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#BeInspired Mondays with IK: Questions

IK Nwosu

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This column, as the name goes is meant to inspire and encourage you to strive towards achieving your personal goals everyday. I just want to share pearls picked up in the journey of life.

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I opened my eyes, yet it was as if they were still closed. I couldn’t see anything, so I just lay where I was, thinking about where I am. At first, I thought it was a dream, until I felt a sting on my left foot as if I had just been bitten by an insect. I quickly hit the spot with my left palm, and as I guessed, I felt something on my palm. It then dawned on me that I really wasn’t dreaming- this was reality.

“Where on earth am I?” I quipped. I hadn’t finished my sentence when suddenly, I saw a bright light, but before I could even act, it was gone. The light lasted for about two seconds, then I returned to my “dark world”. The light lasted long enough to make me see that I was in a room barred by gates of steel – a cell probably. I said to myself, “What am I doing in a cell?” then the light shone again, this time, for about four seconds, and it was confirmed that I actually was in a cell.

After this, I just sat down lamenting and crying about my predicament, I cannot even remember how I landed in a cell, a very dark cell. I continued to wail for a very long time. Whether it was an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year, or many years, I cannot tell, and my saving light did not shine throughout the period. It was so bad, I couldn’t differentiate between when I was sleeping, and when I was awake.

After wailing and lamenting my predicament for some time, I finally mustered courage and standing up. I said to myself, “I must find a way to get the hell out of this place.”

I said to myself, “a cell should have people watching over it right?”. Immediately, the light shone again, with a glimmer of hope. I ran quickly to the gate to try to force it open, surprisingly, the gate flung open after the first push. I was both amazed and disappointed, amazed because I realized that the gate was not locked at all, and disappointed because I would have push it open the first time I knew there was a gate. I quickly put all that behind me, and ran towards the light like the sun rays runs to the earth. I was free.

One good thing about the age we live in is that you have the key (internet) to unlock almost every form of limitation and get answers to almost any question. Apart from that, questions – the right ones – also helps you buy other people’s experience which you can use to improve on your personal life and career.

Questions are the pathways to discoveries, and acting on these discoveries deliver the solutions. Questions lead you to clarity, an important requirement for success in this age where we are being inundated with information. Don’t stop asking questions, don’t stop learning.

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