Often times than none, we live our life trying all within our reach and yearnings with deep longings to be relevant and have a saying in the scheme of things around us.
We sacrificed our convenience, calmness and comfort to be on top of our games to be important striving to be a cynosure of all eyes.
When the relevance we yearned for is achieved, and it is quite unexplainable how we jettisoned and trashed all the sacrifices we make to achieve relevance but spend a bunch of our time, longer energy, strength, resources and the essence of our existence running after things that we make us irrelevant when we a longer active on the stage of human existence.These vagaries have made many great minds to be forgotten in the course of human history.If we can uphold the tenets that made us relevant at some point, triggers our impacts, channelled towards developmental and progressive approaches can never fizzle out in the process of time.
Being relevant is not all that matters but upholding the sacrifice triggered announces our being relevant is what matters so that we will not become irrelevant when the curtain of our existence is drawn.
In the light of things highlight some basic tenets that command the god and goddess in human to rise up to the point of extraordinary and supernatural ending up transforming us to be relevant in the annals of human history.
These are viz:
- Truthfulness and honesty
- Vision and Passion
- Commitment and Dedication
- Humility and Simplicity
- Being Hardworking
- Being focussed
- Dedication and Perseverance.
- Wisdom, Knowledge and understanding.
- Being responsible and responsive
- Living a selfless and sacrificial Lifestyle.
The combination and application of some of this basic tenets we end up making anyone who desired to be relevant while on earthly pedestal to be able to implant and engrave the memory and consciousness of every human around with the contribution made while in existence on the surface of earth.
According to Mother Teresa of blessed memory:
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”
In line with this quote, it can be concluded that no effort geared towards self-development and the development of others around us is inconsequential and insignificant. Little drop of water with little sand make a mighty ocean.
We are responsible for our relevance and the relevance of others because our existence on earth is not just a call for mere existence. It is call for being relevant while we are existing.
The only way we can end up being relevant is simply by taking a little simple steps in adding little values to the life of others. The little values we give in our own little way in a simple way is akin to a seed that if planted on a fertile soil has a way of germinating into a tree of evergreen values with great ability to become a forest in the near future.
Our world will be relieved of its yearnings and longings of being a better place until all inhabitants of the world see it as a joint responsibility for others around us to be better off through our investment and contributions into our life and that of others.
It is wrong belief and assertion for anyone to wait for the downtrodden, the less privileged and the needy to come looking for assistance from us. It is our responsibility to look for them and try our best to salvage their plights from the doldrums of extreme and abject poverty which our world is known for especially the third world country.
A life of selflessness, service and sacrifice is a life that put others first in the scheme of things. It is a life that will end up commanding relevance without any iota of doubt and shades of blueness.
There is an urgent need for every human to look out for the needs of others and to watch the back of others. This will end up being an opportunity for many to ride on a roller coaster of relevance in the annals of human history.
Though it is important to be relevant but it is more rewarding and important when we give our quota in making others relevant.
Our world is ours to live with deep ability to maximize and optimise whatever is obtainable there for the benefits of all people and when it is applied, I t will end up transforming us into gods and goddesses while we are living on earth.
A life that is not spend towards adding values to others is a life that is built and platform on wickedness and selfishness. Such a life can never taste the sweetness of being relevant no matter how intense the struggle for such a life is deep and intense.
Being relevant is not about having the world at our becks and call but it is all about having little with the hearts and mind that is developed towards contributing to the welfare of others with the little we have at our disposal at any point.
When you live your life for others, it is spiritual, natural and scriptural that whatever we sow, we shall reap in a matter of time.
Like never, with the realities and happenings all over the world, our world need more positive contributions and motives that will pull more people out of obscurity and shades of darkness that is hovering upon the existence of humanity.
Relevance as it is, announces the glory of humanity and brightens the hope of others that are struggling to rise up on their feet to fulfil what they are destined for but by the time we refuse to look at the needs of others, we do more evil to ourselves and the future generation.
Without mincing words, your contributions to the life of others is simply the pathway and the highway for anyone to stay relevant and important.
The question now is:
What will you be remembered for?
What is your contributions for the development of humanity?
What are you doing to help the next person sitting down by your side?
We all need to give our quota no matter how little and simple it might be.