I’m a little rusty when it comes to penning down my thoughts and observations. It’s been over 6 weeks since I made a post about THE lessons learnt in the adventurous journey of my life. But I think I’m back. Refreshed, reinspired & back. However before I came back to ground zero of my Naija life, I was recently on floor 148 of the tallest building in the world in United Arab Emirates.
Sometimes it’s easy to assume by default that you have to be very rich before you can travel outside of this country. I’m of the opinion that that is a false statement. If you desire to travel, one of the easiest ways is to become very very good at whatever you do. From sweeping the floor, to babysitting, to teaching to taking photographs to preaching the gospel, if you’re the best at what you do, your local community cannot contain you and your fame will be spread abroad.
And so it was that I found myself in Dubai for the 2nd time within 12 months doing a documentary for an international organization. One of the location I was priviledged to document was the tallest building in the world: Burj Khalifa. It was an experience that brought a shawarma of emotions and resulted in some paradigm shifts in my thought process. If this world is indeed a book the size of a Webster’s dictionary and you’re yet to travel outside your domain, then it’s safe to say that you are yet to go beyond the first few pages of the dictionary.
Taking us back to last month when I found myself on the 148th floor of Burj Khalifa, I realized that the view up there is so so so so so different from ground zero of the average man’s earthly experience. I realized that the Dubai Mall that seemed like a magnificent edifice while I was on ground zero was a small object to me while on floor 148. I realize that while my vision was limited on ground zero to not more that a few meters, I was able to see tens of kilometers while on floor 148.
It seemed like the things that looked like challenges to me while I’m on ground zero are nothing but opportunities if only I could look at them from floor 148. It seemed that while I may be looking at a piece of the puzzle from ground zero, I could see the entire puzzle while I’m on floor 148. No wander the offices and space sold out within 24hrs of announcing the sale of the spaces years ago. The stakeholders must have seen with eagles’ eyes the potentials of Burj Khalifa in relation to their business.
So I’m back now. Refreshed, inspired & back. Now I see almost everything in a different view. I really do. And woe unto me if the change in perspective does not reflect in my life and business in 1 to 5 years. For now I rest my case. For now now I resume my work and hope that my results eventually become as prominent as one on the top 5 most visited cities in the world. For now, I rest my case and get back to working like a photopreneur with a mindset of the 148th-Floor view.
Very insightful. ..
Where you stand determines what you consider as a barrier or as a bench mark for progress.
Interesting piece as always Mr Seun.
Obaloluwa omole said:
Nice one.. if you are the best at what you do . Your local community can’t contain you. And your fame will spread abroad. Eye opener.
We can only see better from above.
No wonder the gospel says we are sitted above in heavenly places with Christ Jesus and through this we can affirm our faith on another scripture that says all things are possible….anyway, but to him that believes. Let me stop here..
Omg! See the wealth of inspiration that welled up on my inside just by reading this article.
Thanks Mr Seun .💃
Thanks for stopping by also