Writer’s block or whatever new they call it, I just could not write for days. It was not an issue of how to write but more of what to write about until I saw the movie: Hidden Figures.
Some years back while learning from a successful American real estate mogul, he did say that to get the respect of everyone including your enemies, you have to [keep] winning.
Everyone wants to be winner, but how many really want to be one badly. Is the pursuit aimed at merely gaining a medal or have breakthrough of a peculiar experience. If it is the latter, then you have to ask yourself some genuine questions, and ensure to reply with either a Y(Yes) or N (No):
- Are you aware of the stretched length of your strength and weaknesses?
- Do you think you are functioning in a career aligned with your skills currently?
- Would you require little or no societal support to fulfill your set goals?
- Is there enough time to satisfy your fans before you kickstart your destiny?
So, what are you made for? Winning or Hidden?
Lately, most Nigerians I know have embraced a ‘posture of defeat’ – murmuring at every whims of the government or at the possibility of the country ever developing from the ashes of its past and I was left unbothered, until some few weeks ago.
Some weeks ago, I rediscovered a new gusto! A renew passion to make things work out. A rebirth of confidence to conquer the world without fear. I hope you were sharp to notice my use of “re”, because all these were inside me and while younger I did quite a little but accomplished a lot. While being a teenager I was more concerned about helping others with the knowledge and skills I had gained and was confident that my reward would be gotten in the next few hours – I believed in the power beyond me.
Once again, I am challenging every dreamer, poet, future gamechangers, pilots of power, titans of industry and alike, whether in Nigeria, Africa or anywhere around the globe to believe – Believe in a power beyond you and begin to tackle small wars till you win.
…and we’ll live purplly ever after.