May 21, 2020
Why Do Extra-ordinary People Live An Ordinary Life?

Why Do Extraordinary People Live Ordinary Life?

I woke up one day thinking about this, “why do extra-ordinary people live an ordinary live?” This question really bothered me. Why do we live below our true potentials? Why do we settle for good enough when we are capable of inspirational living? Why?


These questions descended through the recess of my mind like the Niagara fall. I wanted answer to this major issue. I want to help as many as I can. I believe we are all created by God to live life at its best. We are created to be extra-ordinary. I am convinced of this.


Nobody should live a colourless, purposeless and powerless life. If we know God’s original plans for our lives we will literarily astound ourselves.


I have been a student of personal greatness for more than 17years. I have studied and analyzed several lives. When I see people who have made great differences with their lives, I ask why? When I see people whom seem to be victim in life, I equally ask why? I believe that both success and failure leave clues.



A story is told of a young man who dreamed of playing professional football. In high School he was a star player and won several awards. In his small town, all the children looked up to him, and wanted to be like him.


But most coaches thought he was too small to play in college. All the major Universities turned him down. He was discouraged. He quit playing football, and took a job at a Pizza restaurant.


One night he was delivering pizzas and a ten-year-old boy answered the door. The boy couldn’t believe what he saw. He was star struck. This was the man he was dreaming he would one day become. The boy’s father walked up and the young man gave the father the pizza. The little boy was confused. He looked up at his father and looked at the young man and said, “What are you doing delivering pizzas?”


Those words from the boy lit a fresh fire on the inside of this young man. ‘What am I doing delivering pizzas?’ He asked himself. That summer he trained harder and became bigger, stronger, quicker, and faster.


That fall, he tried another major University and was accepted. He made the team and worked hard until he became a star player. This young man eventually became a star in the NFL living out his dream.


But he said, “It would have never happened if the ten-year-old boy hadn’t asked me, ‘What are you doing selling pizzas?’





It’s my interest in this article to light the fire in you to go for extra-ordinary life you were born to live. Here are my few suggestions:

1.Find Your Purpose.

A fish is programmed to swim.

A bird is programmed to fly.

You are programmed for a purpose.

You may not be good at everything but you are good at something. God created you for something specific. You are customized and wired with peculiarity to solve a particular problem in life. You are SPECIAL. You are UNIQUE. You are DIFFERENT. You are not supposed to go everywhere, you are not supposed to do everything, you are supposed to do SOMETHING you are really really, really designed for.

Find out your calling. Locate your assignment in life and give the world a piece of your good news (to learn more about this, please  order for my great book titled “Wake Up Your Destiny: embracing your personal greatness”)

2.Don’t Allow Fear To Rule your life.

This man laments at the end of his life. This is how he summed up the journey of his life.

Hear him:

“I could have won, if not that I was afraid to try” is a common story.


God knows fear does no good, and in 365 places for 365 days He tells you, “fear not”


“I could have done it at 20, fear told me I was too young, and people wouldn’t take me serious because of my age”


“I waited till I was 30, fear told me I didn’t have enough experience to start”

So I waited.


” At 40 I thought I have had enough experience, fear told me, I shouldn’t try it because I might fail and showed me a lot of people who have tried it and “It didn’t work”


” I brace up at 60, fear told me I am nearing the retirement age, I should wait” So I waited.


“I became determined at 70, fear told me now you are too old, the work is meant for younger people”


“Now at 90, I realize I could DO IT, but the doctor had warned me not to go out”


“How silly I was to listen to fear all along.”

Fear magnifies problem.

It overestimates cost.

 It predicts failures.

 It visualizes troubles.

It envisions obstacles.

Never allow it to rule your life!

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3.Get Rid of Excuses.

Are you familiar with the following?

·It will never work in your country.

·You are too young.

·You are too old.

·You are too tall.

·You are too short.

·You are not educated enough.

·You are too educated.

·The time is not right.

·It’s too early.

·It’s too late.

·You don’t have the skills.

·It might fail.

Leave these excuses follow your dreams.

Look around you, how many roads, how many houses have excuses built?

How many awards have excuses won?

How many lives have excuses touched?

How many books have excuses written?

How many songs have excuses sung?

How many jobs have excuses created?

No monuments have been erected for excuses.

Excuses only have the reputation of being the maintenance of paralysis.

People who fail find excuses; people who succeed find reason to.

There are always thousands of excuses not to do what you need to do, none of them is good.

Good excuses are bad habits. Quit them.

Take charge of your future, get rid of excuses.


4.Stand Up And Show Up!

You have amazing potential in you. Stop observing life, start impacting lives. There is something you can do. Do it. Stop analyzing your dream, start actualizing it. Simply believe it. Tell the world, I have something to offer! Stop being a consumer, start being a producer. Today, I have written and published five great books. When people asked me “How did you become a published author” I simply responded “I just stood up and showed up!” I knew I wasn’t meant to read books by other authors all my life. I knew I too have something that is worth reading. I have a message to pass across to my world. So in 2007, without much knowledge about publishing, I published my first book “Your Importance to Your Generation” Today, many lives around the world have been tremendously blessed by my books. You too have got something in you, just wake up, the world is waiting!


Years ago Appleton penned this immortal statement:

“I knew his face the moment that he passed

Triumphant in the thoughtless, cruel throng—

I gently touched his arm—he smiled at me—

He was the Man that Once I Meant to Be!

“Where I had failed, he’d won from life, Success;

Where I had stumbled, with sure feet he stood;

Alike—yet unalike—we faced the world,

And through the stress he found that life was good.

And I? The bitter wormwood in the glass,

The shadowed way along which failures pass!

Yet as I saw him thus, joy came to me—

He was the Man that Once I Meant to Be!

“We did not speak. But in his sapient eyes

I saw the spirit that had urged him on,

The courage that had held him through the fight

Had once been mine. I thought, ‘Can it be gone?’

He felt that unasked question—felt it so

His pale lips formed the one-word answer, ‘No!’

“Too late to win? No! Not too late for me—





About the Author

Dr. Duyilemi Akindele Felix is a renowned  writer and International Inspirational Speaker. He is a popularly sought after Speaker in Corporate Organizations, Schools, Seminars and Churches. He has written a number of inspirational books including “It’s In You” “Pick Up Your Broken dreams” “Wake Up Your Destiny” and others. He spends his time reading, writing and speaking. Reach him on [email protected]

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Feb 10, 2016
How to Achieve Your Goals: The Power of Positive Thinking

Lean the principles to help you to achieve your goals


“Moderation is a fatal thing, nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar Wilde

What would you do if you knew you could achieve anything you set your mind to? Where would you go if you had the means to travel anywhere in the world? If money, education, and other resources were no object, what would you like to be, do, and have?

The truth is, there are no real limitations to what we can achieve in life. The only limits we have are the ones we place on ourselves

The Story of the Boy and the Echo



There is a story about a boy who was walking along a mountainous path with his father. The boy slipped and fell, and he called out for help.

“Somebody, help me!” he cried.

A voice echoed back, “Somebody, help me!”

The boy was confused. “Who are you?” he asked.

“Who are you?” the voice replied.

“You are a coward!” the boy shouted.

“You are a coward!” the voice echoed back.

“You are a fool!” the boy shouted again.

“You are a fool!” the voice repeated.

The boy’s father reached out and helped him up. “Son,” he said, “that is called an echo. It sends back the vibration of your words. But it is also true of life. Life gives you exactly what you give to it.”

The father then shouted, “You are a winner!”

The echo replied, “You are a winner!”

The father shouted again, “You have got what it takes!”

The echo shouted back, “You have got what it takes!”

The father boomed, “You can make it!”

The echo reverberated, “You can make it!”

The boy’s father then turned to him and said, “Son, that is how life works. Whatever you send out, comes back to you.”

The Power of Positive Thinking


This story illustrates the power of positive thinking. When we think positive thoughts, we attract positive experiences into our lives. And when we think negative thoughts, we attract negative experiences.

If you want to achieve your goals, it is important to start thinking positively. Visualize yourself achieving your goals and believe that you can do it.

When you believe in yourself, you are more likely to take action and persevere in the face of challenges.

How to Use Positive Thinking to Achieve Your Goals


Here are some tips on how to use positive thinking to achieve your goals:

  • Set clear and specific goals.


You must know what you want before you can get it. What do you really really want?


Do you want to become a best-selling Author? Become a Pilot? Teach in the University? Start a global company? Become the President of your country?


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  • See the End Result


See yourself as a best-selling Author even if you haven’t written a single word. See yourself flying the plane or being addressed as Mr. President!


What you think about you bring about. Act as though you are already the person you want to be.


By doing this you are tapping into the creative power within you.


  • Visualize yourself achieving your goals.


Visualization is realization. You can program your subconscious mind through visualization to realize and achieve your goals.


  • Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed.


Read my article on the positive power of believing in yourself. 


If you believe you can, you can. Beliefs make impossibility possible, and possibilities impossible.


Believe you can and a way will open up.


  • Take action and persevere in the face of challenges.


Take positive and inspired actions. If you follow the first 3 steps you will know what right action to take. Once you get an inspiration to do something along the path of your goals, swing into action immediately. Don’t wait!


  • Surround yourself with positive people and resources.


Walk with winners and you will win! Look for people doing great things and hang out with them.


Cultivate great relationships. Become an intentional goal achiever!




The power of positive thinking is real. When we think positive thoughts, we attract positive experiences into our lives. If you want to achieve your goals, start thinking positively today.

Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed, and take action towards your goals. With right ideas, smart work and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

I hope this article has inspired you to use the power of positive thinking to achieve your goals.

Thank you for reading!

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Felix A. Duyilemi is the Senior Pastor of Christ Classic Int’l Ministries and the world’s #1 Greatness and Leadership Coach who specializes in helping people create extraordinary results by becoming aware of their infinite potential. He is the creator of  1000X Results Coaching Program, a Coaching Program designed to skyrocket your results.

Felix A. Duyilemi is the author of the Award-winning book, “How to Borrow God’s Brain to Succeed” and other top-rated books and has giving more than  5000 talks on subjects ranging from Success Ideation, Mindset, Leadership and Potential Maximization. His latest book is “How to Monetize Your Brain.”

When he’s not learning, or coaching or speaking, he’s at home enjoying the company of his amazing family!Reach him at [email protected]

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