This past Sunday I & my family were in Bingham University Karu for my brother’s graduation thanksgiving. During one of the presentations, the graduates were reminded not to let go of their dreams, and to pursue it at all cost.
They were asked one important question, are you all you wanted to be? When you were a little child, those dreams that you had then, are you fulfilling them now?
This question made me think about my life. I had a lot of dreams growing up. I knew what I wanted to do. I left the University with lots of hope for the future.
But Life happened. I wanted to go abroad for my Masters programme but lack of finance halted that dream. I got admission into different schools more than once. My mother later applied for a loan which was granted, but the money wasn’t paid until a day after the deadline for tuition deposit had passed.
I had never cried so much in my life. I cried and my mother cried. We both cried hot tears.
Unfortunately that event and all the previous events, made me lose hope. I couldn’t get back myself until years later.
I left school a bookworm, but right now I dread academic reading.
To all the graduates finishing school who happens to read this, please don’t give up on your dreams. Life will happen, your dreams, your goals, your vision, even your purpose will be tested. Your faith will be tested. Your friendships will be tested. You will lose friends. Family bonds will be tested. You may be pushed to your limits, but in all this please hear me clearly, DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT MATTERS.
Have a goal, have something tangible that you want to achieve and pursue it vigorously. Don’t lose sight of what matters; please.
You know what, every successful person you know or have ever met, have once encountered failure, but the thing is they refused to give up, they kept pushing. Only failures give excuses and live by them.
Like I always say, you don’t go through challenges for nothing. There is a reason for every pain. Learn from your challenges, don’t just go through them. It may bring out of you something you never envisioned and you may be better for it. Take this from the girl who never envisaged she would one day write. I never in my wildest imaginations ever thought that I would one day become a writer, but here I am preparing to launch my first book.
As I was listening to those kids, I had tears in my eyes because I was saying to myself, may I at last become successful.
Your family has invested so much in you, everyone who knows you is praying and hoping you become successful, don’t let them down.
I am rooting for you; as always and I want you to be successful.
To every other person reading this, Are you all you wanted to be?
Thank you for reading. Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead.
PS: my first book will soon be out. Please be prepared.