Being Nigerian, one of the things that really gets to me is how Nigerians can sit and talk about Nigeria, complain about it and end the conversation with humour or a despair filled “it is well”… I am a firm believer that we are architects of our fate and while we may not be able to change everything at once, we can change one thing and that one thing starts with you, it starts in your thoughts! So imagine how inspired I felt this morning when I found Ndidi Nwuneli’s TED Talk! I saw a real example of identifying a problem and trying to be part of the change that you seek. I saw determination, I saw anger fueled properly, I saw someone who sees today as is and wants to see a different tomorrow! Watch the talk here and please don’t tell me after watching that she has a larger platform or had more opportunities than you have. I am not saying be her, BUT BE YOU! Use your own platform -whatever it is, bring change in your sphere of influence. Let the world be better because you are in it. Fuel your mind with the right things (read books that make you better), find the right company (even if you have to watch fora like TED Talks to find them), see beyond where you are, expand your horizons!
This is just a rant but honestly, I am certain that if we all did our best and contributed our little, if we solve or contribute to the solution of a problem we identify, if we each cleaned our proverbial yards, then our entire neighbourhoods will be nice, shiny and clean. Be part of the solution today, use your voice, your gift and your network! And while you are at it, don’t forget to be awesome!