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‘All fingers are not equal, must yours be the shortest?’ Tokunbo Fasoro

The first time I heard that statement from one of my mentors, I laughed and laughed but it’s just the honest truth.

A lot of people find themselves in situations that look so difficult and a lot of people just give up at that point.

I was chatting with a lady who was 34 years old and was battling with low self-esteem. She had dropped out of school and she said to me “I don’t even know where to start”. Given up on being someone great, she kept blaming her inadequacies on her past and has accepted the back seat position in life.

I went on to share a book I read with her titled ‘Woman of Persistent Faith’ by Akiesha Keke Taylor , who after going through so much in life, didn’t give up, found her feet and decided to start all over again. Today, her story is impacting and changing lives. Keke refused to remain in that situation; she fought hard until she got out of it. I love the story of Jabez in the Bible whose mother named him pain, because she went through so much pain having him. As he grew, the name reflected on his life, but one day he decided that “NO! Enough is enough”. He prayed to God to get him out of that situation and God did.

Most people are comfortable being the shortest finger, just okay with people helping you all the time.

Have you ever thought of being a helper to someone else?

Have you ever thought of yourself being great?

Must you always depend on the great people around you?

The decision to be great starts from inside of you by eradicating all those negative thoughts such as

“Other people are better than me, can I ever really do it?

What will people think?”

Who cares what people think? As long as you know in your heart that you are working hard at it and you believe you can succeed and be great, then the sky is your limit. Get out of your comfort zone and strive to get to the top. You may need to go back to write GCE or earn a certification, do training etc. Just get a notepad, set a goal and work towards it. If you fail, don’t give up, be persistent, pause and re-strategize then work hard till you get to the top.

Those who are at the top do not have two heads.

Tokunbo Fasoro

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3 comments

  1. Inspiring write up . Thank you

  2. Awesome. God bless you for this post. Where can I get the book ‘woman of persistent faith’?

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