As we celebrate May Day, International Workers’ Day, it is right and just that we should call the following facts to mind. They will help us persevere in our difficulties, they will help us stay strong amidst the weakening tendencies of the recession, and they will inspire us to aspire to even greater heights.
1. You’re a child of God: You must be very clear about your identity, and begin to walk in the light of it. This is because your identity projects your image to others; people see you the way you see yourself, and relate with you the way you carry yourself. Don’t ask me how; it works like magic. You want me to tell you what it means to be a child of God? It means you’re gorgeous, talented, fabulous, terrific, incredible, and beautiful. You’re designed to wow! Go through Genesis to Revelation and see what Father God has said concerning you. Find there that your insurance policy is comprehensive, that you’re guaranteed prosperity and good success, and that you’re to fear not and be worry-free. And God asked, “Is there anything that is too hard for me?” Elsewhere He said, “I am not a man that I should lie.”
2. You’re Nigerian and live in Nigeria: Only average Nigerians suffer. It is no news that typical Nigerians are pro at the blame-game and are best at hoping even against hope. All real Nigerians do is thrive! We’re not being braggadocious about it; the whole world knows about us. We’re diehard. We’re innovative. We’re exceptionally brilliant. We change things. We find a way any way. We brave odds. We break old records and set unreachable ones. In fact, we’re a people like no other people; unique in every sense of the word. And so, you need to key into your Nigerianness, which is a mental thing. Real Nigerians don’t take no for an answer; they thrive against all odds. The Nigerian market is the envy of global investors. With 170,000,000+ human beings, anything can be sold!
3. The world is up for grasp: It’s a free world! Anybody from anywhere at any time can be anything in this world. Anyone that tells you otherwise is a big fat liar. The story of Obama is exactly the story of a man from nowhere becoming the most powerful man on the planet and staying so for an uninterrupted 8 years. If you can’t imagine yourself realizing your noblest aspiration – whatever it may be – then you need not just a mental reorientation but a mental revolution. It should be super-abundantly clear to you that anything is possible, not just for some but for you also.
4. You’re unique! The fact of every individual’s uniqueness has to sink and settle at the very bottom of your subconscious. You’re not just unique in your looks; you’re also unique in every sense of that word. Your purpose is unique to you. Your talents are customized; no one does and can do anything you do just the way you do it. We all come original! This knowledge will make you realize that there is no competition in destiny. In this life, all we do is do our thing and afterwards walk away. That’s just what this life is about. Nothing else. And so, don’t spend it living other people’s lives or being weighed down by the burden of external expectations.
Happy Workers’ Day!!!