The million dollar question that dangles in my mind when acquaintances and associates make recourse to Fate, Predestination and the import of governmental deficiency in personal affairs is  ”Do people shape society or does society shape people?” This is not only personal but it’s the question of the century and my answer is that the sheer power of vision, creativity and strength that the human mind harbours and is capable of harnessing is truly remarkable. If properly channeled and developed, it does not only have the potential of shaping society but it can also change it and alter destinies. This ethos and philosophy is well enunciated in William Ernest’s 19th century poem (which happens to be one of my favourites) titled ”Invictus”. It’s most famous lines confidently assert that ”. . . I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul”. These words resonate deeply with me. They are not only profound but they are also inspiring. He is alluding to the philosophy of the ”triumph of the will” and the concept of ”mind over matter’
I share this worldview and what it affirms is the belief that real men ought to help shape the societies that they live in and invariably great men, who have the courage of their convictions, often do. I totally reject the opposite and paradoxical philosophy that has been so enunciated by those who rhetorically asks ”who can control his fate?” they obviously, and in my view erroneously, believes that fate and destiny lies in the hands of a ”higher power” alone. I also believe in the supremacy of God and in His ability to ”rule in the affairs of men” but I am also of the view that to a great extent we mortals can also control our fate and that our future is determined by the choices that we make. Charles Kay Anyabuike, a young and insightful Nigerian, put it succinctly when he said ”weak minds are shaped by society whilst powerful minds shape society”. I nurture the ever-standing belief that throughout history it has always been the powerful and assertive soul and the strong-willed that have made the difference and that have determined the course of events and the fortunes of their people. 
Without George Washington and the power of his will America would never have been independent and free.

Without Margaret Thatcher and the power of her will Great Britain would never have got back on her feet.

Without Martin Luther King jnr. and the power of his will the United States of America would not have had a civil rights movement.

Without Abraham Lincoln and the power of his will the United States of America would never have remained as one united nation. 

Without Martin Luther and the power of his will the Protestant Church would never have been established.

Without Queen Elizabeth the First and the power of her will England would have remained a tiny island-state and she would have been overwhelmed by the Spanish Armada. 

Without Kwame Nkrumah and the power of his will there would never have been any concept of ”Pan-Africanism”

Without Nelson Mandela and the power of his will apartheid would not have been crushed in South Africa. 

Without Mark Zuckerburg and the power of his will there would have been no Facebook.

Without Bill Gates and the power of his will there would have been no Microsoft. 

*Without Steve Jobs and the power of his will there would have been no Apple.*

Without Marconi and the power of his will there would have been no radio.

*Without Albert Einstein and the power of his will there would have been no theory of relativity.*

Without Charles Darwin and the power of his will there would have been no theory of evolution. . 
*These men and women, and many others like them through the ages, had courage, drive, purpose and vision and they helped to shape the fortunes of humanity and the destiny of nations. Society did not shape them but rather they shaped society by the very force of their will and by the courage of their convictions. This is what is known as the ”triumph of the will”.*
It is sufficient to say that what cripples most people is a lack of confidence, conviction, fortitude and faith and worse of all the fear of failure. This is what separates potentially great men and women who end up just being losers and dreamers and those that are the real heroes who end up being covered in the irresistible robes of eternal glory and greatness. The character traits that makes the real hero stand out is the ability to persevere against all odds, to endure difficult circumstances, to reject the fear of failure, to cultivate the ability to take a great step and to cultivate an unshakeable belief in himself and in his cause.

This is what is known as ”the triumph of the will” and a duty summon to ignite the will in your palm.

Destiny of a man lies in his hand not all in Gods hand but i believe Gods supremacy

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Check out @RotaractOsogbo’s Tweet:


Rotaractor Popoola Oluwatobiloba Martha was born into the family of Mr&Mrs Kehinde Popoola on a beautiful Wednesday morning, 23rd of January, two decades ago. Born in Kano state but had to leave during the then riot and relocated to Ilorin with parents. She attended Tenderfoot Nursery & Primary School and proceeded to Unilorin Secondary School. Due to her parent’s transfer to Osogbo, she had to leave and changed to Academy of Success where she eventually completed her secondary education. After a successful completion of her O’level, she was offered admission to study English Language Education at University of Uyo in the year 2009 and got certified upon completion of her degree program in the year 2014. She however got delayed by school and couldn’t go for the National Youth Corps Service, she then had to work with Sart Partners Limited till 2017 when she was eventually mobilized. She is presently serving her fatherland in Ilorin, Kwara State. 

“Slim” as fondly called by friends & family became a part of Rotary family in the year 2010 after a fun section anchored by PADR Akinyoade Afeez(Osupa) at her birthday party in school. She willingly joined the club and got inducted in the year BCBC by PDR Ojo Philip. She contributed actively to the progress of the club as she served in diverse capacities before transferring her membership to Rotaract Club of Osogbo in the year 2013.

Martha is a devoted Christian. Her hobbies include listening to music, chatting and watching movies. She is a loyal fan of Manchester United. She is single but comfortably committed to a relationship. 

Thank u….

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_✍Quote for the day✍_

_Coffee never knew it will taste nice and sweet, before it met sugar and milk. We are good as individuals but become better when we blend with the right people. The world is full of nice people, if you can’t find one, be one._

“`The richest wealth is health and wisdom. The strongest weapon is patience.

The best security is faith.

The greatest tonic is laughter, and the greatest force is love. 

The surest assurance is hope in God. And the source of our strength is the joy of the Lord. Surprisingly all are free.  

Do have a blessed, fulfilled and fruitful day!“`

Rtr Oyewole Michael O.

DRR RID 9125

Rotary making a difference

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Wonderful morning to you all

​In life, you can’t sing a sweet victory song if you cannot fight harder.

There is no glory without story, and no success without stress.

Keep pushing every effort towards success is not a waste! 

Good morning 

God’ll crown all our efforts 🙏this new week

Rtr.Raji Habeeb youngest

Media and publicity Dir

Rotary Making a Difference

Oyewole Michael Rolex

District Rotaract Representative

Rotary Making a difference

RID 9125

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​How ready are you to participate and witness the Rotary making a difference investiture ?


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I’m youngest

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Sun gets arise when moon sets,

And Moon gets arise when Sun sets,

Saturday goes and Sunday comes up,

Spend this perfect day with your perfect family and not in the office.Have a Good Sunday



RMAD Media & Publicity Dir


Oyewole Michael O.

Making a difference DRR

RID 9125

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Must Read: Harnessing The Power Of Focus By Comrd. Adeoye Adetoyese. 

Com. Adeoye Adetoyese

If you want to increase your power of focus, first and foremost you must come to the realization that you are ready to win the cognitive challenges of distraction and planning. When you can’t concentrate and plan, everything you do is harder and takes longer than you’d like. You’d be frazzled and frustrated, as you’ll feel that you’re never making enough progress. It is really astounding to see how most people  are finely attuned to distraction and non-planning. 

Before we go deeper for the purpose of those who have not read Covey’s seminal book the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People yet, Steven Covey calls planning ‘sharpening the ax. Planning will help you to come up with something more contemporary and equally productive, Abraham Lincoln reportedly once said, “If I had 60 minutes to cut down a tree, I would spend 40 minutes sharpening the ax and 20 minutes cutting it down.” this is aimed at organising  yourself and   reducing anything that will compromise your output. 

Good Planning reduces uncertainty, and improves productivity, in planning you have to build a plan that works best for you. Planning will help you to achieve your goal but if you fail to plan you have plan to fail according to Alan Lakein. Among the ancillary benefits of planning is clarity of purpose which propels you to remain focused in processing important task. Good planning and maximum concentration coupled with coherent prioritization goes a long way in getting things done. 

Concentration is achieved by developing your powers of planning and giving attention to details, people who are focussed tries every means to abnegated themselves from all hodge-podge and are  dedicated to important obligations, not minding the impediments and arduousness. 

Each day, you have to  do something to make your dreams come true, the constant drive to actualize your dreams and desires sometimes forces you to ask yourself, “What’s more important to me right now in actualizing my dream?” my ideology of importance is anything which is of great value in actualizing my dream. We are wrapping up another month, so it’s time to review the five months that passed and start thinking of ways to improve your focus on been productive, now the big question is: how to stay focused in this age of distractions? 

Com. Adeoye Adetoyese

In a time where despite your best intentions and efforts, it can be challenging to stay on track as there are so many constant demands to your attention and everything and everyone is pulling you in different directions.
The secrets of planning and getting things done 

  1. Set a goal and frame a picture of your goal in your memory map. 
  2. Create a plan for your task and  get into the habit of planning your day in advance. 
  3. Prioritize your task on their scale of urgency and importance. 
  4. Analyze your progress on a daily basis. 
  5. Prevent Procrastination. 
  6. Work Smarter. 
  7. Be committed: What you stay focused on will grow. – Roy T. Bennett

This article should help you to upgrade your abilities to differentiate and chose between urgent and important, good and bad, essential and necessary, for somethings are better and some are the best. 

Comrd Adeoye Adetoyese is a postgraduate student of the  Computer Science and Engineering Department at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and can be reach via +2348114735242 and

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