As a commuter on Thika road I have learned the hard way how the unexpected buildup of jam can be the cause of a bad impression you can make with people expecting you to arrive on time at an important engagement. Aware of this fact I was rushing to board a bus when I heard someone call out my name and turned to investigate .The explanation was one Mr. Rex , a friend who was seated next to driver in a Thika city bound Nissan. The Nissan was almost full and was rearing to speed off .I changed direction and moved toward the PSV in order to say hello to my friend .It was relatively long time since we last saw each other.
After a few pleasantries the guy asked me for the umpteenth time where I lived. I told him I had not changed my residence .Then he asked for my I cell phone number, explaining that with my number a few click away he could easily call and drop by my house for a courtesy visit. Which surprised me because a few weeks earlier that month I had given him my number for the second time in recent memory. I pulled my phone from the pocket and ‘flashed’ him while he was waiting for me to dictate the number to him.
When he saw his phone buzz the dude inquired if I was the one calling and I answered in the affirmative. To which he expressed surprise, saying he had saved the number under one Halkano. What? I wanted to rebuke him but mustering my annoyance ,I smiled and I bid him good day . But wait… the whole esopide left wondering , whether the Engineer had any sense of order and organization in his personal affairs or he was playing some nefarious game I would hate to learn about. Why stop me and waste time by talking nonsense. Can’t he at least think beyond his nose and engage people in some meaningful tete at tete.
Like many of us, he was not doing his best. We all can be better by being organized, aiming higher, and being prepared to go the extra mile to get great results in all our endeavor. We should take great pains in our drive to get the best out of ourselves.
It’s possible no one has mentioned this to you, but you are called to realize your full potential in this life. You cannot allow your circumstance to stop you from reaching your goals. Put in proper perspective your problem(s) is really a solution waiting to be discovered. It may cost you great effort and time but in latter recollections you find it was worth its value in gold. Nelson Mandela said “ if I would not have gone to prison, I would not have been able to do that which most difficult- change yourself”. See, he used his problem to grow, rising to be one of great sons of Africa. Why not follow his example? Please do because even if you do not measure to his level of success your life trajectory will be much better. In short be like what the legendary US basketball Coach John wooden said, “Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day”.