By Wanambwa M. Rogers
When we start off on any journey, challenge, thing, project or even stage in life, we normally assume or even presume that after we’re done with it, we’ll have conquered all. Alas, this normally turns out not to be true.
For example, when you start school, you’re told after you finish university, that’s it, you’re ready for life. That has consistently not been the case for many.
Or what of the way romance novels and films show that if you get to the wedding day, you just ‘ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.’ In reality, this day is just the beginning of a long and if I dare say, tedious journey in life. There’s really so much that goes on in marriage that is never covered in such potrayals of marriage relationships.
Speaking of marriage, when you have children and you go through the journey of raising them into good citizens and independent people, one would think that here, your job is complete. Apparently, it never is.
Again, if you look at the rich and powerful, you may be made to believe that theirs is a settled life with no problems and things that disturb them. Oh how wrong this notion is! What people fail to understand is that everyone is fighting, fighting to get to the fight.
Fighting to get to the next stage of life. Because life itself is like a game. Whenever you finish and win on one level, what you have actually done is open the next level of life. Where new challenges await, new wins and losses await, where everything is tougher than the previous level. And this goes for everyone.
Your opponents become stronger, you’re faced by things you never even fathomed were possible as you go higher in life. By higher, here I do not necessarily mean in financial terms, it may just be you raising your kids. Each level they reach, you are faced by even bigger problems. Even when they’re adults, your worry never ceases because now, they even have bigger responsibilities and challenges that are beyond their and your control.
Essentially, whenever you win a fight in life, you a candidate for the next challenge, for the next fight. And so it is that you’re always fighting to get to the next fight as I stated earlier.
It is from this illustrious background that I complete the 100days-100blogs challenge having learnt that the end is really just the beginning when it comes to to life. To this effect, I recommend that even the readers of this blog that have been following this challenge always be prepared to take on their next challenge in life. To embrace a victory but never be content by it.
This challenge in fact has also taught me humility. That even though you achieve alot in life, never let it get to you, there’s always someone doing better, who did better or will do better. It is always just a matter of time.
Again, I’ve learned that we really know very little and we should always strive to keep learning. What you learn in school is just a small fraction of what is there in your field of study, not to say the world. You cannot stop learning if you don’t want to settle for less.
You’ll also find that along your way, you’ll actually have to go at things alone mostly even though you have cheerleaders(read supporters), in the end, you’ll do what you have to do alone.
Success is celebrated communally, but the work that goes in is individual.
Success is celebrated communally, but the work that goes in is individual.Wanambwa M. Rogers