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There’s a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune.”

-William Shakespeare


It has been said that there is a chink in every armour. We see evidence of that in the biblical story of the conquest of Goliath by little David. Be it as it may that there was one weak point that allowed the slinging youth finish off the giant, it could be proposed that perhaps a second before or after the specific moment David struck will have been too late, simply because the trajectory of the smooth pebble taking the same course would have struck a well protected point on the terror-of-Gath’s helmet. In short, David took his chance and was rewarded for it.


While the intuition to know the exact moment to strike is accepted as divine, it must be said that such ‘moments’ exist in all fields and in all endeavors in life. For the purpose of this discuss, we shall call it the Eureka moment, with regard to the naked Archimedes sprinting down some Greek street repeatedly shouting “EUREKA!” after making some astonishing discovery on the subject of ‘floating’ in his bath tub.


It is a widespread belief that there is a grand script that is written already to propose where and when events will happen and we of the ever fading flesh have no power over such a deitic desigs. This may hold some weight depending on your religious belief. However, this is not the path we seek to tread today, it is matter for another day.


You see, whether you like it or not, the simple actions you take result in other related actions that keep producing further reactions to make the wheel that is called life keep rotating. It is what some term as the DOMINO EFFECT or CAUSE AND EFFECT. It implies that our actions or inactions set the tone for the course our lives take. If this be true, it means our thoughts, decisions, motions however infinitesimal account largely for our total makeup. This is why we should with our inside eye, see order in every chaotic situation; Order which can only be brought about by our deliberate actions which are TIME SENSITIVE.


I’ve always been a believer in the fact that there is strength in every weakness, boom in every gloom, opportunity in every adversity. Only one who comes to this realization will take necessary steps to keep being proactive irrespective of the disadvantage he considers himself burdened with. It isn’t just enough to see abilities in our inabilities, it is indeed necessary to try and take control by making use of the little resources that we have NOW rather than LATER.


Time prevents everything from happening at once and by so doing, ensures there is a chronological order to events. You don’t want to put the cart before the horse by failing to be insightful enough to know what to do per time. Use what is within your control now to spark a series of reactions that will bode well for your ordered future in this world of intense chaos.


May the odds always be in your favour!

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