This long walk to leading a productive life is sprinkled with pricks and pains. It is not without thistles and bristles. It’s like juggling along the traps of procrastination, multi-tasking, screen – time, …, discouragement) in the dark dungeon where unforeseen circumstances are ready to render you stressed.
With your support, I’ve had to walk through it all – defiant and daring. Having to meet stellar creatives such as Ajibola, Ayomide Ofulue, Jamie Russo, Victoria Oladipo, Victoria Olajide, Robbie Crabtree, Temi Adebayo, Mustafa Khundmiri and a host of others on Twitter is a rare privilege that has widened my perspective on personal productivity. This adventure equally pushed me into spending time with African writers such as Femi Osofisan, Modupe Oduyoye and the most recent of them, Bayo Adebowale.
I’ve had to ask crude questions and one thing holds true: the struggle is the same. The tenacity required to gaze at a mental picture and maintain focus from ideation to execution. The fight for a qualitative measure of stillness and the determination to fire on even when it doesn’t seem like it.
Like me, you may have been bruised and battered by how you can do more and talk a little less. The truth is that you need to be a fire – eating visionary who is radical and strategic in approach.
The future of our world favours the bold – one brave enough to beard a lion his den and insurrect in the fortress of foes. Folks who’d drown criticism in the face of their work and go all out – knowing fully well that their dreams are valid.
A symbol of essence emerges when you remain unbowed and unbent.