The Neglected Benefits of Wearing Seat belts

Why seat belt

Most vehicles plying our roads lack many vital parts such as seat belts. And due to this fact, most people do not understand the need for functional seat belts in their vehicle.

Few others, in their own thoughts, describe seat belts as a useless tool found in vehicles. To make the matter worst, such individual doesn’t like to hear anyone say: “seat belts are for your safety”. They would think that: “The seat belts are for the Road Safety Corps”. And this is why some motorists with faulty seat belts will pretend to have a functional seat belt at road safety check points.

But, unknowingly to them, they got it wrong. In fact, they are totally ignorant about their life.

Seat belts were originally designed to safeguard anyone who is making use of any motor vehicle. They are there to protect you.

Despite the fact that seat belts were made mandatory equipment in vehicles in the late 1960’s, no laws which required drivers and passengers to wear seat belt existed, until 1980’s and 1990’s.

Interestingly, wearing your seat belt should be part of you and a natural driving habit whenever you make use of a vehicle. But, it is obvious that you will neglect it if you don’t know the benefits or why it is important to wear them.

Well, permit me to point out some of the benefits of wearing seat belts.

Whether you have an older model vehicle without airbags, seat belts provides safety in times of impact to everyone on it. seat belts save lives, and this fact has been proved time without numbers via studies and research.
Since impact is an inevitable term in transportation and road usage, you are likely going to hit your head on the windscreen during an impact, especially when you are seated in the front. Your seat belt; if worn prevents you from such scenario as described above by keeping you in place. G-forces created during impacts place great strain on the body and result in more serious injuries when seat belts are not worn. The effects of these G-forces can be avoided by being on seat belt while in vehicles.

Have you noticed that modern vehicles have airbags? These airbags work hand in hand with seat belts. If you are not wearing seat belt and an impact occurs, your airbag becomes ineffective. So, if your airbag is there to protect you, does it not make sense to be on seat belt: which without it, the airbag is useless?

If seat belts are really designed for your safety, why must one wait to pay fine to road safety commission? They are just there to make sure you are safe; therefore there is no need of blaming them when they make you to pay fine for not being on seat belt.

It is certain, though not everyone know that being on seat belt reduces the risks of serious injuries and death. Yes, most people who survived major accidents with little injuries than expected were actually on seat belt as their vehicle crashed beyond repair.
All you read above are just some of the time tested benefits of being on seat belts.

Do you know that, if the seat belt is for your own safety, creating a functional website for your business preserves its life just as a seat belt will do for you?

There is this general thought that: “The seat belts are for the Road Safety Corps”.
Likewise, a lot of people do think that: “websites are for the big companies “.
No, that’s not true!
This is 21st Century! And your business needs a functional website for the sake of its life.

The above statement was never true some decades ago, but what about today? A lot of things have changed, and will continue to change. For instance: Most businesses which existed some decades ago never existed today. Why? There could be two reasons. Either they failed to understand where the world was going or they did but failed to move along.

Can this be true for your business? Have you discovered where the world is going? Are you going along with it?

Today, most people have turned to the internet for help and will continue to find help through the internet. Do you know how many billions of people who browse the internet each day? Is there any probability of finding your business on the internet? If there is not, you are lagging behind. Why not move along with the world? Or do you want your business to be out of sight for not standing the challenges posed by the ever changing business world. Since everyone checks the internet before checking the shops, your business needs to be visible online,

There is this common character of every wise business person: they discover the trends and move along as soon as possible. Have you ever considered the benefit of owning a website?

Sincerely, it is not a must to have a website before creating visibility online, yet creating a functional website for your business is very important for it to thrive. You may already have a social media account, that’s very good though not enough. Your social media accounts are just like the airbag in the above illustration. Just as the airbag works perfectly when you are on seat belt, your social media accounts works perfectly with your functional website. Therefore, if you have a website, but don’t have social media accounts, no oh, that’s bad strategy. For your business to survive this fast changing business world, the two ingredients are required: A functional website and social media accounts.

But there is this common problem. Most people who already know the benefits of owning a functional website reverts to creating crap in the name of website due to the cost of owning a functional website. That’s a common problem which you need to avoid if you really love your business. Some others try doing it themselves but end up creating damages and finally spend more to correct them. Therefore, find a web designer or a web developer. If you find an experienced web designer, that’s the best.

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Criteria For Measuring Success

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Almost anything under the sun has a unit of measurement, but what about success? Is there any tool or unit for measuring success? Is it possible to measure success?

This article was created with the aim of answering the above questions and showing you the process involved in measuring success.

In the dictionary, success is defined as the opposite of failure. Your success is the achievement of your aim or goal. In fact, success could be interpreted as financial profitability. If a family lives in peace and happiness, they are termed to be successful, just like a brilliant school boy who won a scholarship.

In our daily life, there are lots of scenarios at which we may describe others or ourselves as successful.  Without doubts, you are most likely to accept and see yourself as successful as other people see you, only when you have achieved most of your goals. That is to say; the higher your goals, the higher your expectation and the less likely you are to accept yourself as a successful person. In such case, other people conclude that you are already successful, but you are the only one that knows the truth.

This truth varies per individual. How? It is simply because our goal varies from one person to another. For example, an individual target is to own international businesses would not accept the fact that he is already successful, if he currently owns a few businesses across the states. But, a man whose goal is to have a business which will allow him to feed his family will definitely accept the fact that he is successful: as long as he owns such a business.

As we grow and move from one stage of life to another, our goals tends to change, and this changes completely affects how we measure success. Everyone wants to be successful, but why?

I could remember quite vividly during my childhood stage. I would see most of my mates wearing the then trending fancy cover shoes, but my parents would not buy it for me, and I had no money to buy it. Although I had very quality shoes back then, I thought I was a failure, because I couldn’t afford all that I wanted; the trending fancy covers shoe.

From the two examples above, did you notice the elements which determined how anyone could measure success? Just as beauty is, in the eyes of the beholder, so also is success. But there are very common and fundamental elements which determine how anyone could measure their own success.

These elements include:

  1. Environs
  2. Mindset
  3. Level of experience
  4. Goal

The elements listed above are the basis on which every living person measures success. But, how exactly do these elements work hand in hand?

Environment

Our environment is the big head which hugely affects the other three elements. Have you noticed that our environment which includes the family you found yourself, your upbringing, culture and origin, close associates and friends, all affects the way you think and the way you pass judgments? Most of the beliefs you had today is basically what determined which knowledge you upload to your brain.

Mindset

Therefore, it is very simple to understand that, any bit of information or knowledge which you uploaded to your brain, forms the basis of your mindset. Our mindset varies due to our environments, and the information which we have access to. So, the better our environment, the more likely we are to have access to good information and knowledge which will yield to a better mindset.

Level of Experience

Your level of experience is another factor which matters a lot. The way you measure success varies proportionally with your level of experience: which continues to change as long as you are still able to learn. So, what exactly is the cause of change in ones level of experiences? Is it the age? No, not basically age. The right causes of change in our level of experiences are our environment, and our mindset. No wonder an Igbo proverb says that ‘A traveler is wiser than an old man’. That is to say: a traveler usually has a wider level of experience compared to an old man who rarely travels.

Goal

Your environment, your mindset, your level of experience; all have a very big role to play on how you set your goals. The goals you set, determines how you are likely to measure your own success. Certainly, the quality of any of these four elements, directly or indirectly affects how you measure your success.

 How exactly can someone measure success?

It is simple, examine your goal. Since the goals you choose to pursue is basically determined by the environment you found yourself, the knowledge you have access to, and the level of your experience. The way you measure success will always vary from the way another person measures success. That is to say; the measuring tool for success varies from one goal to another. As long as the elements listed above continues to vary from one individual to another, the measuring tool for success will continue to vary from one individual to another.

Some of the times, when I talk with friends, I used to tell them: ‘You hardly see what has been done right, if your expectations are too high’.  It is evident that whenever you have a very high goal, you will most likely see yourself as a failure as long as you are very far away from achieving your goals. If such a thing happens, analyse your goal, you will find out that one or more of the other three elements are the cause. Maybe, your environment is not helping the matter, your mindset is the problem, or your level of experience is not enough. If any of these things are not in good condition, your goal may not be in a very good condition.

In conclusion:

Yes, it is possible to measure success, though, if success is measured on a scale of 10, and each scale represents an individual, the values they read for a given situation can never be the same because of the indifference which exists between the individuals.  And there is no other way to calibrate the scale, except by enforcing the concerned individuals to be on the same environs, have the same mindset, and have the same level of experience and goal. A situation like this is far-fetched from possibility.

Would you like to read more? Find out what part ‘desire’ can play in leading you to success.

How to make right decisions

Which way is the right one?

Our everyday life is somewhat, like walking in a road that has two or more turnings ahead. Your decision determines which one of the roads you are going to follow. And at such points, when you don’t know exactly what is at the end of each road, you’ll probably become more confused.

Since there is no one straight forward way to make decisions, this article will help you learn or improve your decision making skill.

Looking back at the previous illustration: If you find yourself in front of the road that has two or more turnings ahead of you, which one are you going to follow? Undoubtedly, it depends on where you are going. Right? What if: you don’t know where you are going? You’ll definitely have troubles choosing which way to follow.  When you know where you are going, but don’t know the exact road that leads to it, you’ll also have troubles choosing which way to follow.

Therefore, before making any decision, remember the above illustration and ask yourself this question: What do I want to achieve? Your answer to this question and the way in which your mind is programmed, determines every decision you would ever want to make in life. On the other hand, for your decision to be the right one, it should be in alignment to your answer to the question: ‘What do I want to achieve?’

Since your mind and what you want to achieve determines your decision making skill, here is a simple formula, which will help you in making right decisions:

  • Know why you want to achieve your answer to the question ‘what do I want to achieve?’
  • Then, before you take your decision to be the right one, make sure you’ve found the difference between YOU and your MIND. Yes, you should be the one in charge of making decisions, not your mind. And until you find the difference between YOU and your MIND, be sure your decision is prone to flaws.

If you are able to have a clear definition of the two steps above, I bet, your decision will always be the right one, no matter in what area of life you are making the decision.

But, is there really any difference between you and your mind? Yes, there is. Firstly, you possess a mind, and this means that your mind is just a part of you. All the makings, the way your mind thinks, and all the thoughts registered in there, are based on:

  • who brought you up
  • the environment you found yourself
  • the things you do with your time
  • and who you look up to

So, how do you reprogram your mind?

Wow! Big Question?

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Why Do You Need To Become Successful?

Every living person has the right to become successful. But it pains to see the number of failures in our society today. Even the most successful person will never deny the fact that at some point, they met with failure.

The most painful part of the story is how everything could automatically take a u-turn and become a doom notwithstanding a lot of efforts one could apply in order to become successful.

What could be wrong? Maybe or not, something is wrong somewhere. But, let’s give it the name ‘unforeseen occurrences’. Although, no man could accurately predict the future, yet we have some degree of control over it.

Whenever we are setting up a target or plan, our mind usually tries to keep us alert of the dangers or pits along the path we are about to walk.

Undoubtedly, whatever actions you may decide to take are basically based on your minds programming: which made up your beliefs. This is the major reason why some people will neglect those warnings coming from their mind, probably because of their burning desire to reach their goals. Few others however, analyse those warnings, and this will cause them to both fill up the loop holes and create backup plans or they’ll fallback without giving a try.

If you can fallback without giving a try, it’s obvious that the reason why you need to become successful is not strong enough. In other words, you may need to work on your mind.

Therefore, for you to become successful, whether you want to successfully lose weight, you want to successfully run your business, you want to successfully develop your mindset or you want to successfully equip your mindset: You need to know your reason, but not just knowing your reason, you must master the reason why you need to become successful. For if possibly, you took off without mastering the exact reason you are seeking success, it is certain that success won’t be a guarantee.  Take Albert Einstein as an example. Had it been he never knew why he needed to be successful, he would have not continued to try after continual sets of failure.

In conclusion: To become successful, prepare your mindset and be ready to meet failure on the way. Don’t do the same thing over and over again while you expect different results.  And before you proceed, make sure you master your ‘WHY?’.

Desire: One of the crucial strategies that leads to success.

This article is a continuation of ‘the most important secret to learning’. Please, make sure you read it before you read on.

How do you describe that feeling you have, when there is something you need; to the extent that you can do anything doable to get it?

A Burning Desire!

A burning desire is one of the most important strategies that can lead you to success. Without the desire for something, you don’t feel the urge to have, see or feel such a thing.

There are sometimes when you become hungry and want to eat food. But there are sometimes when you are very hungry that you need to eat.

Did you notice the major difference between the two statements above? If you didn’t, please read it again.

In the first scenario: when you become hungry and wanted to eat; the statement shows that there is a possibility that you may continue to endure the hunger, while you attend to other things. But, have you noticed how you would possibly want to do anything to get food for yourself or want to eat anything that comes your way at the moment you are extremely hungry? You’ll have a better understanding of what I meant if you’ve been to any IDC.

That second illustration above, tells better of what a burning desire really is.

A Burning Desire for Success

This kind of desire will definitely make you want to do anything just to become successful. This type of desire requires some degree of control. It requires that you harness it so you don’t do anything that short circuits the right of any mankind, or anything that offends the nature, for nature will always react.

On the next article: How can you gain or attain a burning desire for success? Already known the answer?

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How can you gain or attain a burning desire for success?

I believe you have a better understanding of what a burning desire really is! But, you know? No one is perfect, I could be wrong or you may have forgotten. Please check out the previous article where I described what a burning desire really is.

The steps to gain or attain a burning desire for success are very simple and easy to analyse, but could be hard to keep up to, if not properly analysed.

Following are the steps. It all  begin with the common question: ‘Why?’

  • Step one

Ask yourself:

  1. Why do I need to be successful?
  2. How can I become successful?
  3. How do I know when I become successful?

These three questions may seem very easy to be answered. Yes, they are all easy questions which everyone who have a burning desire for success can answer correctly. Remember what I said earlier? The answers could be hard in practice if not properly analysed. So, what’s the next step?

I’m making a deal. I will write an article on each of the questions above, so you can answer them correctly. Deal? Ok.

  • Step two

Write down clearly the answers to those questions in step one.

Writing down clearly your answers to the above questions is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It serves as a reminder and also as a notification through your eyes to your mind. It alerts your brain, of how serious you are with the process of becoming successful.

This step will be explained in later articles.

  • Step three

Act!

This part is the most important of the process. If you miss this step, then nothing will work out. While every other thing is in place, don’t miss to act!

On the next article: I will suggest to you the best ways to analyse the question: Why do I need to be successful? But for now,

Please, take the value and return the vessel’…goodnessKosi

Thanks for reading.

The Most Important Secrets To Learning

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Tired Of Learning?

Is there anything you want to learn, but thinks it is very hard or possibly, that you can’t learn or master it, be it a subject, a course, a skill or a way of life?

In this write-up, I will explain in details the most important and almost neglected secret to learning and the simplest things you need to know in order to achieve your aim.

What does it mean to learn?

In a simplest form, it means to acquire knowledge or to acquire an ability to do something.

As an adult, the first step to Learning is to determine what you want to learn. Is it a skill, an intelligence, a way of life or what?

When you are sure of what to learn, don’t make the mistake of asking yourself how to learn it, go straight to the second step bellow!

The second step is to discover why you want to learn. Ask yourself: ‘Why do I need to learn this?’ That question, is the most crucial part of the secrets of learning. The clearer your reasons, the stronger it is. And the stronger it is: the more determined you’ll become. For instance; any person who wants to learn any computer programming language will definitely quit after a short while if he doesn’t have any strong reason why he wants to learn the skill. So, for such person to succeed, he needs a clear and strong reason why he chose to learn a computer programming language.

My fellow programmers can tell you more of the above facts. This illustration applies to any kind of learning, be it primary, secondary, college, or tertiary education. It also applies to any kind of skill or endeavour you may want to engage in your life.

But, how exactly do you succeed in learning?

In a normal sense, ‘you don’t need to ask why, if you don’t know how’.  But in the real sense, if you really don’t want to quit, you need to know in the deepest part of your mind ‘why you need to do what you want to do. If possible, write down your reason before you proceed.

The fact that ‘Knowledge is power’, is never an enough reason to make you want to learn. Trace your reason down to a more personal level.

 

The clearer and stronger your reason, the more determined you shall be to continue learning until you succeed.

What is the best thing to do when you discover what to learn?

The simplest answer is: create a personal reason why you need to learn that subject, course or skill. Only then, can you have a strong determination to continue learning until you master.

On the next article; Desire: One of the crucial strategies that leads to success.

Thanks for reading.

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