Monthly Archives: February 2011


The fear of Failure is the single greatest obstacle to moving your life from success to significant period.

Fear keeps people from taking a risk and frozen in their comfort zones.

It makes people keep their heads down and play it safe, seeking security and safety rather than embarrassing risk and the unknown.

The fear of failure is expressed in the language “I can’t, I can’t “.

It is learned in early childhood as the result of destructive criticism and punishment.

Fear of failure entrenched in the subconscious mind, paralyzes hope and kills ambition more than any other negative emotions in the human experience.

Remember this, big goal can create a fear of failure,lack of it guarantees it.

It doesn’t matter where you have been,it only matters where you are going.

“You become what you think about most of the time.



Many people have made a difference,

In our lives with their love, affection,

Support, strength of character,

And above all by being there

When we need them most.

As today is your birthday, I cannot help

But write a few lines to wish you Happy Birthday.

The kind of person you are can never be found,

You’re someone very special,

You’re always there to love and to care.

You’re my older sister to keep and not to share.

Your birthday is a great day to celebrate how special you’re as a person

And how much it means to know we’re a family.

No one needs a soothsayer to know we are sisters.

I remember how heads would turn in your direction,

Whenever I had cause to come to your class,

Back in those days at the Polytechnic,

They only want to confirm am there to see you.

I remember your friend calling me your personal assistant.

I wondered how my NYSC year would have been for me in far away Taraba, if I don’t have a sister that cares.

I remember following a friend to the administrative office,

On NYSC Camp to check if her redeployment was successful,

On getting there I heard my name

And my redeployment papers were handed over to me,

I was overwhelmed with joy, though you told me something will done,

But I never knew it would be that fast.

My friend did not believe till date,

That I knew nothing about it.

My love for Mathematics was because of you.

I remember you taught me Algebra,

When I was loosing interest in the whole subject.

You were a genius among your peers,

I can recall how you disregarded your admission into the polytechnic

boasting and waiting patiently for your admission letter into the university.

But fate as they say, leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.

My dad had to pay for late registration to enable you matriculate with your

colleagues at the polytechnic.

Knowing you, I have enjoyed what most people can only wish for,

I learnt to buy clothes for myself when I got admitted into the University.

Throughout my Polytechnic days, I never bothered about looking good

‘cos you are sure there to do that for me.

That does explain the reason why I don’t hesitate to say it to whomever cares

to listen each time my look is complemented that “my sister bought it “.

I remember you paid my flight ticket for my first visit to the UK,

You even gave me money for shopping, as i just left school and was waiting

for my call-up letter.

What else would i have wished for?

Our parents are always proud of you, that I know for sure.

And all I wanna say today is

Sis, I treasure you close to my heart

Sister is someone who is caring & sharing.

Sister can understand things you never said.

She can understand pain which is not visible to anyone.

Happy birthday to my very special sister.

On your birthday, special one,

I wish that all your dreams come true.

May your day be filled with joy,

Wonderful gifts and goodies too.

Happy birthday to my very special sister.

Wish you many happy returns of the day.

May God bless you with health, wealth

and prosperity in your life

Happy Birthday to You!

We know we’re getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it but we still have to be thankful that birthday comes just once a year if we think of how old we would be if it came every month.

“You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope

Picture Credits: Fotosearch

Love to my big sister on her birthday.