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‘Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I cannot live without’- Sanya Richards-Ross

To condemn oneself to nothingness without an attempt to triumph is the greatest injustice to the world. Yet, several people have sealed their lips in silence, and folded their arms in resignation, because they fear that they would be silenced or that their labour would yield naught.

However, a deep look into the world of people who have made ground breaking changes, and have achieved success in life would indicate that mere effort is all we need to excel. A popular poem says, little drops of water, little grains of sand makes a mighty ocean, and a bounteous land.

So my friends, don’t abandon that dream because it’s too big, because it might be laughed away, or because it appears impossible. Imagine what the world would be like, if Bill Gates thought Microsoft was unimaginable, or if Steve Jobs decided that nobody could create something that is valued more in sales than Microsoft and gave up on Apple. Bill and Steve didn’t have backgrounds that necessarily made it natural for them to imagine the possibility of success, but they ignored the difficulties that surrounded the place of their births and created trends that generations after them would have to think and work hard to offset.

You and I are that new generation of people who must ignore our fears of failure and embrace the possibility of success. To live a life of regrets because we couldn’t take a leap of faith and believe in the reality of our dreams makes us like the dead, who can’t do anything even if they wanted. If you can think it, then you can do it, and the more stupid it is, the better the chances of succeeding. Tell me, could you have imagined before selfie sticks and selfie shots that to hold your phone up with a stick to take a picture while squeezing your lips tight was cool? I didn’t think so.

So basically guys, bring your own craze to world, that might just become the next in thing.

 

Written by Bolanle Olosunde

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