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Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.
-James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

“I won’t join that contest.
I won’t apply for that job.
Why should I bother to pitch
For that business grant?

Do I stand any chance
Among more qualified Africans
In their thousands?
Would it ever get to my turn?

So, again, you lose out –
Not because your assumptions are true
Or your fears real,

But because
You’re convinced you’d fail
So, as usual,
You never try!!!

You can’t wish away failure
Tall dreams don’t validate success
If wishes were horses
Every beggar would have a jolly-good ride…

Shake off your delusion!
Responsibility beckons!
For success or failure ultimately depends
On your action or inaction.

Funmi Adebayo (c) 2017


About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is an innovative Content Developer, Marketing Communications professional, Visual Storyteller, Writer and Freelance Editor with many years of cross-function experience across industries. She also help authors, organizations and professionals develop and project manage their book ideas from concept to post-production and distribution. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another op-ed article, poem, or devotional. Reach her via📱 +234-9095200510 (WhatsApp only) or 📧 for features, or visit 🌍 for her freelance services.

3 comments on “Delusions…

  1. Oluwakemi
    September 12, 2017


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  2. Funmi Adebayo
    September 11, 2017

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