The year is on a fast lane. A new
month is already here. Hope you had a grand Worker’s Day holiday or outing and
also a good weekend? The holiday was good for me because of the nostalgic
memory that it brought; I had sufficient time to listen to music. I greeted you
in Idoma language of Benue State, saying “My friend”.
Our tent is pitched with football
today; there are different ways of referring to time on the pitch. The actual
game would last for 90 minutes while few minutes are added as injury time based
on the assessment of the referee of the summed up time when the game paused. However,
there might be Extra time during games that a qualifying team needs to emerge. I
am discussing this in relation to other areas of our lives hoping that football
would teach us something helpful for our daily lives.
Actual time is the 90 minutes in
which the squad shows their deft and ability at winning the other team. Once a team proves her mettle before the end
of the game, the game comes to an end while both the winning team and the
losing team leave the pitch. It must be noted that winning with a goal is akin
to a Yoruba proverb which warns that someone with a single wick must not play
by the waters (eniti o ni ogbu’na kan o
gbodo sere leti omi). We all have an actual time in life; actual time in
office; actual time in virtually all we do. We have the opportunity of striving
to make the best impression and achieve optimum result at this period in life.
Injury time is very limited; it
might not be up to 5 minutes. A lot of
teams wake up during the injury time trying to score the goals that they have
been unable to score ab initio. It is
only a few teams that are lucky to score a goal at this point. There are times
when a team could be lucky to win at this final moment of a game but it is not
usually advisable to wait till this precarious moment.
The drift of today’s gist is for
us to wake up in time to attain feats rather than waiting till the final moment
seeking for change which might not be accepted by one’s employer, family and in
fact appraisal. There are a lot of people who want to make last minutes
impression; making reassuring promises at the verge of elections and many more.
May is here; kindly optimize the actual time of the year before half time.
We don’t need to waist the bulk
of the time while maximizing the limited time to achieve the impossible.
Best wishes this month of May.
Labels: Actual time, Attitudinal Change, Career, Contrast, Determination, football, Injury time, Inspirational, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Versus Series