Sunday, 30 October 2016

8 E’s Principle - An Ultimate Guide to finding Purpose by Onyinye Etoniru


Onyinye Etoniru shares her story to purpose discovery with her 8E’s Principle - an ultimate guide to finding purpose.


Growing up, I heard a lot about the importance of finding one’s purpose in life. While I was in the University, I took interest in topics and books on purpose because I knew it was one thing I had to get right in life. I remember reading Rick Warren’s Book, The purpose Driven Life. After reading it, it gave me a good idea about purpose but it was all still fuzzy and unclear to me how to really find my own path. But with time, I realized that my purpose in life is determined by God and the discovery of my purpose is not God’s responsibility but my responsibility. As I submitted myself to a life of attention to God and His workings in my life, that’s when I began to truly find my fit in life. The revelation of the knowledge of God, opened me up to the discovery of my purpose. Purpose is one of the essential things you’ll need to discover amongst all other discoveries. You can’t afford to neglect the law of purpose if you want to achieve personal success because the full expression of who you are is embedded in purpose. There is no true success outside of one’s purpose as your vision in life is derived from your purpose. You’ve got to find what you were born for and why you were born at a time like this. Finding my purpose started with me, truly having an encounter with God. The more I got closer to God and went through His process of building me up and allowing myself to experience the potter’s touch, the more He revealed His purpose for my life. I had a picture of my future and an insight into who I would become but I needed to take out time to pay attention to my life, listen to God, connect the dots and receive clarity with the help of the Holy Spirt. 

 

Remember Joseph, the dream he had about the sun and moon and eleven stars  bowing down to him which represented his parents and his eleven brothers bowing down to him, was not man-imputed but God-imputed. This vision was a picture of the future but the purpose was discovered during the process. He knew he was going to rule someday, but he didn’t have the details of the process. As he took steps each day, purpose became clearer to Him. Joseph’s story explains the course of purpose that you can use as a reference point.

I’ll share with you the 8e principle, I discovered on my journey which you can as well apply in finding your own purpose. It starts with pictures of your future, having a vision derived from your purpose and exploring your interests. It may not be a day discovery, sometimes it may be revealed in parts via the seasons of your life; but three things are essential, being sensitive to the things that’s happening in your life and around you, learning to connect the dots and staying in the path where you find true fulfillment.

 

The 8E’s PRINCIPLE

As you read each principle, meditate thoroughly on each of them and write down detailed answers of your findings.

 

Eye - what do you see about your future and how do you see yourself?

What great picture of the future birthed in the Spirit, have you carried in the depth of your Spirit for as long as you can remember? (Vision)


Ease - what you do so easily with or without little or no prior knowledge and without stress when compared to other people doing the same thing? (Ability)


Ears - what have you heard overtime from people that you’re good at?  What have others pointed out to you, commended you for and celebrated you for? Listen to these trusted voices. (Talent)


Energy - what do you do, that leaves you in an energized mode no matter how long you spend doing it and it’s not exactly tiring? (Interest)


Excitement - what is that thing that keeps you thrilled about waking up in the morning to do it, read about it and talk about it? You have a high state of aliveness, tranquility and satisfaction knowing that you would be doing this for the rest of your life. (Joy)


Experiences - what outstanding experiences have you had in the past that has shaped your life and you feel it has something to do with your destiny? Find out why you passed through those experiences, there may be more to them. (Lessons)


Environment - what problem are you driven to solve in the society? Which set of people are you drawn to serve and on what platform are you inspired to express these solutions? (Pointers)


Enlargement - what have you been involved in prior to now, that has experienced expansion, increase, growth even with little effort?  What are the things you’ve been engaged in that has resulted in mega results and expansive outcome? (Results)

 

Connecting the dots closely via these principles, you’ll be able to discover the most prominent ideas, truths and pointers to help you define your path. Remember, it’s not in your place to choose your purpose, your responsibility lies in discovery. Finding purpose has a large extent to whether you become truly eternally successful or not. It’s not okay to live each day out of sync with your purpose or settle for what comes your way or what others or your parents think you should be doing. You should be destiny conscious enough to invest effort and time in finding your purpose. When you do discover it per time, make sure you don’t leave your purpose but live your purpose with courage.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Communication with Self


One of the ways to eliminate fear is to communicate with self.

What is communication?

A two way dialogue, where one person speaks and the other understands and vice-Versa.

One key factor in communication is to ASK QUESTIONS.

And that is one important part of communicating with self to eliminate fear.

What is it you fear? Is it relationship, is it failure?

Whatever it is, one thing you should learn to do is ask yourself questions.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

How To Create Peace On Your Inside for Better Results (Part 2).


Yesterday I started the lesson on how to create peace on your inside for better result.

I gave the number one point which is CONSCIOUSLY SAY THOSE THINGS: I stated that we should say those things out and let them flow. Allow your expression from your head flow freely from your lips, automatically you awaken the filtration method in your mind which extracts the relevant thoughts from the irrelevant, as you speak you keep hearing those things which are not supposed to be and those that are.

The Second way is to STOP: I mean STOP, stop saying those things now, it is almost a habit for us to start something and not know when to stop. You need the time to stop and think about all you have just said. Pay proper attention to the words you have just spoken:
Now in this stop process, there are things to watch out for. Remember every thought that has passed through your mind or rather that bothers us are what we have categorically termed BAD. Remember nothing is bad until we say it is. So when a thought becomes a worry it is because we have attached some sort of negativity with it. So now the question is:
The things you have said out which did you categorically stated as Negative/bad, why?
Upon answering that we can then go to the next step which is

Saturday, 24 September 2016

How To Create Peace On Your Inside for Better Results (Part 1).

Asides the fact that the greatest peace comes from feeling and having the presence of God, we also have the obligation to create that peaceful life for our everyday living.

There are times when we try to cloud our minds with things that matter and things that really truely do not matter (stop for a minute and ask yourself, what is bothering my mind now and does it really matter?)

We often get so carried away in our thoughts that we barely know or have time to sort out which is right for us at the moment and which is not.

I can tell you this because I know and I have been there. I was once called a thinker box, I travel in my own mind in less than 5mins, I remember then in school, I could be having a lecture and I am gone in thoughts, one day I had a friend walk up to me and tell me, you really should stop this act and I wondered what it was, he has been observing me and he had noticed that I think a lot.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Prepare Your Mind


Nobody needs to tell you.

I remember waking up today with so much excitement feeling, like I got everything I needed and even more.

I stepped out feeling really neat and my clothes well straightened, it is Monday and there should be a lot of excitement in the air. I walked down the street and I boarded a vehicle headed to work.

The weather was so beautiful just before I left home, it just felt like that kind of day where you would want to sit in the sun and just admire how beautiful nature looks.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

How to create Peace on your inside for Better Results .

Asides the fact that the greatest peace comes from feeling and having the presence of God, we also have the obligation to create that peaceful life for our everyday living.

There are times when we try to cloud our minds with things that matter and things that really truly do not matter (stop for a minute and ask yourself, what is bothering my mind now and does it really matter?)

We often get so carried away in our thoughts that we barely know or have time to sort out which is right for us at the moment and which is not.

I can tell you this because I know and I have been there. I was once called a thinker box, I travel in my own mind in less than 5mins, I remember then in school, I could be having a lecture and I am gone in thoughts, one day I had a friend walk up to me and tell me, you really should stop this act and I wondered what it was, he has been observing me and he had noticed that I think a lot.

He spoke for a while then he asked, can you share a bit of your thoughts with me? So I know if I can help out?

I paused for a minute and it was almost like I saw my head spin 360 degrees in half a second count. I could not place my head on one thing at the moment, I realised that even though I knew I was going through a lot in my life which I had placed in my head, I was unsettled with the important and unimportant thoughts.

I then started out on a journey to crave for peace of mind, I knew I was troubled and I needed to find peace.

Now what do I mean by peace?

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Make the CHIOCE.

Pain and sadness are natural expressions and if they exist freely from our inside we have no choice but to freely give them out, so also is joy and total happiness but then there is one factor that splits across both and that is CHOICE, you have the ability to choose how you treat yourself, nobody can teach you to love yourself, you have to make that decision on your own because the truth remains that for every atom of love you show to yourself , you have same amount deposited in you to give to others.

Things and conditions might have caused us pain and that pain automatically leaves a sting but it is our ability to make the choice to Detach from that emotion of pain and move on to joy, see it for good and appreciate its lessons, it might not be easy but it is possible, because the only way you can properly relate with others is when you have a proper relationship with Yourself.
Make the CHIOCE.