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4 Unique Lessons I Learned From Goal Setting that Will Make You Start Setting Goals Right Now

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Before I started setting goals, I thought goal setting was useless because I never saw how the practice could improve my life. However, I realized the magic of goal setting when I started setting and writing down goals in August 2015.

Goal setting is a wonderful thing, and many studies reveal that people who set goals progress quicker than those who don’t. Besides progress, there are other lessons I learned from goal setting which many people don’t tell you.

Here are they

  1. Goal Setting Proves that the Law of Attraction Works

According to The Law of Attraction, you attract what you constantly think about. I never believed this law until I started writing down my goals and realized that I achieved some of my goals because I constantly thought about them. For example, in 2015, one of my main goals was to get an exotic dog. I didn’t have the money to buy the dog but the amazing thing is that I got it. I know you are wondering how I got the dog.

Here’s how?

After writing down the goal of getting a dog, I became obsessed with getting a dog because I always read my goals every day.  I spent a large percentage of my time thinking and talking about how I will get a dog.

A few months later, my friend’s dog fell sick, and I offered to take care of it. One day as I was taking it to the vet, I met a friend’s friend who asked me to take care of his dog because he was traveling.

I accepted the offer, and after a few weeks, the dog owner told me to keep it because he believed that he will never have the time to care for his dog. And that’s how I got Bobby, the best dog in the world.

By the way, Bobby was pregnant when I got her, and she gave birth to six pups on 9th October 2015.

  1. Goal Setting Proves That You Don’t Have to Know the ‘How.’

I wrote in the article, 4 Major Reasons Why We Avoid Dreaming Big, that people fear to dream big because they don’t know how they will achieve big dreams. I also feared to dream big whenever I thought about ‘how’ I could achieve big dreams.

However, setting big goals and achieving them enabled me to dream big because I realized that I don’t always have to know how I will achieve my goals.

In 2015, one of my goals was to relocate to Nairobi (Kenya’s Capital City), but I didn’t have the money for relocation. I never knew where I could get the money but I just wrote down the goal.

Five months later, my friend Silas called and informed me about a vacancy at his workplace which was in the city. I went to the city, passed the interview, and my parents sponsored the relocation. It a happened so fast. I didn’t know how it happened, but it happened. I found myself working and living in Nairobi.

  1. Goal Setting Increases Faith in Big Things

Goal setting increased my faith in achieving big things because I always achieve half of the goals I set regardless of how big or small they are. My three years of experience with goal setting made me set big goals this year because I have faith that I will achieve most of them.

  1. Goal Setting Made me a Hard worker

I always know that I will be depressed or I might give up on goal setting if I don’t achieve my goals. Therefore, I often work hard so that I achieve my goals. For this reason, I now have a hard working habit because I have never stopped setting goals.

Concluding Remarks

Therefore goal setting can increase your faith, make you a hard worker, and enable you to realize that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to.

For this reason, start setting goals and you will experience the power of goal setting after you achieve half of the goals you’ll set. Lastly, remember to pray for the wisdom and strength you need for achieving your goals.

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Nine Powerful Success Lessons You Can Learn From The Best East African Rapper: KHALIGRAPH JONES

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Papa Jones a.k.a Khaligraph Jones/The OG is my favorite rapper and also the best East African Rapper. You must be living in a cave if you live in East Africa and you don’t know this guy. He flows like water, and he can fluently rap in both English and Kiswahili.

Rap was dead, but Khaligraph Jones is one of the few rappers in the world who is bringing rap back to life because most rappers are now doing TRAP, or is it CRAP?

Anyway, besides loving his songs, I love how Khaligraph came from nothing to be one of the most successful rappers in Kenya. I have learned a few lessons from him that have inspired me to dream bigger and believe in the impossible.

Here are nine powerful lessons I have learned from Khaligraph Jones’ success story.

  1. You Can Make Something Out Of Nothing

Khaligraph Jones was a broke ass lad before rising to fame. He worked as a nightclub bouncer, and he lived in one of the poorest regions in Kenya’s capital city. In his songs, he always reveals how life was tough before he became rich and famous, and how people used to ignore him because they believed he won’t amount to anything. However, from being a broke ass guy, he is now one of the richest and highest paid rappers in Kenya. He drives flashy cars, and he recently built a mansion.

His story shows that where you currently are doesn’t really matter because you can move from nowhere to somewhere within a short period if you put in the effort.

  1. Do Your Thing and Never Ever Care What Other People Say

Besides rapping, Khaligraph is also good at not caring what people say. When he entered the music industry, people mocked him because he had an American accent despite being a Kenyan. People thought his style was fake and they believed his accent would ruin his career because the music industry requires originality.

However, Khaligraph ignored the Naysayers. He still has an American accent, and he doesn’t care what people say about him. Ironically, people now love his American accent after he showed them what he can do.

  1. Be Generous

Most Kenyan musicians are selfish as they often avoid working with upcoming artists. However, despite being the illest rapper in town, Khaligraph is the most generous rapper in East Africa as he always gives a helping hand to aspiring artists by featuring them in his songs. He has made Kenyans recognize some artists they couldn’t have recognized.

In an interview, Khaligraph revealed that he works with young artists because he realized Kenya has too much potential and also because he needs to bring in other people to showcase their musical talents.

  1. Work Like Hell

The number of songs Khaligraph Jones has released this year proves that he’s currently the most hardworking rapper in East Africa.

  1. Put God First

Recently, before performing at The Terminal Music Weekend, Khaligraph revealed that besides discipline and hard work, he is successful because he puts God first. He advised aspiring artists to trust in God and he will make a way for them.

  1. Don’t Waste Your Energy on Unworthy Competition

When asked why he stopped responding to diss tracks from his greatest rival, Papa Jones revealed that he is now too mature to waste time on beefs.  The OG revealed that he is now putting more effort into his work instead of unworthy beefs.

The OG made me realize that we always waste our precious time and energy assessing our competitors’ progress. Little do we know that we’ll make quick progress if we channel this energy into our careers/businesses/projects.

  1. Don’t be Afraid to Reach Out

We are always advised that the shortest route to success is to reach out to the most successful folks in our industry and ask them for guidance and make them work with us. However, most of us fear doing so because we think these folks will ignore us.

Papa Jones isn’t ‘most of us,’ because while he was still a struggling artist, he reached out to Abbas, a badass Kenyan Rapper and asked if he could work with him. To Jones’ surprise, Abbas agreed to do a track with him without any financial demands. The track helped Jones advance in his career.

Recently, Khaligraph also reached out to YCEE, who is currently a big name in the African music industry, and asked if he could work with him. Surprisingly, YCEE agreed to work with him because he RESPECTS THE OG. Together they released a song named Gwala.

With this in mind, we must reach out to successful folks in our industry because they might agree to work with us.

  1. Do what you love

When Khaligraph Jones was asked how he kept moving forward after being booed off stage, he revealed that the love of music was what kept him going. He continued working on his skills because he loved rapping.

It is easy to give up working hard if you face obstacles on something you don’t love. However, when you love something, the obstacles don’t matter because you will always want to work no matter what.

9. Never Ever Give Up

During the ‘Testimony 1990’ Listening Party, Jones revealed that when he started recording music, many radio stations refused to play his music, and they told him to try another career. Besides this, he almost succumbed to depression because he felt that nobody was listening to his music despite his hard work. However, despite these challenges, Papa Jones never gave up.

Conclusion

Papa Jones is a great rapper, and I deeply believe he’ll reach great heights if he continues working hard and being generous. Currently, he’s the only rapper I believe will put Kenya on the Global map. I pray for him because if he succeeds, Kenya succeeds. KEEP WORKING BRO – SEE YOU AT THE TOP

RESPECT THE OG: HE HAS DONE WHAT MANY CAN’T DO.

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16 Sensational Quotes by the Rich and Famous That Prove Hard Work is the Secret to Success

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I have written twice, on why hard work is the secret to success because I believe that hard work works. Today, I compiled quotes I noted down from books, songs, interviews, and speeches of some of the world’s famous millionaires to prove that these folks really believe in hard work.

Here are they

  1. ‘I never cried, never complained, I just worked hard. To get to where I got to in life, it has been hard work.’ – Mayweather, boxer, (Net worth – around $ 700million).

 

  1. ‘I represent being sucker-free, being positive, and working hard. I don’t hate on anybody, I’m not a negative individual, and I just wake up and I just try to work the hardest I can work.’ – Puff Daddy, American Rapper & Entrepreneur (Net worth $810 -900 million)

 

 

  1. ‘I just kept at it. I work, work, work, work. I hate lazy people, I hate laziness.’ – Nicki Minaj, Rapper & Singer (Net worth – $ 70 million)

 

  1. ‘They always tell me nobody is working hard as you, and even though I laugh it off men, it’s probably true coz when all my friends are out partying I’m just here making music that they party to.’ – Drake, Rapper (Net worth – $120 Million).

 

 

  1. ‘Dreams don’t work unless you do.’ – John C. Maxwell, American Author & Pastor (Net worth – $ 700 million).

 

  1. ‘I have brothers like Rick Ross, and Wayne who are working like non-stop. I think we all push each other harder.’ – Drake, Rapper (Net worth – $120 Million).

 

 

  1. ‘I have never viewed myself as particularly talented, where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic. While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working, while the other guy is eating, I’m working. – Will Smith, Actor (Net worth – $250 million)

 

  1. ‘Ignore the naysayers, and WORK LIKE HELL.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor (Net worth – $ 400 million)

 

 

  1. ‘If you want to win, there is absolutely no way around hard hard work.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor (Net worth-$ 400 million).

 

  1. ‘Work-hard, and who knows maybe someday you’ll find yourself standing on the stage, or maybe someday somebody will give you an award calling you an innovator.’ – Justin Timberlake, Singer – Songwriter (Net worth – $230 million).

 

 

  1. ‘I had no money to go to college so I had to work three jobs, and I learned a work ethic that I think made me who I am. I am a very hard worker, I am not the smartest kid in class, but just in terms of being clever and having hustle, I think my career proves that I’ll get it done no matter what – Jason Calacanis, Internet Entrepreneur (Net worth – $20 million).

 

  1. ‘Work-hard every waking hour if you are starting a company because if somebody else is working 50 hours and you are working 100, you will get twice as much done in the course of the year.’ – Elon Musk (Net worth- $ 20 billion)

 

 

  1. ‘I think there is no secret to success. It’s all about hard work. It’s about going out there and practicing more than your teammates or opponents.’ – Alex Morgan, Footballer ($ Net worth – $3 million ).

 

  1. ‘Talent without hard work is nothing.’ – Christiano Ronaldo, Footballer (Net worth – $400 million)

 

 

  1. ’If you think you can make it without working, you are making a mistake. If you are not going to work hard forget about it.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor (Net worth – $ 400 million).

 

  1. You have to work. I work every day and this is why I’m in the top level. It is not by coincidence it’s because I put extra-work outside the field.’ – Christiano Ronaldo, Footballer (Net worth – $400 million)

 

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