The Power of One Criticism

“It’s crazy how 1,000 people can compliment you and you’ll spend all day thinking about the one person who criticized you.”

Hmmm…I can relate.

There is this time I anchored a talk show during an international conference. My performance was simply good, by my assessment. People thought I was brilliant! Though somewhat surprised, I basked in the compliments. Just as I received a compliment from a well-respected leader of our organisation, a friend accused me of bias. He said I put one of the guests of the show on the spot with needless questions and unfair comments, because the guest is not a Nigerian. What?

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Living Right, In Time

Is today a gift, an encouragement to be or do better? Is every moment you spend alive an opportunity to do right?

Yes! As our lives unfold, as each day comes around, we are not to remain unchanged. That is the idea of this poem.


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Time Flies, But…

It’s July already!

January was just yesterday. Time flies.

In retrospect, I am reminded of how with our choices, we use or abuse this indispensable gift, time.

With the poem below, I describe my life at different times. Like day and night, I have experienced both parts of the poem repeatedly. But I am undaunted. My resolve is to live out the second part, consistently.

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