I was at Warri, Delta State a couple of weeks ago at a Mega Business summit organised by Avenues to Wealth Nigeria. In attendance and speaking as well were Solomon James, Deolu Akinyemi and Prof. Pat Utomi. It was quite a big meeting covering areas like Asaba, Sapele and Ughelli. The hall, Mimi Suites Multipurpose hall was agog with singing, dancing and excitement.
Prof. Pat Utomi gave quite an interesting speech that inspired this post. He said “Many of the things we take for granted now as regular occurencies used to be considered impossible some time ago”. He gave a few examples stating that a man was once considered mad for suggesting that “humans will one day fly in the air” and a few years later his sons where the first to fly in an airplane.
I picked up a few lessons that day:
1. Nudity was all that was possible
When God created man and his wife, he created them naked. Apparently, they didn’t need to create nudity. They had it for free. I can imagine Adam saying to Eve, “Can you ever dream that one day people will wear what will completely cover their bodies? It’s IMPOSSIBLE.”
Every other thing that is now had to be made POSSIBLE. Whatever you meet already in existence is what is possible to you. If all you leave in this world is all you met and the way you met it, you are of no significant consequence. The world could have done without you.
2. Fertilizer or Dung
Most things that exist do so in a form that closes our minds from thinking about them in order forms, states or uses. Crude oil isn’t very useful in its raw state but commands a lot of revenue from its refining. Most of the impossibilities we see today can become POSSIBLE once we change the paradigm with which we look at them. When we think energy, fuel, power; we think crude oil. Perhaps there’s something IMPOSSIBLE you aren’t thinking about that is linked to what already exists.
3. Eat it! Don’t mind the taste!
Whether it’s a frog, crocodile, cockroach, lizard, snake or bed bug; just eat it. I mean after you’ve dreamed up the impossible, then go about making it possible. You may try 10,000 times like Thomas Edison or even die trying like Marthin Luther King but once it becomes possible, you will live forever.