… An...

Henry Wanyoike went to bed one night and things were tragically different the following morning. When his mother woke him to milk the family cow, his daily morning chore, he thought it was still night and wondered what his mum was up to. Gradually it dawned on them both that something was horribly wrong, and […]

Bigger On The Inside

Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them. ―Russell H. Conwell, “Acres of Diamonds”   Ever been on a tarmac road, or in the desert, or somewhere else with flat ground on a very hot day? You probably saw […]

The Buck Stops Here

One of us has to go – man or the matatu, public transport minibuses. The number of fatalities on Kenyan roads every year is staggering. The other day, I thought of how many accidents are caused by…. wait… rudeness. “How about going out for coffee?” I asked my wife and kids on a quiet Friday […]

Dare To Make A New Beginning

“Rock bottom is the solid foundation on which I built my foundation.” –J. K. Rowling Life. We encounter a situation that becomes a turning point in life. It may be a family tragedy. We may get estranged from a loved one. We may lose our job, or business. It may be a deep hurt, or […]

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