Written by Innocent Iwuh
It is official! Prince Harry and Megan are legally married. Two decades ago, Meghan Markle went on a vacation to the U.K. Like any other regular tourist, she visited the Buckingham Palace, took a couple of pictures in front of the palace and headed on home because momentarily she had no business in the palace and maybe was skeptical about having a chance in the future. Sixteen years later, the story is utterly different.
Who could’ve believed that a bi-racial American, raised in a broken home, divorcee, could have a chance to be a member of the royal family?
This could be what Osho, one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century was pondering about when he quipped, “The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom” (Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously). So, let me opine, it’s perfectly okay to be different, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t let your past defined your present or let people run you down because of your mistakes, gender, race, creed, family background, limited qualification or whatnot. Sometimes in life that might be all you need to soar high like an eagle. Today’s royal wedding is a case in point.
In addition, never give up on yourself, keep your head up, pursue your dream like you really mean it, enjoy where you’re now regardless of how challenging it may be, keep your eyes on what lies ahead and don’t rent a place in your mind for people who strive to talk you out of your dreams no matter how crazy that dream might sound. I am certain about one thing, no one can be too ambitious. For what is worth, what matters most in actualizing a dream is the ability of dreamers to believe in their dreams against all odds. Just do yourself one favor before you die, believe in your inherent abilities to break glass ceilings. For the naysayers, they have only one business, to pull you down with their negative energy. Don’t yield to that trick, let them can go fly a kite!