“The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes. - Benjamin Disraeli”
Opportunity often knocks when you perhaps least expect it. Being ready though, I have come to realize, is not of the sort that is taught in the classrooms of this world, but is the willingness to say yes when confronted with a new but promising occasion to contribute to something great.
So my prospect came about 6 months ago, in the form of an email requiring a response. I took a few days to consult with myself as is my usual routine, when presented with something that I have never done before nor have any formal experience with. At the end of the evaluation, my answer was yes, cementing my agreement to write a review for “Groovin at SCR” featuring Conkarah, Kabaka Pyramid, Jesse Royal et al.
Prior to this I wanted something outside of the routine of the life I had now settled into and even greatly felt a desire to discern what is now my true calling and purpose. In those days of self searching and questions, I never thought of the moment I would be asked to do such a thing, as it came to me, much like a whim. I had secretly desired to find something that would meet the requirements of making a contribution greater than my current corporate pursuits. This was no time to play it safe or run away.
The result of this effort sparked my connection with BLAK IWA TV and the genesis of my self-titled blog Warrior Sistren Seh.
There were other things competing for my attention and unfortunately having a negative impact on me at that time which did not make the decision easy but I figured in my mind, this would not hurt could not hurt my circumstances, so ready, set, let’s go and I accepted the break. My most logical next step was wondering how successful it would be.
Success by one online source is defined as “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. For me while this opportunity resonated as my purpose and certainly felt in alignment with natural ability, the accomplishment or accomplishing of success would now be left up to me. The work began with one small step in the right direction and from there so many connections later, I am in awe of my own personal growth and also what I have indeed achieved.
It’s been hard work too but my commitment is most solid and I won’t be giving up anytime soon, I want to take this as far as it can really go. My love for all of you who support me grows daily and so does my thankfulness. I am conscious that I won’t be able to really tell in numbers, the success I have had but numbers matter not when the benefits are worth their weight in golden moments.
If I had not said yes, I would not have started this particular journey of growth and transformation. I discovered my outlet, my voice, my NIA (Swahili for purpose) and IMANI (faith in my abilities). I didn’t lose these two very important aspects but they were both waiting for the right opportunity to present itself. I was ready because it was always inside me and similarly what’s inside each of us resides there in fullness waiting perhaps to be tapped into by an opportunity.
The mere fact that my words are read and resonate with another being is enough accomplishment for me. My success not in plaques and medals but in the value of the positive influence I radiate in my words and actions. These have spread and ultimately boomerang in return to my sphere of life resulting in love, bliss, self recognition, acceptance, tolerance, strength and positivity.
By sharing my experiences, I am hoping for two things, someone somewhere will catch the vision for themselves and execute the gifts they have, to bring bliss to others and secondly to leave a legacy and memory worthy of the goodness I have encountered in my living moments.
We must take small steps and listen to our intuition when it comes to discovering our NIA, leaps of faith even, as long as we do not allow fear of the unknown to cripple us, the light of the path will shine brighter and brighter towards fulfillment.
Seek your opportunity if you must and if one presents itself, think and choose wisely. Make the most of your experience and for your own sake never stop growing until you reach a fuller and fuller life. All things conceived are possible. They are because I am a living testament of thoughts manifesting in this time.
It’s always beautiful to share with you what’s going on in this mind of mine, Thanks for taking time to spend with me, continuously I give blessed thanks.