SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS. 

A few thoughts on succeeding against the odds. 

Written April 9, 2016.

I was thinking about life in Nigeria the other day. I realized it’s really hard to do things here (or maybe anywhere else even). Like someone that wants to fail or who isn’t ready to put in all the work has lots of excuses. 

For example, power supply is erratic, transportation to and fro is stressful, communication network/internet connectivity is poor, the infrastructure is lacking. All of which are needed to achieve what one wants. 

And it might not be just in Nigeria. Wherever you are, you would find the challenges peculiar to that place that make it difficult for you to do the things you want, to live your dreams or chase your passions. 

Then I thought to myself, what makes a person great is not succeeding without challenges, it’s succeeding in spite of these challenges! A success story is sweeter not when the odds were always in your favor, but when they weren’t in your favor. 

What I’m trying to drive at is this. 

We are great when we are able to succeed in spite of our challenges, be it emotional, physical, mental, social, national, whatever it might be. 

Like I said, that’s what makes the success story sweet. 
We have all it takes to be great. You have greatness within you, question is are you willing to let it out? 

I used willing for a reason. Cause where there’s a will fam, there’s always a way. 

Do have a great day. 

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4 thoughts on “SUCCEEDING AGAINST THE ODDS. 

  1. Sellers and selling and buyers are buying!!! Obstacles do not stop those who know where they are going. So the important elements in succeeding against the odds are dreams, goals and strategies. Thank you Kelechi for wonderful and inspiring article.

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  2. yeah, most times it seems like its just here especially to the young ones or people who have been frustrated after a few trials, truth is its probably everywhere but Africa has a way of having double of everything, blessings and problems or obstacles but yeah a success story won’t be sweeter with no hurdles, so thank you Ochulo, your articles are spurring as always. bless

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