Never Give up
We all have one thing or even a list of things that we would like to achieve. They might be temporary or even long term, but most times we face hardships trying to achieve these.
I watched a movie recently, titled 'Looking for Bami'. Bami' is a Yoruba word for father. The female lead of the movie was a die-hard tomboy who was set at making her enstranged father know about her existence. She experienced lots of difficulties but never gave up.
Her father was a city boy who deceived a village girl and got her pregnant, he then relocated to the city where he became extremely rich. He didn't know he was a father and the mother of his child waited patiently for his return to the village which never happened. It was on her dying bed she saw a TV show about her daughter's father. She showed her daughter the man.
The daughter was happy to have finally see her father. She gave herself one mission which was to at least make the man know that she existed.
She went to his workplace severally but was rejected by the father who claimed he had no child and was unwilling to see her. The girl was persistent and waited diligently at the man's office gate everyday until she was arrested by the police for being a nuisance. She still never gave up even though her friends and people from the slum where she lived laughed at her. She didn't want any emotional attachment with the man, she just wanted him to know that she existed.
She took all the humiliation hauled at her, until finally her father acknowledged her existence.
Imagine what would have happened if this girl decided to stop pursuing her father because it was becoming a hard task, he wouldn't have known of her existence
Sometimes we let go of advantageous things in our lives just because we hate to stress ourselves. We then forget that nothing in this life comes easy. You have to put in the extra work and persevere. Many of the successful individuals we see around us were once mocked but because they never gave up, those things they were mocked for led them to achieve great heights.
I know a man in my vicinity, he started by picking rusted irons along the road. Everyone called him mad but he knew what he was after. Today, he has expanded on what he does. Small boys now pick these irons, metals and the likes for him, while he does the exporting. He has built a mansion from what we all called stupid
Just know your goal, what you have set to achieve. Then never give up. Who knows. Your break the might come from there.
Thanks for reading.
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