Written by Chinaza Jessica
Have you ever sat down while watching amazing channels like Natgeo wild and watch the kinda weird animals, insects, birds and fishes that you never imagined existed 😫 and u are amazed.
Then you look out how these people wonder in jungles and dive into the sea undermining the risks to discover and get a footage of these things, it’s crazy right 😅. Just imagine the high tech gadgets and risks these people take trying to discover something new, then you will marvel “oyibo”. No wonder they are being made so much for the risk they take.
Then imagine the scientist taking days, months, years trying to discover something new, giving their time, energy and all. Then the miners going deep down 👇👇👇 trying to get the next big thing. Trying to discover something. Then imagine when these guys discover gold, diamond,petrol etc and bring it here to the surface. The millions and billions they are gonna make 😱👌. That’s the power of discoveries. Just imagine if there was gold or petrol at your backyard and you were asked to dig for it and it will be yours 😅 obob no dulling oo 🙆😫 run the matter shaparly 😁😁😀😀.
Well in every person walking on the face of the earth there’s a gold waiting to be discovered, refined and shown to the whole world. It could be your ability to sing, dance, act, speak,or do the oddest and dumbest things like recycling of used stuff 😅😅.There’s that trillion dollars idea that’s gonna Change the face of the world. In our world today there are very few successful people and many wasted gifts roaming around the streets.
These successful persons discovered their gold,refined it and showed it to the world. Sadly there are many great leaders,CEOs, movie Stars, scientists etc who sit down at home praying “oluwa bless me today I wan chop this money”🙏🙏. Playing wetin we gain, reason with me etc not doing anything useful with their lives. Thinking that God will magically bless them and make them successful. Thinking to meet a ginee like Aladdin and get 3 lucky wishes 😀😀. Or meet a fairy godparent like Timmy. They wanna be like Otedola, Adenuga, Adeleke or Dangote.
They forgot that one day Dangote sat down and asked what is wrong with the world? What do these people need? N after seeing the problems he asked
WHAT CAN I DO TO SOLVE IT?
He then decided to explore himself and discover his gold, refine it and show it to the world. All successful people MUST go through this stage. It’s just like a farmer with a large and fertile soil and everything a big farmer has sitting down refusing to farm and praying for a wonderful harvest 😕😟💁 odd right? Or a miner with all the necessary equipment and knowing exactly where the treasure is refusing to go and work but waiting for the gold to magically appear 😮😀😀. these examples are like those who refuse to discover their talents and use it but wants to be successful.
Some people might bluntly out of laziness refuse to use their talents but others might have discovered theirs and out of fear not utilise it. Many kids might look at others especially their peers and want to be exactly like them. They imagine how their friends and the people around might react and laugh when they say their ambitions and show their talents.
They just wanna flow with the crowd and fit it so they decide to hide their gold and so it rots away and is wasted. Every successful person suffered humiliation and not much support from the people they expected it from. Many of them were rejected laughed at and thought to be no good. Walter the owner of Walt Disney was kicked out of his work because his boss thought he had no imagination and was the worst at cartoons but who doesn’t love Disney now.
Ben Carson was laughed at by his mates when he was in school because they thought he was dumb, the person who thought of creating a television was considered sick and stupid by his physics teacher,Bill Gates was considered unrealistic by others and they all suffered rejections but yet they succeeded if they had decided to give in and fail like others thought they would they wouldn’t have been known today. They decided to DISCOVER themselves. You don’t need to hide cos ur dreams are being laughed at. Baby buckle up, stand up, explore, discover and let the gold shine.
Finally there are those who think of no good of themselves and think that they are nobodies. Ben Carson was just like that too. A black and poor kid. He wasn’t good in school and he concluded at a young age that he would be a failure but his mom who was a semi literate and mentally unstable believed in her sons especially him. She was poor and her husband left her but she told Ben and his brother that they could be whoever they wanted to be and make it undermining their colour and social status. She made them believe and forced them to believe.
Ben Carson the world most famous and successful Doctor Who was once a “nobody “. No one is a failure, who just have to find your gold and use it well. The people around you might not see your gold maybe you cannot see it buts it’s there waiting for it to be discovered and used.
Don’t conclude on being a waste. Buckle up, stand up and Explore. It’s in you just DISCOVER.