GREATNESS PERSONIFIED: GODWIN ARUWAYO
Time, and ability plus double capacity has forced as well as filled the ink in my pen to dance automatically and put down the qualities of a great person which the "media guru" Godwin Aruwayo known as "First Voice of Naija Fm 102.7 Lagos"
According to Brain Tracy, create your image as a highly competent, strong, disciplined, calm and decent individual. Find that crucial balance between working on the image that you project to the rest of the world and your inner character. Create a sense of mystery about yourself as the truly wise never show their hand. Do not tell everyone everything about yourself, your strategies and your aspirations. The successful citizens of this world think thrice before they speak because a word uttered can never be retrieved. Make things look easy and people will say you are naturally gifted. Speak only good things and people will flock to you. Never speak ill of others and all will know you will not malign them behind their backs. Build your character and live a highly principled life; Godwin Aruwayo belong to this category of persons, he think thrice before he uttered a word.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. – Aristotle, Godwin believes and hold excellency as a hallmark of his earthly journey. In whatever he adventure on, Excellence is his watchword.
Knowledge is power. People who have achieved great success are not necessarily more skillful or intelligent than others. What separates them is their burning desire and thirst for knowledge. The more one knows, the more one achieves. Just like Great leaders have techniques to allow them to arrive at the top of the mountain, he always have a technique to arrived at the top.
Chinese proverb states as follows: "a single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books." Seek out the wise and learn from them. They are just waiting for that small spark of interest to tell you all that you need to know. He is ever ready to advise anyone who is ready to learn.
Unequivocally, Godwin can be placed in the league of people with qualities of a great person according to Lao-Tzu prized three essential qualities for a person of greatness: "the first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men."
"When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder," said W. J. Slim. There is no substitute for courage and though the chance of stubbing your toe increases the more you walk, it is always better than going nowhere by standing still. Take chances, take smart risks and you will meet with success beyond your dreams: permit to suffice that Godwin Aruwayo acts as a catyst fastening the development and progress of this nation (Nigeria) but still remained unchanged. Always sticking to his standard, belief and vision. Indeed he is worthy of emulation.
Akpensuen Festus Aondonenge, the writer.
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