Always Expect the Unexpected

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Always Expect the Unexpected
Abdulateef Jeffery , ICT Consultant, Nigeria

You don't have to get what you expect. .

Being able to achieve something is not a talent or a specialty. There are times when certain things are acquired without any effort. At certain times goals are reached without even trying.
What explanation can be given to the phenomenon where something valuable is received at the wrong time? That is, a time which you have absolutely no need for it, whereas there was once a time in which you required such opportunity but you fell short of it. At such periods you may not even be capable of handling such opportunities yet, or you may not have time to make even the least out of that opportunity, possibly making it to wither wastefully.

In other words, we are often bound to get what we do not expect. And as such, I suggest that you always expect the unexpected. This is something that i have come to observe in my life spent so far. Plus, being the type of person that likes to utilize every opportunity, I taught myself to make the best of even the worst situations.
For example, being placed in the position of making decisions that should become positive projects, demands that should be profitable and ideas that produce encouraging results. These would require careful thinking and preparation in other to have perfection. But what happens after much thinking and preparation has been done, and yet the output of such decision or contribution becomes a misheap or unexpected error? One may tend to accept failure or even shut down on the whole concept of the project.

However, accepting failure is no sin, but giving up is. This is the chance one needs to create his mark. Back then, when I made drawings, it was always a question of if i was doing the right thing, because I always tend to make mistakes, but I would turn that mistake into something unique. I never got full marks because my drawings were not fully exact, but my instructor always adored my uniqueness and demanded it from the others. This didn't make me the best, but I had a mark for uniqueness. And believe me, it made me recommended.

Furthermore, I'd like to let you know that when things do not go as planned it does not mean one has failed, it simply means a challenge has been brought forth. Especially in cases where one has failed to create a back-up plan before hand. If one door is closed, another one might open.

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