The Ruggedness Of A Raven
“And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth”.~ Gen 8:6-7
It was Marthin Luther King Jr who once said ‘freedom is never given by the oppressors but is demanded by the oppressed’. In the same vein, success does not come cheap, it has to be demanded and fought for with tough determination and absolute preparedness.
When Noah sent the raven out of the ark, it did not return with the excuse that it could not succeed due to the level of water, unlike the dove that came back. The raven stayed outside the ark, faced with all the challenges as the earth was still filled with water, but it never made the raven lose faith and run back to the ark.
For 2020 to be a great year, you must be ruthlessly rugged like the raven. You must learn to live outside the ark no matter how tough it might be. Your survival instinct must be on top gear this year.
You must not be quick to run back to your parents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts for assistance, thereby reducing your determination to survive on your own.
Be responsible and know that you cannot go to anyone for feeding money, transport money, data money and all those basic necessities. You must learn to stay outside the ark and thank Noah for the time he kept you while the flood lasted, and now it is time to survive on your own.
There will still be some water on the face of the earth and some of your friends would counsel that you act like the dove and return to the ark. But you must let them know that you are breaking the jinx this year.
With the terrible predictions making the rounds; economic meltdown, high inflation rate due to the possible crashing of the naira, potential world crisis with the ongoing international exchange of hostilities among some nations, amongst others; there will be the urge to run back to your comfort zone, but I can tell you for a fact that you will surpass the benchmark you set for the year if only you can sustain the ruggedness and determination of a raven!
Tough times, they say, never last, but tough people do!
As always, Attitude is Everything.
A & B Coach
IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.
He currently runs an online advocacy platform (www.socialwatchdog.ng) where he engages the government and the people.
Among his published works are ‘What is Left of What is Right?’, ‘The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader’ and ‘Warri No Dey Carry Last’.
He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.