Yes people can stop you temporarily, you are the only one that can stop yourself permanently. If bandits are worrying you in the village, come to the city. Never say why me. Why not you.
It’s cheap to cry. It’s cheap to blame government. It’s cheap to shift our shortcomings to our family background. It’s cheap to say Muslims are islamizing Nigeria.
Infact ave come to discover a pandemic worst than Covid-19, and that’s “BLAMDEMIC”. As much as you have complained, what have changed? Nothing.
Never wait for Fulanis to stop their menace. Never wait for dollars to return to one for a NAIRA. Never wait for a Yoruba or Igbo President.
Remember before you came, there are political as well as socioeconomic challenges. France is on the 3rd lockdown. Canada has moved from lockdown to lock-in.
Traveling abroad for summer that used to be the pride of well-to-do families is now a bloody risk. Yet life goes on.
My dear reader, ave not done my daily Instagram videos neither have I sent messages like this for a while. Do you know why?
It’s because am not owing you. Simple!! Don’t live to impress men. I dare not send my message to some guys because they don’t subscribe to my perspectives. That’s life. It’s a little child who looks for everyone’s attention.
LET ME LEAVE YOU WITH THIS THREE ADVICE TODAY.
1: TO THY SELF BE TRUE:
Stop looking outward. Look inward and ask yourself what you really want to make out of this life and GO FOR IT WITH GRITTY DETERMINATION.
Originality is the true DNA of legendary.
2: STAY HUMBLE
Beneath your irritation is an opportunity for growth. Carry the heart of a king along with a bond of servanthood. Respect people but never fear them even if such person is an acclaimed genius. You are a genius who haven’t found yours too.
Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. Show empathy and don’t reply your critics because distractions is an enemy of distinction.
3: DISCIPLINE YOUR DISAPPOINTMENTS:
Sometimes you are turned down while you are aspiring for greatness. Don’t take it personal. Drive like someone driving in front of Aso Villa with the road signs “No loitering, No parking, No hawking, Keep moving”.
Finally, hear what Theodore Roosevelt once said on the man in the arena:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know VICTORY nor DEFEAT.”