The invaluable dream you had in mind
Yesterday, you said you would take steps on achieving it tomorrow,
Yesterday's tomorrow has come today, so you still postpone it to tomorrow.
When will you stop procrastinating!
What is the connection between you and tomorrow that you keep delaying your dream till it comes?
You keep repeating tomorrow like you're in charge of the days
Or you have been given authority to make tomorrow your best day.
What do you know about tomorrow that makes you delay your dream till it comes,
And what message have you heard about it that keeps you waiting to act on your talent?
Don't you know tomorrow is an indefinite day,
It comes after each day of your life.
Since the beginning of life had there been tomorrow,
And tomorrow will continue to exist forever.
So which of tomorrow will you achieve your goals?
Indeed, you have been tricked by believing in tomorrow.
Tomorrow isn't promised to you, the only sure day is today.
What if an earthquake occurs tomorrow and it swallows the earth,
Will it also swallow your precious gift?
The volcanic which happens unexpectedly might arise tomorrow,
Will you let your vision go with it?
The powerful wind that blows away souls might occur tomorrow,
Won't your potential be excluded if it happens?
Certainly, tomorrow is not certain.
And everyone's death will surely come at one time tomorrow
Maybe in days, months, or years,
But we only hope to witness tomorrow.
Among your far tomorrow, old age would come unto you
Then your black hair shall be replaced with grey,
And your strong bones would become weak.
Is that when you want to achieve your goal?
This aim can only be achieved while you're still strong to carry out activities you desire,
Have you forgotten that old age weakens one's power?
And know that talent also deals with age,
For old age reduces intelligence to generate ideas,
And the strength to carry it out.
So take off your mind from tomorrow.
What keeps you delaying your dreams,
Was it the capital to exhibit your potentials
Then start with a little amount with you.
Long have you waited for huge capital,
And what if you didn't get it,
Will you then forget your vision?
And if it's your nation economic status that keeps you procrastinating,
Do you know when the economy will be favorable for you?
Do not let the change in government determine your change in movement,
Let this dream become reality.
Your leaders might embezzle your fund but they cannot steal your dream.
What other excuse do you have?
Health challenges might be the reason behind your procrastination,
But sometimes it might be a long-term one and there isn't a definite time for it to cure.
So start pursuing your aim, for health issues shouldn't serve as a hindering agent to your goal.
Blinds are building mansions.
Deaf are doing well.
And cripples are counting their achievements.
Have you now realized?
Being young might deceive you not to pay attention to the opportunity you've seen.
But don't forget that opportunity is hard to regain once it is lost.
Therefore, utilize each chance wisely.
Success doesn't care about your age,
Nor does it care about your height or gigantism.
It only cares about how hard you strive to achieve your dream by not postponing your actions to tomorrow.
You have to strive today even if it is as hard as diamond,
Thus making the cloud sucked with heavy rain with a wind which blows continuously.
Or today makes the radiation of the sun discomforting.
You have to strive today that you are sure of.
For you have no knowledge of how tomorrow would be,
If tomorrow is harder than today,
Then you've already taken the step on your dream while the postponers keep postponing theirs to a better tomorrow,
Which might not come in years.
And if tomorrow is good,
Then you would enjoy it for you've strived while today is hard.
O you the procrastinator,
You halt your mission to tomorrow like tomorrow would never come.
Tomorrow shall come unto you, then what shall you say again.
Life has an endless tomorrow, so would you postpone it to another tomorrow.
Remember that life has an eternal tomorrow, but for you, your tomorrow has a limit.
And know that whatever makes you delay your actions today would be the same reason to postpone it to another tomorrow.
For the task you avoid today goes nowhere,
Nor will it lessen tomorrow.
Except if you won't fulfill your goal.
Your mates are making it.
Those of whom you were born on the same date now have fame.
Your age shouldn't deceive you at all.
While you keep procrastinating, you've kept many souls waiting,
For achieving success through your talent would some talented ones be brought to fame.
And in your riches shall some stomach be filled with food.
You have what it takes to start your mission today.
Had you not had the strength, these people's fate wouldn't have lain under your success.
And the Almighty does not make mistakes.
Deep in your heart, you know you aren't ready to chase your goal tomorrow,
But you only say it to deceive your soul.
And you fool no one except yourself,
For no one owns your success except yourself.
People around you only own droplets of it.
Instead of planning tomorrow as the day to start your mission,
Why don't you start today and let tomorrow be your congratulatory day?
Three hundred and sixty-five tomorrow makes a year, if you spend years depending on tomorrow,
Then which of tomorrow would you be congratulated for accomplishing your mission?
So take action today, tomorrow isn't an option.
Copyright © Abiola Shittu | Year Posted 2021