One of these days, I woke up feeling like giving up. I found myself overwhelmed with discouragement and started to question the sanity of thinking I can be more than this. The question “Who am I to dream so big?” stared me in the face like black mamba waiting to pounce on its victim, and deliver its famous killer strike. The figures were not adding up, the progress felt too little, and my usually clear line-of-sight looked blurry. Self-disappointment engulfed me and left me feeling as if I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Yet in the midst of it all, a small voice within me came to life. It reminded me of the times I had been in this place before and the peril of allowing the mamba called ‘Giving Up’ to cut my journey short. Reality struck home, and I decided there and then that I had come too far to turn back now. I owed it to myself and my vision to see this through. No doubt the journey ahead is lengthy, exhausting and filled with many thorns, but still, it is my quest to complete. As ambitious as it appears, I will leap in faith and press on.
Like King Arthur, this is my quest, and only I can wield the Excalibur called ‘My Vision’. Camelot is calling my name, and the round table embellished fine linen and ornaments awaits my arrival. Ahead lies many divine encounters that will bring me face to face with my twelve knights; each one perfectly positioned to appear at the right time and place. Now more than ever, I am convinced that before me lies an adventure of a lifetime.
I am not afraid of the challenges that await me as I pursue this quest for where there is a will; there is a way. I will fight my way to Camelot and every scar I get from the battlefield will be worn with pride; as souvenirs of every triumph in my pursuit of success.
So to every mamba that may arise before me in the days to come, I say to you,
“I am who I am. If I do not dream big, then who? If not now, then when? Time and opportunity happen to all; this is my time, and I will make every minute count.
If I fail, I will try again,
If I fall, I will rise again,
If one door shuts, I will knock on another,
If one path ends, I will pave out a new one,
If someone says no, I will keep asking around until I get a yes
And if you say it is impossible then watch me prove you wrong!”