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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?

Would it ever get to my turn?
What chances do I have
Among more qualified Nigerians
In their thousands?”

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

But because
You’re convinced you’d fail
And 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 a Content Creator and Digital Marketer. She creates bespoke media content, also builds and executes digital strategies that help Professionals and Startups enhance their online presence, thereby improving their lead generation and conversion rates. Her vision is to help businesses exceed their ROI projections. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another blog post, poem or devotional.

3 comments on “Delusions…

  1. Oluwakemi
    September 12, 2017


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  2. Funmi Adebayo
    September 11, 2017

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