Life as I see it...  

Posted by Tolulope Akanni

THE FUTURE I CANT WAIT TO STEP INTO
At this moment, I choose to look beyond d frustration of these present times. I choose to look beyond d vanity of rising as early as 5am, spending 5hrs in traffic daily. I look beyond this frustrating routine. I choose not to match d pains wit d gains cos one obviously overshadows d other. I choose to ignore d misplaced challenges cos since d job wont b challenging, situations n circumstances surrounding d job itself hv chosen to be.

For what cause r we running this race? To what end is this journey? How much time have I got? How much time have I expended? How much do I have left?

I console myself with d fact that there is a thing called "tomorrow" I console myself with d reason for my existence, I console myself with that which I was created to do. I console myself with d fact that m born to bring out d best in others; born to see men live to their full potential, born to make men out of babes, born to make giants of men.

As I close my eyes in an attempt to give up, out of that supposed darkness one sees when d eyes r closed, I see a large beam of light, I envision an untouchable 2mrw, I c myself practically transforming lives with words: both written n spoken. Words: d same order of words that served as d molding blocks of existence.

I see myself speaking to millions of people, I see men purchasing volumes of my publications, I see d best coming out of people, I see smiles on faces, I perceive satisfaction in their hearts, I feel d wave of fulfilment.

As I make further attempt to imagine what this life would be like if we all could live up to 50% of our potentials, m moved to tears.. hw much more 100% ?

As I open my eyes n I see d frustration of these present times, I cannot but blame it on purpose. I've never seen a man grow weary doing what he's good at. Show me a frustrated labourer, u will find him toiling in another man's field.

I know of a MD of a bank who wept when he got to the top of his banking career because that still did not give him d desired fulfillment. Purpose will always come back to haunt u if u choose not to live in it.

I shake my head when I meet people who place no real value on their purpose. There is not one thing that u have on ur inside n ure committed to that will not bring u profit.
People gossip for a living
People tell lies for a living
People look for a living
People sit for a living
People sing for a living
People walk for a living: yes, they made trekking a sport in d Olympics!
Some swing a stick for a living.. gosh! I so envy dat guy called "Woods"

Even when there's obviously no money, purpose keeps u goin. Even when there's no reason to be happy, purpose gives u this inner glow. U cant doubt it when u have found it!

If only u can take this journey into self discovery, u will be surprised by d immense wealth of resources u will find within.


It is important I remind u of d divine injunction that says "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all of thy might"

Event planning was like the only thing myself and Jaiye could find doing when El Amin approached us 4 dat cause during TW 09 n by virtue of that, MASK was birthed, El Fiz Events + EVEnts Royale r living proofs today.

Writing was the only thing Aregbe could lay his hands on at a particular point in time n that's how MITRE magazine came to being.

Food was the only thing Funeh could lay his hands on at a particular instance n soon we would have a chain of fast food restaurants as a subsidiary of Funeh Corp.

Fixing faulty electronics was all Ife could lay his hands on then n today, we have FEUS electronics

Papa just loved God n was ready to go any length to spread His word n d vision 4 Living Faith Ministries came out.

I need to be sure something is driving u to ur purpose!


In conclusion, I say it's time we stop d paper chase, it's time we stop running another man's race. Let's all go back to where we belong, shut all of d noise u have around u n take out time to look within. U never know how much ure missing by living outside purpose, go find it n live in it.

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12 comments

Anonymous  

Tolu dis is a beautiful piece...its inspired me 2 do smetin myslf 2 mak a difference 2.....U r an upcmin greatness sooo evry1 watch out 4 him....xpctin more....cheers luv

July 6, 2009 at 11:31 AM

u r an inspiration to me today...

July 6, 2009 at 1:44 PM

loved it infact 5stars

July 6, 2009 at 1:45 PM

ori mi wu wo o
e lagimo!

July 6, 2009 at 1:57 PM

nice work......i see u goin places

July 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM
marcelo people  

excellent

July 6, 2009 at 3:44 PM

i saw this on ur facebook notes and i knew it would be good when i saw the header as life as i see it.
wouldnt want to say ur awesome YET but u put the 'AW' in 'AWESOME'
am speechless,surprised,am impressed

keep up the Great work cos this is way better than good

July 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM
Dzein  

hmmn well Akanni I cant tell u how elated I am about the pieces Ive read which I believe are friom your head. Im very well touched and happy for you. Good Job men.

July 7, 2009 at 4:44 PM
El-Zak  

Tolu, i just finished going tru the full thing and am pleased to say am glad our hearts beat in the same direction where purpose is concerned. Jaiye can tell u more about that. kip it up! i cant wait 4 an El-Fiz and El-Zak aka "Syk-E Productionz" colaboration......................Its bound to be EXPLOSIVE..................think about it...

July 10, 2009 at 2:03 PM

m feelin u on dat Amin!!
EIE week / CPC wont b bad 4 a 1st-time-collabo.. @ least let's rehearse in Otta b4 we hit d ril world.
I say Amen 2 Philip's prayers.
@ Oladunmoni... thanks
@ Dzein.. 10x, much luv 2 u

July 10, 2009 at 2:16 PM

It's a very insightful piece...
I am not surprised...Right from the 1st day I saw the fire in you when you were done with Daystar Leadership Academy, back in 2005, I knew the seed in you had hit the right soil....
I am proud to be your brother...so so proud....
Know what? It can and will only get better with you cos....the path of the righteous...shines ever brighter.........

July 10, 2009 at 3:36 PM
Anonymous  

this is so much of an inspirational write up....keep being a beacon of light,akanni.....AHoH

August 14, 2009 at 11:15 AM

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