I woke up after observing my siesta and I felt so empty and something struck me in the inside and this thought came to my mind in a solemn voice….
“This is the same way the dead would feel now”
A dead person without a legacy would actually feel so empty, all you have to do as a person is to leave a mark in the sand of time because many have gone before you and many would still go after you, so if it’s your turn I would advise you use it wisely and make a difference.
I thought of a way to represent it through photography and I came up with the idea of the match stick which has a lifespan
If I match stick is lighted it has a life span, same way if a child is born he/she have a lifespan make a difference in your environment.
You might be the talk of the town now, Everybody want to be in contact with you, they just want to hear you speak, its a good sign that you are influential NOW, BUT WHAT ABOUT TOMMOROW, WHAT WOULD PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU ARE GONE ….
MANY HAVE GONE BEFORE YOU AND MANY WOULD SOON GO AFTER YOU (what do you see people saying about you when you are long Gone)
Live for “SELF ALONE” Die without a “SUCCESSOR” …. Wahabi Oluwafemi
When you talk about “Famous failures”, you must inevitably talk about MICHAEL JORDAN, who was removed from his high school basketball team. “I went home, locked myself up in my room and cried” he said. I am sure that after crying, he picked himself up, dusted himself off and moved on to TAKE THAT NEXT STEP and thank God he did, if not, we wouldn’t be CELEBRATING HIM NOW!
STEVE JOBS was unceremoniously removed from the company he started, he was devastated and depressed, He said
“I was out — and very publicly out,” he recalled in a commencement speech at Stanford University. “What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.” He added, “I was a very public failure.”
but eventually, Jobs received a number of honors and public recognition for his influence in the technology and music industries. He has been referred to as “legendary”, a “futurist” and a “visionary and has been described as the
“Father of the Digital Revolution, a “master of innovation, “the master evangelist of the digital age and a “design perfectionist. True, he is dead but his work still speaks, his legacy still lives on.
WALT DISNEY was fired from a Newspaper company for “LACKING IMAGINATION” having no “ORIGINAL IDEAS” but today WALT DISNEY’S ideas still puts food on the tables of many till date!
Please, I want you to ask yourself: “where did these ideas come from?” “Thin air?” Nooooo! …. It came from the human mind. All the great Disney had to do was sit, and think more. I am sure. But you could ask him yourself but I know you wouldn’t want to raise him from the dead to for him to tell you the story himself ….
This list is Endless, but let’s talk about Albert Einstein for a second; he had difficulty speaking until the age of four and his teacher say he would never amount to anything much, Oprah Winfrey who they say wasn’t fit for Television,
I want you to make use of your search engine and type their names, you would sure have different amazing information about these FAMOUS FAILURES, because they are still doing great and leaving their mark in the sands of time.
But hey, there is one name that would soon be included in that Group of famous failures and it’s no other person but me Wahabi Oluwafemi Stephen.
I have failed in so many aspects of life, but I have promised myself to always bounce back anytime I fall,
“DUST IF OFF, SMILE AND MOVE ON”
….and you should too.
I was taken back to primary one from primary five after my Teacher found out that i couldn’t spell my own name, but i got this determination in my heart to make a difference, also in my University days, Being one of the worst students in class because of my hatred for mathematics, I just couldn’t decipher how the logic of mathematics worked, when the lecturer is teaching all i felt like doing was going to sleep, because all i saw in front of me didn’t make sense to me, even my friends saw me as a joker, even the mere hearing of the fact that the Exam time-table is out, i would develop this serious illness, my friends saw me as being unserious saying i was doing it knowingly, Even a friend would always try to teach me at our spare time but in all sincerity i would understand but as soon as i get into the exam hall, i would go blank and wouldn’t know what to do again. I stayed an Extra year in the university , and I was devastated, depressed to the extent I almost drove myself into a lagoon just to end my chapter but my perseverance to leave a mark in the sands of time kept me going.
I don’t know about you but as for me, I want to be listed among the FAMOUS FAILURES. I have failed on several occasions, but that’s not making me stop proceeding to the Next Level.
If you have NEVER failed you have Never Tried something New.
Jumping hurdles in life, falling and getting back up, gives you a better story to tell at the end. So enjoy the hurdles!
…. Wahabi Oluwafemi Stephen
THEME OF THE DAY
……………………………………………………….TIMES AND SEASONS………………………………………………………………………
In our local language in Nigeria here, you would hear someone tell you this in “VERNACULAR”
I GET AM BEFORE NO BE PROPERTY)
Meaning: You once had it doesn’t mean you own it anymore
That is the case of the owners of this cars back in the days, they were seen as influential people but the reverse is the case now.
Life is all about TIMES and SEASONS,
If you understand “TIMES AND SEASONS” You would not crave so much for material things, all you need to do is just to follow the flow and work smartly ……
I LOVE NEW CARS AND MATERIAL THINGS BUT I HAVE COME TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ONLY LAST FOR A WHILE BEFORE NEW ONCE COME UP FOR SALE AGAIN …….
I am working at my own pace ….. there would always be a NEW CAR for me to buy and ENJOY LIFE ….. Be wise ….
Wow……. Wow…… Wooooow that was how I felt when I saw her comment on my post that I was nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD on wordpress, I am still so speechless, not only that but my writing skills are kind of fading away which makes me to be short of words.
I am saying a big Thank You to BEXY695’S for counting me worthy of being one the recipient of such AWARD, Her blog post are great, it reminds me of those days where I want to write all about myself, my daily activities day in day out, I would advise you to explore her blog, then you would attest to what I am telling you now. Thank you once again BEXY695’S
The rules of accepting the Versatile Blogger Award…
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their site.
- Say 7 things about your self
- Nominate 15 other bloggers
- Let them know you have nominated them by commenting on a blog and link your blog to the comment
My 7 things…
- I love photography and I can do it 24 hours of the day and 7 days in a week.
- An entrepreneur who detest words like “YOU CANT DO IT” (My blog will explain)
- I take part in almost all sporting activity. (volleyball, table tennis, basketball, swimming)
- I have a good sense of humor, always want to see people around me giggle.
- I am versatile, A Thespian, Script Writer, Photographer
- I want to travel the world on photography tour.
- I motivate my friends, foe, family and my Country Nigeria through my writing and photos (My blog tells it better)
The 15 blogs I am nominating are…
- Travellers Tale Blog
- Runninginmyhead Blog
- Leannecolephotography Blog
- Bexy695 blog
- Stacy alexander arte California Blog
- Don Charisma
- Life through Lense and Melody
- JUJU film Blog
- On the Heath Blog
- Kezbelphotography Blog
- TychoGirl blog
- Bucketlist Publication
- The Weddington Adventure Blog
- Humanity 777 blog
- Indah Susanti Blog