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!

You may also be interested in this: TAKE OFF THE LIMITS

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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Mar 27, 2017
Wake Up Your Destiny Conference

Friend, is my great joy to specially invite you to the first edition of Wake Up Your Destiny Conference in 2017. Wake Up Your Destiny Conference started in 2015 shortly after the publication of my book "Wake Up Your Destiny: Embracing Your Personal greatness" and the focus is to create an atmosphere where people can receive the momentum to pursue their destinies in life.

We have seen many lives transformed radically through powerful concepts and principles needed to translate destinies into concrete realities through this conference.

Our focus at this Edition is: YOU ARE MORE THAN THIS(see details on the flyer). At this conference you will learn, among other things,:

  • Destiny: Concept and Meaning.

  • Living life Intentionally.

  • Developing capacity to fulfill your destiny.

  • Maximizing your potential for greatness

  • and lots more.

You will also be able to meet and network with other destiny-driven personalities.

This is a meeting you can’t afford to miss.

I will be expecting you.


Duyilemi A. Felix,

Pastor,Author,Speaker, Consultant.


PS: Let me know, you will be coming by commenting on the comment box. Thanks.

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Feb 10, 2016
Take Off The Limits!

"Moderation is a fatal thing, nothing succeeds like excess"

  Oscar Wilde

What will you do if there is 100% guarantee of success? Where will you go if you have the means to travel anywhere of your choice? If money, education, connection, etc are not your problems, what will you like to be, do and have?

How far we go in life is how far we think we can go. There are no real limitations in life except the ones we have either consciously or unconsciously built in our imagination. Life offers us a blank check!

Jessie B. Rittenhouse writes:

“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, however I begged at evening when I counted my scanty store.

“For Life is a just employer; He gives you what you ask, but once you have set the wages, why, you must bear the task.

“I worked for a menial’s hire, only to learn, dismayed, that any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have paid.”

Life is a just employer; it gives you just what you ask.

It reminds me of a story I once read about a man and his young son walking along a mountainous path, the boy slipped and called out

“Somebody, help me”

A voice called back “Somebody, help me”

The young boy was surprised and confused. He said, “ Who are you?”

The voice shouted back, “Who are you?”

The boy, a little bit worried, said, “You are a coward”

The voice replied, “You are a coward”

The boy trying to exhibit a bit of naivety, shouted, “ You are a fool”

The voice repeated, “You are a fool”

At this point his father reached out to help him. The boy asked the father, “Dad, who is that?”

 The boy’s father gently instructed him “It is called 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 now said, “Son let me now show you something”

The father shouted, “You are a winner!”

The voice replied, “You are a winner!”

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

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

The father boomed, “You can make it!”

The voice reverberated, “You can make it!”

Leaning on the youngster, the father said, “Son, that is exactly how life is. Whatever you send out always comes back to you”

The moral of this story is self-evident. If you say to life, I am a failure; life will tell you that you  are a failure. If you tell life, “You are a success, life will echo back to you, you are a success” So be careful of the vibrations of words and thoughts you are sending out to life.

Emerson carefully crafted it, “Be careful of what you want because you will get it”If you want success, you will have itIf you want happiness, health, prosperity, you will get them.It is also true that if you want nothing, you will also get nothing.“Impossible” said Napoleon “is the adjective of fools”

 In the past, you have limited yourself by the way you think. You have thought that you are of a wrong height, wrong race, wrong personality, inadequate education, not too smart, you cannot do this, you are too old, you are too young and all the limiting thoughts. You can start thinking differently. Set yourself free! Give yourself permission to dream. The only limit to what you can be, do and have is your supposed limits. Don’t walk through life as if you are on a loan.

 Believe you have right to life, right to be all that God has created you to be. You have right to the good of life; right to health, happiness and wealth. Take the limits off. “Don’t be a niggard with yourself. Don’t sell yourself for a penny. Whatever price you set upon yourself, life will give.

So aim high. Demand much! Make a clear, distinct mental image of what it is you want. Hold it in your thought. Visualize it, see it, and believe it! The ways and means of satisfying that desire will follow. For supply always comes on the heels of demand.” Said Robert Collier

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.

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