By Bunmi Fadahunsi
Catching a quick look at the topic could set your mind on Uncle Jonathan’s Subsidy Re-investment Programme no doubt but the SURE Ps here are the three surefire weapons you need to achieve and sustain success in life.
First of all, did you know that the earth continuously spins at the rate of 700 to 1,038 miles miles per hour? That’s quite a spin, you will agree with me but then, again, I ask, do you feel this spin? Now, I need you to picture this: just as the earth spins on its axis and we, the inhabitants of the earth don’t feel it, that’s the same way we don’t feel the results of passion, perseverance, and patience at least not immediately. These three SURE Ps (Passion, Perseverance and Patience) will keep encouraging you to dream, visualize, persevere and carry on with your own conviction in the face of daunting challenges and apparent realities that will sometimes put you in a difficult situation, leaving you to choose between the devil and the deep blue sea.
It is possible that results may not be visible as you work but will somehow if you keep at it. As a matter of fact, the higher we want to reach on the ladder of success, the harder the process will seem and trust me, almost always, it is just too frustrating. Have you heard of a man called Buhari? (Who doesn’t sef now that change has changed. Lol ) Well, he is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Remember how many times he vied for that position? It was about four times and he failed three times. He never gave up even though his age together with his strength was failing him. He persevered and kept his eyes on the price to become Nigeria’s number one man.
So, have you tried something like four or six times and you feel, NO MORE!? Well, let me open your eyes of understanding a little more. The man that invented the light bulb, Thomas Edison, as a young child was described by his teacher as ‘being too stupid to learn anything’. He was fired from his first two jobs for being ‘un-productive’. As an inventor, Thomas Edison continued in his failing streak by making one thousand unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When asked how he felt to have failed one thousand times after achieving success, he said he didn’t fail one thousand times but the light bulb was only an invention with one thousand steps! This response got me thinking for a long time and I’m sure it is doing the same to you right now.
What is wrong in re-writing your story positively? Well, that is definitely a topic for another day. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this powerful quote from Pit Bull ‘Patience, Passion and Perseverance equals SUCCESS’. Believe that and keep aiming for the stars.
Author’s Profile: Bunmi Fadahunsi is the Chief Executive Director of Merry Media Consult, Ogun State, Nigeria.