Your mind is not an illusion

Your mind is not an illusion

I learnt this the hard way and I’ve never shared this before, but I will today.⁣
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I was raised in a very conservative way. ⁣
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From home to school, to church, back home.⁣
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I had little to do than reading… Before we had a TV that worked. ⁣
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Luckily I’ve always been very inquisitive, so this was easy for me. ⁣
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In my secondary school, I was top of the class from JS1 to SS2 second term before my WAEC.⁣

Just like in any typical Nigerian home, it was either I was going to be a doctor or a lawyer. ⁣
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I went into the sciences so, doctor it was.⁣

⁣My grades had chosen a career path for me. ⁣⁣
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⁣Then the Nigerian educational system happened.⁣

⁣Factors like JAMB, POST UME and admission list has a way of changing destinies without permission.⁣
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After a year out of school, I got a direct entry admission into the college of health sciences, faculty of basic medical sciences, department of physiology. ⁣
⁣⁣Me? Doctor Fii? No way. ⁣
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⁣I started school just to start. My whole mind was on the next admission process. The next jamb. The next post ume.⁣

⁣Doctor Fii.⁣

⁣I wasn’t really interested in anything or anybody. ⁣

⁣I was passively reading, passively writing and getting passive grades.⁣

⁣The same Fii that never came 2nd all through secondary school.⁣ Not even once. 1st all through.
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⁣The next admission process came. ⁣

⁣I wrote the necessary exams and got admission… To the department of physiology, 100 level. ⁣

⁣Wait… What?⁣

⁣Same department?⁣⁣
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At this point, I knew something must have been following me all along. ⁣

I’m about going to 300 level physiology and was ready to sacrifice it for 100 level medicine and now this?⁣

⁣That day, I made the decision I could have made before. ⁣
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I adjusted my mind to what I was doing. ⁣
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But the damage had been done. ⁣
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⁣Even with passive reading, I didn’t have any carryover, but my grades could have been better. ⁣
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I started giving my course as much of my attention as I could. ⁣
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One year later I was the President of my department, a leadership position I learnt more than I can share here. ⁣
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I was one of the only 11 people in my set that finished with a second class upper… There was no first class. ⁣

⁣It could have been better… But the damage was already done.⁣
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How did I go from the basic medical sciences to being a digital media consultant? Story for another day. ⁣
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⁣The mind has a way of controlling your actions.⁣
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The things you set your mind on determines the things you do. ⁣
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I learnt this myself, but I hope someone else learns from it. ⁣
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⁣Do what needs to be done in the moment, for this moment will not last forever. ⁣

⁣The best in every race is the one who, at every second, kept his legs moving at the pace required to win.⁣

⁣”The pace required to win”⁣

⁣Your mind is not an illusion.⁣
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Do what needs to be done in the moment, for this moment will not last forever. ⁣

⁣Take back control.⁣

⁣⁣To your continued Digital Productivity,⁣
#fii

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