Saturday, August 1, 2015

WHAT AM I A CHAMPION AT?


Everyone is a champion, believe it or not, that is an undeniable fact.
But before you go around telling people that one restless nutcase called KIS told you you’re a champion, you should first ask yourself this very important question:
“WHAT AM I A CHAMPION AT?”
We know that Usain Bolt is a champion on the track, Steven Spielberg in movies, Lionel Messi in Football and Jay Z in rap. Wole Soyinka is a champion in Literature, Olusegun Obasanjo at politics and Aliko Dangote at Economics.
Taking it closer to us, I would say Ebenezer Wikina is a Champion of some sort through his Write Paragraphs and related initiatives, Olulu Holloway is a spoken words champion just like Kemi Bakare while Sir Eriata Oribhabor is champion ‘Merchant of Poetry’.
Bow, back to you – WHAT ARE YOU A CHAMPION AT?
Some people are Champions at
  • MEDIOCRITY – little success is enough;
  • PROCRASTINATION – the idea is there but ‘tomorrows’ always look like a better activation date;
  • CRIME – let others do the task then they snatch;
  • SELF-DOUBT – you don’t think you deserve anything better than you have and you are certain you cannot earn better so you stay put;
  • ‘RELIGIOUS-SELF-OPPRESSION’ – you respect the God-factor so much that you ignore the man factor, forgetting that faith without works is… and God can only bless the works of your hand.

It’s a terrible shame that many of us don’t have any work on our hands.
Do you know yours? Can you point to one single thing that sets you apart, makes you special, turns people to you, make you ‘worshipped’ and ‘needed’?
If ‘NO’, then ask, why? If you get an honest answer from yourself, you are on your path to being a champion too.
You could be tempted to make excuses about how life has been unfair. But we could say the same for  thousands of successful people here on Facebook, people we all know – ordinary people like us who rose out of similar conundrums like us, disadvantaged, doubted, downtrodden and dismissed.
A case study is EBENEZER WIKINA who started WRITE PARAGRAPHS with a tiny Nokia phone, getting excited when interviewing non-entities like Kukogho Iruesiri Samson. Now, his blog is respected worldwide, featuring world power-movers and he writes for Huffington Post amongst many other things.
You could be like him if you want to.
However, would you believe it if I told you that you can become a champion at something positive starting today? Better still, would you believe it if I told you that all you need is within your own reach, already inside you from birth?
Below is my ‘formula-poem’, a little nonsense that I hope you can make sense from:

In life…
The first task is the discovery of self
The second task is the equipping of self
The third task is the manifestation of self
In life…
Failure trails manifestation before equipping
And wastage follows equipping before discovery
For you cannot equip right before knowing your task
So know thyself
Then equip thyself
And commission thyself
From now on, as you march towards becoming a Champion, know this:
“Your first project is YOU and until you fix YOU, you will NEVER attain your full POTENTIAL.”Peace be unto you. 

PS: I don’t know what I am a champion at. Please tell me if you know.

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