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We are as powerful as our greatest weakness permits And as beautiful as our deepest flaw We are capped by our lowest thoughts of ourselves Try to pinch yourself when you’re in a trough Our minds are the greatest assets They tell us what we can do So build up a richer, healthier mindset And son, you’ll make it through Life is not to be lived cowardly So be ready to embrace your truth That the battlefield is right between your ears And we can tell who you’ve been listening to

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This article was first published on 8th December 2015


Nehikhare Omotayo Igbinijesu is an Economist, Poet, and Social Entrepreneur. 'He is the author of The Code: A Simple Story About Raising Great Women' and 'Marriage: 12 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Say, “I Do”'. He lives in Lagos with his wife, Akudo and two sons. He is Co-founder of, a motivational resources company based in Lagos. You can email him via nehijesu [at]

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