Acquire power or be dominated in bondage

By Emmanuel Ogamodey. Emmanuel, 19, is a young writer from Nigeria who loves to inspire people. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria. Please read his article and leave your thoughts and comments below.

In the twenty first century, coupled with over seven billion people, nobody would want to live without power. The power we need as a human being is exhibited in different forms. I might need it to eat and another person may need it to buy a house. I remembered a moment in my past when I saw this essay topic and decided to use my experience for inspiration. Surely, many people pass through adversaries; we all know that challenges are inevitable. Nobody has passed through the circle of life without facing adversaries. As a human, you either let challenges break you or make you.

Adversity is difficult or unpleasant situations. It is an unfavorable state that is marked by misfortunes, calamity or distress. Power is an ability to cause or prevent an action, to make things happen. It is at the discretion of the individual to act or not act. Character is the way you act towards a particular situation or event. Character determines the result of a situation. During your days of adversity, the power you exhibit and the character you manifest determines your breakthrough. Yes I do agree with Sir Abraham Lincoln, because I have experienced it.

During my high school days I went through a lot; everyone then knew me for my low self-esteem. My self-esteem was totally battered to the extent that I could not even communicate freely with my classmates. Everybody saw me as somebody nothing good will ever come out from. Let me say this “you either get experience from people’s challenges or the challenges you faced”. I was not dull, but I lacked power and courage. Some of my class mates laughed, mocked and bullied me. If adversity captures your heart, then it slows down the speed of your breakthrough. Anytime I remember my past, tears easily roll down my cheek. I began to ask myself what I could do to get my breakthrough. Though I was good academically (but nobody knew me for it) I was mostly known for my low self-esteem. Because I was worried about my problem, I began to research my situation.

I promised myself that I would come out of the adversity I was in, and everybody would see something good come out of me. As I was trying to build my self-esteem and courage, one of my class mates said to me laughing ‘I think you are in a bondage that you can never come out from’. I replied to him with boldness saying ‘as challenges are inevitable; solutions for it are uncountable’. People can weaken your spirit during your days of adversity. If you listen to their negative response and allow it to change your positive mindset, you might be doomed for life. One of my class mates, who I can call a friend, was the only one that inspired and supported me. When facing challenges, don’t look at how it affects you, look at how to handle it. When you have complete knowledge about your challenges, then the power to overcome it comes naturally.

After thorough research, tough studies and having great knowledge and understanding about my challenges my breakthrough came. One of the reasons why we lack power to overcome adversity is because we are ignorant and lazy to find the secret of our problems. I was no more the low self- esteemed person people knew me to be. I was now bold and could communicate freely with anybody without any fear. My entire class and everybody that knew me were flagger-basted. I was now known by my teachers to be a very smart, bold, intelligent, brilliant and great boy that would make a unique impact for the school and to the world at large. In my class, I was made the class captain and in my final year, I was made the senior prefect of the whole school. “Now, the power is in my hands” I said to myself. My real character was revealed, and everybody knew me to be a “no nonsense person”. I don’t violate rules and regulations. People that laughed at me and mocked wanted to be my friend. What about the bullies? They are my after-school students that I teach before going home. They always want to follow me anywhere I go and do whatever I do. Apart from this, I also represented my school at several competitions of which I won most them. Time is truly the great revealer of personality. This is one of the reasons why I vowed to always inspire people; it is one of the things I love to do.

In conclusion, I want to see people overcome their challenges. Once you overcome your challenges, you won’t be the same person people saw you as before. Every defeat, mockery and loss I had, has its own lesson in my life. I didn’t allow all the adversities I faced in my life to break me. In life, whatever challenges you are facing don’t give up, keep pushing and never lose focus. One day I assure you that your hard work will pay, surely pay. “No matter what you go through, work hard and pray ‘till your dreams come true and never let hard times make your face turn blue; old things shall pass away and all things will become new”. It really affords me great pleasure when I see people live the life they always dreamed of.

114 comments on “Acquire power or be dominated in bondage

  1. David on

    Wow!! This article is one of the best articles I have read so far, you wrote with experience and your article is inspiring. Keep it up!!

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  2. George on

    This is a great write up, written to extricate us from our difficulties. I need to read more of your write ups. You wrote with experience and you gave solutions to problem. I love your write up. Thumbs up.

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  3. Samuel on

    I believe with great article from people like this, the world will become a conducive place to live. This is the most inspiring article I have read in my life. High five!! Go on and inspire the world!!

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  4. Emeka on

    My good friend, you have always inspired me from the day I met you, I am very happy you are inspiring the world at large. I am also very happy with what you are doing. I can’t describe the impact your article has made in my life. Thank you for this anyways and keep the good work up!!

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  5. Juliet on

    My good friend, you nailed. Your article is educative, understanding, inspiring and consoling. I look forward to seeing you win this competition because your article is unique. Thank you for this great article. Keep it up!!

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  6. margaret on

    wow wow wow!! I am deeply inspired by this, this is lovely. I need somebody like you in my life because you will affect me positively. thanks for this article.

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  7. henry on

    this article is so real because it is written from experience.I am deeply inspired!! thank you for this, you are taking the first prize home.

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  8. Dinma on

    You inspire me, now you are inspiring the world. I love what you do and more grace to you. I remember when you faced this challenge and am very happy you shared it.

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  9. Judith on

    Wow this is very lovely and touching. Thanks for this great article, it’s inspiring. You are a great writer. We need more writers like this. keep it up.

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  10. chioma on

    This is great, am happy I came to read your article. this is written from experience. You are a great, wonderful and stylish writer. This article inspired, gingered, encouraged and gave me hope. I love the way you write. Can I ask you some questions I need answers to? I will be waiting for your reply.

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  11. Angel on

    I dont know you, somebody told me to read your article. I have to confess; this is one of the most inspired and heartfelt article I have read in my whole life. Thank you for your inspiration. I have not seen you but I love you and I love the way you write. Keep it up!!

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  12. Sunday on

    Dear nuhafoundation, you have no choice than to give this writer the first prize. Wow! He wrote with experience, stlye, order. I don’t know how to describe you Emmanuel. You are a great man. I am waiting for you to win the prize.

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  13. Aishat on

    I already know you are great starting from the first day I met you. You always inspire and be there for me, now I am happy you are inspiring the word. More wisdom, knowledge and understanding to you. I love you.

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  14. Joshua on

    This is a winning article. No two ways about it, you are the winner. You always inspire me and now you are inpiring the world. I know you will travel to palces with this. Keep it up bro.

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  15. Vivian on

    your points are real, clear, understanding and touching. Emmanuel you are a great writer. you write differently from other writers. You really overcame the adversaries in your life. Keep the good writing up. Kudos.

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  16. Ruth on

    you just thought me how to overcome adversaries and acquire power. Thank you very much for this article. you deserve a gift from me, but I believe you will win the first prize. I really love the way you write. Keep it up, the sky is the beginning.

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  17. Lucky on

    I don’t have too much to say, with this kind of write up you deserve the first prize and a scholarship if available. You are really good. Keep the good work up.

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  18. David on

    This is a great write up, it is written from experience. your write up is motivating and I have learnt from it. Now I know that adversaries are neccesary in the circle of life. Thank you for this great article and keep it

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  19. Elijah on

    I have so many adversaries in my life, but with this great article I have learnt how to overcome them. Thank you for providing the solutions to my answers.

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  20. Elijah on

    wow!! This is a wonderful article. you made me understood that as my challenges are many, solutions to then are uncountable. Thank you and keep it up!!

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  21. Chisom on

    am so happy you wrote this article, because I have learnt and understood so many questions in my heart. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And I look forward to reading more of your article.

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  22. Musibau on

    you have always inspired me, and I am happy you are doing that to the world. This is a wonderful article. Thanks for this my mentor.

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  23. Ugo on

    This is a great write up. I believe more articles from you will change the world and make it a better place. You are a great writer, keep it up!!

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  24. Izu on

    this article is very touching and inspiring. I want somebody like you to be among my mentors. You can help me achieve my goals. Thanks you for this great article.

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  25. Victor on

    this is a top notch article that will take you to places; if you continue to write like this. you are among the leaders of tomorrow. Kudos!

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  26. Gabriel on

    dear Emmanuel, you are older than me, but I just made you my role model. You have won the first prize. Just keep your good work up.

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  27. Glory on

    I feel like crying after reading your article, but i was happy you succeded at last. I pray you go far with the way you write. One more thing, you are the winner!!!

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  28. Juliet on

    I love your personality and the way you write. I am very happy that I know you. You have impacted a lot to my life. Please keep it up. Mr inspiration.

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  29. Kelvin on

    wow!! In this age you write so good. I need to keep reading your article because you have ispired me and thought me how to overcome challenges in my life. You are the best. Am very happy I read this article.

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  30. junior on

    All what you wrote are true, i witnessed how you struggled and overcame those challenges and became great. I am still waiting for you to do more. I love you.

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  31. Peter on

    if I was a writer, I want to write like you. I really love the way you write. You write maturely and with inspiration. You will be great I know this. You are the hero of our time. Kudos!!

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  32. Lilian on

    this is a unique article with useful and applicable details. I have really learnt so much. Thank you very much for this. Keep it up!!

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  33. Sarah on

    Emmanuel you are good, I love the way you write. You really made my day with your article. Just keep doing this and people will achieve their dreams.

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  34. Samuel on

    I came back to read your article again because it is inspiring and I acquired so much knowledge from it. Thanks for this great article. I love it and I will keep coming back to read it.

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  35. Albert on

    with this great article, I have acquire power and I can never be dominated in bondage. Thanks for this Mr Emmanuel Ogamodey and one more thing; you have prize already.

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  36. Faith on

    With this wonderful write up that has impacted my life, you deserve more than money. Emmanuel you are a good writer, you really inspired me. Keep it up!!

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  37. Ganiyu on

    please can you teach me how to write like you. Your ideas are real and motivating. I really admire the way you write. You are different with the way you write. Keep the good work up!!

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  38. Michael on

    this is real wow!! And it corresponds with the topic. You are a superstar and a super writer. Your article is great, just keep your good work up.

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  39. Clinton on

    your article is descriptive, lucrative and motivation. You truely can inspire people and deserve to be called Mr Inspiration. Wonderful write up keep it up!!

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  40. Abigail on

    This is one of the most inspirational article I have ever read in my life. If you can do at this age, then you will be a superstar. I love your article. Kudos

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  41. Lucky on

    Great article bro. Go on inspire the world, and make impact. More knowledge, wisdom and understanding to you. I really enjoyed your article. Bring the prize home.

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  42. Ovie Emecho on

    This article is indeed a UNIQUE in its own sense been written by a creatively experienced writer….With write ups like this I feel I still have lots to offer , nice article bro

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  43. Tboy on

    this article is great, different from other articles in this blog. I was just wondering how you felt when going through those challenges. You really explained the topic with a real life example. I need article like this to build myself and my future. I was deeply inspired. Thank you very much for this article. I hope that people that need to be inspired read this article. Keep it up!!

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  44. Loveth on

    I dont know you, neither am I from Nigeria but I need writers like you in my country. You wrote this passion and skill. Your format of writing is unique and inspiring. I will continue to read your write ups; just drop me your email so that we can hook up. Keep it up!

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  45. Jessica on

    Emmanuel you are a great writer. You deserve the ”first prize and a scholarship”. You are descriptive and you hit the nail on the head. You did well and I look forward to seeing you win.

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  46. Anastacia on

    Dear Mr Emmanuel, I am here to congratulate you for winning this years article. Wow!! Your article is reallly a top notch. You will go to places writing like this. Keep it up and congratulation.

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  47. Stacy on

    OMG! You nailed, you wrote like a white man. I really love and support your work. You explained the topic well with real example. You know writers like this should be picked up and groomed for greater exploits. Keep the good work up!!

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  48. Ebuka on

    Yes!! This is the kind of article I want to read. You explained the topic, gave a touching example and inspired me. You will go far with this. Just keep doing this and put more effort. Remember the sky is the beginning. Kudos!!

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  49. Aboy on

    you have always inspired me, now you are inspiring the world, wow! I will continue to learn from you, no matter where you are; because I love you and what you do. Goodluck bro.

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  50. benji on

    This is the realest and inspiring essay on this blog. I have read almost all the essay but I cannot compare it with this. You are a good writer. Just keep it up!!

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  51. Onyebuchi on

    This is great, Emmanuel you nailed it even better than you write before. We need to kick out bullies out of our lives. You really did a good job here. Nations will recognise you with the way you write.

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  52. Collins on

    If a young boy you can write like this, when you are growing old, how will you write? You are the best writer in this category, no two ways about it. I took my time to read your article, it was descriptive, educative, encouraging and a top notch article. Just keep it up!!

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  53. Jerry on

    If I am asked to choose one essay to read on this blog, it will be yours. You changed my thinking with your write. I have been trying to comment before, but it was not working. Thank God it is working now. Emmanuel you are great, just keep it up!!

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  54. Clement on

    This is the best personal experienced article I have read in my life. This is inspiring, educative, real and touching. I love your article boy, keep it up. Send me your email let’s chat.

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  55. Jho naval on

    Very inspiring,we really have to overcome insecurity problems to bring out our best ,god created us with individual talents,and glad you shared yours,good luck nd god bless!

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  56. Abraham on

    WOW!!!!
    Your write-up is amazing,You have won already.
    You that have written this,may not fully comprehend how impactive and transformative this article is,it is only we; the readers that will understand that.

    YOUR ARTICLE IS HIGHLY COMMENDABLE.KEEP IT UP.

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