Only you can decide for you


Only you have the power to decide what you can or cannot do.

To believe or fall into someone else’s idea or thoughts of you as if it is your fate is to live a scripted life, this my friend is sadder than death.

In life, it is wise to allow people to advise you but not decide for you.

Bring some light, be kind


The world is falling apart and so many of us are not even aware of, or simply ignorant or distracted to see what’s happening.

Stop today and take a deep look, tell your kids to unplug and talk from race, to politics, to health and now to war. This is dangerous time, we might think we’re fortunate because we are far away from it but just like in the ocean, there’s waves and ripples that comes to us in the shore and inland that unfurled from far away. We are human and we are all connected despite which corner of earth we live in or come from.

Stay in prayer, empathy, meditation, peace and denounce anything that is dark.

Sometimes you have to be selfish


Yes you should train with people. Yes you should be part of a team or training group. But remember Winning requires selfishness. Stop giving the best part of you away, just because others demand it.

Why is it so wrong to be considered “selfish”?

The word “self” literally relates to your identity, your individuality. Self defines who you are. There are books, songs, T-shirts, “posters, and four billion Facebook posts telling you to “Love yourself!” “Find yourself!” “Take care of yourself! “Be yourself!”

If you’re going all-in on your self… wouldn’t that make you selfish?

Like that’s a bad thing?

It’s not a bad thing. And it’s essential if you’re going to win.

Remember this, Victory belongs to the one who wants it the most.

Time


Stop managing time. Start managing your focus.

Focus is the ultimate weapon in the war on time.

While time is trying to get in your face, waving its arms and setting off alarms to remind you how late you are, focus takes you to that place where you have no idea how much time has passed, and you don’t care.

Time reminds you how much you didn’t get done. Focus locks you in, until you finish.

Time creates distractions. Focus blocks them out.

Time tells you to hurry. Focus tells time to STFU.

When you’re managing time, all you can see is how long it will take. When you’re managing focus, you don’t care.

Time is about others. Focus is all about you.
Focus on your growth, focus on your energy, focus on your well-being, focus on your path, focus on your love and passions. Focus.

Life is Good-KC 🦁

Keep training


You have to keep training and believing in yourself even when you feel lost, the direction should always come from your belief.

No journey is ever easy so don’t be hard on yourself, especially when the journey seem long or when beginning anew.

It is wise you learn as you go, and find strength in every step, every experience and every day.

For winning doesn’t apologize, and it doesn’t explain.

It pours your champagne, and knocks over the glass.

You reach out to shake its hand, and it has no idea who you are.

Winning puts you on the biggest stage. And shuts off all the lights.

Dear Coaches


Dear coaches, I have something deep for you, when an athlete refuses or struggles to do something, try to understand the reasons for his or her refusal or struggle. You must win over their mind and to do so you must first understand the athlete.

Try also being holistic with your method of coaching because an athlete’s performance is not only influenced by their physical condition or skills but also other aspects of their lives.
Always try to find out how the athletes are faring back at home. It may be that an athlete is experiencing family problems or lack of good diet or struggling with eating disorder, which is affecting their performance. When this is the case, it is your duty to advise them on the way forward with patience and empathy so they can navigate through and out of their struggle and rise to be the athlete they dream to be.


Acknowledge and be aware also that your training methods do not always go down well with some athletes who feel like you’re pushing them too close to the edge. However, be philosophical as in making them understand your side of view and purpose that your method is borne out of deep belief and determination for positive results for your athletes at the international stage.

Know also not all bodies are created equal, some athletes need more miles and some require less. Some need you to be there during workouts and some are OK with you not being there.

When it comes to female athletes, try to have an open communication, or even better, have a female assistant coach who they can be truly open to because in Africa man and woman do not speak often about the menstrual cycle fornits still considered a taboo. Some women get hit hard by it and some need to have their training adjusted during this time of the month. If someone is in pain or feeling drained to their soul because of it, they should be able to talk to you so you can change their training and you don’t up sending them into kaput or injury.

Your athletes should always be in the light, try not to create an environment that pulls them into a dark place.

About the purpose of your methods.
Paint a picture of your view to them. Like this; When my athletes in the camp have run 1:45 in the 800meters and yet there is an international opponent who has run 1:43, I cannot sleep. It becomes necessary to push the limits in training so that these athletes can reach or even surpass the running times of their opponents. This is how you make the magic of awakening their inner warrior who they rise as to become the champion you both dream and believe is there.

And finally the important part.
The thing as a Coach that you must always emphasise and rooting to your athletes hearts and minds is that we are going to war and we have to be in a better shape than our opponents. So when we start training, there’s no reason for negative energy. We are not going there to be spectators but to be contenders. We must run the bravest race of our life, take what we suffer in training for and that is nothing else but victory and never forgetting that pain is the gate to success.

But remember to be a forward thinker, to be there for them in struggle and in failure, and in injury and in defeat, they need you there for them more than ever, and you better not be tangled in knots of not knowing what to do.

Train yourself as a coach to be great at caring, for your job is to lifting your athletes up.
And as always, remind them to not squander their strength wandering through negative feelings or licking the wounds of races that didn’t go their way, nor looking back wishing if given a chance to change the past they’ll flood it with wisdom, courage that even now they’re yet to embrace.
We cant change the past no matter how much we pray, we can only change the future.

Teach them to learn from their shortcomings, together, for soon they’ll age and the energy, mobility and will to move their body like they can now will not be fluent as it is now.

Teach them resilience and to always be hungry, to work on their mental wellness and physical well-being, to take time to stretch and recover, to evolve but never let victory get into their head, avoid making enemies, belittling, bullying, abusing their spouses nor taking part in gossips or spending nights in night clubs and wasting money in alcohol and gambling or extra marital affairs, to never make it habit of giving up dropping out of races and training, nor taking shortcuts, and to religiously respect the sport and fellow trainingmates and competitors and themselves, to staying clean, humble and disciplined.

Remind them comparison is the thief of joy. To be gratitude, willing and understanding.

Teach them communication will shine their life beyond places they’ve never been, and if your athlete doesn’t speak English well try to have their manager bring in a translator, the athlete shouldn’t be ashamed or shy of speaking the language they’re fluent at.

About gratitude again, Teach them to thank their physios, partners, coach, trainingmate, sponsors, race director for the invite, volunteers and to tell a little story that invites and attracts foreign athletes and tourists to your village, town and country.

Athletes are ambassadors, they should never be arrogant or have nothing to say. Seriously, this is very important.

Also teach them to be role models and to never forget to invest and where they came from. And tp be kind to sharing if they have many shoes or clothing.
Kindness is everything, what we’ve become wouldn’t have happened without someone showing us their kindness. We must pass it along, for those around us with torn shoes or clothing could have been us.

Be A Great Teacher, and a Gift will always be there to shine your life.

Hi stranger


Hey, yes you. Random that I will never meet. I truly hope that you will find happiness in life. Today is going to be a great day. So live it to the fullest, enjoy it and appreciate every moment and things you learn and be full alive and strong.

Remember this


Remember how far you’ve come.
Remember to be a warrior.
Remember not to be static.
Remember to be better each day.

Remember to be forgiving.
Remember to be kind.
Remember to learn.
Remember to travel.

Remember to be patient so you can understand and to take time to respond.
Remember to grow in love and not fall in it.
Remember to communicate rather than fight.
Remember to travel.
Remember to live a wise and poetic life.

Remember to always being in pursuit of finding out what you are truly capable of.
Remember to cherish what and who you have.

Remember not to take anything or anyone for granted.
Remember to be calm and brimming with joy.

Remember to be full of love that cannot be contained, as if when shared you get to breathe and feel more alive.

Remember to live your life and also help others live to the fullest. Don’t be selfish, the creator is watching.

Remember, Self peace is a key part of every accomplishment and success, but you don’t have that until you have the right people around you. People who truly care for you and your beliefs and don’t just see you as a opportunity to exploit.

So, never forget that you’re not alone. Root this in your heart.

Quit hiding


If you do not put yourself out there, the rejection and pain you fear is very real within your belief now than when you go out there with valiance.

Do what you need to do as if theres no tomorrow, and today is your second chance at life.

Be kind


Make God you believe in proud.
Remember that.
The Sun does not need to shine on itself.
The Ocean does not need to quench itself.
The Cloud never rains on itself.
The River is never selfish to the Sea nor to those where her path goes through.
And if you look at the Forest, the Trees do not compete to be taller than the others.

Use your voice


Always use your power of choice to protect your freedom and to be your true self.

A lot of people go through life without ever knowing that they really have their own innate voice that they can use nor the ability to protect themselves mentally and emotionally.

It is a wonderful feeling and a gift to know that you have this ability.

It is not wise to stay silent when someone is cutting trees in your forest. You’ll lose the wildlife, the streams that feeds the river in you, the serenity and beauty that gives your life meaning.

Be good and calm even when things are hard.


I remind myself constantly, as I urge you to do the same. Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement for it will lead you to flexibility and far in life. Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Patience is the ability to count down before you blast off. This is so very important.

Patience is also a form of action and you shouldn’t mistake it to hoping. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence.

Don’t let your past victories build your ego nor you mustn’t allow your failures be the shadow you live beneath today. What you were and who you’re are not the same, and who you were and are today will never know who you will become for the future is a gift, not one but many. Don’t count yourself out nor beat yourself down.


Stay Strong, Stay Positive, Stay Motivated, Love Life.
Life is Good, so be good even when it is hard 🙂

Be brave


“A short pencil is wiser than a long memory”

If you have great self-worth, you won’t have to worry about having a job because people are spontaneously drawn to this quality and want to employ or work for those who have it.

People who complain that the world is unfair or unjust because others are being given so much while they’re getting so little are creating that situation themselves, and only they can change it.

The world is fair; you receive what you give.

If you’re not receiving in abundance, it’s because you’re avoiding the things that those who receive so much are doing.

Remember it is wise to be realistic with your goals, rather than trying to achieve something unattainable.

And don’t expect a quick fix.

Rather set yourself smaller, more achievable goals, and then, when you meet them, you’ll feel more inspired to continue to expand them further.

Be wise enough to know where you belong.
Be passionate enough about what you do.
Be thoughtful enough to invest more in what makes you better.
Be brave enough to always be willing to make a change or go further than you can see.
Be cool enough that no feeling can ever burn your stillness.
Be more than enough than it is necessary.
Above all, be a gift, to those you love, to this life and those who needs you, let nothing ever change you from being so much more that a gift is meant to be.

Remember, a clear, undistracted mind that is focused on purpose has power.

Let the past go


We grow up to judge ourselves with the mistakes we’ve made, the things we have gone through, we walk with painful wounds that should have healed with the time behind, we live by breathing our past as if it is where we are. But that all is our own choosing and not how our lives are today.

The truth is, You were born with potential. You were born with strength. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideas and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with hands and legs. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have legs. Learn to use them and run. You have hands. Learn to use them and built the life of your dreams.

You mustn’t live which that has passed, no lion ever wakes up to hunt for a carcass, it goes for which that can fulfills it, it will not be easy for it to catch it, but it will run for it with its heart and soul.

She is not your property


Just because you coach or coached somebody.
Just because you paid for their school fees.
Just because you paid for their first air ticket.
Just because you paid for their food or rent.
Just because you paid for their massage.
Just because you bought them shoes or a watch or clothes.
Whatever you did, no matter for how long you did it or they’ve been under your care, it does not entitle you to own them, to control them, to have sex with them, to hurt and abuse them, to take what their talent and hard work has given them.
They are not your property.

#notyourproperty #justiceforagnestirop #agnestirop

Evolve


Reality is so real… Life is all about evolution. What looks like a mistake to others can truly be a milestone in your life. Even if people have betrayed you, even if your heart was broken, even if people misunderstand or misjudge you, you have to learn from these incidents.

We are all humans and we all make mistakes, but learning and growing from them is what makes the difference. Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experiences.

On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination. What’s important is to be able to see yourself, the longer we listen to one another, with real attention, the more commonality we will find in all our lives.

That is to say, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply one sided opinions.

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen NOW. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own happiness. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, as far as I know we have one life, make it count. … Right Now.
Life is Good-KC

Self forgiveness


It is wise to forgive yourself, so much good that has yet to happen to you depends on it. So recognize the cost of unforgiveness. 

Choosing not to forgive yourself will cost your identity and your capacity to give and receive love. Unforgiveness will weigh you down.
Let me explain this with a word picture. Imagine that each one of us is walking through life with a backpack full of metaphorical rocks and bricks of past traumas, past choices and current challenges. Some of the rocks and bricks were put there by others, some were put there by the systems and cultures we were raised in, and some were put there by us. Unforgiveness is like a collection of bricks we’re lugging around all day, every day. Did you yell at your kid after a stressful day at work? That’s a brick. Are you burning with shame because a friend found out you gossiped about her? Another brick.

Pretty soon, you’re scratching and clawing just to get through the day with all of this extra weight on your shoulders. You can choose to keep carrying the bricks. But as you take one weary step after another, you’ll sink lower and lower into a black pit of bitterness. And bitterness is a poison that limits your capacity to give and receive love. It’s nonsense to wallow in bitterness—you’re only hurting yourself.
To sum this all up: Self-forgiveness is the process of removing the bricks you’ve put in your own “backpack,” examining them, learning from them, and then laying them down. And choosing not to forgive yourself comes at a high cost.

Forgive yourself, your future-self needs you to be of kind and pure mind.

The beauty of life


Your story may have such a happy beginning, it is the rest if your life that make you who you are. Always try to be a better being even when everything is stacked against you, even if pain is all everything is causing you to feel. You can still choose to be better, to be happy, to be joyful, to be peaceful. That’s the strength, that’s what make life beautiful.