. The problem of leadership has been a major challenge confronting the entire world, especially the third world countries. The world seems to be in want of quality leaders who can profer solutions and tackle its enormous challenges. It seems all we’ve got right now are leaders who cannot see beyond their nose, leaders who aren’t proactive in their actions and leadership style, leaders who only live in the present without taking concrete steps to preserve and safeguard the future, and leaders who has ran out of ideas of what it takes to overcome the world’s global challenges of terrorism, climate change and global warming. I have taken time to observe two major kinds of leaders: The good leader, and the great leader. There’s a very big difference between both. A good leader is a great manager, he manages very well and thrives on existing structures, standards and legacies, but can hardly create those structures or create a new path and set new standards for others to follow. Great leaders thrives on creativity, vision, they are driven by the passion to make positive impacts and leave a lasting legacy in the minds of their followers. They create new pathways for others to follow, they seek to find solutions to every problem, they’re problem solvers. The hallmark of a great leader is self-sacrifice. The world presently seems to have more of good or ordinary leaders than great or extra-ordinary leaders.
. The World is blessed or endowed with two main categories of persons, which are the: “introverts and extroverts”. And it has benefited immensely from the great qualities and potentials of these two. The introverts as well as the extroverts possesses some specific qualities, characteristics and potentials that are very distinct from each other, and which if adequately exploited will undoubtedly help to add more value to life. Both the introverts and extroverts can’t do without each other, as they both complement each other in any area of life. Any religious organization, industry, Business organization, community and government parastatals cannot do without the services of both the introverts and extroverts in their quest to achieve success. The qualities and great potentials of these two categories of persons must be properly harnessed, combined and blended together in other to achieve maximum success. If these two are assigned roles that conforms to their specific qualities and characteristics, great will be the result. Now, who is an “introvert”? And who is an “extrovert”. For the purpose of this particular post, i’m going to focus mainly on the introverts and talk about their qualities, characteristics, their major weakness and how they can overcome it. In my subsequent post, i will discuss the extroverts in details. Please comeback to read the full version of this post. The introverts, like their name implies, likes everything internal to them. They spend more time with themselves than with the outside world. These categories of people enjoys the gregarious lifestyle and likes the indoor routines. You hardly see them outside except on purpose or only when they’ve got something very important to accomplish. They do not like being in company of the crowd and believes in keeping quiet when you’ve got nothing reasonable to say. However, these categories of people are the most gifted and well-endowed in the world. They are extremely intelligent and analytical by nature. They ‘ve got the ability to analytically visualize the end of anything from the beginning. The introverts are highly intelligent people and are very good in whatever they do, and they also excel in what they’ve determined to do, especially if it conforms to their basic qualities and characteristics. But one major weakness the introverts are often confronted with is, Low Self-Esteem or poor perception of themselves. It is absolutely unimaginable that people who are so much gifted, well-endowed and have high intelligence could still battle with low self-esteem or even lack of self-esteem. This post will help you, if you’re an introvert, to discover the major causes of your low self-esteem and how to overcome it. . Quiet a number of reasons are responsible for the low self-esteem of the introverts. One thing you ought to understand is that self-esteem starts from the inside and becomes visible outside. So, if you’re battling with low self-esteem, that means you lack inward confidence. One major reason introverts have low self-esteem is because they’re “perfectionist”. An introvert wants everything he does to be 100 percent right. Anything short of 100 percent, is not acceptable to them, and it makes them feel under-achieved, which breeds in them a wrong perception that others could have done better. This also makes them place a very high standards on themselves that will be very difficult to keep. An introvert is never satisfied despite what he’s accomplished in life, they still try to compare themselves with others, and this unnecessary comparisons gives rise to a feeling of inferiority. The introvert ought understand that nobody is perfect and nothing made by man can be 100percent perfect. Therefore, they should always be happy and compliment their effort. Another reason is that an introvert always show too much concern about what people say, think or feel about them. They derive joy in the praises of people, which they do not always get, they always want to appear faultless as they can, which is unrealizable. They like to consider and prefer others above themselves, which makes them want to please everybody at their own expense. Outwardly, they may appear to be inconsiderate, but inwardly, they’re very considerate. The introverts should realize that they can’t satisfy or please everybody. Introverts are very nice and gentle people, but they’ve got to deal with low self-esteem.
. Are You A Realist Or An Optimist? A realist sees things the way they are. An Optimist sees things the way he expects them to be. A realist always want to face the fact. An optimist always want to overlook the facts or close his eyes to them. A realist wants to confront a challenge headlong. An optimist is patient. A realist always view things from a realistic point of view. An optimist views things from an optimistic point of view. Which one are you? A Realist or An Optimist? How do you see life? How do you view things happening around you or in your personal life? It is good to be optimistic or always express optimism in life. But it is better to face reality, be factual and always view things from a realistic perspective.
. A lot of medical experts, scientists, psychologists and guidance and counsellors had recommended various food nutrients and supplements, good advice, tips and counsels on how to boost your memory and have longer retentive memory. Perhaps, you’ve heeded all their recommendations, tips, advice and counsels, but to no avail and you still find it very difficult to recollect even the simplest things you read a while ago.Short memories or being unable to retain for a long time what you’ve read is the challenge most students face and responsible for being unable to excel in their exam.This post is based on my own personal experience and findings on the best way to study and still retain what you’ve studied for a very long time. There’s no denying the fact that the advice,counsel and tips are not good enough,or that the food nutrients and supplements recommended are not efficient enough especially if right adhered to. For instance, medical experts has asserted that iodine is very effective for developing and improving the memory. So, children should be given meals containing iodine from childhood to help their memory develop, and should be exposed to books with pictures at an early stage in other to have a very strong memory in their adulthood. Adults are also encouraged to eat meals and fruits containing iodine, and excercise regularly in other to keep their brain and memory very active. All these recommendations and tips can help, but i feel its better to share from experience. Which is why i hold a firm belief that the ability to study and be able to retain in your memory for a very long time what you’ve studied is more of your attitude, approach and the study method you adopt. A lot of people believe that they’ve got a short memory and use it as an excuse for being unable to recollect what they’ve spent time to study, NO! Nobody is created with a short memory, it absolutely depends on how you develop, exercise and expose your brain and mind. The power of the brain and mind is very essential in having a longer retentive memory. If your brain and mind are very active, you’ll definitely have a longer retentive memory. The brain is meant for capturing things, calculating and understanding. While the mind is for analyzing and retaining what the brain has captured and understood. These two must work together to achieve a better result and have a longer retentive memory. The best way to retain what you’ve studied, is to understand it. And you can’t understand without studying effectively. There’s difference between reading and studying and a lot of people confuse both or think they’re the same. Studying is more intense than reading. Reading can be casual, having no clear-cut goal, but studying must be done with utmost seriousness with a set goal of understanding and retaining what you’ve studied. In studying, all your five senses must be totally engrossed with the book wihout any distraction. But in reading, you can be reading and still be talking to someone or thinking of other things. Studying is more analytical and you seek to comprehend every word, phrase or clause in the book. But you can neglect whatever you don’t understand in the book and continue reading. Probably, because you’re enjoying what you’re reading. So, theres a big distinction between reading and studying. For you to retain what you’ve studied in your memory for a longer time, you must study effectively. Endeavour to understand every bit of what you’re studying. Analyze what you’re studying by painting a mental picture of it in your mind, and try to relate them with what you see everyday in life or real life situations. Rather than dwell on the abstract things you’re studying in the book, try to create or consider a scenario of those things in your head to make it more concrete. Because the mind retains more, what the eye catches or a situation that appears real than just what the ear hears without the eye seeing it. A lot of people also cram and pile up things in their head. Craming isn’t bad so to say, but craming alone will not suffice if you don’t understand what you’re craming. When you cram or memorize without understanding what you’re memorizing, the chances of forgetting is very high. Because the knowledge only stops in the brain, it has not gotten to the mind for it to stick. The brain can easily fail you as human, but whatever is committed to the mind can never be totally forgotten. And this is one major factor that’s responsible for not being able to retain something in the memory for too long. You memorize without understanding. Study effectively in a cool place, understand every word before going further. And allow your mind to analyze.