“Guys I have an idea on how to control the excessive emission of carbon dioxide in our country and it’s quite simple. All you have to do is……”
“Mtchwwww, go sleep, no be for dis naija wey we dey? No just waste your time for dis useless country, make I tell you the truth….”
You must have heard a similar statement from someone else who has only succeeded in superfluously elaborating the obstacles in whatever plan or idea you conceived, paying no attention to whatever promises that lie beneath, which may lead to your development of either a cold feet, morale loss or a total annihilation of that rare and unique chance.
Yes, I use the word chance for not every conceived idea ends up being materialised to achieving its intended purpose and of course we all know this to be true, but what most of us do fail to realize is the fact that every new idea has no shortcoming, for it either bears fruit immediately or ends up as a raw material for someone else. What do I mean?
Take a look at our modern PC’s and try juxtaposing them with the Altair 8800 of 1975 which ran on an 8 bit microprocessor and had 256 bytes of RAM! And evaluate their differences. Today’s PC’s weren’t designed overnight but have successively evolved over the years. When it all started, it wasn’t a perfect creation and till date, it’s still not perfect. It only gets better and better of which the founders would forever be remembered.
That so called senseless idea of yours may be rejected by a thousand people, but one person may see it as a foundation upon which another stone is being laid. Ideas that keep coming to you should not be left to die because of your slothful attitude, unbelief or because someone else saw no sense in it irrespective of his or her personality. You may be jeered at, sneered at or even humiliated, but fret not, for ideas left to ruin do not only die but prevent others from coming up, and you never know which one amongst them holds the key to your transformation door.
I speak not only to the idea generators but also to the idea annihilators, whenever someone tells you of any idea he/she conceives and it seems stupid to you, probably due to your lack of understanding of the subject matter, never you discourage the person from a myopic point of view, for you may only be posing as an obstacle to another person’s ‘answering’ prayers. God bless Nigeria.