If you’ve ever wondered how best you could balance all spheres of your life and still be at the top of your game in each, this post is for you. As the person I’ll be introducing in a bit has tasted lots of success in that area.
About a week ago..(there’s that line that made us all go nuts, just wondering does it still affect you?), I saw this on Twitter.
“Who’s Meka Nwoke!?”, I wondered and I decided to lurk by his Twitter images. What i discovered was that He is a smart, active, intelligent young man who’s interested in making a difference in the society. I found out that he writes just like myself to and this was not just some wolfish cry.
I decided to hit him up and I started speaking with him. You know there are some people you across and it’s like you’ve found gold, but when you start speaking with them you realize its more than just gold. I’ve struck platinum!! That was how I felt all the while I discussed with Meka! And meeting him is already part of the highlights of 2015 for me.
I realized we do have a lot in common. He is someone that wants to be heard. And not just by making noise, but by challenging youth to live and “think beyond the conventional way that our society has molded us to.”
He told me that he started speaking at gatherings while still in secondary school, and only started writing this year. Like you probably already know, such wasn’t an easy task but he kept at it because he knows what he’s doing can better the life of all who listen. From that experience and many others, he’s been able to develop the discipline one needs to do hard things. The discipline one needs to make and follow through one’s goals. Which is why he’s a trusted person to listen to as regard such.
He’s a very social person, and When asked how he’s able to balance, work, school and activities, he told me that’s one of the reason he’s itching to be heard. He wants people know that you can be hardworking, cool, have fun and still be academically successful. (something i can relate to as in my last year at high school I was deeply involved in sports, kept lots of friends and was still able to pull through.) “it’s all about discipline, proper time planning and goal setting, hard work, impeccable focus and of course some blood sweat and tears”, he says
One of his tips to succeeding in your goals is that you have to want it badly, but not just that, you have to be prepared to put in the effort as wanting it is not just enough. And with his YouTube Channel, he’d be sharing more practical ways on how he does it and how you can as well.
I asked him on his opinions on what of my favorite topics of all time, Nigeria and its current generation of youth. His alacrity shocked me! And his response was one of the most genuine, refreshing and coherently formed I’ve heard in a while.
According to him, many look at advances in technology and immediately deduce the future is bright, but if the youth of today don’t wake up to their responsibilities, and think beyond the norm how then can we be sure of a brighter future?
He says, ” we see youth talk about how corrupt our government is, but we still see corruption amongst the youths when put in positions of authority at their educational institutions and other places.” Our actions are a reflection of what we think and this just shows that there’s a lot of negativity in the minds of people.
Then again, he believes that he can’t just sit idly and wait for change! He has to do something because he understands the principle, “all change begins with me.”
And so that’s another major reason he’s doing this.
I told him that I know and pray that with the actions of other people like himself and I, the positive we so direly need is not so farfetched.
Meka Nwoke, is someone to watch out for! His Twitter and Instagram handles are both @MekaYMG and be sure to follow him. Also, feel free to speak with him about what he does incase you’d like to know more. He’s very friendly and easy to talk to.
His first video, on the impact of self discovery on academic success is right here https://youtu.be/wQKhC6ieaKY.
Thank you for reading and do subscribe to his channel!