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All Your Dreams Can Come True

By Afolabi Ismail
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Except on very rare occasions, nobody is blessed without any form of turbulence. As human beings, we are all bond to face challenges at some points or the other depending on the depth of our expectations.

In particular, the appalling turmoil of those pulling back and giving up on themselves as a result of the challenges of life necessitates this piece. Besides, if you are exhausted and presently standstill in the middle of nowhere in your bid to actualise your goals, this message is for you as well.

Against what you might have fathomed or made to understand, hard times and challenges are universally harsh and unfriendly. Ironically, they are sure steps to greatness and self actualisation. In short, "challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”- Joshua J. Marine

Whatever your case may be, there are hundreds and even thousands of people who have had it far tougher than you. Most of them including Nelson Mandela and Thomas Alva Edison to mention but a few, apparently, triumphed and did wonderful things with their lives.

Despite all odds, Mandela rose to become an African icon. Edison too became a prolific inventor. More significant among a number of Edison's patents was the widespread impact of his inventions: electric light and power utilities. Meanwhile, its on record that at early age, Edison's mind often wandered in school, and his teacher, Reverend Engle, reportedly called him "addled".

Like every other embattled individual, Edison did not start from grace to grace. He sold candy and newspapers on trains. He also sold vegetables to supplement his income and subsequently obtained the right to sell newspapers on the road after he opted out of school. He, however, moved from grass to grace when he, with the aid of four assistants, set in type and printed the Grand Trunk Herald, which he sold with his other papers. This began Edison's long streak of entrepreneurial ventures, as he discovered his talents as a self educated businessman and inventor.

Certainly, what Edison and other great men did, you can do better if you have the courage to pursue your dreams to the latter. So, get on with your life and waste no more time lamenting over a failed mission, relationship or appointment. Maybe slowly but surely, as long as you are persistent in the pursuit of your deepest dreams, you will excel.

Possibly, if everything is to be, it's up to you, not any barrier or limitation!

-Written by Afolabi Ismail (aka Marble) from UNIOSUN Ikire campus. E-mail: [email protected]

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