SELF-DISCOVERY

SELF-DISCOVERY

SELF-DISCOVERY

The other day I went to a barbing saloon to cut my hair; and while I was waiting for my turn, I saw some young children around that place. I called one of them and I asked, “What do you like to become when you grow up?”  She smiled and replied, “Lawyer”.  The other one said, “Teacher”.  When I assess them, I discovered that one of them was in KG 2 while the other was in primary 2.

Pastor Akomaye Ugah noted, “The greatest thing that can happen to you is self-discovery; because relating to your self discovery is your self-esteem.” Knowing who you are at your tender age eliminates confusion in choice of vocation. Socrates said, “Man, know thy self.”  Self-discovery is the greatest discovery in the whole world. I read in a book that Michael Jackson and Celine Dion discover their singing talent at the age of 8. Before they attain the age of 25, they have already amassed great wealth and became global celebrity.  At age 12, Martin W. Littleton has already made up his mind to become the best lawyer in the world. Dr Ben Carson pre-determined to become the best neurosurgeon in the world at his teenaged years. The best way to make impact in life is to discover your calling and walk in that direction.

At the point of our admission, everybody was striving to gain admission into the department of medicine – including me; but it didn’t work out. While we were graduating after 4 years, some persons that manipulated themselves to Medicine were demoted to level 200.  They didn’t have what it takes to survive in medicine.  The reality is this: Money may buy textbooks but money cannot buy intellect. In this country, what teenagers need is not the department of medicine but the mercy of God to discover their area of calling. The scripture declares, “Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called” (1 Corinthians 7:20).

Napoleon Hill remarked, “it is not the schooling you have had that counts; it is the extent to which you express that which you learned from your schooling through well organized and intelligent directed action.” Do not choose a course because your friends are in that department but choose a course that you have natural flair and passion to perform. When those two elements are in places, you become unbeatable and indefatigable in your chosen career.  A fish performs well in water environment. A bird has no rival when it comes to flying. No other animal can defeat a monkey when it comes to jumping competition. Likewise, find out what you are good at and commit yourself hundred percent into it. Your shortest road to success is doing what God created you to do. Life is not by competition but by revelation.

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