Friday, December 1, 2006

It's a Reality!!!!

It's about 12.45p.m on Dec 1st, 2006, and i am getting ready to join the world of bloggers! I have had this dream now for the past few months and it's gradually coming to fulfilment. Indeed, the realities of today are the dreams of yesterday.

I am persuaded beyond all doubts that this venture will move from one degree of glory to another. Let me welcome you to my blog with this story i read sometime ago and that i have used in a couple of speaking engagements to drive home my point. Enjoy it!

Weakness or Strenght

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.
The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move.
"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"
"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the sensei replied.
Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.
Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.
This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.
"No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"
"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grap your left arm." The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

5 comments:

Adeolu said...

Welome on board my brother, proud of this bold and necessary move.

Rotimi Opeyeoluwa said...

Hi buddy, i belief this is both commendable and at the same time a verdant for peolpe who are opposed to mundane living-do accept my sincere and contiuned best wishes but do not for a moment rest from your steady rise until you hoist your flag of ictoy at the fleet of God. Rise on.

Jide Adetunji said...

Very nice write up.
It's refreshing to know that there are skills beyond ops mgt.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on life issues.

tunde ige said...

GREAT work broda, this write ups are sure to lift a lost soul and give hope. am glad about this move and am goin to tell my crew to make sure they get to read all of it. am blessed with all this wonderful soul inspiring words,and i thank God for giving you to the world

Anonymous said...

u are a gift to our world.the write ups are very powerful.despite ur busy schedule u still have time to be a blessing to ue world.lookmon

You are destined for the top of the topmost top! See you there!!