Is your life story amazing or just boring?
You do love movies. right? What genre would you go out to watch? Action, thriller, comedy, sci-fi, romantic, horror, mystery? I’m sure it is one of these or perhaps a little of each. Tell me about the movies you watched, Black panther? You must have watched this one. It’s about a super highly technologically advanced nation called ‘WAKANDA’. The cool part, WAKANDA is invisible to the rest of the world. I love it!
Quick facts about the Black Panther movie, it is not based on a true story just imagination. Nonetheless, there exist thousands of other great movies which sold millions of copies around the world and are based on true people’s stories, real life events. i.e. Muhamad Ali movie (world boxing champion). The Wolf of wall street (financial con artist). Beautiful mind (life story of professor John Nash). etc.
I need you to reflect on your life in scenes and episodes and tell me, would Nollywood or Hollywood pay you to turn it into a super hit movie? Did you know that the first and most important question of an interview is, ‘tell us about yourself?’ that is long for ‘what is your story?’. Believe me that is all there is about an interview. ‘your story‘. If it is amazing enough they’ll give you the job. No doubt about it. All applications; grant applications, funding applications, loan applications, visa applications, education scholarships, nominations, etc. require a person to answer the same question, ‘what is your story?’. As long as a person’s story is amazing enough — there’s no application they cannot win.
Just like movies, your life can be divided into seasons, episodes and scenes. Season = 1 year. Episode = 1 month. Scene = moments i.e. 1 hour, sometimes 1 minute.
Would you like me to tell you what makes a movie season amazing? Well, it is amazing episodes. Would you like me to tell you want makes movie episodes amazing? Well, it is amazing movie scenes.
I tell you that to tell you this; you need to start cherishing your minutes and hours. Because that is the only practical way you can get amazing days, amazing weeks, amazing months and amazing year. If you keep having amazing seasons(years), 10 years later your life story will be worth a Nollywood or Hollywood contract (they pay a lot of money by the way). And who knows perhaps it’d be nominated among the best and perhaps it can win an award.
Nevertheless, I’m not asking you to live your life because it’ll be or might be turned into a movie. no! no! no! I just hate it that you are or might be living a goddamn boring life. The saddest and most disappointing thing in this entire existence is to live a boring life. The type of life when people ask you, ‘tell us about yourself?’ you only tell them your name. Because everything else is nothing new. Oh what a pity!
Come on! Don’t be no chicken! If you got wings use ’em. Go stand at the highest hill, spread them wide and jump. Worry not about crashing, people even fall while standing or walking. Unlike money, the best way to save yourself is to spend yourself, all of you. Don’t be scared of depleting, you are a renewable source of energy, — just rise up with the sun and shine as bright as it does before it sets. That’s how you create scenes, episodes and seasons of an amazing personal life movie — one that can win an Oscar.
Get out and movie your way through life. Live BIG and MIGHTY… please.
Editorial/ Yewe Yewe
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