One of the first geographical terms I learnt as a kid was the word “Island”. I can’t remember the exact first time I came across the word but I could remember some of my first memories with the word.
I remembered that I was 7 years old and we were having a reading time in school . We took turns to read the passage and it was my turn to read. My textbook in my hands as I went to the front of the classroom and began reading.
While I was reading I can across the word “island”. I didn’t know the correct pronunciation, so broke down the word down into syllables, as were taught to pronounce new words. I pronounced the “is” like it would have be pronounced if it stood alone, then I joined it with the pronunciation of “land”.
But my teacher scoffed and halted my reading. She corrected my pronunciation of the word, by saying that the “s” was silent and never pronounced.
After that experience, I believed I came to learn more about the word “island” meant from my Dad. My dad is very vast in geography and he taught me some geography terminologies like lake, peninsular etc. I remember reciting as a little kid some definitions like: “an Island is a land totally surrounded by water”.
As I grew up, my knowledge about islands expanded. There are islands in my country and in my state (Lagos state). The State's name was gotten from one of the island called "Lagos island".
I got to know more as I grew up, about some countries in the world that are islands; like Britain, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines and so on. There are thousands of islands in the world. Even some countries like Indonesia have hundreds of islands.
On Saturday, I got to know about an island called ‘Someday Island’. Where is this island located and what is unique about the island?
Firstly, I need to tell you that this Island isn’t a physical island but its exist. This Island lives in our mind or I could say in our head and imagination. It is a place where many of us have resided or are currently living in (I think I have a mansion in this island, lol).
Just like an actual island that is cut of from other land bodies, Someday island is independent and once you are in the island it is hard to get out.
I got to know about Someday Island through reading Brian Tracy book: “No Excuses!”.
According to Brian Tracy, 80% of the people on earth are currently living in the island. People who live in the island are people who use to procrastinate and say: “someday I would start this, someday I would do this or that”.
They live in the island and anytime you ask them why they haven’t left the island they start giving excuses. Basically "excuses" is the currency in the Island.
Just like some of my readers who might be reading my article, I would like to acknowledge that I’m also in the island and it is sucks.
The king of the island is procrastination and the way to leave this island is to start taking that steps you wanted to take or that you’ve kept postponing all these years.
Let it no longer be someday I would read, someday I would write, someday I would hit the gym. Start today and you would see yourself leaving Someday Island. Once you've left Someday Island; you would be glad that you did!