Let me start by saying:
Happy Independence Day Nigeria!
For those of you who are not in the know, October 1st is my country’s Independence Day and we’re 55 years young!
October is also my birthday month *whoop! whoop! It’s less than a week away and no I’ve not made any plans *sigh
So I’ll make this brief.
The quote as you may have already guessed is;
You must do the thing you think you cannot do
It was said by Eleanor Roosevelt and I think it is quite apt because it speaks to where we are as a country and also to me personally.
I chose to interpret the quote by showing a skydiver with his Nigerian parachute open in front of a rainbow. He seeks to find the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow which will be his reward for stepping out of his comfort zone and taking that leap of faith out of the airplane.
In a nutshell in order to progress, we must face our fears head on and take a leap of faith in order to liberate ourselves.
Nigeria must face up to the fact that we can’t carry on with status quo of corruption, bad governance and the like and expect to progress. We need fearlessness in our judiciary, law enforcement, government to speak up against evil and ensure we create a better Nigeria for our children.
On a personal level I know I need to challenge myself more to grow beyond my current state of existence. Now I’m not going to jump out of a plane (I’ll probably not do that in a million years lol!) But there are other areas in my life where I can afford to be bolder and seek to change that which I have been afraid to confront.
I hope you too will find that courage within you to live life to your fullest potential and not merely exist through it.
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Have a Great October!