Good morning great young mind, what's the 411? What's the story? How are things over there at your end? To my Jando people: How is Summer turning out? To my Naija People, we know nah ;), Rain has been pouring Cats and Elephants for a while now, so I hope them Rubber foot wares are still serving oh :). Last week I Jonsed and wore a suede footware to my place of struggle, and I personally felt foolish for myself as I was wading through water with my Big boy suede shoe :( . It was heart breaking.
So the major question on my mind is How was your weekend? hmnn hmnnn ** clears throat**. Mine was super Awesome oh; did you guys see the match between Bosnia Herzegovina and Nigeria?? Mehn that was a Super match oh, I almost fainted at so many instances of the match, but it was a real crazily fun match, i mean it was Ecstasy all the way. I heard a Line this morning that went something like “Baba GOD is Nigerian” Well yeah Mehn! cause If not for GOD ehn, there is no way we would have won that match, aswear.. @ Edin Dzeko, if you ever get to Read this blog yeah, all I can say to you is: Bros diarisgodoooo, haba! so you want to single handedly give 160 Million people heart attack at the 92nd minute ba? :( Kai, as that Ball hit the wood work yeah, I almost fainted, as in I turned Born again effective immediate :). The match was just awesome.
In the line of the aftermath of the match which we won (my I love saying that ;) ), a lot of permutation, differentiation, and integration has commenced, and the most genuine is that if Iran wins Bosnia by 2-0, and Argentina wins us by even half goal to zero, then Nigeria will not Qualify for the group stage :(, and I am like haba! After that Heart attack match that my BP was almost 300/175 una still dey do this calculation ehn? Nawa oh! I can clearly state at this point, that we have Engineering Mathematics, Calculus mathematics, and Super Eagles Qualification Mathematics. :(
Okay: Fake it Till You Make it…. During the match, I saw the devotion with which our super eagles played, and I was amazed. I saw Peter Odemwingie Run up and down the pitch for 90 Minutes, Emmanuel Emenike intimidate the defenders like they were his younger brothers (Igbo Kewnu! Hia!! Our Fufu and pounded yam worked oh! :) ) and I saw Onazi (the glory seeker as usual), take shots at every opportunity he had, but all these didn’t move me as much as a young Novice called BABATUNDE. Permit me to state, that My Father and I are Beefing the Coach for not playing Victor Moses oh! I mean we reigned curses on him cause of that Babatunde guy, I mean who is this guy? This was the first time ever that this young man had represented Nigeria in any event, as he was a Total stranger, an unknown face. And I kept asking myself WHO IS BABATUNDE? Trust Naija Tweetosphere nah, the same Question was trending after the match.
A couple of years ago in the University, permit me to state that I am a graduate of all those people that Climb Electricity poles to fix wires, so we had to read like our lives depended on it to come out of Uni. In one of my courses while in 4th year, I remember a Lecturer of mine who doubled both as my lecturer, and My Dads campus eyes and Ears. You know that kinda lecturer that would notice if you skipped class, and would peruse your script to see if you underperformed after exams? Well yeah mehn. He was, so I couldn’t afford to screw up. During his lectures, he would look at me intently, as I was one of those who he expected to be in the lineage of Einstein. Trust me, I always refused to fall short of his expectations, and I read for his class like I was preparing for S.A.T. Back then. I vividly remember that I would sit in the front row, and look intently at his eyes, taken notes of everything he said.
see I was such a note taker in Uni, the
kind that if a lecturer picked up his phone and said “Call me back “ to the
caller, I would take notes of the time of the call, and the exact sentence..
Yeah I was a Demi geek. But during this my dads friend lectures I always made
sure I sat there and Faked it, as there were so many times that I didn’t understand
JACK of what he said, but then I nodded and jotted his words with so much
dexterity, that you would think Mehnnnn Engr. Duru is an Einstein oh. *Yimu.
You see as Humans, our emotions follow our actions, and the positions our life in the nearest present will take, are solely based on the decisions that we make today, and actions we take now. I am learning from life that: as long as we Fake the persona for which we intend to become, we most definitely will become it, simply cause by faking it, we subconsciously create the life which we want. I am also learning that humans have something that other creatures do not have, and that is our Imagination. Our imagination is the only thing that can help us see something even before it becomes, and see things in the past. So to be able to live our Dreams, our imagination has to take us through the disappointments we face, beyond the fears that we encounter, and above the doubt that we accommodate.
So my epistle this morning aims at teaching me that if you want to become a Rich Millionaire in the nearest today, a Beauty Queen, A well built individual, A professional, a Lover, or whatever it may be that we want for ourself, I implore you that firstly you must commence by faking the lifestyle that you want. How? By taking small steps in the Direction for which you dream, by waking up, stepping up, dressing up and living up to the lifestyle you aspire for, the lifestyle of a Millionaire, a Beauty Queen, a well built individual, a Geek, a Lover et al, and subconsciously and unknown to you, you will begin to attract the said lifestyle.
I was listening to Preacher Joel Osteen a while back (he inspired this post to a large extent) and he Quoted from the good book that:
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen”
And then I thought to myself, how better can we show evidence of the life of wealth, Beauty, affluence and success for which we dream of (Have FAITH to oneday live) as young people, than by carrying our selves as though we already are what we dream of, by gradually living our dreams day by day, by choosing to become what we want, regardless of our current position, or net worth.
Hence today, I am learning to FAKE IT TILL I MAKE IT. Live your dreams, and be grateful for where you are. Cause the truth is, the You You are today, is as a result of the you you dreamt of becoming yesterday, and the you for which you took mild strides to become. The you which You Faked Yesterday, is the You that you are made of Today.
As regards my University story above yeah, after the semester, I fell short of an A by 1 mark, and I was so burnt at sighting the result, that I almost cried sef ;,( LMAO
Kai the pursuit of good grades ehn someones cries cause of a B.. but when I realized that at so many
times, I didn’t understand jack of what the lecturer earlier said in his class,
but had to fake it, I was immediately grateful. Sighting the last match, take a
Look at Babatunde, I am sure as hell that he was scared in the match against
Bosnia, well I saw his fears, cause at so many times in the game, he was
totally clueless of what to do with the ball, and loading like a Windows 91 PC lol,
but regardless of his fears, I admire the confidence which he faked till he made
it, how he stood out, and how he, a once Unknown figure, Trended on Tweeter at
his first appearance just by not showing fear, but rather showing confidence regardless the
Thank you so much for the past 7 minutes of your time, my Prayer for you this week is that your joy will shine like the sun, and that there shall be no event synonymous to night time or an Eclipse to dull your smile all week.. Can I hear an Amen somebody #PastorJdBmode.
P.S: YOU MATTER! So live the life you dream of. Do not wait for your Dreams to come to you, but rather go to your dreams, and live it every day regardless of what your Account balance is, or what the ladies you walk past by say. Do not wait for Beauty, but live in Beauty Day by Day, carry your self like the Queen that you are, cause you are Royalty by Creation. I mean your father owns the world, what else do you need to make you believe?
I forgot to Add. #EnyeamaForPresident2015 he can save balls, your relationships and even lives :)