AVAILABILITY; a word loosely used in a
number of occasions.
Avail-ABILITY has a way
of magnifying one's potential when properly harnessed.
After Lebron James led America's dream team to gold in Beijing Olympics (2008),
a common cart-pusher took him one-on-one in basket ball skills contest and
He had more ability than
Lebron but Lebron had availability, Lebron is known the cart-pusher is not.
You need to learn how to
volunteer for “dirty” jobs, not because you are the under-dog but because you
are developing your availability.
David would probably have remained a shepherd boy with a great personal story
of facing a lion one-on-one, but nobody would have celebrated him if he had not
dared to show up against Goliath.
It is possible that among
the armies of Israel camped that day for battle where men who had more exploits
under their belts than David.
had more ability but
failed to be available when it
Ability is nothing without availability.
Do you have a great idea resting
majestically in your head?
A great sung yet to be sung?
A great movie yet unscripted?
A great approach to Nigeria's power problem?
nothings, and will remain so until they become available.
You must learn to show-up, dare to ask the question even if it may seem
stupid; take the risk.
NB: This piece of thought was
inspired by a friend who works in a “government” Institution but does not have
the typical “mentality” of most common government workers. She leaves
her Office much later than others and would never leave a task undone.