Keep on keeping on

Alright, let’s address the proverbial elephant: it’s been ages,nay, eons since I last made a post. This has been largely because of me being over critical of my writing, I’m not even sure how many drafts I have saved as potential post for you my valued reader but yet for some reason the proverbial monkey on my back has been prevailing. But not this time around… This time around we are putting the monkey at bay, even if it’s just for a moment. Today I’d like to speak to you about going on even when the energy and the desire seem to do so seems to be fading. This has been the case with my blog posts or lack thereof; I’ve neglected you my faithful reader, mainly because life has a tendency of getting in the way of things. However as with most things concerning the living, there’s always a way around, even if it means taking 40 years to get there….a moment of silence for those who took 40 years to get to the promised land even though it was a 40 day’s journey to scout and get the report back… Back to the subject matter; often times we set out to embark on a predetermined mission with set objectives. In the initial stages of said mission, we have vigour to undertake the mission at any cost but as the time passes by and energy dwindles, we tend to forget why we set out on the mission in first place because again, life has a tendency of making us forget things by keeping us busy with things that at first glance are unnecessary to the mission but are actually pivotal to the mission: for instance, if your mission is to play for the greatest football team on earth (to my American readers, your version of football is not football but is actually much closer to rugby than the actual football), Kaizer Chiefs! Playing is the end goal, but in order to get to the end goal, you have to report daily to training, abide by the coach’s instruction, adhere to the club’s code of conduct, make media appearances, sign autographs, deal with fan’s criticism, carry yourself in a manner that is appeasing to the club’s image and only then can you consistently do what your end goal is;playing for the greatest team in world, 90 minutes at a time. This is because sometimes you have to do what you do not want to do, in order to do what you want to do. This then brings me to my point, my dear valued reader, you have to keep on keeping on to reach the promised land, you may forget where you’re going along the way but the version of yourself who plotted the course of the journey was highly motivated and clear-headed enough compared to the version of you who would be weary as time went on. Trust the one who set the course of the journey because that one is YOU! Here’s another thing,there are observers of your journey, and I know you maybe thinking of haters, but the observers I’m referring to are the ones who are keen to see your mission reach its intended conclusion. For those observers, my highly intelligent reader, keep on keeping on! There are also other observers who are watching your journey in anticipation of its failure, NO, your failure … And likewise for those observers my dear intelligent reader, keep on keeping on! But more importantly, for the reasons you set out before the commencement of the journey; KEEP ON KEEPING ON! For YOU! KEEP ON KEEPING ON!This is because more often than not, life rewards consistency!

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