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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Who am I?

This is one of the most difficult questions to answer in life. As we journey through life, there is a constant demand by life issues to signify our importance in this life. The process starts from childhood when we are giving a name that is suppose to reflect who we are but we constantly behave in a different direction to the intended meaning of the name. So the question continues from our first walk, first speech, first scribble, first lie, first pain, first crush, first sex, etc.

As challenges keeps asking us to differentiate ourselves from the crowd, it seems one will never be able to fully answer this question as a redefinition is constantly sought after to move to a higher level of growth. So who am I? I quickly recalled my interview with the chairman of Globacom, Chief Mike Adenuga JNR, asking me to define myself; I quickly blurted out my academic history and professional accomplishment to him. Is this me? I seriously doubt it but the man seemed to be very impressed as he gave me the job over about 60 MBA graduates seeking the same position. As I researched for an MBA programme in Stanford, I was again faced with the same question but this time there is no hiding any history of mine; as the question states;

What matters most to you, and why?

This question forces you to take a deep survey of you life history and trace every dot that was very impactful to you. This question makes you x-ray your innate skill and demands an answer to why you decided to accomplish a learned skill. It makes you look at your elementary, high and undergraduate school accomplishments and every sororiety you joined during this periods. It actually opens you up to childhood experiences and makes you pick out all the common factors as you matured. Am still able to convincingly answer this question?

Lets take a peek at our dreams to define who we are. I strongly believe there is a strong connection between who we are and what we dream to accomplish over a period of 10years from now. The dream which is subconscious in nature signifies who we are when we are financially and pressure independent. This, I believe is a strong pointer to who we are, but a red flag quickly registers in my subconsciousness, reminding me of people who have dreamt of being something and are happy doing something else sfter 10 years of dreaming.

Can one fully answer this question?

I throw the question to my dear readers to comment on this page as I go on a 2 weeks vacation to ...................................................................................................................

Anyway, see you in 2 weeks time.


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