By Adeleke Adeite
When you meet some people they add meaning to your life and when you meet some people they add misery… Contagious people are creative, crazy, constructive and compelling.
I will appreciate if you would take time to read this, reason and then review your lifestyle.
History is a record of actions and actors – things and people worth carrying to the next generation; it is filled with characters who did crazy things or better still, it is filled with contagious characters; people who are eco-friendly; those who came in contact with them got infected with new life, light, love, lesson, lore, laws and lifestyle.
What effect are you having on the people who come into contact with you?
According to The Webster Dictionary, contagious means communicable by CONTACT.
So God created man in His OWN IMAGE, in the image of God…male and female created He them. ~The Bible, Gen 1:27~
A man cannot be contagious until he is a carrier; it is what you are carrying that people can contact from you. Nobody has nothing; somebody has something. It is only a nobody that has nothing to offer. It is not all contagious people who have something worthwhile to offer; it is what you are loaded with that you can lend to others, yet not all loaded people are contagious people, some people are not willing to affect the lives of others with what they have and they die with loads of treasure in them. What do you load yourself with. Are you ready to affect others positively?
For you to be a contagious person, the most important thing is to identify yourself, who are you? A person who is carrying a wrong identity cannot live a right life and cannot produce the right result even though he has the right content because he does not know the quality and use of what he has.
There are so many giants living like ant because they are blind to their breed, there are so many wonders living like worm because they are yet to wake up into the reality of their world. Until you know who you are and what you have, you will not know what you worth and what you want and by extension what you can offer.
Have you ever sat down to ask yourself these questions.
1) Who am I?
2) Why am I existing?
3) What talent do I have?
4) What can I use it for?
5) Where am I?
6) Where am I suppose to be?
7) What do I need to do to get there?
Until you discover yourself, you cannot deliver, until you deliver, nobody will desire you. Discover yourself!
Imitation, for want of a better word, is suicide; it kills the real you.
So many people know who they are but they lose what they are pregnant with by covering themselves with intimidation, inferiority and hence imitation.
Everyone cannot be the same; there is something you are best in that the best footballer is worst in. Discover that thing and build on it, as a poet, find that form you flow well writing; a medical practitioner should have a specialty; a pastor should have a crazy zone; an engineer should have an area of concentration.
Apart from knowing your identity, you need to know how to use and manage your identity; knowing that roses are flowers is not enough, knowing their romantic radiance and how to tend them is very important. Know how to use that talent, treasure and trait you have and improving upon them is very important. Contagious people are continuous assets.
Lastly, to be a contagious you should be complementing. Let your contact with people change their lives for the better; use your resources to raise role models; choose to charm champions; make people happy; delight in designing the depressed with delights and make the world better than you met it.
#Adeleke Adeite is a graduate of Economics Education from the University of Ado Ekiti. He is a poet, motivational writer and songwriter. He has over four International Poetry Awards to his credit and has won lots of member contest on PoetrySoup International. He is passionate about building positive mindsets in youth . He fervently believes he is a product of God’s grace. He can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
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