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Food for Living: The Power of the Mind

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By Henry Ukazu

Greetings Destiny Friends,

As rational beings, our greatest strength lies in the power of our mind. It’s quite unfortunate that many of us have not come to the sublime realization of how powerful and resourceful our mind can be if properly groomed. The human mind is capable of creating the unimaginable. Geniuses are regarded as great inventors because they developed products and technologies that changed our world. According to scholars, there’s no act to decipher the heart of the mind. This goes without saying that the human mind can be unpredictable.

Every part of the human being is controlled by the mind. Before we take any action, our mind would have processed the act, failure to do so, might lead to irrational actions. The subconscious mind is the most powerful secondary system that runs everything in our life. The human mind is so powerful, and it dictates how we read, communicate, fear, love, motivate, have faith and love.

One of the greatest qualities and strengths of successful people lies in their mind. These set of great people wisely create their own reality by engaging the power of the brain to design and produce the kind of results and lifestyle they truly desire. These great minds hardly take no for an answer. They believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to do.

You may be wondering how the mind becomes so powerful. The answer is not far-fetched. According to medical practitioners, the human mind is composed of four regions: The frontal lobe which is responsible for decision making. The cerebral cortex which is responsible for our ‘free will’, which stores 90% of our brain neurons and manages information, attention, awareness, thoughts, language and recordings of our knowledge and experiences. The parietal lobe is responsible for processing sensory information, while  the temporal lobe is responsible for controlling smell, sounds, speech and vision.

If you genuinely want to change in your life, the first point of call is your mind. You need to shift your state of mind by thinking new thoughts to create new feelings and ways of being. What is truly important is what you can see and feel internally and not what others can see or cannot feel. Your life is all about you and not them. You don’t owe anyone any explanation. Once you can see it in your mind, it doesn’t matter what they say. Nobody knows you more than you know yourself. Therefore, understanding what you feel and believe inside your mind is critical to your success.

The subconscious inherent power of the mind lies in our thought process. Whenever you are faced with a problem, your mind can proffer a solution; all you need do is think out of the box.

The power of the mind is similar to the power of focus. In medicine, there’s something called human anatomy; it’s the human brain that is wired to think and act differently. As humans, sometimes, we always look for excuses not to do something as opposed to the possibilities of doing it. For example, we are fond of attributing our failures and ill-luck to human beings or other forces working against our success, but we fail to appreciate that failures can be a blessings in disguise.

Great men are always celebrated because they pushed through adversity. The reality of life is that life is not fair, neither is it easy. We all pass through different challenges and experience different circumstances, but how we manage and overcome our problems can be addressed by using the power of the mind because it will go a long to improve not only our life but our mental state. It is important to state that once the mind is weak and polluted, it affects everything else.

In the journey of life, success is accompanied by many reasons while failure has a thousand and one excuses. As already stated, failure and success lie in your mind. According to Henry Ford, if you think you can, you are right and if you think you can’t, you’re right. It’s not about the system. Remember if the world is telling you can do it and you know you can’t, you’ll fail, but if the whole world is telling you can’t and you know you can, you’ll succeed because he that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.

It is not for granted that Napoleon Hill said ‘whatsoever the mind can conceive, it can achieve’.

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He works with the New York City
Department of Correction as the Legal Coordinator. He’s the author of
the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright
To Success and President of gloemi.com. He can be reached via
info@gloemi.com

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Bisi Olatilo Recovers from COVID-19, Discharged

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Famous veteran broadcaster, Prince Bisi Olatilo has now been declared COVID-19 negative and has been given an all clear by his doctors.

Fondly called Uncle B by admirers, the polyglot and Chairman, BISCON Communications in a message sent to  The Boss revealed “Thank God The Doctors say I am fully recovered infact discharged already heading home any moment from now”

This is cheering news for Prince Olatilo who only a few weeks back had to dispell wicked rumours that he had died as a result of the virus.

In a video message at the time, he confirmed that he had contracted the virus and was undergoing treatment. He stated that he was not in any danger and was recovering steadily.

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Truck Crashes: Oyeyemi Deploys Safety Engineers to Akungba

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Owing to the renewed vigour and rejigged operational strategies the Federal Road Safety Corps embedded into tactical eradication of road traffic crashes in the country, the Corps Marshal , Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has deployed Safety Engineers to Akungba to ascertain the causes and recommend solutions to incessant trailer crashes that have bedevilled that particular route of the highway. This is in addition to an Ambulance rescue point earlier established close to the notorious spot for prompt rescue operations.

According to Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the deployment of the personnel came as part of strategic proactive step by the Corps Marshal to mitigate incidences of crashes on the highways, following the fatal multiple crash that killed several passengers with others sustaining various degrees of injuries on Saturday, 23 January, 2021 along Ikare-Owo road by Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba

The Corps Marshal who spoke on the readiness of the Corps to bring road traffic crashes to an end in Nigeria lamented the fatalities recorded in recent times on our roads, promising that the Corps will double its efforts to eradicate crashes, particularly those by articulated vehicles.

While recounting the number of people affected by the multiple crash, he said that the crash which was caused by break failure that resulted in loss of control, involved a Dangote truck, a Suzuki mini bus (XB973KAA) and a Lexus saloon car (KWL 522 AY) conveying a total of 18 passengers comprising of 11 female adults and 7 male adults.

Out of the afforementioned number of persons on board the 3 vehicles, a total of 09 persons comprising of 5 female adults and 3 male adults were killed while a total of 09 persons comprising of 5 female adults and 4 male adults, sustained various injuries.

The FRSC rescue team deposited the remains of 06 of the passengers who got killed at Ikare Specialist Hospital Morgue and took 06 injured for urgent medical attention at the emergency ward of the same hospital. While the rescue team of the Nigeria Police Force deposited 3 dead and 4 injured at Iwaro General Hospital. The entire rescue operations was carried out by a combine efforts of the FRSC, NPF, Big Army, and the DSS.

Oyeyemi expressed satisfaction with the growing synergy and friendly collaboration of security agencies in Nigeria, as he praised the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Army and the Department of State Services who played a vital role in assisting in the evacuation of the victims and ensuring adequate deployment of men to control traffic around the crash scene.

“With the deployment of these professional and certified safety engineers, I am optimistic that the general factors responsible for road crashes on that route will surely be ascertained, and when that is done, necessary actions will be taking by appropriate agencies” he concluded.

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Army Announces Opening of NDA Admission Portal For 73rd Regular Course

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The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has announced the opening of its portal for admission into its 73rd regular course for prospective applicants to apply from Jan. 23 to April 24, according to the Registrar of the Academy, Brig.-Gen Ayoola Aboaba.

Aboaba, who made the disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday night, in Kaduna, said admissions were open for both eligible male and female Nigerians.

”Interested candidates should log on to the application portal, rcapplications.nda.edu.ng, select “Purchase Form” and pay for their application via REMITA in the sum of N3,500.00 only.

”Please note that only payment against RRR Codes generated via the application portal would be accepted”, the statement counseled applicants.

Aboaba also said: ”all Instructions/guidelines for the 73rd Regular Course application is on the application portal (rcapplications.nda.edu.ng) and interested candidates are advised to download and read the instructions/guidelines carefully.”

He stated that applicants applying for admission into NDA, must also apply to Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) and must select NDA as their first choice institution.

Similarly, Aboaba said such applicants would be expected to sit for the JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UMTE) and obtain a minimum score for the course of choice, adding that entry requirements for various undergraduate degree programmes are also detailed on the NDA website/applications portal.

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