I don’t know about you, but there are a couple of people I’m grateful to for the value they’ve added to my life. I still remember Dr. George, who got me my first job at the CSIR library right after high school, and many others after him. I believe in God, and his ability to use whoever he so pleases to be a blessing to whomever He so pleases, but fact is; I was waiting for each of these people-blessings to learn something new, become a better person, and appreciate something better.
Recently I had been waiting for you, yes You! I had been waiting for you to get internet access and visit goldinwords often, become a fan and comment on the stuff you like; you can’t imagine how much of a difference it makes! Because trust me, no matter how self-sufficient you are, it’s so much easier when you have people patting your back and making you know that what you’re doing makes a difference in their lives, so that explains part of why your very existence is a blessing to me. There’s a graph that illustrates the traffic on the site, it lets me know how many people have been where. So anytime you get on this site, you make the next post easier to write, because I’m aware it’s dropping a thought, putting a smile, making a difference in a life -that’s motivation enough.
But aside me, who else has been waiting for you? How many thousands of humans will stand a chance of living a good life because YOU lived yours well? Do you make decisions convenient to you alone or do you consider the generations who’ll read about you some day and get goosebumps because of the inspiration your life will bring to them? Is it possible that till this moment you’ve been very selfish, considering your drinking orgies, chain smoking or mediocre thinking? How do your habits help the rest of us waiting on you to make a difference so we too can think differently?
How limited has your scope of vision been till now? When you close your eyes and fantasize, do you see your passion giving jobs to 100,000 people the world over, and being the one who makes it possible for them to put 3-sqaure meals on their family tables? Does it occur to you that by doing what you’re good at to the fullest, some thousands of people will be able to pay their tithes, and make contributions to humanitarian causes? What if you knew that 14 years from now, a certain boy with a sad story will go to the University of Ghana , and your company will be his only chance of getting a good job, and he will much later prove that he has what it takes to take your company global 10 years after?
How many people are waiting for you to become more responsible? More caring, more romantic? How much longer will they have to wait? 5 years, 9&1/2 years? Is that how long it’ll take you to put that life-draining addiction behind you? You must answer these questions, NOW!! There’s such little time left, because no one’s promised you tomorrow.
Can’t you see that you have gifts and abilities that are unique to just you? That life is so much better if lived with meaning? When will you run out excuses, out of reasons why tomorrow is always better than today? What should we do in the mean time?
We can change the world, you can change the world…1 life at a time, 1 day at a time. If after all’s been said and done your life made a difference to 4 people, it’ll still be eternally gratifying to know that your life made a whole world of difference to those 4. You never know what they will become, but you can be certain that no matter where they go or what they become, they’ll tell your story every chance they get, and then my friend, you’ll be forever young !!!(Pardon me Jay-z)
So start right now, make the plans, draw the sketches, make the call, stop what you gotto stop, do what you gotto do, with a great sense of urgency!! and every second on your way to success, think of those 100,000+ people waiting for you. One day when you’re looking them in the face, you won’t be able to quantify the overwhelming sense of fulfillment that will envelope you. That –I figure- will be a life well lived.
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