Missed Opportunities


I enrolled in an Arabic language course that was supposed to last a year. This month, I would have completed it.

I didn’t attend a single lesson for some reason.

Why do I bring this up now? Well, yesterday, I landed on a well-paying job that I more qualify for except that it requires Arabic as part of the languages to be used.

Guess who missed out on the opportunity?

Perhaps if we took each opportunity that comes our way seriously, we would accomplish a lot.

But not to wallow in self-pity, you can always start now. It is never too late to start unless you fail to start.

Tried, Before we Begin

Tired, Before we Begin

By Rogers Wanambwa

Have you noticed how many people nowadays profess to be tired of things before they have given it (or them) their all?

From love and relationships, to studies, work and jobs, friendships, and well, life.

I mean, how can a 20 year old be tired of men? How many have you heard to be that tired?

To me, it belittles the case for those who, for example, have had bad experiences like rape and defilement.

What will they say when all of are tired of men?

When it comes to men! Are you sure the lady is high maintenance, or you simply can’t afford her?

Historically, men have been providers and protectors. Emphasis on MEN. This title comes with responsibility, something many ‘men’ tend to shy away from nowadays.

It simply won’t do. That is if we expect sanity and progress. Men must take their positions and roles.

Women too. Crying foul alone won’t achieve much.

We cannot claim to be tired before we begin! This leads to nowhere in life. The most successful people are those that give what they are pursuing more than average.

Do they lose? Some times. Many times, in fact. But they always rise up and do again.

One or breakups do not warrant swearing off love and relationships. Neither does a failed business or two mean you are not cut out for entrepreneurship.

If one avenue fails, why not try another? If one relationship fails, why not give yourself time to heal and then try again?

Yet again, why rush into it?

Businesses, for example, require time, resources, and function (or should I say skills). You need a regular supply of all for it to be maintained and even more for it to grow.

Much, much more.

It is why companies are listed for the public to buy into them (read shareholding) and in turn, for the company to gain capital to expand and do its work.

But you see, all these are long-term things. We are talking decades. Sometimes, they will happen after you are gone, in the case of companies, that is.

Friendships too, require your commitment. They are not for merrymaking and ‘vibes’ but counseling, stewardship, companionship, knowledge sharing, advice, and sometimes, a shoulder to cry on.

“Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are.”

When it comes to jobs, the more skilled and specialized you are, the more you’ll get paid. These are simple basics of life.

Before you ask for more salary, how much are you offering?

When you start thinking about things and life rationally, you’ll marvel at how unrealistic we tend to view life. I guess much insight comes to many later in life.

Besides, don’t be tired before the race. We always strive not to be tired, before we begin.

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