Can I ask you this simple, but touching question? Okay! In 25 years time, will you be happy that you lived your life the way you are doing right
What we all meet in the future are the products of the decisions we
I believe everyone of us has a silent passion for
advancement, but many times, there is this way we believe the future is
Little wonder a wise man said "Tomorrow will become
yesterday in two days time". Simply put: what you call the far away
future will soon become past before your eyes!
I watched a few days
ago how some primary school kids were having a sports session. See their
little legs, taking so much time to complete a few meters race. More
touching was the fact that I remembered when I was like that. Every
shorts looked like baggy trouser on us. We went to school each day with
like 2 Naira. Wow!
Now, decades have gone by and you will live with the
decisions you took even years back.
Dear! If you will live with no
regrets, please go ahead and live your dreams. Don't wait for human
encouragement that might never come. Go ahead and publish that book!
Don't marry that person when your heart is not there; that is
self-torture! Don't live long, yet regretting the life you lived! Launch
into your calling. That is where your fulfillment is.
I agree with
Great sculptor, Micheloangelo, when he said "The tragedy of life is not
in having big dreams and not reaching it, but in having small dreams and
I recall an elderly man who called me some day and said
"Segun, if I should come back to life, I will do what you are doing".
Unfortunately, he can't come back. I left his presence thinking 'so,
this is how life can be lived regretfully'. Ahh!! No! I will exhaust my
arsenal. Not a grace on my life will be left unused. Socrates was the
one who said "Idleness isn't just in doing nothing, but also in not
Expand your horizon, dear reader! Don't grow old
regretting opportunities you never took; books you never wrote; friends
you looked down on; that lady you never married; that guy you never gave
a chance (Don't sound 'religious. It happens.); that ministry you never
had; that vision that you kept on postponing till now you are a grand
dad. Live without regrets! Exhaust your knowledge! Be true to yourself.
Don't allow people take decisions for you, because they won't feel the
pain when it's discomforting. Like the elderly man who spoke to me,
though visionary, yet no fulfillment. Most unfortunately, he can't come
back as he would have wished. Live, being truthful to your bone marrows.
Don't please people at the detriment of your calling.
sang, saying, "All of my life, there have been regrets, that I didn't do
all I could....I didn't spend the time I should. It's a memory I will
live with all of my life". May you not live a life that will be tagged
'Almost Succeeded'. Exhaust your opportunities. Live without regrets. Go
all out for your dreams. There alone your fulfillment lies. God bless