Sunday, February 27, 2011
POINT OF NO RETURN
The point of no return is the point beyond which someone, or some group of people, must continue on their current course of action, either because turning back is physically impossible, or because to do so would be prohibitively expensive or dangerous. It is also used when the distance or effort required to get back would be greater than the remainder of the journey or task as yet undertaken.
Nigeria as a nation historically speaking has a Lagos location in badagry called “Point of no return” where I remember taking an American friend of mine who visited after a medical mission 250 Americans flew into our great country for about a decade ago.
One part of the historical location I will never forget is the “point of no return” my friend I recall began to cry upon seeing photos of the experience millions-men, women both young and old possibly went through as they were sold and shipped away all because turning back was dangerous “as swimming simply meant death on the high seas” sadly in that case they had to continue on their course.
Exactly eleven days away am scheduled to touch down “Kilimanjaro International Airport” sadly a platinum and or gold partner pulled back sponsoring the expedition up Kilimanjaro one opportunity as a ‘brand or business leader’ my business won’t miss for anything regardless of our recent challenge(s) since this is my mindset, the exit of a prospective sponsor really won’t stop “Summit Up Kilimanjaro” come march haven reached the point of no return.
Nigeria’s national flag goes up with GTAssurance (our insurance partner); Golden Tulip Festac, Lagos providing hospitality support; GNLD (supplement partner); Laterna Ventures (literature resource centre) and “Businesday” our official print partner. Retreating isn’t an option now.
When you have a goal, dream; make effort to treasure every moment as they are all-important.
Finally my performance coaching, compeer, columnist and adventurer career has shown me when the distance or effort required in getting back would be greater than remainder of the journey or task as yet undertaken the only way to go is forward.