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Make The Move

Updated on August 14, 2017
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I was reading through the Holy Bible when I came across the book of Genesis Chapter 14 verse 15 which says, "And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:" it got me thinking and then I remembered this story told to me by my father.

In the 80's, he had a friend whose son was an introvert. He spent most of his time in solitude. This habit of his brought about him thinking a lot on how he can be valuable and famous in his world.

Though always alone but not a lazy type, because he loves spending time practising every handcraft he sees using scraps. This graduated to the fixing of the doors, windows, electronic appliances etc. at home. He virtually fixes every fault in the home.

Educationally, he was very slow in comprehension even though he was among the best mathematicians amidst his peers. Each time he goes to school, he is missed for his ability to fix almost everything. And when he returns he is greeted with all the faults that has developed over time in his absence.

Smile seems to be far from the region of his face, he has no friends perhaps because he is not a jovial individual. My dad thought he could become depressed if not already depressed, so he (my dad) decided to move close to him to know why he has always moody. My dad thought of getting close to him by praising and commending his works always.

When he was 10 years old, he was ask on his birthday to make a wish and this were his words “I wish I will be famous one day to the extent that my name will be a household name around the world” …coming from someone everybody knows is not a people’s person was strange.

Years later, when my dad had become his confident, he told my dad of how life has frustrated him with the inability to achieve his dream because of funds. Knowing that his parents were not wealthy enough to meet his experimental kind of lifestyle. This was what gave birth to the using of scraps in executing all previous experiments.

He showed my Dad a Jotter were he has been writing his numerous ideas gotten in the place of his regular meditation. Such as designing a machine that can boost very low voltage such as finger battery cell of 1.5volt to 2500kvolt also its ampere to power a house and many order crazy idea explaining convincibly the principle to achieve it. But he has never shared it with anyone not even his parent. Knowing that they won’t have the fund to sponsor him.

On hearing of this possible invention that would change the world, my dad reasoned with him on why he has kept it a secret. Then he (my dad) reminded him of how his parent had showed him love and care assuring him that though the needed equipment to accomplish his dream are very expensive and his parent are not financially capable to provide such equipment, but if he had confided in them they would have advise him or maybe linked him up with somebody that can help.

Saying, “The different between success and failure is a great team” he may have the major idea but the other pieces that would have made it come through is not in his hand but in the connection with others such as friends and family. So he was advised to man up and MAKE THE MOVE by involving others to create his own team, first by telling his parent about his ideas.

It took him weeks, but he finally opened up and he told his parent about his idea and they were more than glad to hear the great ideas of their ones little boy who is now becoming a man. His parent then told him were he can meet like-minded people with resources that can help him achieve his dream.


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    Abba Elijah aka elijagod 6 months ago from Abuja - Nigeria

    Thanks @Bill Holland

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    Bill Holland 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

    True words, my friend, driven home by a wonderful story.