Lens of Excellence


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant

Embarking on the quest for success is an exhilarating journey, a thrilling adventure where every step propels you closer to your goals. Picture this odyssey as a dynamic dance with excellence, the unseen choreographer that orchestrates your every move. As you stand at the crossroads of ambition and opportunity, it’s essential to don the lens of excellence – a lens that not only sharpens your vision but also transforms your aspirations into tangible triumphs.

In this exploration of the path to success, we’ll unravel the secrets that excellence whispers to those who dare to listen. Each step is a revelation, a guidepost illuminating the way forward. As you embark on this transformative odyssey, consider these six actionable steps as the roadmap to sculpting your narrative of accomplishment.


1. Define Your Goals with Precision

The journey commences with a profound introspection into your ambitions. Excellence thrives on specificity, and by defining your goals with surgical precision, you lay the groundwork for a path uniquely tailored to your aspirations.


2. Embrace Continuous Learning

Imagine the world as an infinite well of knowledge waiting to be explored. Excellence beckons you to dive in, absorb insights, and make continuous learning an intrinsic part of your identity. Every lesson becomes a stepping stone toward success.


3. Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Shift your perspective from challenges being impediments to them becoming opportunities. A growth mindset fuels excellence, empowering you to view setbacks not as defeats but as essential components of your growth trajectory.


4. Set High Standards – Always

Elevate your expectations, both for yourself and your endeavors. By establishing and maintaining high standards, you cultivate an environment where excellence becomes the benchmark. Mediocrity is no longer an option; your pursuit is nothing short of excellence. 


5. Foster a Culture of Discipline

Success is not a fleeting moment; it’s a continuous journey. Discipline becomes your steadfast companion on this odyssey. Through habits aligned with your goals, discipline shapes your daily actions, ensuring that every step resonates with excellence.


6. Celebrate Progress and Adapt

As you navigate the path, take moments to acknowledge your victories. Success is a series of milestones, each marked by your commitment to excellence. Stay adaptable, learn from experiences, and be willing to adjust your course based on newfound insights.

In essence, this is more than a guide; it’s an invitation to infuse your journey with excellence. As we delve into each step, envision excellence not as a destination but as the very essence of the road that leads you there. Step boldly into the world of success with excellence as your guiding light!




Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of Bloom Initiative, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous nation is a product of successful individuals. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.

Supercharge your brain


“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” – Barbara Jordan
Hey awesome learner! 🚀 Ready to level up your brainpower? We’ve got the ultimate guide for you – A fusion of insights gleaned from my extensive research and personal experiences has resulted in a collection of strategies that can make you a winner.
Through years of exploration and observation, I’ve synthesized these tips to create a powerful set of approaches aimed at enhancing the acquisition of effective knowledge. The coming together of these methodologies reflects the culmination of my ongoing pursuit of learning excellence. Let’s dive into 10 game-changing strategies to boost your learning skills and crush them in school and beyond!


1. Mix It Up with Fun Learning Channels:

Don’t stick to boring textbooks! Blend your learning with podcasts, cool webinars, and interactive stuff. It’s like creating your learning playlist!

2. Set Epic Goals for Yourself:

Make your learning goals crystal clear. Use apps and cool tools to keep you on track. It’s like turning your goals into a game – and winning is super satisfying!

3. Be the Hero of Active Learning:

Take notes, chat about what you’re learning, and even teach someone else. Be the superhero of your own learning adventure – no more boring lectures! 


4. Tech Magic for Super Smart Learning:

Use tech to your advantage! Try out cool apps and platforms that make learning feel like magic. Stay ahead of the game with the latest tech tools.

5. Join the Cool Kids’ Learning Club:

Hang out with other learners who are as awesome as you! Join groups and make friends who love learning. It’s like building your own squad of knowledge seekers.

6. Reflect Like a Boss:

Think about what you’ve learned and jot it down. It’s like having a secret diary for your brain – reflect, learn, and conquer!

7. Switch Up Your Learning Styles:

Dive into different ways of learning – videos, music, games. Mix it up to keep things exciting. Learning should never be boring!

8. Stick to Your Learning Routine:

Make learning a habit. Set reminders and track your progress. Consistency is the key to becoming a learning superhero every day.

9. Get Feedback Like a Pro:

Ask friends and mentors for feedback. It’s like getting tips from your gaming buddies – it helps you level up faster!

10. Rock a Growth Mindset:

Embrace challenges and see every mistake as a chance to grow. It’s the superhero way of looking at things – turn obstacles into your superpowers!
You’re now armed with 10 mind-blowing strategies to supercharge your brain. Learning is your superpower – use it wisely! Crush it in school, and remember, the more you learn, the more unstoppable you become. Ready, set, go conquer the world, genius!




Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of Bloom Initiative, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous nation is a product of successful individuals. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.


“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

According to the Oxford Dictionary, striving means to make a great effort or fight vigorously to achieve or obtain something. After going through the definition of strive, you should by now have an idea of what it means to strive for knowledge. Since knowledge is something you can not do without to achieve success in your academics, career, and life in general, it, therefore, means you have to put in all the effort needed to get knowledge. Knowledge doesn’t just drop on people’s laps, it must be consciously fought for vigorously.

In a computer age like this with knowledge accessible via the internet, it is now possible to get all the knowledge you need with a push of the button on a phone. With so much access to tools for knowledge, there is, therefore, no excuse for not succeeding. Knowledge has never been available around the world at this level. It is therefore on you to take full advantage of this.

The story of Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, comes to mind at a time like this. In his childhood, Parker was an avid reader, which was the beginning of his lifelong success on Facebook and other businesses like Spotify (an online music streaming company). He was very much given to his school books and many other personal developments and career development books via the internet. He took full advantage of the knowledge that was available to achieve his dreams.

Nothing of real value can be achieved by anyone who does not strive for knowledge. Striving for knowledge will not always be fun, but it will always be worth it years later when you achieve your dreams. Therefore decide today to strive for knowledge like Sean Parker so you too can be among the high fliers in a few years from now.

I would love to hear about how you are striving for knowledge. It will also be great if you have any pointers on the topic. Looking forward to seeing all of that in the comment section.


Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of B2SL INITIATIVE, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous Nigeria is a product of successful Nigerians. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.



“Just as no one can be forced into belief, so no one can be forced into unbelief.” – Sigmund Freud.

If you want to get better at anything, you must work hard because success does not come by wishful thinking. You may not think you are capable enough or have the necessary skills to achieve your goals, but the good news is that you can work on improving your belief and self-confidence. The feeling of inadequacy is not peculiar to you; some of the most successful people also felt the same way, but they worked on their belief system over time even when it didn’t feel like they would succeed.

Successful people work on their mindset by speaking positively about their ability to succeed. People around you and your mind will always want to tell you that you are not good enough based on one or more failures in the past. If you believe that to be correct and keep quiet, the consequences will be negative. You will need to talk down such thoughts by sometimes speaking out loud that you are very much capable of achieving success. Don’t let anyone make you believe that you cannot understand that subject, complex topic, or a new skill.

Successful people can speak up inside and outside when unbelief creeps in because they have learned how to work on their beliefs by reading lots of books and articles like this one. You, too, can follow their step by consistently reading things like B2SL weekly blog posts and other books to help you build your confidence and stay motivated for success.

It’s imperative to note that wherever you are presently is not new under the sun. Other people have been in your shoes in the past and still went on to be successful in their different life pursuits. You can keep working on your belief by reading biographies of successful people. You can see their struggles when they were like you and how they overcame them. Studying other successful people will consistently help you fill your belief bank as their stories will always relate to your journey as they have with mine.

Like our quote rightly says, no one can force you into believing. You will need to consistently work at it yourself because it lies primarily within your power to make it work.

How have you been working on your belief? I will love to get more points from you in the comments section so others can learn from you.


Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of B2SL INITIATIVE, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous Nigeria is a product of successful Nigerians. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.



“Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” – Rick Pitino. 

Being realistic is always very important, so you don’t have to start a journey without knowing where you are coming from or where you are going. It would be best if you had a practical idea of what you could expect to achieve. For example, how many steps can you take in a day? How many pages can you read in a day?  In your quest for excellence, you must be very clear about what distinction is and what it is not. With such clarity, you will achieve excellence in your academics and career in the face of seeming mediocrity.

With that out of the way, you will agree that most people look forward to achieving excellence in their endeavor, but not many do. The challenge in most cases is that they don’t know what excellence is and is not, so they end up treading the path of mediocrity, doing far little below their ability.

Excellence is not just about getting the significant results that everyone celebrates. It’s more about having small wins here and there that accumulate into the bigger goal. We can see this clearly from Max Verstappen, the 2021 Formula one (World car racing) champion.

At the 2015 Australian Grand Prix, when Max Verstappen was aged 17 years, 166 days, he became the youngest to compete in Formula One. From then till 12th December 2021, when he won his first Formula one Championship, he has always been having small wins here and there right from the lower level.

When Verstappen was in the lower level (Formula three) where the whole world was not much focused on, he kept making small wins that took him from Formula three to Formula two before he eventually made it to Formula One. Since getting into formula one in 2015, he kept challenging and getting small wins before becoming the world champion.

We can see clearly that his quest for excellence had always shown since he was in Formula three. So, you don’t have to get to the very top to do things excellently well. You can be excellent even at the lowest level by having small wins. Apply the principle in the next skill you intend to learn. Learn a bit today, and another tomorrow and so on. Before long, you will become a champion if you are consistent. As the ancient saying goes, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step”. 

Let me know what your thoughts are about the topic and ask questions if you have any via the comment section below.


Charles Adimah is an entrepreneur and the Project Manager of B2SL INITIATIVE, where he manages the vision. He is a great believer that a prosperous Nigeria is a product of successful Nigerians. You can reach him via email at charles@b2sl.org.