Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Sometimes, life can feel pretty much like a treadmill. You know how you run so hard but when you look around you are running steadily in one spot? It is the most terrifying, mortifying and discouraging thing you can imagine ¾ in life of course, not the gym! It’s like going around in circles.

At work the other day, I was given a stack of files to review and after 3 hours of back-breaking labour, I realised I had been working on the wrong stack of files because someone else had already done that particular stack and I had to start afresh on the right stack. I still haven’t been able to laugh about that.

It’s sad to see someone who is going nowhere fast! Physics puts it better with one of its numerous laws: Force without Distance = 0.

Lots of people set out with a clearly defined goal in mind, but sadly, they rarely ever reach their goals because they were going the wrong way about it. It’s not enough to merely have a goal; it should also be a realistic one.  Lots of talents are buried untapped in the hard unyielding earth because their owners were content to merely rest on their laurels and dream, or were so befuddled by a variety of choices that they just lay down on a spot and let life use them as a foot mat. An anonymous person wrote: “A man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two is never quite sure”.

In the race for success, you should not only have a goal but also have a clearly mapped out plan for its attainment. Regardless, you should be prepared to change your plans according to circumstances otherwise you may end up beating a dead horse.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sherina O. Okoye

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