Sam was expelled from school! It was a very beautiful day, he was seen off to school by his father who was happy that his son was finally going to achieve more than he could. He had just gotten to class when he met the bully of the class bullying his friend. Sam was angry but he walked to his seat and sat down. Nobody really wanted to confront him because his father was a part of the school board.
The bully continued his torture until Sam had had enough, he stood up to the boy and they ended up fighting. The board decided to expel Sam for starting the fight and creating a ruckus while the other boy was let off with a warning and suspension. Sam’s father wasn’t happy about the situation but there was only so much he could do.
Sam moved on with his life until he got caught up in another trouble. A theft happened at his place of work, his master refused to believe he wasn’t the culprit since he was supposed to close the shop. He tried to prove his innocence to no avail. His master didn’t hesitate to have him jailed for theft and burglary. His father’s weak heart could not bear the tragedy the second time so it gave up and his father died.
Throughout his time in jail, he blamed himself for the death of his father.
Few years down the line, Sam was out of jail and he started his own business. He loved fashion and everything that came with it, he could also design too, so he started from scratch. It wasn’t easy and there was a lot of competition but he kept doing it. He met an old friend who asked him why he started a fashion business. He replied, “I want to be the best in the whole country.” His friend laughed hard and called him a dreamer. He reminded him that he had no proper education and worse, he was an ex-convict nobody would trust him.
He refused to be discouraged. He took pride in the fact that he could do better with his life than remain idle. He didn’t allow what the people around him say to stop him from moving on. Because of his past, Sam lost a lot of investors and customers. His competitors used it against him to get his customers on their side. It affected business a lot and he had to start again.
Sam kept learning from similar businesses around him, the more he grew, the more his dreams grew bigger. He kept seeing all the reasons why he could be whoever he wants to be. After a while, he regained lost customers, and much more, his hopeless business started to boom and people wondered what had happened.
Five years after the start of his fashion business, he already had more branches in part of the country, he had been recommended to the influential people in society. He had left behind people who he met in the business and he was fishing in the international seas. People were shocked because they all expected him to have given up.
During an interview, Sam was finally able to talk about his past and how he refused to let it drag him down, he mentioned how his father died untimely and how he couldn’t do anything about it. He encouraged people to never give up on their dreams because they have a horrible past or they are experiencing difficulties, he encouraged people to never be ashamed of their dreams and how big they are.
A few years later, Sam achieved his dream of being the best in the country but by then he had a bigger dream, he would try and take over the world.
Writer: Empress_Writes (Esther Ayoola)