Growing up, we were very familiar with the term, ‘Rome was not built in a day’. As a matter of fact, it is still a go to for many just like the term, Jack of All Trades, Master of None. Honestly, I have come to understand that phrase differently which is why this tshirt inscription; ‘Rome In One Day’, definitely caught my attention.
Usually, they say Rome was not built in one day because they need to remind you to ease off on yourself. Be patient and trust the process. While this is true, there is also the power of the mind. I have come to realise that reality takes place first in the mind. Your mentality goes a long way to defining the moments that happen to and for you.
Back in School, one of the core values was Positive mentality. Maybe we did not quite understand its power then. However, speaking to a few alumni the other day and trying to decipher the success that many alumni are achieving, we all came to the conclusion that it must be GRACE but looking deeply, I think that it has a lot to do with the words we were constantly taught and how we have come to hold on to it every stage of our journey in life- positive mentality included.
When I got this tshirt from the creative designer, Ezekiel Smith, I gave it some thought and I knew that I had to share with you. So, I went on to ask him the back story to the inscription just before I shot last week’s YouTube video. Just as I thought, here is what he had to say, “The intent is POSSIBILITY- breaking barriers as against default processes through innovation and divinity. Looking at the man at Bethseda. For 38years, he waited on the angel to trouble the water but one encounter with Jesus and that changed. (John 5 V1-8). There might have been a certain way people have had their eureka moments which is through the traditions of process. Yet, I know the power of innovation and the undending pact of divinity, embracing the THINK AGAIN culture”.
Those words can be better summarized as the power of possibility. That is the truth that we should we stand on as we go through life each day. I remember getting my first job in 2011, 3 weeks right after graduation- a feat that not many young graduates can brag of. I did it not because I knew the employer but because I made use of the opportunities that presented itself. All of which I spoke of in Last week’s video.
Let me leave you with these words from Ezekiel Smith, “”
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