Long long time ago, in the village which has been wiped off from the surface of the earth lived a great king. This village existed before my father, my father's father and even my forefathers.It was called Humanimal village. Like the name implied, the animals and human all lived in one accord and even married one another. The king happened to be human and was a very strong, loyal and dedicated man. He was feared, liked and respected by all, both animals and human. However the king was not a happy man though! The reason was his only daughter, Adaeze, begotten to him by his wife, the love of his life who had died at child birth. Adaeze who had blossomed into a very pretty young girl was now over the youthful age of 18 as such was ripe for marriage. A lot of very rich young suitors had come to ask for her hand in marriage but unfortunately they have not been up to the king's standard. They were either too sloppy or too fake or.....they never just struck him as worth marrying his lovely princess. He wanted a fearless, brave and hardworking man for his Adaeze.
One morning the king woke up happily, this was so because he had come up with a brilliant idea to finally find the man of his dream for his princess.
This was it ANYONE WHO COULD SWIM THROUGH THE RIVER OF AJIYI ...... HE WOULD GIVE HALF THE KINGDOM AS WELL AS HIS BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. THIS WAS DREADED BY MANY BECAUSE THIS RIVER WAS KNOWN TO BE FILLED WITH OF BLOOD THIRSTY CROCODILES!
On the d-day a lot of people as well as animals all gathered to witness who the brave and lucky one was gonna be....the tortoise who was known for his great craftiness tried but was eaten by the crocodile, as a result of this all the other animals steered clear of the river, because they thought to themselves mournfully if the tortoise with his many brain could not overcome this then none of them could. Suddenly one man started swimming in the river and before they could say Jack Robinson He was on the other side of the river. There was great cheering amongst the crowd, even the king was highly impressed and very happy that at last He had found His Ada a befitting man for her to marry! The man came forward panting breathlessly and said yes, i did it! but i want to know who pushed me into the river. This was how this man, even though he were pushed into the Ajiyi river became a celebrity. A man who was nobody had become somebody because he got that nudge, that push and before we knew it he had become a much celebrated celebrity.
The only thing FEAR does is limit one, leaves one in a shell, a closet and makes one unable to fulfill ones dream, destiny and aspiration. It's a destiny killer. It will only succeed in bringing one down and make one unable to achieve ones desire. Fear will tell you, you can't do it when all you need is just that little nudge.
For one to overcome fear, all one need do is believe in oneself, do not let anyone tell you, you cannot do it or bring you down. Fear is a limiting factor.
It's high time we overcome that fear, break new grounds, thread into new waters and with God by your side you'll become a success and you'll love yourself for it. You'll become the world's greatest because that thing you have been afraid to do might be what you were born to do, that has made you unable to fulfill your destiny. Believe in God because one with Him is a majority and you just might be the next world celebrated super star!
Drop that FEAR and do it because you just were BORN TO WIN!
let this be your watchword.....Be fearless!