Due to reasons known to him and evident to the economical downsizing trespassing in the country he became a barrow pusher in one of the states in Nigeria, Enugu State. This happened in the year 2017.
An opportunity came to be a millionaire through a promotional offer organised by one of the leading seasoning company in Nigeria, ONGA, and he grabbed the opportunity immediately. This happened in the year 2020.
While pushing barrow in the market, assisting people in carrying their loads he picked sachets of ONGA and when it had gotten to fifty sachets, he would go to the redemption center to submit for his reward. The first submit earned him a reward of Airtime which i supposed triggered his happiness of continuation.
Favour’s ray shone upon him when he tried out the second time submitting another batch of fifty sachets of ONGA seasoning which earned him a reward of one million naira.
What a happy man he became!
During his interview he said something that stunned me. That sentence showed the degree of awareness his preparation had gotten him to. This also means that he was pushing the barrow as a means to an end. Such wisdom!
He said “I implore the company to supply me ONGA products from the one million naira so that i can use it to start up business”
Such an awareness! Such a preparative soul!
He was READY!
He was PREPARED!
He had a PLAN!
What if out of shame he decided not to push the barrow and went into cyber crime or perhaps went into any crime of any sort?
What if out of shame he did not pick up those sachets from wherever he picked it and would probably cast it away saying that it is not worth it.
What if he never took the chance in trying out such thing.
What I learnt from this young man experience was that HE ALREADY HAD A PLAN TO WORK ON but due to circumstances and reasons best known to himself, he had to first try out opportunities that are stacked up around him in various way so that he will use it to get his dream achieved.
WHAT PLAN DO YOU HAVE?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO REALISE IT?
IF OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS COMES THIS WAY OR IN FORM OF GRANT OR SPONSORSHIP, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK ON or will you squander it hopelessly?
Start with what you have. Along the way the way you will get the right resources you will need to achieve your dream.