THE POWER OF A MACHETE

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WRITTEN BY: NZEH UCHE

 

I walked through a path and its sight gave me the creeps, but I was surprised to see a hand swinging like a pendulum betwixt these dangerous bushes. It was a man with a very sharp machete sawing through the bushes as if his life depended on it and the reflection of the sun on the machete meant either it’s well sharpened or a new one.

I complimented him and moved on to my destination. On getting back through the same path, I almost lost my way; the dangerous bushes were no more and seemed as if a farm tractor worked on them. In dilemma, I quickly approached the man whom I saw earlier working the bushes retiring at the foot of a palm tree and he cleared my curiosity by telling me that his machete plus his determination did the levelling. MACHETE!!! MACHETE!!! I soliloquised as I headed back.

If a machete wielded by a man can do such wonders, why then are the bushes in our lives becoming an Iroko Tree? If the determination behind the machete is real, so why are there no multiples of ‘BILL GATE’? Come to think of it, what really is this machete in our various lives and has it become so blunt that we hardly weed our economy?

The machete is your TALENT, PASSION, ABILITY, and YOUR INWARD AWESOME IDEA THAT BUGS YOU FOR FREEDOM. The man who worked on the Bush is you; his determination is your determination to cross over the hurdle to await the next.

Everybody has a unique machete; some curved, straight, double-edged, pretty sharp or even flexible.
How often do you train your talent? It is up to you to get your machete sharpened because a bush that big, cannot be brought down by an unskilled cutter.

Help yourself to help your economy, be the person you have always dreamed of and live in a good society to help your dream grow even bigger, making better the world.

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