Written by Adebola Oni
As I am writing this, I am watching a TV show, Today on STV, aired on Silverbird Television. I just finsihed watching an interview that gave the inspiration to write this article.
Kelly Blind is a name I am hearing for the first time this morning and I was shocked to find out that this young man who happens to be blind, he became blind in 1994, is a Stan Up Comedian.
For those of us on this part of the divide, we know how the comedy business has evolved to be a booming business over the years and how everybody is now transforming to a comedian at the speed of light.
I enjoy some of this comedians that I get to watch on TV or listen to and I am sure lot of people do as well. Infact the dons of the business, Alli Baba and Julius Agwu, are on air right now. :)
To majority of people, it will look out of place for a blind guy to do Standup Comedy but that exactly is what this guy is doing. A lot of people believe to be blind is to be incapacitated for life but not Kelly Blind. He said he discovered he could make people laugh and he decided to embrace the comedy business.
Though he just started, I can see a great future ahead of him. The purpose of this article is not to dwell on what Kelly is doing but to challenge someone out there reading this.
If you can read this, it means you are not blind. What exactly are you doing with your life? What is stopping you from doing something worthwhile with your life? If a blind guy can do something with what he's got, why not you?
The era of giving excuses is past it, give your dream a shot by looking inwards and seeing what you can do. See where this takes you in years to come. If people with limitating disabilities can still see beyond their conditions and do something worthwhile, why not you?
If you are looking for excuses for not doing something my friend, you will find hundreds! But this is not the moment to look for excuses but opportunities. Look for what you can do and not what is holding you back, shake off your excuses and start doing something. I have found out that five, ten years from today, we are all going to be somewhere but the questions is WHERE?
We all can determine where we want to be in years to come. How will you feel if years ahead you stand with people like Kelly Blind while he is sharing how he conquered the world of comedy and all you have to share are your excuses? Just imagine how the reception from people listening to you will be!
The choice is yours!
Remember, if anybody can do it, YOU CAN! Go for your dream today ;)
Adebola Oni (Author)