48 Sentiments To The Age of Standards ! 

1 How happy are those whose way is blameless, who live according to the LORD’s instruction! 

2 Happy are those who keep His decrees and seek Him with all their heart.

3 They do nothing wrong; they follow His ways.
4 You have commanded that Your precepts be diligently kept.

5 If only my ways were committed to keeping Your statutes!

6 Then I would not be ashamed when I think about all Your commands.

7 I will praise You with a sincere heart when I learn Your righteous judgments.

8 I will keep Your statutes; never abandon me.

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping Your[fn] word.

10 I have sought You with all my heart; don’t let me wander from Your commands.

11 I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.

12 LORD, may You be praised; teach me Your statutes.

13 With my lips I proclaim all the judgments from Your mouth.

14 I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decrees as much as in all riches.

15 I will meditate on Your precepts and think about Your ways.

16 I will delight in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

17 Deal generously with Your servant so that I might live; then I will keep Your word.

18 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction.

19 I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.

20 I am continually overcome with longing for Your judgments.

21 You rebuke the proud, the ones under a curse, who wander from Your commands.

22 Take insult and contempt away from me, for I have kept Your decrees.

23 Though princes sit together speaking against me, Your servant will think about Your statutes;

24 Your decrees are my delight and my counselors.

25 My life is down in the dust; give me life through Your word.

26 I told You about my life, and You listened to me; teach me Your statutes.

27 Help me understand the meaning of Your precepts so that I can meditate on Your wonders.

28 I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word.

29 Keep me from the way of deceit and graciously give me Your instruction.

30 I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances before me.

31 I cling to Your decrees; LORD, do not put me to shame.

32 I pursue the way of Your commands, for You broaden my understanding.

33 Teach me, LORD, the meaning[fn] of Your statutes, and I will always keep them.

34 Help me understand Your instruction, and I will obey it and follow it with all my heart.

35 Help me stay on the path of Your commands, for I take pleasure in it.

36 Turn my heart to Your decrees and not to material gain.

37 Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.

38 Confirm what You said to Your servant, for it produces reverence for You.

39 Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, Your judgments are good.

40 How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.

41 Let Your faithful love come to me, LORD, Your salvation, as You promised.

42 Then I can answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in Your word.

43 Never take the word of truth from my mouth, for I hope in Your judgments.

44 I will always obey Your instruction, forever and ever.

45 I will walk freely in an open place because I seek Your precepts.

46 I will speak of Your decrees before kings and not be ashamed.

47 I delight in Your commands, which I love.

48 I will lift up my hands to Your commands, which I love, and will meditate on Your statutes.

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Shaping Narrative… 

It’s been a summer of influential African hashtags. The hashtags have trended across the continent and global diaspora this summer. While many of them have been fun like #IfAfricaWasABar others have had fun campaigning like #SomeoneTellCNN but they all point to young Africans increasingly shaping their own narrative.
And now with Cecil the Lion’s story breaking the USA internet, it’s safe to say, Africa is on the world’s map. And even more so, Zimbabwe is on the radar.

But is it for all of the right reasons?

If you ask most people in the city centre of Harare what they think of Cecil, most will not know who you’re talking about. And those that do, say something like, “Where are the news articles when my friend is eaten by a croc at Kariba, chased by a lion in Mana, or trampled by an elephant in Hwange?”

Yet that’s the point. If we allow the world to shape the narrative for us young Africans, then we will be subjugated to what they deem newsworthy.

It’s inspiring to see many young entrepreneurs and professionals taking charge of their story and their narrative. As this take charge mentality increases, I believe it may affect the stories we see coming out of Africa.
We’re joining this cause and beginning development on a storytelling project to share the inside scoop of entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe and what that looks like. It’s time to show the behind the scenes of what life is like as an African entrepreneur.
It certainly isn’t glamorous, but it’s deeply necessary in order to shift the economic decline that has been so devastating to our nation over the last decade.
Don’t get me wrong, we’re bullish on Africa in a big way. We’re not diversified whatsoever—100% invested in the entrepreneurs of this continent. But we have to be realistic when faced with what life is really like here.
Let’s shape our narrative.
The world needs to hear the real story. Honest, true, optimistic, hopeful, and courageous—that’s all of our story.

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21 Things Entrepreneurs Never Worry Over !

Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about the things that you can control, and ignore the rest.
There are many things that stop would-be founders that successful entrepreneurs simply don’t worry about. Here are 21 of them to get you started:

1. Failure
Successful entrepreneurs don’t worry about failing. Instead, they know that every failure leads to their next success.

2. Success
Many would-be founders are tripped up by fearing success. Successful entrepreneurs know that what they have to share is important, so they don’t fear being corrupted by success.

3. Happiness
This sounds odd, because successful entrepreneurs are often very happy. But the key is they don’t worry about it. They know that happiness comes when you’re doing the work you’re meant to do.

4. Limits
Mary Kay Ash could have worried about the limits of being a woman in the 1960s, but she didn’t. Instead, she went on to found a massively successful company and encourage others to live their dreams.

5. Quitting
Successful business owners realize that quitting isn’t always bad. Sometimes you have to cut your losses and move on to another idea.

6. Charging what they’re worth
Great entrepreneurs never worry about what they charge. They know they’ve created enough value that they’re worth it.

7. Things that might go wrong
There’s no room in a successful entrepreneur’s mind for pessimistic thinking. If there’s an issue, they handle it, but they don’t invent problems.

8. Work-life balance
This may sound harsh, but the early stages of entrepreneurship require your all. Successful founders don’t worry about this — they dig it and get it done.

9. What they didn’t do last week
Maybe last week wasn’t 100 percent productive, but those who are successful don’t worry about it. They’ve already moved on to what they can accomplish today.

10. Living someone else’s life
Steve Jobs famously urged those who heard him speak to live their own lives to the fullest. He never wasted his limited time worrying about others’ expectations.

11. Following the established rules
Famous for flouting the rules of how things “should be done,” Richard Branson doesn’t worry what others think. Instead, he follows his gut to make his ideas a reality.
12. Being safe

Successful entrepreneurs see life as an adventure. They don’t worry about being safe or doing the easy thing. They want to see and experience what life has in store for them each day.

13. Regret
Successful founders realize that we don’t regret the things we do, we regret the things we don’t do. As a result, they don’t worry about regret. They focus on seizing every opportunity that comes their way.

14. What they can’t do
Successful entrepreneurs know they can’t do everything, and they don’t worry about what they can’t do. They simply hire people to make up for their weaknesses and focus on their strengths.

15. Taking chances
Debbi Fields, the founder of Mrs. Fields cookies, knew that reaching her goals would mean taking chances such as giving away cookies to strangers for free. As a result of her efforts, she’s a household name with over 700 stores in 10 countries.

16. Why they can’t
Successful founders don’t worry about why they can’t do something. Instead, they think of ways around obstacles and discover how they can accomplish their goals.

17. Others’ success
Successful entrepreneurs realize that the world has room for a lot of different ideas. They don’t worry if someone else is already successful. They just focus on making their own contributions to the world.

18. Being wrong
Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, said, “Don’t worry about failure. You only have to be right once.” Successful entrepreneurs don’t worry about being wrong — they just keep looking for what’s right.

19. Having smart employees
Great entrepreneurs don’t worry about hiring team members that are smarter than themselves. They realize that they need to hire the best if they want their companies to succeed. They look for the A-players, and they aren’t threatened by them.

20. Being proved wrong
Successful founders are never afraid to test their assumptions. They’re more concerned with doing the right thing than with always being right.

21. Making tons of money
Ironically, chasing money is the surest way to not get it. Successful entrepreneurs don’t worry about getting rich. They focus on sharing the value they create with others and riches follow naturally.

Maybe you were surprised by some of the items on this list. Perhaps it makes perfect sense to you. Either way, you can learn a lot about business success by studying the things successful entrepreneurs never worry about.
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part 1 – Does Contentment Exist or It Is A Myth !

Contentment does it still exist or it is now a distinct quality to exhibit in life today. Competition in hand with materialism, post modernism and ambition on the rise. Spiritual myopia, moral decadence escalating, corruption has become the fabric in the society .
Would we say that contentment is a dead philosophy or myth from ancient times. Is it a scenario I quote ” Because he knew no contentment in his belly,

  he will not let anything in which he delights escape him. There was nothing left after he had eaten;

  therefore his prosperity will not endure.”

Food for thought , Im giving a perspective which arouse your consciousness.

To be continued….