The lanes of life (My story)

The lanes of life (My story)

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. – Winston Churchill.⁣⁣

When I read books and listen to people, I do so first with my lens… The mindset I’ve developed over time through mentorship and learning.⁣

When I want to communicate the things I’ve learnt over time to others, I try to look at the same information, but this time, through their lens.⁣
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In 2012 I finished my secondary school education at Pope John Paul II college, Rivers state. ⁣

I wrote my first jamb that year and I remember the feeling I had when I got to know I won’t be admitted to the University of Ibadan because my age wasn’t up to 16. ⁣
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I wasn’t even 15 yet. ⁣

Immediately I got information about an advanced level program that could give me admission to 200 level directly, I was off to Ilorin, Kwara state to start it… Even before my graduation.⁣
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I was the best in sciences, I was the best graduating student, I was the best in about 7 subjects by a good margin… But I wasn’t at my graduation to take the awards, so my Dad did the honours.⁣
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After my A level program, I got admission into the University of Ilorin for a B.Sc in Physiology, even though I really wanted to study medicine. ⁣

But it was a 200 level admission… That means, I didn’t actually loose any year.⁣
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This was me. ⁣
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⁣I felt bad when I didn’t get admission the first year because of age… But that same year, someone else got admission and couldn’t go because of fees.⁣
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I felt bad when I didn’t get medicine the second year, but that same year, someone just wrote his 6th Jamb and didn’t get admission at all… Maybe even with a better score than me.⁣

⁣The lanes of life.⁣
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How everyone is better than someone else, but worse than someone else.⁣

⁣And because of this, it is dangerous to conclude when you do not know all the facts.⁣
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⁣I can say someone is lazy. True. ⁣

⁣But I don’t know how hardworking he had been years before that and how he didn’t seem to get any result because of some principles he missed. ⁣
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So when I read books and listen to people, I do so first with my lens… The mindset I’ve developed over time through mentorship and learning.⁣

⁣When I want to communicate the things I’ve learnt over time to others, I try to look at the same information, but this time, through their lens.⁣
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Today I work with brands and individuals to leverage digital tools and platforms for Productivity and Profits. ⁣
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⁣You have grown to hold some things true in your life because of your various experiences.⁣

⁣You have accepted some paradigms as true because of the things you’ve been told over time.⁣
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These things shape not just your thoughts but your actions too… And yes, your inactions.⁣

⁣You are afraid to be more, because the last time you tried you were hurt in the process.⁣
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The last time you attempted, everyone worked together to shut you up.⁣

⁣Your content was boring, uninspiring. It would have been better if you had two likes only, but someone went ahead and commented “this is the worst article I’ve seen”.⁣
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⁣I’m reaching out again, not condemning you for not being at your best.⁣

⁣I’m reaching out to let you know you are in a process, and if you stop now, everything you’ve done before will be a waste…⁣

⁣Everything you’ve been through will be for nothing.⁣

⁣Try taking down a pot of soup from the fire when it’s half done… All the ingredients, present, but wasted.⁣

⁣Make the next move. ⁣

⁣And if you are not sure what your next move should be, ask someone who has been there before. ⁣

⁣Growth WILL COST YOU. But not Growing WILL COST YOU MORE.⁣

⁣The lanes of life. ⁣

⁣The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.⁣

⁣To your continued Digital Productivity,⁣

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