As we approach the end of the year I felt I should share with you this story that stroke heart
this past week.
John had always been a successful CEO. He ran his company with precision and dedication, and it even showed in the wealth he had accumulated over the years. When he decided to step down from his position and start a new venture, he knew he needed a reliable assistant to help him navigate the waters of a new business.
That’s when he met Sarah, a driven and intelligent personal assistant who quickly proved herself to be valuable asset to John’s company. As they worked together, a spark began to grow between them. Despite knowing that their relationship could complicate things, they could not deny their feelings for each other and decided to give it a shot.
At first, everything seemed to be going well. John’s company was flourishing and Sarah was a crucial part of its success. However, as the years went by, John began to lose focus on the business. He was so enamoured with Sarah that he started making decisions based on their personal relationship rather than what was best for the company.
Before long, Sarah had convinced John to transfer many of the company’s assets into her name, claiming it was for tax purposes. John, blinded by love, agreed without question. Unfortunately, John’s life was cut short just two years into their relationship. When he passed away, it was discovered that he had never set up a will or trust to protect his wealth. His family was left to pick up the pieces and they were shocked to find that three quarters of John’s wealth was now in Sarah’s name, rather than the company’s.
The question on everyone’s mind was, who was to blame for this mess? Was it John, who had allowed his personal feelings to cloud his judgement and failed to protect his assets? Was it Sarah, who had taken advantage of John’s trust and manipulated the situation to her benefit? Or was it John’s wife, who had been completely unaware of the goings on in the company and therefore unable to intervene?Always have the mindset and attitude that you can come out of anything and figure out how to survive through the pestilences of life. Some years ago life denied me a lot of opportunities which most young people should be entitled to. However i did not allow that to stop me, i found a way to take other routes to attain success. The road was not always pleasant or easy but i did not allow life to take away my dreams, hopes and aspirations, i fought until life could not withhold what i was meant to get out of it.
A common phrase i hear young people saying is “life is hard” or “i hate my life”. However life is literally what you make it. Everyday you should make intentional decisions that help you to become a better person and get out of toxic situations. I was a vendor for five years, it was not easy, but i purposed it in my heart that it would not remain so. Not only did i purpose it but i acted like someone who was preparing for greater things and aiming for bigger opportunities.
I spent a lot of my life self educating, i have a culture of reading books that i developed some years back. I can read 32 to 55 books in a year, just for my own personal enlightenment. Stop viewing yourself as a victim. You must happen to life, life must not happen to you. Be proactive and aggressive, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.