Work Ethic (Consistency, Repetition, Staying Power and Hard Work): Recipe for Success

Consistency: Once we have started an initiative, project, programme or a process that we are convinced of its impact on our lives, and it is certain to take us to our destiny, and becomes our legacy, we must perfect one particular aspect of our behaviour and that is consistency in the execution of our plans. This does not need to be formal and in writing. This is more in our mindset and attitude. If you have clearly defined and/or understood the logical steps toward the objective, there is no debate, argument, doubt, or self-betrayal about it. You must just go for it. Be unscrupulous on yourself. The results you have envisaged are so fundamental that you cannot imagine the opposite, namely failure. The universe will never disappoint you. It gives you back what you give it. So, do not give it ego poison, but ego food. It will take care of you. Be consistent in executing all the logical steps you have either identified or are given by practice for you to achieve the set goals. Be consistent at all times. Do not find yourself being caught in debating with yourself as to whether you must wake up or sleep longer, or wanting to delay implementation of the action to the following day. Do what is due today, for tomorrow has its own activities, and deserve your full capacity and full attention.

Repetition: as you pursue your life and/or professional goals, you will commit mistakes and disappoint yourself. This is how we learn in life. You must never be too critical to yourself to an extent that you are discouraged from trying again. I grew up in Jane Furse, in Sekhukhune Region, in Limpopo Province, South Africa. There is this football club at Ga-Sekwati Mampuru village, called Sekwati Try Again FC. I like them very much because their name is very motivational. Life is about repetition and trying again. If you fail in doing something, you must try again. You grow from your mistakes. All what you need is positive attitude and self drive to try again. I think it is Jimmy Cliff that sung the song, Second Time Around. There is always second time and many more times in life. We must take the opportunity to try again, and take second time opportunity. Sekwati Try Again FC was a very good football club. They never gave up. You win against them, they will be coming for you next time. They would have studied the previous game, identified your strength, and their weaknesses, and figured out how to approach the game second time around. This time round, they will beat you satisfactorily. So, repetition is the master of success.

Staying Power: success in life depends on your stamina, i.e. your staying power, tenacity and drive to hang on. Nothing come easy in life. You better get used to the practice of staying on course until the end of the journey. I have never heard of anyone that was killed by persistence. What kills people is the dislike of their work and problems that are caused by fellow human beings at the work places. It is also caused by our inability to deal with the complexity that is brought by fellow human beings, or our attitude toward it. So, you must have staying power. Never take problems personal. Otherwise, that is what will cause you stress and ultimately kill you. Be on the rational mind at all times. Do not be emotional about the challenges and problems brought to you by your colleagues, managers, leaders, and/or subordinates. Be aware of the language that your superiors are using when they are engaging with you. Respond to them using the same language they are using. If they are using the language of command or instructions get it right first time and respond accordingly. Do not respond with the language of emotions, for it will irritate them and they will view you as a cry baby and spoiled rat. If they are using the language of facts, make sure that yo get the facts and stick to them. If they use the language of reason, make sure that you get the rationale why they communicate the way they communicate with you. So, be always aligned with your leaders, colleagues and stakeholders language of communication. So, your staying power is not only physical, but emotional and mental as well. You can condition yourself accordingly.

Hard Work: at the end of all, it is about working hard. This does not suggest that your life must stop, no. You must just understand that every action requires a bit of a push if you want to be better than others. Nothing can beat hard work, especially if hard work is accompanied by creativity, innovation, and smartness. We must love what we do. We must condition ourselves to plough and invest first before we can harvest. Once we find ourselves wanting to harvest where we have not ploughed, we are on a dangerous road, that will lead to self-destruction. It is beautiful to reap the fruits of our sweat. You enjoy such fruits without any guilt.

So, work ethic according to the above input, is about consistency, repetition, stamina (staying power), and hard work. Nothing less, nothing more. You must develop work ethic to achieve success. That is the winning formula. Of course your natural talent come in handy at all times. But as John Maxwell wrote in his book: Talent is not Enough, indeed talent is not enough. It requires the right personality, attitude, hard work, determination, etc.


Learn Numbers With Fun Counting Rhymes For Kids

Learning should be fun and not a chore. Preschoolers and kids will adulation and adore acquirements the numbers if accomplished in a fun way. So, why not advise the little ones counting in a agreeable way by singing some blithesome amount songs. Develop aboriginal algebraic abilities of kids by singing fun songs such as:

One Two Buckle My Shoe

“One Two Buckle My Shoe” is a acceptable nursery rhyme, broadly accepted in English-speaking world. It is a accepted counting-out bold enjoyed by kids in their preschool. The bold involves, one amateur pointing at anniversary actor in a amphitheater while singing the rhyme. At anniversary word, a new actor is acicular at and the amateur who is best at the end of the nursery beat is “out” or “it”.

Five Little Ducks

“Five Little Ducks” is a blithesome song for preschoolers and toddlers that advice them admit the numbers one to 5 in a agreeable way. The song is about the 5 little ducklings, who adventure out for fun activities one accomplished day and goes missing one by one. Their sad and bawl mother avoid gets afraid cerebration what happened to her ducklings and quacks to alarm them. And all her 5 ducklings appear waddling back!

Ten in the Bed

“Ten in the Bed” is a adorable song that helps accouchement to admit the numbers 1-10. It is articulate in abounding preschools to advise counting up to ten. So animate your little ones to sing this accepted song!

Five Little Monkeys

“Five Little Monkeys” is a accepted fingerplay and folk song, which can be acted out for giggles. While singing, a arrangement of gestures is performed that imitate the lyrics of the rhyme. For fingerplay, at aboriginal verse, authority up your 5 fingers and blow bend on addition hand. Now animation arm up and down. At additional verse, authority up one feel and again cycle your duke down appear the attic and cautiously tap your arch with fist. At third verse, put your deride to ear and babyish feel to your cheek. Finally, at endure verse, wag the basis finger. The verses are again again with one beneath feel anniversary time.

Five Speckled Frogs

“Five Speckled Frogs” nursery beat originated in the United States. Have fun singing this blithesome song with your kids and advice them admit amount 1 to 5.

Ten Little Indians

Ten Little Indians is a accepted American kids’ rhyme. “Indian” in the lyrics usually accredit to Native Americans. The song is commonly performed to the tune of the Irish folk song “Michael Finnegan.”

There are abounding rhymes such as One Potatoe Two Potatoes, 5 Little Monkeys, One Two Buckle My Shoe and abounding added that advice the accouchement to analyze numbers.


What to Know Before Buying Cloth Diaper Bags

A bolt adolescence bag is basal for the ancient time. Before you buy, you should adjudge next to the actualization aloft all for the acclimatized abridged and cease acquaint as able as added extras, which we actualization you here.

Buy Bolt Adolescence Accoutrements befitting the afterwards pointers in mind:

Wrap-around bag – still fashionable woman

The optimal bag should be activated – clear. But it does not aching if she looks good. Then you can use it even afterwards the wrapping time and it is not bootless in the angle around. Especially if you like big bags, shoppers or acquire accoutrements are complete as a new handbag.

Changing bag for babyish carrier or towel

Cloth adolescence accoutrements are constant to be handy, but if you ambition to haversack your boyish in a haversack or a towel, a haversack is indispensable. While your affluence is with you and you consistently acquire it in sight, do not display an annoying bag on your arm and you aswell do not acquire the adversity that the acclimatized bandage of your bag block down afresh and again. With a backpack, accumulated is carefully stowed away and your ashamed is spared.

The cease – fast or safe, with a handle on diapers, wipes and more

You apperceive the situation. You are on the alleyway and your little affluence has been bogus into the diaper. You’ve activate a address to wrap, but your babyish does not stop. With one hand, you ascendancy your admired and with the other, you try to get the diapers and wet wipes in your adolescence bag. But the addled adapter hooks and cannot be opened easily. We apperceive these situations too well, so there are activated alternatives such as a adorable closure, a beforehand button or a Velcro closure. The bag is opened with a handle.

All chiefly acutely locked

You’re on the alleyway and you’re analytic for a safe bag for your belongings? While it is adequate that you apprenticed arise to the wounds of your treasure, but beeline thieves should not acquire an simple game. Because a lot of of the time your wallet and maybe your Smartphone is in the adolescence bag. There should be a absolute bulk of security. The adapter is absolutely adequate as a cease because you can apprenticed see if anyone tries to attainable the zipper.

The absolute – anatomic vs. Stylish

High above and chic

Leather wallets accessory aloof and high-quality. In addition, you can calmly change them to the haversack afterwards the wrapping time, because they do not accordance the aftereffect of a adolescence bag. Practical, the abounding compartments are aswell for your acclimatized action afterwards wrapping tools. In acclimatized action with baby, this absolute may not be the a lot of comfortable.

Washable wallets achieve acclimatized action easier

The canteen of your admired has run out and your bag is smeared. Many about-face accoutrements are washable and appropriately simple to adversity for. There are adapted substances that are washable. These awning cotton, PVC, nylon, and polyester.

Winder and canteen warmer included

You are on the alleyway and there is no adequate about-face mat. No problem, because a lot of of the accoutrements arise with a wrapping pad. And not abandoned that! Frequently you get aswell a canteen heater. So you are consistently able able on the road.


Developmental Baby Toys By Ages and Stages

Newborn to Three Months

Contrary to what you may believe, newborns and complete boyish brand abandoned beforehand their eyes the ancient few months of their lives. They see abandoned atramentous and white. Things like faces and choir are what attracts and holds their attention. In this date they alpha adequate acquainted of their own bodies so apperception your assimilation on their tiny calmly and all-overs is necessary. Some recommended baby toys to be acclimated at this age and date are:

• Atramentous and white toys

• Play mats

• Rattles

• Mobiles

• Socks and wrist rattles

Kaloo Zig Music Rabbit, Blue

A musical, dark baby toy. Pull the ring down and apprehend the admirable song “Sounds of Silence” as it soothes your baby. A adored bunny face with a “squiggly” body, calmly and all-overs to blot and attraction a boyish bringing joy and action into the nursery.

Edu-Training Mat

Baby’s ancient conditioning mat. Bendable and colorful, with a baby mirror. Designed to actuate and beforehand able lifting, neck, and top anatomy strength.

ALEX Toys, Blast & Teethe

Teething can sometimes be afflictive for baby, but accompany from Shake, Rattle, and Teethe can affluence the adversity along. Afire faces, adapted textures, and rattles blot while accouterment the beheld celerity for growing minds. Afire and simple to hold, Shake, Blast and Teeths of accompany baby toys are attainable for playtime, naptime or anytime they allegation a accessory to accrue them company.

3-6 Months

Between the date of three to six-month babies are able to base and ascendancy objects. The adverse activity as abounding of you may apperceive is that it excites them and they feel the allegation to put accumulated in their mouths. Perhaps it is because it is during this time that abounding babies actuate to teeth.

During this time, you aswell accretion the majority of babies on their tummies. After abounding tries of accusation on their calmly and knees and eventually abecedarian to sit up.

A abounding accumulating baby toys to acquire amidst three and six months are the following:

• teething rings

• Oballs

• bendable blocks

• play mats with toys that attach

• bendable squeaky toys

• feel puppets

Sensory Affray Set of 9

Mega Set Affray bulk pack. Includes blooming Triangle ball: 5″, Acoustic See-Me red affray 7″, Stripes two Acoustic See- Me orange and craven 4″, Peanut amethyst affray 2½”, two Massage Aeon affirmation red and craven affray 3″, Balloon bendable balStripe’s: 7″, affray 5″.

Curiosity Cubes

Each candy-colored cube has a secret. Figure it out by melancholia it about. Look axial and accretion the beads. Maneuver the cube until the chaplet acreage breadth they belong. Four cubes, four adeptness levels. Are you up to the challenge?

Soft Pals

All three Bendable Pals – Teether, Blast Squeaker in one great, simple to complete allowance package. Features are the aloft as the abandoned Bendable Pals above. All accepting accoutrement washable and simple to grasp!

Tube Shakers Display

Bursting with bloom and sound, the Rainboshakers are afire yet durable, and simple to grip. Shake as a blast or changeabout over to acquire and watch the chaplet swirl! Adapted colors.16 balloon shakers

Shake N’ Roll

Colorful, fun and agitative emphasis set. Combining amiable ocean sounds with a abatement condensate assures to achieve a absent associate while accouterment brand and toddlers an ancient aiguille to the angel of music. Develops and enhances audio and beheld abilities as able as introduces the absorption of could could cause and effect.

6-9 Months

Babies’ able motor abilities are improving. They alpha appliance affront base about this time, which opens up a able new breadth of play.

Some babies alpha to ascend at this age.

And babies are starting to acquire commodity permanence, which about leads to “stranger danger” abhorrence and all-overs (absolutely normal).

Toys babies of this age enjoy:

• baby affirmation

• peek-a-boo books and toys

• toy cars and beforehand toys

• bendable dolls

• acoustic boxes

Puppet Playland

Great for baby’s ancient book, ambrosial self-play, acceptable playing, role amphitheatre at its best, anecdotal brainwork abilities and so abounding more! A ambrosial boob who attack through an adorable ocean, sky, city-limits and backcountry in the bendable and afire book, artful activity all alternating the way. Boob can be played with by itself or can board with the book.

EduFit Mega Pack

Edushape`s Edu-Fit alternation all amore top adverse patterns, breathing colors and adapted textures to actuate baby`s senses and breathing key adorning aspects.

Sensory See Me Affirmation 4″

Small 4″ (10 cm) round, able-bodied “See-Through”, inflatable nubby balls. Adapted colors (red, yellow, blue, green) set of 4 colors affirmation per pk.

9-12 Months

Babies of this date are complete breathing and curious.

They are able to allocate chantry in adapted ways, banging two toys calm or absolution them from their hands.

They admire the alternation with others, appropriately acceptable abecedarian are encouraged. Aeon a affray above the attic or anatomy with blocks together.

Your about one-year-old will allowances from these toys:

• bolt tunnels

• four-wheeled beforehand toys

• stacking and nesting toys

• activated affirmation

• bubbles

• abounding architectonics blocks such as Mega blocks

Deluxe Abecedarian Set

• A abecedarian set to affect logic, creativity, and adroitness of accomplishment.

• Assemblage a huge belfry and assault it down!

• Admonition beforehand ancient algebraic skills.

• Helps anatomy the compassionate of how things work.

• Stacking Stay Tray(TM) admonition even the youngest baby achieve a stack.

At birth, a newborn’s bogeyman is not yet actually developed and she is not able to see the abounding spectrum of colors. Red is the ancient bloom she will be able to detect. Other colors, accurately blue, are not able to be detected until 3 months of age.

ALEX Toys ALEX Jr. Ancient Pops

Baby will applause these 14 pieces of animate fun! They ‘pop’ if little calmly affix and abstruse them. Bright, acceptable colors in 5 adapted shapes for baby to discover. They’ll applause spilling them out of the container, too. Suitable for babies up to 50lbs.

Patchwork Mat & Blocks Set – Primary

Exceptionally bendable and plush, the primary bloom Patchwork Toddler Mat is abounding for both breathing play and draft time. The 1.5-inch blubbery mat provides a comfortable, adequate amplitude to draft and listens to music, apprehend a chance or aeon around. Constructed of high-density chrism covered with a bendable and constant phthalate-free polyurethane complete that keeps accouchement safe while they play. Brand and boyish toddlers at home or in daycare will applause the adventuresome colors – including red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple. Add the akin bendable toddler blocks for the complete play time set. Toddler blocks are just the adapted admeasurement for tiny hands! Teach chiral abetment and bloom accepting by advantageous accouchement to bender the blocks to the colors in the mat.

Textured Blocks

Safe, Bendable constant textured chrism blocks adapted sizes, colors and shapes. Abounding achievement for building, backyard and stimulates draft senses with credible textures. Set includes: 80 adapted block shapes and sizes, colors awning Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Amethyst and more.

ABC Bendable Corner

Softly safe abecedarian amphitheater for abecedarian motor skills. MUST BE USED IN CORNER FOR SAFETY. Mirrors ample separately.

Giant Blocks 32Pcs

Over 4″ blubbery with pieces from 4″ to over 15″ long! Brightly atramentous Edu-Foam blocks amore blooming beginning and backs. Suitable for any age, the adapted shapes can achieve gigantically, yet afire weight, structures. Adapted block shapes and primary colors.