Tuesday 6 November 2007


I’m certain that countless of to-be-inventions never saw the light of the day because the ideas got extinguished by inaction and negative thoughts; not that the Great Transmitter didn’t broadcast the ideas, just that the receivers failed to utilize that which was broadcasted. Really, millions of talented people had cheated this world of ours of their brilliance by dying without leaving anything behind for posterity. Even now, the world is flooded with brains who will never apply their talents till they inevitably join their ancestors. What a waste!

Truth be told, it’s not easy to make a difference – never was, never will. The world is so full of obstacles, temptations, challenges, uncertainties, pestilence, to name a few that attaining a great height can be said to be tough. However, the fact that few reached the zenith, despite having undergone the same harsh conditions, is a testimony to the fact that everyone desirous of greatness can ultimately reach it. If some can make it, everyone can! Thus, this is a wake up call for all and sundry: LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!

Everyone has something to offer the world; irrespective of geographical location, height, race, disposition or sex. Don’t be pessimistic about your situation, always look for the bright side. If you are partially or totally blind, you still have a reason to the thankful because you will have little distractions. Some blind fellows like Stevie Wonder, Helen Keller, to name a few still made waves despite their predicament and so can you. Who says a disabled cannot be the president of a country? Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), often known as the Wheel Chair President, set the pace for all disabled when he was elected as the thirty-second (32nd) President of the United States of America! Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. A central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war, he has consistently been ranked as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents in scholarly surveys. FDR’s successful leadership proves for all time that it's ability, not disability, that counts. The list of men and women who lived exemplary lives, despite overwhelming limitations, is endless. You have no excuse, what are you waiting for?

Isn’t it amazing that the same number of hours available in a day to the world’s richest is the same available to the world’s poorest? Yet, the former lives in abundance while the latter in abject poverty. What makes the difference is what each man does with his time; the thoughts that each man thinks, and the steps each man takes to actualize his thoughts. Concentrate on the target - give it all it takes and you are sure to win – that’s the recipe that makes miracles possible! You can rise above any limitation. You too can change the course of history, if you so desire. The results won’t come on a platter of gold though, but through hard work, concentration and perseverance.

You have been endowed for exploits. Don’t disappoint the Creator and the created, let your light shine. Identify the area of your calling and then harness the powers of your intellect towards the attainment of some worthy goal(s). To-be champ, I charge you to arouse your creative powers; rekindle the fire in you! Redefine possibilities! Unleash your potentials!

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