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“Rules are made to be broken, but hearts are broken to be made.
It is a big miracle to be loved "because" of your inadequacies, not "despite" them.
And nothing can be as fascinating as walking tall on the same road that once witnessed your fall.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“One of the very striking life lessons from Game of Thrones.

When Arya was blind; hopeless and helpless. The Waif lured her into multiple stick fights and the Waif would promptly beat Arya in every sparring match.

But through those stick fight, Arya learned to cope with her blindness and how to fight “in the dark.”

After Arya had regained her sight and Jaqen had granted the Waif’s wish to kill Arya. Arya confronted the Waif in a hideout and put out the only light in the room. Arya best the Waif due to her proficiency in fighting without sight (which, ironically, was trained by the Waif). Arya killed her adversary.

Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“You cannot control the way people treat you, but you can control how you feel about the way they treat you. Simply put, you cannot choose people's actions but you can decide your reactions.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“We will not always be here, so let's make the best use of what we have, when we still have it.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Nothing matures a Man like RESPONSIBILITIES,
Nothing humbles him like MISSED OPPORTUNITIES,
What makes him are his CHOICES,
And nothing changes him like LOVE.

Nothing defines a Man like his CHARACTER,
Nothing teaches him like his EXPERIENCE,
What drives him is his VISION,
And nothing weakens him like BETRAYAL.

Nothing scares a Man like losing his EGO,
Nothing pursues him like his PASSION,
What interests him is his GAME,
And nothing intoxicates him like his DESIRES.

Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Success, Bill Gates said, is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Same goes for good looking people. Beauty reduces the consciousness that it takes more to catch the heart of the right partner.
We often think being good at one thing is all we need to succeed, but hey, success is less of what you are good at, but more of what you are good for.
Of what use is beauty with no brains, culture without character, knowledge that does not impact, or skill that does not add value?
For any seemingly "good" thing to last, great attention we must pay to the unseen intrinsic component that sustains it.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Friendship! That bond shared, not with the one you see every day but with the one that has got your back any day.
Well, that seems so hard to find these days.
So just be the best friend to yourself until you have found a best friend like yourself.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Time waits for no man" but no man dares not wait for "his Time."
"Love is patient" but Time is not, yet it takes Time to find Love.
Love they say, is blind. Because it "covers a multitude of sins?"
To Love we should unwind, tell me when was the last Time.
Love is steep; in no Time you fall in it.
Time is free, howbeit, a sacrifice to spend with Love.
The more Love fills the heart, the Less Time to mind...
Yet, the same Time heals the heart when Love breaks it.
Yay, the friendly enmity between Time and Love.
Embrace it, only if you can!”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Given a test question, every wrong answer you eliminate from options A - E increases your chances of getting the right answer by 20percent.
The more you identify what you should not be doing, the closer you get to the things you should do.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Character is like 'Structural Integrity' in the field of engineering.

A construction is believed to have structural integrity when it can withstand 'impact' from anywhere and anything, functioning adequately for its desired purposes and service life, until a physical collapse proves otherwise.

'Integrity' springs from the original Latin root 'integrum', which means "Intact".

A man has INTEGRITY when he remains INTACT, despite the IMPACT of forces that seek to sidetrack him.
He will never confuse "what is" with "what ought to be", EVEN WHEN "what is" will work in his favour.
A man who will choose, not what the world forces his hands to choose, but what aligns with his destiny and will propel him to become what he is meant to become.

Such men are few, such men should be me and you.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Taking the Right Decision in any situation only requires TWO major ingredients:
Critical Thinking and Grace.
Critical Thinking is like 'Works' and Grace is like 'Faith'. So if "Faith without Works is dead," then same, I believe, goes for Works without Faith.
Like the two sides of a coin, one without the other just won't make any sense. And if the coin ever has a third side, it will never be 'Emotions' or 'Sentiments' because they both have zero IQ.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“They say "Life is short" but that is NOT true.
Life is endless and so is Time.
Both are in God's hands, immeasurable, and wait for no man.

It is actually “Living and Timing”, both measured by a Clock and a Calendar, that are short and will pass away. A man may live for 200 years, but that is still "short" compared to the endless Life and Time.

Like the path of a snake on the rock, so is Living without having Life and Timing without understanding Times & Seasons.

In Living and Timing, always remember that we will not always be here, so let’s make the BEST USE of WHAT we have WHEN we still have it.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“They say, a True King considers the advice of counsel but always follows his heart.

Just like a Great Warrior. He is not the soldier that fights all the time, but one that knows when to fight and when to fly (hide).

Same goes for a Wise Man, he doesn't just know what to say or do but also knows when, where, why, how and to whom he speaks or acts.

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers and power is not a function of muscles. Weapons don’t bring peaceful slumbers, nor wealth a guarantee of good health.

Maturity is not directly proportional to age and slavery does not necessarily mean being locked up in a cage.

It takes courage to serve with reliance and grace to face your mistakes without defiance.
He that is down need fear no fall; as a dog destined to be lost will never hear the hunter's call.

Wisdom – wis-e dom-ain – is a realm to attain, a kingdom to reign in, not just some impulse or sensation.

A man can never be slave to the knowledge he has, nor the understanding he applies. And therein lies his wisdom.

Wisdom builds, understanding establishes and knowledge fills with wealth.
The wealth of knowledge is understanding and the knowledge of understanding is WISDOM!”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“If you don't need what you really want, you can barely want what you really need.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“And yes, many of us became fathers to fully understand what it means to be a father.

Albert Einstein once said: "Every man is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees, it will spend the rest of its life believing that its stupid."

To the men who never let other people’s metrics of success become the yardstick with which they measure theirs. It is no coincidence that we are diagrammatically represented by a circle with an arrow on the edge that points out.

To all of us who may not always be "there" so that we can always "be there",

To every hunter, every fighter, every missionary,
To every planter and tiller of a garden of eden,
To every warrior, conqueror of territories, every man always going out so he can bring something home.

To every provider and protector of his family.
Every defender of his domain and representative of God in the lives of his dependants.

To every man that choose character over caliber,
Every Major General, Lord of the Rings,
Lion of the Tribe of his house.

To every correcter with a shout,
Every tough and tender 9-ribbed carrier of his cross.

For every skill, strength, qualification and effort that we put into building meaningful relationships with our women, bonds with our children, and shield through tough times.

For every ‘crave’ for success without substituting values.

For the unconditional love, unflinching sacrifice, and diehard determination to go places our parents never imagined for themselves.

To those who happily lead, as though money, fame and power didn’t exist.

To those who stand tall and sit straight,
Who understand that it doesn't take a 6-figure to be a Father figure.

Happy Father's Day to every man who understands the responsibility and deserves the title.

*Happy Father's Day to You and Me.*”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“Once upon a time, a wise man said, "I have nothing to say!"
Wisdom does not always talk, it talks at the right time, saying the right words.”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within
“They say "the taste of the pudding is in the eating," but that doesn't apply to "a square peg in a round hole".
If the peg is driven by hunger to give and desire to fill, and the hole on the other hand is moved by thirst to receive and purpose to fulfil, then a deep knowledge of the reason for existence, a mutual understanding of roles, and the wisdom to effectively carry out those roles are very key, if we must have a round peg in a round hole, or a square peg in a square hole.
But then again, who cares about "shape" in desperation?!”
Olaotan Fawehinmi, The Soldier Within