Monday, March 7, 2011
Patience is the state of endurance under difficult circumstances, which can mean persevering in the face of delay or provocation without acting on annoyance, anger in a negative way; or exhibiting forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one's character can take before negativity.
Yes it’s not news several brands said no to sponsor “Summit up Kilimanjaro” that will lead to the hoisting of Nigeria’s national flag for the very first time atop the roof of Africa.
As specialists say successful summits to the top of Kilimanjaro only comes through patience otherwise known in Swahili an eastern African language as “pole, pole” slowly, slowly words which mountain guides say over again on the way up.
A couple of friends showed support towards the expedition some part of the expedition experience I will live to treasure as long as I live to tell the story. Some days ago a drama unfolded in my very eyes. A young man possibly not up to 25years old showed up with a cheque leaf; one out of five that had gone missing from a small business owner’s cheque book, as if that wasn’t enough the signature of the owner was forged.
We eventually found out the identity card the young man presented was fake as it carried the name of a major supplier of the small business owner whose cheque leaves were missing. The bank however contacted their customer who made it known the signature wasn’t his and he was saddened his account clerk could do such a thing, who he employed because of the father.
I left the bank thinking “Patience Pays,” as much as I desire to have every budget, bill(s) met towards the expedition amongst others seeking for my attention “I WILL NEVER ROB A BANK” or defraud someone’s business-signing a cheque that’s not mine because of money. Moral of the story is “patience pays.” Someone possibly will be reading this as I fly off to commence expedition Up Kilimanjaro, one mountain many still see as impossible. Patiently work it out, there’s no mountain someone hasn’t summit before.