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You’ve Got To Believe in Yourself!

In 1870 a bishop of the United Brethren Church, Bishop Milton Wright, presided at an annual conference on the campus of a small Methodist college in Indiana.

The president of the college, in his exuberant welcome of the gathered church leaders, declared, “We are living in an exciting age. I think that we are going to see things happen in our lifetime that right now are just unbelievable!”

Bishop Wright asked him, “What do you see? What kinds of things do you mean?”

“Well, all kinds of things, Bishop,” the president replied. “I believe we are coming into a time of great inventions. Why, I believe, for example, that one day we will be able to fly through the air like birds!”

“You what?” exclaimed the bishop. “You believe that one day we will be able to fly?”

“Yes, sir, I do,” said the college president.

“Why, that is heresy! Just heresy,” the bishop responded. “The Bible says flight is reserved for the angels and for the angels alone. We will have no such talk here.” ”If God intended that man would fly, He would have given man wings”

23 years later, precisely December 17, 1903, the Bishops 3rd and 6th child flew the first aircraft. The Bishop himself was flown in the aircraft.What men thought impossible; an adventure reserve solely for angels was made available to man the process of thinking. Absolutely nothing is impossible to him who believes.

Sometimes our lack of imagination keeps us from soaring with the creativity God has granted us. Sometimes conforming to conventional wisdom leaves us hopelessly grounded.

No matter what people have said concerning you, even your family members, you have got to believe in yourself. Believing in yourself is the first step to success.

I encourage you to follow your dreams, wake up and pursue those dreams, we live in a fast pace world where innovation and inventions are at the click of the mouse, where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? and what do you see yourself doing?

As the Wright brothers set new records at that time, you should go ahead and break records and set new world records, the world is waiting for you.


  1. olaniyi folayemi says:

    God bless u for this write up!

  2. Segun Akiode says:

    Great piece! Yes, I agree with you on believe in yourself is the first step to success. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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