THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR
It happened again!
I was at the cinema to watch an inspiring film called Hakkunde and got inspired to write two articles.
The lead character in the film, Akande who was called Hakkunde by his friend made a very profound statement:
‘Everything you ever wanted is truly on the other side of fear.’
Hakkunde made this statement after he had crossed stormy waters and emerged on the other side to embrace success. He was a jobless graduate who was troubled on every side. Verbally abused by his benefactor sister, abandoned by his girlfriend and tormented by failure. He leaves Lagos and goes to the North to seek his fortune. In a twist of fate, the grant he was trusting on was withdrawn. And he slumped into depression.
But Hakkunde summoned up strength and dared to face his battles, He invented a type of manure that became the delight of farmers. Hakkunde braved the odds thst were piled against him and made a success of his life. When a door shut rudely in his face, he created another door and forged ahead.
When no one believed in him
And so Hakkunde, the rejected and dejected graduate found greatness on the other side of fear. He bought his own ranch, made some investments, got a grant that made nonsense of the former one and became an instant celebrity who was interviewed on National television. Even his sister was proud to say, ‘That’s my younger brother.’
I learnt great lessons from the story of Hakkunde.
You can never know what is on the other side of fear.
Until you confront your fears.
Dare to do that today!