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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

RUN YOUR RACE




“We live in a world where fictions are realities
and realities become fiction.” - Tinsel.

I know a lady who dumped a thriving career in a telecommunications firm for the high pay in the banking industry. The credit crunch storm currently blowing has however proven to her that this was a step in the wrong direction.

It saddens me that we sometimes trade our uniqueness and ingenuity for public opinion. We look at the “other side”, see an illusion of green grass, and jump over the fence only to discover the grass was all brown. Know your onions and find your market. Stay on your tracks, give your best and win the race.

John D. Rockefeller, an extraordinarily wealthy man says, “Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.” Napoleon Hill puts it thus, “There’s one quality that one must possess to win, and that’s definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” Run with a mission for your life. Stand for what you believe in, shun mediocrity. Speak for yourself.

How?
1. Run with a Vision- What is your race? Mention Oprah Winfrey, you remember talk show. The name Mike Adenuga is synonymous with business. A vision is a picture of a preferable future. Albert Einstein says, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” What do you see about the days yonder?

2. Run with Passion- Passion is the fire that ignites and empowers your soul for success. It is the unquenchable zeal that drives you towards your goals. You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing. Do you have the passion to drive your dreams? If not, get a vision that energises you.

3. Run Consistently- Tiger Woods is a golfer because he has been consistent at his game. Bill Gates, Wole Soyinka and Kanu Nwankwo are world-famous because they have consistently honed their skills and created an identity for themselves through their callings. Funke Akindele was a relatively unknown actress in Nigeria’s nollywood until she broke-through with her chartburster film, Jenifa. You cannot create an identity for yourself by what you do occasionally, but consistently.

Are you ready to run your own race, distinguish yourself by discovering your own uniqueness? Find peace within yourself and be true to your calling. You would be rewarded only for your own race. Run to the battle.



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3 Comments:

  • Tunde, this is really inspiring . Thanks so much .
    Ur blog is getting wider by the day
    I get on your blog everyday I log on to the internet and read over and over again .
    Thanks for the motivation.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10 January, 2010 18:12  

  • Tunde, this is really inspiring . Thanks so much .
    Ur blog is getting wider by the day
    I get on your blog everyday I log on to the internet and read over and over again .
    Thanks for the motivation.

    Pholushaw

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 10 January, 2010 18:16  

  • I just read run your race. I think it is very inspiring. Particularly this line struck me most. "Know your onions and find your market. Stay on your tracks, give your best and win the race." It is just well put together.

    By Blogger Tope, At 11 January, 2010 10:18  

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