People often get carried away with love, beauty, power, fame or wealth. These things can also make us overconfident in some ways that we are prone to misbehave when we have one or all of them. Confidence can be a useful quality for leaders to demonstrate when they wish to gain stature, credibility and influence. However, finding the balance between leveraging the benefits of acting confidently and avoiding the dangers of overconfidence is crucial. Let’s quickly run by a few ideas on how to keep grounded irrespective of our confidence, regardless of the source of it. … More Confidence Personified
I will lift up my eyes to the hills From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord The Marker of the heavens and the earth. He will guide me jealously in the path of righteousness He will not allow my foot to be moved He who keeps me does not slumber. The Lord He is my … More The road to heaven
“It would have been nicer the other night though but you were with those two school boys and I didn’t want to be rude, taking you away from them”.
I looked at him, amazed. Then I laughed. “Omololu and Dan”, I said.
“Who were those? Your boyfriends or something?”
“Oh please. How many boyfriends can a girl have?”
“My dear, only girls know the answer to that”, he mocked. … More Part 10: A vampire, perhaps
“Dance with me”, he insisted. There was no more strength in me to resist him anymore so I obeyed quietly, taking his hand and followed him to the dance floor.
Being in his arms, dancing so closely made me even more nervous than I could understand. He saw the nervousness all over me but did nothing to help me feel better. Even worse, he wouldn’t stop looking intently at my face even when I tried to hide it away from him. This isn’t me, I thought to myself. Why am I being apprehensive being with this man? So I decided to cut the growing tension. … More Part 9: Along came a spider
I had never danced with a boy before, other than Omololu. Dancing with Dan was different, endearing. I found myself giving to him as much as he wanted me to get comfortable with him. We moved closer and closer to each other as though it was an opportunity we had both been waiting for. His cheek brush against my forehead felt like a kiss. It jolted me back to life. I moved back, then I looked at him in the eye. … More Part 7: Her new haven
“He’s left you here all by yourself and your friends have excused themselves. The least I can do is stay with you till either one of them comes back to you. I’d feel terrible to leave you unaccompanied”. He almost sounded genuinely concerned. I looked at him. He couldn’t have meant any harm if he meant every word. On a closer looked, he looked like a mummy’s boy with such cuteness. So I let him stay with me than some other random cult guy grab me forcefully otherwise. … More Part 6: Meeting Dan
“It’s a cult party, isn’t it?” I needed him to Omololu to prove me wrong after we got to the venue of the special club party he invited my friends and I to. I wouldn’t have come in the first place but for Tolani, my childhood friend who’d joined as a freshman when I moved to Level 2. She was eager to experience the university life and I didn’t want to depress her with my experience. … More Part 5: Settling in
“Promise me you will stay out of any more trouble. We were only saved by stroke of luck”.
He said nothing and got up to leave instead. I walked with him to the car.
“You don’t have to worry”, he assured me as he opened the door to the car. “I’m fine. I heard you loud and clear. There’s nothing to be agitated about. … More Part 2: The Recovery