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You have to become the true you

In saying that “You have to become the true you”, am I suggesting that you are not the true you? And what does that even mean?

Yes! I am so confident that you are not the true you yet. And it is highly likely that even what you hope to become in future is nowhere near what you are indeed capable of achieving. Indeed, what you are inherently capable of becoming is far greater than you could even imagine.

And it takes proper Personal Development to become that true you.

Take a close look at the image below…

What do you notice?

Of course, it’s a farmyard with some birds. How many types of birds can you make out? Please note down your answer. Can you identify the types of birds? Again, please note down your answer; in your note-taking app, a sheet of paper, or whatever option you prefer.

Now let’s be more specific; can you identify the bird on the extreme left? It looks different from the rest of the birds.

So what bird is it?

Most people identify it as an eagle. Did you also say… “eagle”?

No, it is a turgle! Well, this is a bird that was supposed to be an eagle but lived as a turkey! It did everything like a turkey; scratching for termites, consistently walking, and hardly flying except for occasional brief thrashing of its wings like turkeys do – of course that’s what it saw among the turkeys. This is sad if you consider that a real eagle has amazing capabilities far beyond these; that’s mediocrity. Let’s for that matter refer to it as a ‘turkey-eagle’ or ‘turgle’, – that sounds nicer!

You probably know that the eagle is the most powerful bird of prey in the world. The eagle’s unique qualities and character traits include Strong Vision, Boldness, and Courage!

The eagle is able to attack human beings. It is also able to attack fierce animals like the fox, and the bear; and even animals much larger than itself. There are so many great things to say about the eagle. So how on earth did this eagle get turned into a mere ‘turkey’?

A certain hunter went out and chanced upon an eaglet; that is, a young eagle. He took the eaglet home and added it to his turkeys. The eaglet grew among the turkeys that had naturally become its family and learnt their ways. Thinking it was a turkey, it did everything like a turkey. Take particular note of that.

On a few occasions, it saw an eagle in the sky and thought to itself, “What a majestic and beautiful bird! I wish I could be like one; but let me not give that a second thought, for I’m a mere turkey and I can never be like this powerful bird; settling for less than it deserved and was indeed capable of achieving. It did not even know that in the first place. Sad eh!

The turgle’s situation is just like that of the horse which was tied to a lightweight chair but did not escape, just because it thought it was seriously restrained…

In the words of Denis Waitley, “It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you are not.” Allan Snyder also says… “Everybody has inner genius, but it is our perception that prevents us from tapping into this inner genius.” Yes!

The turgle story is an allegory that reflects what happens in real life. And the whole process is typical of what is termed “Processionary Caterpillar Syndrome”. You will get to know more about that later.

As an allegorical story, the eagle represents ‘what you were created to be – an amazing being with extreme capabilities!’ The hunter represents Parents and Guardians, Educational Institutions, and the larger Society. And the ‘turgle’ represents what you are likely to turn out in life as a result of the actions and inactions of your family, school, the organisations you belong to, and society as a whole. In that sense, I can safely say, metaphorically, that at the core of you, you are an eagle. Well, you were supposed to be, but because you have been raised among turkeys, you think you are a turkey and so you are not demonstrating your eagle qualities. So you have to become ‘you: the eagle you are supposed to be… an amazing being with extreme power’. And you can only do that through proper Personal Development.

I will give some examples to illustrate your possible ‘turgle’ situation, and as I do I want you to evaluate or measure yourself in the light of the amazing being you otherwise could truly be…

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EGYIR is passionate about helping serious people like you to escape the most dangerous — common but avoidable — problem most people (rich, poor, educated, uneducated, religious, and non-religious alike) face in life. Also, he designs and builds beautiful, cost-effective and functional buildings, and graphics. And he helps executives, marketers, and business owners to make effective presentations; what you may call winning presentations. He is an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach. And an Entrepreneur. Especially as a life-coach, he has been popularly adjudged the best coach for excelling in education, increasing wealth, eliminating stress, and enjoying true fulfillment in life! Egyir understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He has a firm conviction that, “The greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities.” To that end, he authored (wrote) Purpose Compass, the exceptional life-coaching book that reveals 4 habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about; how to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster! And 13 other equally amazing books that constitute the Zing4Life! Series. Egyir is also lead promoter of the electronic, trendy and amazing Smart Business Card, the only business card you’ll ever need, for the executive in you! He is a husband, and a father of two. Positionally, he is the Lead Founder and CEO of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. To see more about him you may click here. #WeAreSeers | To get in touch with Egyir or to follow him on social media you may click here. #EgyirGuidesDaily | To support his writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Egyir's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |

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SECTION ONE: 2 POWERFUL FACTORS THAT CLEARLY DEFINE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND DISTINGUISHES IT FROM ALL OTHERS; BUT WHICH MANY ARE OBLIVIOUS AND THUS MISS THE ESSENCE
SECTION TWO: 5 SHOCKING REASONS WHY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOLUTION
SECTION THREE: QUICK GUIDE TO YOUR DREAM WEALTH AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM
SECTION FOUR: 7 CRITICAL STEPS FOR THE FASTEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE JOURNEY IN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
SECTION FIVE: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER ACTION

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The Course Content usually comes after a brief intro or preamble to the course. Note however, that the course intro or preamble could be included in the Course Content itself, in which case there may not be a separate preamble before the course content.

Where they occur, topics are subsets or sub-components of lessons. There could be quizzes for various topics, and/or lessons. And/or a final quiz for the overall course. These main course content components are hyperlinks or clickable links. They could further be separated into different sections, with section headings which are not hyperlinks or clickable links, but just labels.

To access a particular lesson or topic (or quiz, where applicable) you usually have to click it. When you do it should open to a page where the actual material or presentation (be it a lesson, a topic, or quiz) can then be seen, along with associated navigation buttons to help you navigate through the entire course.

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Typical Lesson Page

A typical lesson page looks like illustrated below; it has lesson title, display picture, author info, progress bar, lesson preamble, lesson content, navigation buttons, etc…

For emphasis, do note that topics for a lesson (and quizzes, where applicable) are usually listed under Lesson Content as hyperlinks or clickable links; possibly after a preamble for the Lesson. Possibly, because a Lesson may or may not have a preamble.

Again, to access a topic (or quiz, where applicable) you usually need to click it. And it should open to a page where the actual material or presentation (be it a topic, or quiz) can then be seen, along with associated buttons to help you navigate through the entire lesson (and course).

Typical Topic Page

Of special interest is the “Mark Complete” button. Whenever you are sufficiently done with or have completed a sub-topic or a lesson that does not have sub-topics, you need to tell the system so, for the purpose of tracking your progress. You therefore have to click the “Mark Complete” button.

Please note that when in a sub-topic you cannot move directly to the next lesson; you will have to click back to the parent lesson before moving to the next lesson from there.

Note also that you are required to enroll into a course before you can take take the full course. More about enrollment further below.

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Sometimes you may see a ‘SAMPLE LESSON’ label by a lesson, similar to as shown below…

Any lesson labelled this way can be viewed even when you have not enrolled or even logged in; when you click on any such lesson it will open so that you can preview it.

Now, on the issue of enrollment, if you logged in, and a progress bar similar to the one below was on the course page, usually above the course preamble, then you are already enrolled…

If so please close this window, and then click the applicable lesson, topic, or quiz under the ‘Course Content’ on the course page to proceed with the course. 

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How to enroll

If there was no progress bar on the course page, then you should find the Enrollment Panel with a ‘NOT ENROLLED’ indicator similar to the one above; usually located below the Course Content or Course Outline on the main course page, and not the popup course outline. As earlier illustrated further above. Please take particular note.

In that case you have to click the ‘Login To Enroll‘ button (for free courses) or the ‘Take this Course‘ button (for paid courses) or similar text beneath the ‘Get Started’ inscription; on the course page. Most free courses still require that you should first login with your username and password. If you don’t have a password for this community website, please register; General (Entry) level registration is FREE! And takes just 2 minutes, in 2 steps. You may click the “Register” button below:

After clicking the said applicable button or text as indicated above, the ‘NOT ENROLLED’ indicator should disappear, and the progress bar should appear on the course page. That indicates that you are now enrolled. You can then click the applicable lesson, topic, or quiz under the ‘Course Content’ on the course page to proceed with the course.

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Lessons…

One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

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