I remember the first time I set my eyes on a computer – early 1998 while at secondary school. My heart was set out on studying Pharmacy but that very day, something ticked in my insides and that event triggered the outcome of what I am today.
That month, my school had just got new computers and setup the school’s Computer Room. My class happened to be one of the first set to be taken by the new computer teacher (I can’t remember her name). As she took us through some elementary lessons on the Windows 95 PC, I knew this was something I would grow to love.
Today, as I flashback on the process of the making of who I am, it beats my imagination – it has been God all through.
1. Determination. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve all that I could today without focus. A lot of people give up easily on their dreams. They fail to see the end of their ambition. Once it’s not working, they quit. My making is made up of sleepless nights, numerous tutorials, endless reading – the needed and whatever I stumble upon.
2. Direction. A man must always know where he is going and how to get there. Over the years, I have learnt that there is one way to get better in life, reach one’s goals and succeed. It’s simple – know God. A manufacturer is the only person who can know the full and intended use of a product. That is how we are with God and He alone can give the best direction for our unique lives.
3. Reading. A person who stops reading will gradually lose value and over time become obsolete. I mentioned earlier that I read, even materials that I stumble upon. The advantage that reading avails cannot be over-emphasised or over-rated. If you find reading boring, then success will be boring to you.
4. Watch and Learn. This is one method that will never grow stale. Even computers are programmed to understand keystrokes and suggest to us what we would like, want to type etc. Every thing about us can teach us about our lives and career. You just have to watch and learn.
On a final note, like Apostle Paul stated in the Bible, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12, NIV)