Source: Momoh Emmanuel
Her heart beat increased faster as she stepped down the aisle to receive her award. It was more of a panorama and a dream to her. In the whole of the university, she had climbed the top position to earn the presidential awards for being the best student. This presidential award qualified her automatically for a lucrative job with the federal government. This goes along with an option of furthering academic studies in any university across the globe.
Suddenly, like a pipe that was suddenly ruptured, tear drops began to flow freely from her eyes. Having lost her parents to mysterious circumstances at a very young age, Gift lived from one hand to another. Her foster parents tried as much as they could to have her comfortable, but were handicapped by serious financial challenges. Thus, Gift found how to be comfortable within her own skin. She saw all these not as challenges but as stepping stones to climb the stairs of success. She engaged in petty trades ranging from satchet water, biscuits to fairly used household materials and disposables.
On weekends, she went from house to house running various errands such as washing clothes, cooking, baby sitting and the likes. In order to complement her labour, she engaged herself as a casual worker on several construction sites so as to gain experience. This was what motivated her to study civil engineering at one of the nation’s premier university. Since success unlike human beings doesn’t judge based on tribes and other irrelevant criteria, she won several awards and scholarships which sustained her all through her educational career.
While in the university, she never allowed her challenges weigh her down. She worked assiduously to ensure that she reached the mark she had set for herself. As you all know that the road to success isn’t on a straight part, she encountered different troubles, emotional turmoil, financial constraints, something notable was that help always came in the nick of time. She sharpened her focus, readjusted her lens and off she went to the city of success.
Her life was a wonder to many. She had a particular routine which was from hostel to class or library then to fellowship. On days of leisure, she engaged in business trips to buy some of the market wares. On some other days, she went to town to see her foster parents and close relatives.
Success most times is like a commodity in the market. However, many atimes, the price tag is usually fixed. This makes it difficult for bargaining to take place. As a result of this, many people who aren’t willing to take risks give up. They go about spreading the rumor that success is difficult and not achievable. When they sometimes come across people and individuals who have achieved the said success, they make hasty conclusion that they have achieved it through luck. You hear them say the goddess of nature and success are partial and have favoured one person against the other.
Well, achieving success isn’t by sheer luck. It is a product of steps, determination, passion and relentless struggle. The daily steps will either take one further or father to the destination desired.
Now my challenge is this: Are you willing to pay the price to win the prize? You can make your decision now
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