Not everyone starts off easy

Not everyone starts off easy. Not everyone has it all laid out for them. However, that you did not or do not have it all laid out for you, does not mean you have to achieve less or remain incapacitated. Truth is, soaring in life is often times akin to riding a bicycle. For those of us who are familiar with bicycles, we know that to really get going, you have to gather momentum. Same applies to life. Even water understands that to really get going, all it needs is perseverance till it breaks through the rock, and after that, it flows so freely and beautifully and is simply unstoppable. What do you desire today? Perseverance is a trait of champions!

Courage flips the script!

Atimes in life, you have to go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. I am sure you must have come across or heard this popular maxim which says "life begins at the end of your comfort zone." More often than not, to achieve what no one else has achieved, you have to travel paths no one else has traveled or simply settle for the status quo. This reminds me of the courageous words of a friend - Clara Okpara... "Eta, I do not want to live an ordinary life". Today, are you going to take that bold step towards achieving your dream(s)? Or are you going to keep delaying that courageous act and end up doing so for the rest of your life. I call on you today. Are you a child of GOD? If yes, what are you waiting for? Today, step forward to your lion. Be courageous. Courage is proof of Faith. Victory surely awaits you on the other side. Have a lovely week ahead.

Never Give Up

Message to someone out there: Never give up. I am sure you have that thing or those things you earnestly desire for yourself. Don't give up. The proof of what you truly desire is Pursuit. I repeat, don't quit. Pursuit reveals Passion. Many years ago, I ran into this quote; "In the long run, men always hit on what they aim at". Interestingly, I have always lived my life with this belief even before I came across the quote, but coming across it sparked something within; a reminder that this is real. Remember, don't give up.

Misconception Based on a Single Story: The Actual Abuja I Discovered

Picture Credit: Chipper / Wikipedia by Eta Uso, Jr. I grew up in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Though privileged, my growing up years had very little travel experiences. My life basically revolved around the states of Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Rivers State. Even till this day, I think I have travelled more times abroad in the past five years than I have travelled within my own country (Nigeria) in the over twenty years of my life. Not sure if this makes me sound less patriotic or preferably, more like a Global Citizen. Growing up, I was privy to tales about the city of Abuja from friends, cousins and yes, the print media. Tales of Abuja being the city of fantastic mansions, luxurious cars, fast money and furthermore, a city with the finest private parties with accompanying financial recklessness being often exhibited by the stupendously rich. Abuja was in simple terms described and projected as Nigeria's El Dorado and the repercussion was instant (citize

Do Not Resist Enmity Against You

Word for Today: Don't feel bad or dampened. Neither should you seek to respond to enmity. Lest you didn't know or may have forgotten; Enmity was what promoted Joseph. Enmity promoted Daniel. Enmity has been the propeller to sucess of many than love from friends. Why is this so? Remember, GOD is the judge of the whole universe. He sees it all. Thus, most often than not, you are promoted not for what you did, but rather, you are promoted because of what was done to you. When the enemy executes evil plans against you, our GOD, the judge of the whole universe, looks upon your case and executes judgement on your behalf. And for every judgement, there is a punishment and a compensation. Those who leave vengeance to the Lord will always be compensated. If our earthly judges can grant tasty compensations on earthly cases, how much more the Judge of the whole universe!!! Remain blessed. Shalom.

Nigeria: We Didn't Toil. So We Might As Well Let Go.

by Eta Uso, Jr. Is it not sweet yet sour that once upon a time a few people clamoured that we stick to a system of rotational Presidency by virtue of zoning. Yet today, these same few people, believe that it is either out or war if a certain section insists on completing their own circle. While the above may be sweet and sour, this section is out-rightly sour. In that, our Nigeria of which we have today and are seemingly seeking to actively destroy on the altar of self interest and lust for power, a very large chunk of us did not toil for it. Rather, the spirit of Nigeria today in which we seek to destroy is a legacy bequeathed us by brave and patriotic men of honour, very Nigerians as us, now departed. We never toiled for her (Nigeria), our sweats neither blood never went down in exchange for the soul of she (Nigeria) that she might live. We gave nothing for her progress, so what's there to loose? We might as well just destroy her. Yet, though we seek to destroy her

APC Has Captured A Lost Generation

by Eta Uso Jr I feel it necessary to bring forward that the Digital Age seems to have done a little more harm than good. Well, at least more harm than good to the lazy mindsets of this generation.  How? It is simple. The wealth of information our generation gets exposed to in real-time is so alarming that it has resulted in poverty of attention. Politically however, this poverty of attention has resulted in a chunk of the Nigerian masses not being able to determine or pinpoint what really matters most.  Nonetheless, irrespective of the poverty of attention ravaging our youths of today, one certain trait that seems to have remained constant is the desire to be popular on social media, or at most, follow what's seemingly popular. This can be buttressed with the splurge of politically correct statements that seem to be everywhere these days, thus consuming the 'lazy minds' of this digital generation into thinking that what is 'politically correct' is