That they are your friends doesn’t mean they have your best interest at heart; that they are your close pals doesn’t mean that they are always right in their opinions about you and your dreams. You need to be careful whose voice you listen to.
Omowunmi Akinnifesi’s story on winning every time she was told she wasn’t fit to, should tell us that we shouldn’t believe everything people tell us, especially as regards our dreams. If the people around you always criticize every good thing you want to do, then, it is time to change your circle.
For every time she was told she couldn’t do it, Omowunmi went ahead to prove her critics wrong.
Someone very very close to me once told me that it was impossible for me to win MBGN. “The other girls are way prettier than you. Are u blind?” Yet I won.
How can you win Miss Tourism International? “Look at Miss Russia’s body?”…. Yet I won.
“You cannot win Miss Bikini International with your dark skin”. Yet I won. In total 3 crowns. Yet I won
Next was, you can never finish Unilag with an Upper Class Division. You are too busy as MBGN. Then I finished with a 3.9 GPA. Yet I won
Kings College London can never admit you Omowunmi. Forget applying because they only take certain kind of students. Then Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and Kings College sent me admission Letters. Oxford put me on their waiting list. Because i was told KCL was way out of my league I chose KCL. Plus I liked the fact that my High School was Queens College and my Uni was Kings College. Yet I won
Back track High school at Queens College Lagos, I was told I wasn’t good enough to be a school Prefect. Yet I became a Class Supervisor and a School prefect and won a Dancing Machine Award at our school’s awards night. Yet I Won
Fast track when I decided to start a business and someone very close to me said “you know you are just not good at Business”. Now they come to me for business advice. And I have 4 companies I run. Yet I won.
I never go the way people tell me to go. When i do i fail. I go the way my spirit directs. If you follow the words of people you will fall and remain stagnant. Follow your own heart and fail forward knowing you followed you. At the end of the day you face your death alone so what the hec. Let’s run this race called life and run it unapologetically ✌
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