KEEP AT IT by Precious Kc George

“A river cuts through rock, not because of it's power, but because  of its persistence”

We live in a world filled with war and conflicts. People around us feel and wish there is a place where they could go to that they will call a “safe haven” but I’m sorry to burst that bubble, there isn’t. Each and every one of us cry out for change. I know the problems in our country tend to escalate each passing year. Just recently, according to studies, the number of abortions in Nigeria alone as at 2012 was 1.5 million. Wow that’s quite a number.

The increased rate of corrupt practices never ends. We solicit and cry out for peace but at the end that peace we search for, we may not see. There is a reason why. This is because we just sit down and wait for the government to do something instead of trying to fight for that peace. Mahatma Ghandi beautifully said, “Be the change you want to see in the world” this is completely true. If we need something changed we have got to work together to see that it—the change we need, happens.

The time for us to sit back and keep on dreaming is over. We have got to wake up and pursue those dreams. We may have woken to pursue our dreams but because of what people say, we tend to give in to their words. Thereby, turning and going back to sleep a little more. I want to tell you to wake up and pick up those materials and continue! Many great men we hear today never made it to the top by just wishing.

They worked at getting what they wanted. They had numerous hurdles to jump, and one striking similarity between all of these great men we hear is that they stayed true to their cause. They always looked ahead. You may look around and see how poor your background is, how you have been living off drinking “Garri” as your breakfast, lunch and dinner. You may be asking one of the most asked questions we all ask “can I make it?” the answer to this question is simple: YES YOU CAN.

If those great men we heard of, gave up to their cause, would we hear about them? It may not be easy but it's worth it. Don’t let your circumstances now, keep you blinded to the ever truth that YOU CAN. I stumbled on a post on facebook months ago on how MTN came to invest in Nigeria at a time when nobody wanted to check-in here to invest, at a time when Nigerians never had phones.

They were short of cash. They asked for loan from Zenith bank but were turned down they persisted because they looked forward to the “tomorrow” we see today, will bring. Today the difference is clear. Henry ford wanted automobiles to be owned by many even the “low class” individuals it seemed impossible but today it isn’t. Bill Gates believed, Martin Luther King jr. believed, Nelson Mandela believd they all believed and I urge you to believe. Re-ignite that spark and don’t stop, keep at it.

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. That’s when you beat your chest and say that things will be better. Don’t stop what you do continue and keep at it. The only difference between here and there is ‘T’ which is time. They told Bill Gates, they told Henry Ford, they told Andrew Carnegie but today they are history makers. Don’t listen to what people may say or what life is throwing at you. Believe and keep at it.

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have got to start to be great.”


See you at the top.

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