The number of people in the world as at 2016, was approximately 7.442 billion. That of Nigeria as at that same 2016 was 186 million. That’s really a whole lot of people, this has left me wondering is there really space for me?
Sometimes, I wonder if I was born in the late eighties or early nineties, will I still feel the way I am? It’s just like over time, people have done “almost” everything new there is to do.
On Instagram, there was this challenge they had during the last Christmas, people were asked to display their talents for a particular sum of money. There was a lady that painted shoes, she would buy shoes and paint various designs on them.
This is a really cool idea, but people will rather buy ready made shoes with perfect looking designs than hers, since they are almost at the same price. If she was born in the eighties, it just might have been a big deal.
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A funny one is all these people with very fine and legible handwritings, they had jobs back then because people employed them back then to write letters, especially love letters.
Now ehn, let your handwriting be fine from here to Europe by land, it’s just “aww, your handwriting is so nice ” you’ll most probably get.
The major reasons why we do what we are doing is to derive joy from doing it, get it to the right customers, and to get paid. If any of these is missing, we get worried because we feel we are not doing it right or we are not just lucky enough.
Sometimes it is not either because you are not doing it right, it might just be because a lot of people are doing the things you are doing too.
As a blogger that has just finished publishing a post that made you feel you are a badass writer, you then decide to just check out new blogs, seeing a lot of beautiful creative designs with amazing designs will have you wondering if there is still need for you in the industry. I am part of the “you” in this paragraph.
My friend told me she was interested in makeup YouTube videos but when she watches other makeup videos on YouTube, she is worried there is little or nothing she will do that is not already there. In another way, she is worried if there is still space for her in the YouTube world.
This is almost applicable to all fields, and whether we want to accept it or not, there is almost nothing new to do again. I’m always saying almost because I can be wrong.
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If you are also wondering, if there is still space for you. THERE IS ENOUGH SPACE for us all, enough space to go round twice.
You just have to make sure you get proper knowledge as much as you can about what you do, put in as much efforts as you can, leaving no stones unturned, swallowing pride and asking people questions, then BE PATIENT.
The patience is the hardest part. That you started at the same time someone else did doesn’t mean you’ll grow at the same time, we sure must have been told this before.
There is space for all us, just the way the sky is big enough for all the birds to fly, tho I’m pretty sure the birds are not multiplying as much as we are???
But on a serious note, start whatever it is you wish to start, and watch yourself fill in the space that has always been there for you.
If you have ever felt this way, please share your thoughts in the comment section. I’m eager to read them.