Obstacles I have had enough

While in active service, I was a victim of bias political decisions. I did not enjoy the positions that my ability warranted me to enjoy.

When a test was conducted for the appointment of Directors in the service, I came out among the best. Yet I was not appointed. My boss later disclosed to me that unfortunately politicians stood up against me and there was nothing he could do.

Although I was qualified to be on the highest rung of the ladder I was deprived of it by unscrupulous politicians more powerful than me.
When I pressed further for an explanation, I was quoted a proverb which says ‘No matter how heavy rain falls the drops cannot touch all the leaves of the tree.”

This victimization would have made me frustrated. It was enough to shatter my spirit. It did not. I had resolved early in my life to stand strong at all times no matter the challenges. I had been inspiring and encouraging people to remain strong in the face of all challenges. Having read countless self-help books they made me strong. I could not see myself preaching virtue and practicing vice.

I remained strong. I have continued to be strong. When I became a senior citizen five years ago, I was at zero on Modern Communication and Information Technology. I started learning on my own when I got my own lap top. I have asked and received help from all kinds of sources. I have never been ashamed to say I do not know. I keep on learning.

Due to the way I was treated, I am not as financially successful as I ought to have been. This has been a great obstacle to me. I can’t publish the books I have written. I can’t take my blog to where I want it to go; but I have also learned a great lesson about success and greatness in life which has helped me.

I have learned that real success is not how much money you have accumulated, but how much service you have rendered to humanity. Your greatness is determined by how well you have printed your name on the minds and hearts of others through selfless service to them.

I have resolved to spend the rest of my life for humanity, helping everyone I come across to bring out the best in them and be the best they can be. My work has brought me great joy and many friends around the world. Had this obstacle not been put on my path, I have been satisfied as a Director in my service and I might not have created this blog. At the moment my spirits are high. I look forward to the best which I strongly believe is still ahead.

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8 thoughts on “Obstacles I have had enough

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  3. When you mix your wisdom with your love you have a very powerful combination. It will make a huge mushroom cloud of good feelings and kindness that will drift around the world in the atmosphere touching everyone.

    • Thank you very much. You are very right. I have been a quiet fighter all my life and that is why the world is able to hear about me through my blog. Where this will end, God alone knows but I spend every ounce of my energy trying to be useful to others. I hope to get the help I need along the way to make the most of God’s gifts to me..

  4. “I have learned that real success is not how much money you have accumulated, but how much service you have rendered to humanity. Your greatness is determined by how well you have printed your name on the minds and hearts of others through selfless service to them.”
    Thank you very much for sharing this! It’s very powerful.

    • Thank you very much Alheri. Indeed the enormous obstacles I have encountered have drawn me closer to the people of the world and given me the opportunity to be of service to more people than I ever imagined.

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