The gap, that gap, the space in between two worlds where you either go here or there. If you mind the gap properly, then you might just get to your destination safely.
You know that feeling? Like after graduating from the university with really high hopes for the future eg landing your dream job and having a fantastic career, or maybe having a close-knit happy family with kids and none of that has happened yet, or perhaps the job you got is far from what you were aiming for. Could be you have your life already planned out and your plans zig–zagged.
That gap between your aspirations and reality can either be a source of frustration or an inspiration. That ‘waiting and hoping time’ is very crucial. Your mindset and actions can help you just get there or not.
Those who use the railway especially in the United States or England or other parts of the world, you’d notice there’s always this “mind the gap” sign conspiciously written between the train door and the station platform as a caution to passengers while crossing the gap. It is to bring their consciousness to the fact that they could get into the train unharmed or not.
I recall vividly while waiting for my National youth service corps a couple of years ago, ok let me explain to my non-Nigerian readers, it is a one-year compulsory community development service after college, to the country and it comes with a little allowance.
As you know, this usually takes a minimum of six months or in rare cases maybe three months, sometimes even longer than a year before you get enrolled and immediately after school, that’s what everyone is hoping for.
That was a major gap for me. I been fine work taya eh just to fill the gap and all the companies kept saying…’Hey you’re good but we need someone who’s done with youth service who’d stay with us longer’. Quite frustrating believe me. I would sigh and walk away. Until I chose to help myself. How? Books! I’d busy myself with motivational books that encouraged and inspired me and before I knew it, I’d written two books myself. Unpublished but the impact to my life was ahhmaaazzing! It helped me mind that gap and stay positive. There’s always a way to mind any gap.
Your gap may currently be any dream yet to be real, an aspiration, or even a project yet to be executed. Whatever gap there is, Just like that ‘mind the gap’ sign, you can either let yourself be frustrated or be inspired by it, It’s your choice.
Be inspired! Yes you can.
Happy weekend guys,