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The Five Hundred Naira (N500) Parable

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It happened some time ago but I was in an audience listening to a motivational speaker.

The speaker got out his wallet & pulled out a 500 Naira note. Holding it up, he asked, “Who wants this 500 naira note?”

A lot of hands went up including mine. A slow chorus began to build as people began to shout “Me!” “Me!” I began to wonder who the lucky one would be. And I also secretly wondered (and I am sure others did too) why he would simply give away 500 naira.

Even as the shouts of “I want it” grew louder, I noticed a young woman running down the aisle. She ran up onto the stage, went up to the speaker, and grabbed the 500 naira note from his hand.

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“Well done, young lady,” said the speaker into the microphone. The speaker simply says “Most of us just sit and wait for good things to happen. That is of no use. You’ve got to make things happen. Make a move”

‘Simply thinking about doing something is of no use and not good enough’. Our lives are like that. We all see opportunities around us. We all want the good things. The problem is that we don’t take action.
We all want the 500 naira notes on offer. But we don’t make the move. We look at it longingly.

“Get up, and do something about it. Don’t worry about what other people might think.

Just take action!!!

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.

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