Legacy!

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

~Rumi

 

My childhood fantasy was making the world a better plan by helping out in anyway I can. I dulved into doing just that and volunteered greatly in humanitarian organizations. Yes, I derived fulfillment but my self-doubt always crept in. I was changing others, but not myself.

I realized that true achievement and happiness starts from you. Looking inward and finding that part of you that aches and harmonizing with it.

Then, the quest for self-awareness began. Focusing on myself came the revelation that “making yourself happy is one of the greatest achievement in life”.

Helping others is great but make yourself a priority, for your life is your legacy.

 

Stat blessed.

Chichi

 

14 Comments

  1. Anna July 18, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I am just doing that (finally)!

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    1. Chinyere Okoh July 18, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Me too😀…i have learnt a lot about myself too. Thanks for the comment

      Reply
  2. Debrah July 18, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Love the Rumi saying you started with. You set the tone beautifully.

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  3. Sarah Stockley (@kipperscurtains) November 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    More and more find myself wanting to help people and the environment. I try and help where I can by doing kind things and helping friends.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      I agree…it’s quiye satisfactory.

      Enjoyed every bit if it.

      Thanks for sharing

      Reply
  4. Zoe November 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    I adore that quote. It’s far too easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the world, we need to make sure we look after ourselves in it all.

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 19, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      That’s my thought.
      Constant distractions blinds us. Persistent inner reflections liberate us.

      We have the responsibility to take care of ourselves.

      Thanks dear

      Reply
  5. Faith November 19, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I agree with this clear cut post. I talk about this all the time. As is within so is without so its better to start changing the world by changing yourself. Keep the fire burning. Lovely post!!

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      That resonnates with my thinking..

      You cannot give in full except you have surplus. Working on ourselves is a great way to help others.

      Thanks for this beautiful comment.

      Reply
  6. Jeannette November 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    This really helps with all relationships. I tried to change my hubby for a long time. It brought a lo tof stress. Changing myself and my reactions was key. Good stuff!

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 21, 2018 at 1:05 am

      Wow…that’s great.
      We sometimes see others flaws but adjusting for their flaws changes people when they see you are trying.

      Sometimes not trying too hard is the key.

      Thanks for your comment

      Reply
  7. dalleynedvm November 20, 2018 at 12:58 am

    That quote is pretty profound. Sometimes we have to change ourselves to change the world!

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    1. Chinyere Okoh November 21, 2018 at 1:03 am

      True…whatever we do today lives on even after we are gone.

      Let’s stamp a legacy now or thrive toward one.

      Thanks for the comment

      Reply

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