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DO IT EARLY!

It’s indeed important to follow one’s passion. Late last year, my parents came over to Lagos for a wedding and as usual, I had a “gisting” session with my Dad. I asked him questions about his work and he went ahead to tell me about his “latest love – farming”, he had recently made some hundreds of thousands of naira on farming within a short while. In order to give us a background, my Dad is a Medical Doctor, a Specialist Pediatrician who has been practicing for well over 30 years. He’s been really committed to it over the years and has gotten several awards, locally and nationally. He has also been running his own private practice for over 20 years and it’s obvious he’s very good in Medicine. His hospital is located in his home town and most of the work he does is humanitarian, everybody knows and claims to be related to him, so he doesn’t get to make much money from Medical practice. However, he has always loved farming but didn’t visualize possibilities of making it big in it, now, he sees the possibilities, but he’s in his sixties, and I’m sure he would be thinking, “if only I had blown this bigger much earlier”.

I was reminded again of a lesson I’d learnt before which I’ll like to share with all.

Knowing your passion is one thing; following it early is another. Looking back now, I can say he had always loved farming; he has a small poultry, a snailry, a plantain, banana and cocoa plantation, all these have never been for commercial purposes, he enjoyed doing them, it was obvious anytime he talked about it; his face lit anytime he spoke about farming; only recently did he think of employing people to run it for commercial purposes.

When one has a passion or an interest and follows it, there will be a time to derive economic value for it; there’s no phase of human endeavor that one can’t money from doing. There’s no use pushing what comes naturally to you till later, you might not see now how you’ll make money from it; all I’ll say is “Keep doing it!”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I sure do agree, we should learn to tuck our fears some where, to stop thinking of what others will think,whether you are insane or not thinking straight,some decisions just have to be made,for me if its well planned out then its sure well on it way to be being productive.

  2. mobolaji says:

    I sure do agree, we should learn to tuck our fears some where, to stop thinking of what others will think,whether you are insane or not thinking straight,some decisions just have to be made,for me if its well planned out then its sure well on it way to be being productive.

  3. bose' says:

    Ok, you’re definitely back…
    Discovering this passion early enough is also key, as well as surrrounding your self with anything and anyone that can enhance it or its realisation.

  4. ODODO says:

    Thanks Bolaji & Bose,

    Keep them coming….

  5. akinyemiabiola says:

    Most of us entered into school to study courses we never dreamt of. We were told we could not meet the cut off and were offered the last available option…do I have a witness?

    If only we had our education to go with our talents.

    Even at that we have several examples of people who graduated under a different line of study in comparism to what they find themselves doing in life…their passion.

    Would Gbenga Adeboye (Funwontan) have been better at any other thing but talking like he did? Would Deolu Akinyemi have been able to make that name and had the kind of impact he has on lives today with screw driver in his hands…I don’t think so.

    I am also an example. My passion is art, graphics, photography, design, creativity. Believe me I am gifted and today I a living proof that the Gift of a man sure makes way for him.

    For those of you out there who still have the choice of what to study…study your passion. Go to school and pick a course in line with what you have passion for.

    And in case you are like most of us study economics when your passion is in designs (like me). Finish it well then pursue a life in line with your passion. Do not let any thing take that from you. That is what you were born to do and along the line you will find that there is a problem you were born to be the solution to.

    Sis tope
    I did not start out believing I would write this much o. It just kept coming. I guess you hit a nerver

    Cheer
    @biola

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