TheTransparentHighlights S02 E14
"Once upon a conversation"
Our leaders urge us to learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others. It’s because we can never live long enough to make them all by ourselves and that’s nothing but the truth. When you find yourself around people who have achieved more than you, seek to mine knowledge out of them for your own benefit.
There was a certain presenter I used to see on our local television channel, ZBC, presenting an arts and culture show. He was an eloquent speaker and his choice of words was exceptional making it obvious that his eloquence had earned him that spot.
Zealous to get more information about this guy, I told my friends about the whole issue and to my surprise, they knew the guy. One of my few good friends arranged for us to meet the guy. When he came, he was in a hurry because he had other appointments. It was a good start but what I now yearned for was to exchange words with him .
To make the long story short, I finally got the opportunity to meet up with him on a one on one. We met in the central business district and one thing was evident; his interpretation of things was different from that of a lot of TV personalities, his style and approach was different. He didnt seek to fit in, he was a man guided by principles and conscious of the one life that was given to him by the Creator.
We met at a good place and chatted for close to two hours, I was asking and learning as much as I could from him. During that conversation, he went on to say something that would shape my life in a way I never imagined. He related a story of one of his experiences as an artist and went on to advise me, “when you do something, do it for you and if people comment or respond, that’s a bonus because if you rely too much on what people say, you will get discouraged when they are too busy to comment”
Those simple words gave me the strength of a lion and the narrow vision of an eagle to never ever lose focus simply because of people’s response or remarks.
Your goals must please you first. The wife you marry must be beautiful to you first before you ask what others people think of her. Choose things that make you happy ?.
My favourite rapper Lecrae once said “if you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection”. Don’t misinterpret me though, I didn’t say what people say doesn’t matter, it matters, but that should never dull your sparkle.
Simbarashe _ Harare Budiriro #Transparency #Motivational #Literature #Creativity #Consistence #Honesty