Dear Ben…

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Dear Ben,

Its amazing how time flies, it seems like it was only just yesterday you decided to embark on that trip, you had stars in your eyes that morning. It had been a really bumpy road for us, all those times when you would lie with your head on my lap, sharing your dreams and hopes, listening to me while I talked of my passions and aspirations. It was you who taught me to dream, to believe in anything I set my heart on. We would sit and soak garri, with suya, hoping that one day everything would be alright. I remember the day you came back from work with the news. I was beyond elated…. All I could think of was the smile on your face, the joy you exuded at the thought of being offered a new position at your place of work. Hmm….. Continue reading

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The Role Of Courage in Self-Discovery

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We all have trying times, moments when we feel inadequate and inept to face challenges that come our way. We often end up in a loop, trying to determine the next action to take, or the best place to hide in some cases. For a majority of people, the road to self discovery is wrought with a mixture of fear and uncertainty. We are saddled with the burden of defining ourselves, what makes us tick, what we want from life, and how to go about getting it. We assume that when the odds seem against us, the best alternative is to give up; but the truth is, giving up is never the answer.. There is more to you than you can readily see, and you would probably spend the rest of your life discovering new things about yourself.
Courage, is not necessarily the absence of fear, but it is the willingness to trudge on even when things look very bleak. Having courage is akin to discovering oneself. Be courageous enough to face your demons, to realize how important you are in the scheme of things, and to readily take up your role in it. The sooner you are able to embrace yourself, the better. You can only get others to believe in you when you have the courage to believe in yourself…. You can only believe in yourself when you have discovered yourself fully…… Courage!