It is a great day and welcome to
a new week. The year is just starting and I am sure we are all preparing as
much as possible to attain God-ordained heights for us this year.
There are many stories that we
have heard about people who cannot exercise their rights in an office because
they take instructions from a mentor, godfather, benefactor etc and this
becomes obvious to their followers. The Yoruba have a saying, ‘ewo ni ka j’oye awodi; ka ma le gbe adiye’
meaning why would you be a hawk that can’t hunt for chick. Let’s think together
about a stooge or someone who stands out!
A stooge is usually a
representative in disguise; this means the person is expected to be the figure
head and perform the role but keeps waiting for instructions from the person
who helped in getting into that office. When someone agrees to be someone’s
stooge your successes and failures is dependent on that person and you rarely
can take decisive actions. The downside of being a stooge is the negative
records associated with you and your tenure while in office.
Someone who stood out is a person
who is willing to give his best to the assignment at hand and sets unprecedented
records. Someone who has a clear vision for the office he is occupying and for
his followers. A man who stands out will be applauded; recognized and given
more responsibility. We all have examples of such people in recent times.
It is always a tussle to stand
out and to be a stooge. Those who gave you the opportunity of occupying the
office will not want you to be off their hook while you also the opportunity of
performing great feat through the office you are occupying.
As it is a new beginning, I would
implore you not to be a stooge to anyone regardless of the great role that was
played in making you come into that position of authority; your name and in
fact, your future is at stake.
I will endeavour to Stand Out!
Have a great week ahead.
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