Growing up I struggled with Dyslexia, one’s inability to read and write with consistency. My former primary school classmates will tell you how I was unable to understand which hand I was supposed to use when writing, how reading was far within reach. How my primary school teachers nearly labeled me “unteachable.”
But regardless of the inability that I held within and cried myself to sleep trying to understand why my parents would bore such a burden whose far beyond the realms of credible intelligence. Today I have tuned out to be the opposite version of my former incompetency, my weakness has become my strength, and my inability has become my ability.
Writing before I could not, today I live my life doing the very same thing I thought I could never amount to, four books have I written and currently working on my fifth. Reading I could not, today I have made it a mandate to read at least four books every month, last year alone I broke my own record when I read 100 books. My inability then has turned to be my ability now, and all this I have done because I have held dear to my true calling as a leader.
Today I encourage you to see yourself beyond the horizon of what society perceives you to be. You are not academically incompetent; you are not a leadership failure; you have the potential to be greater than what you have carelessly believed. Turn whatever you perceive to be an inability into an ability that will help become the change this nation requires, be the source of hope and inspiration that shall drive the next generation into a defined and purposed filled direction. Be about it!!!
By Mwilah Chris
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