Time is running out….

Help me on this one.

What do you think? Does a person have all the time in the world to do what they want to do and be what they want to be?

Can they wait till whenever before they put some serious thought and action behind that idea tugging at their heart strings….

  • before they make that call to reconcile
  • or make that move to seal the deal
  • or file that application
  • or pop the question and finally become official with that beautiful babe. Lol…

That last one brings to mind a Yoruba proverb about a man who went to visit his neighbour with the primary intent of renting a scarce traditional wear for an important ceremony. Thinking he had all the time in the world, he got there and got involved in neighbourhood gist. Then they offered him a meal and he said “why not?”. While he was eating, another neighbour came for the same purpose, but this one was pretty focused. He concluded his business at the door. Minimal pleasantries, straight to the point.

While the first neighbour was downing pounded yam and egusi soup, he heard the final exchange about returning ‘it’ as agreed o. Alarmed, he quickly told his host he had come to rent the scarce traditional wear, and he was told it had just been given out. I can’t imagine the disappointment, maybe even devastation on receiving that news! Don’t let that be you. He had the opportunity to get what he desired, but ‘time’ of asking did make a difference.

Here’s the moral of the story. If it matters, do it now. Do it first. Pay now play later the saying goes. Take the risk or lose the chance. Time may just li-te-rally be running out.

Of all the constraints you’ll face in your Life Project, time sure stands in a class of it’s own.

Make the most of time. Take action today.


  1. Godwin Ubah says:

    Thanks for this wonderful piece,
    Time is everything,
    Delay is dangerous,
    Willingness is also factor to greatness,
    I appreciate once more.

  2. Mouktar adamu says:

    Your piece confirms the age-old refrain:Delay is dangerous. Good wake-up call. Thanks for this wonderful piece..

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