‘How can you be at home and still not find the time to do things that impact you and others?’ This is exactly what has been going on in my mind since I returned home from school to ‘sit at home’ with the rest of the world.

It got so intense that I began to question whether academics was just my excuse to getaway. I mean, I am finally home, basically doing nothing but surfing the net, and glancing at my texts, and resting, and doing more resting. So why?

I went back to my collection which contains my writings and finally got an answer – Setbacks, being too comfortable. I had listened to my body more than my brain. I called a few friends and discovered they experienced something similar too. Bad news! It is not good, especially for someone who wishes to grow!

I also thought I had writer’s block – another excuse- but it struck me how I sat down and wrote this in less than thirty minutes because I finally convinced myself that the time is now, I had procrastinated for so long.

I’m sure there are a lot of us feeling that way too. My message is: it is all in you. It doesn’t matter how many motivational stuff you read. I’ve read quite a lot this period that I just skip the post if the first line screams motivation.

It is all just you. Until you decide to do something today, right now, nothing will happen. Your online visibility will not increase, your blog will still be just there, your timeline will grow weeds, your books will not be bought, or even not written.

Wondering what to write? I’m sure you’ve been through a lot, or at least something. Use the knowledge you gained through your struggles to help others see the light at the end of their own tunnel, just like I just did. I just told you how I have been feeling and how I saw the need to combat it.

I just could not unsee the need to create a change, no matter how big or small, in the lives of others. When you strive to make a difference in the lives of others, you increase your capacity for authentic influence and legitimate leadership. I need you to see this too.


Be productive while you stay safe and strong.

Also Read: Wise at Eighteen – True Life Story

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