Today, I have the pleasure of having my good friend, Osayi guest blog for me with her most inspiring article: Die Happy. Osayi is a passionate writer, speaker and entrepreneur. She is the author of the captivating book: Impossible is Stupid available on Amazon. Please enjoy and feel free to leave comments behind!

Die Happy

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why.”Mark Twain


What are you going to do with your life?

When I first began secondary school (middle-high school), I was failing all my classes except English. I was always terrified when my parents got my report card because I knew I was in trouble. My failing grades didnt make any sense. I had been one of the smartest kids in primary (elementary) school, and now my first year in secondary school and I was failking abysmally. i could see the fear and concern in my father’s eyes as he yelled at me. They were spending so much money so i could get a good education, and what was i doing? Failing.

So what are you going to do with your life?” my dad asked.
“I can just be journalist.” I responded.
“Not in this house!

In Nigeria where journalists were disrespected, and seen as
one of the most stressful and least rewarding professions, what he said made
sense. He didn’t want me to be a journalist because he didn’t want me to suffer
like he had to suffer. He didn’t want me to have to beg for food or money,
after all he had given up to make sure that his children would have a better
life. And I understand him and respect him so much for that. Because of him I
was able to accomplish things beyond even my wildest dreams, I learned that impossible was stupid, because there was nothing impossible for me to

But what if you can’t make any money?
Despite all the accomplishments, I never stopped writing.
Writing was my passion, my outlet, my solace. God had given me the gift of
storytelling, and I buried it for many years because I wasn’t sure how I would
ever be able to make money as a writer. Until one day I realized I had to
write, whether I made money or not, whether people read it or not, whether it
made sense or not…I had to write, and so I wrote, and I haven’t stopped

The thing about passion is that we don’t choose it, it
chooses us
. We don’t decide whether or not we want to be writers or surgeons or
actors or lawyers, God gives us the gift, and we can choose to fight it or we
can accept it, and go on to live the amazing lives that God intended for us.
There will be times when people don’t understand, there will be times when you
will question your own sanity, but in those times just continue as if nothing
else matters, because in the long run if you’re not working within your
purpose, nothing matters

It’s time to stop procrastinating.
If you find yourself procrastinating, it’s probably because
you’re trying to force yourself to do something you’re not passionate about. If
you find yourself dreading school or work, it’s probably because you’re playing
the wrong game. If you find that you’re working so hard, and you don’t seem to
be getting that much better, it’s probably because you’re trying to fix your
weakness instead of building on your strengths.

Although I love the quote I began this post with, I will add
to it by saying:
There are three most important days in your life; the day
you are born, the day you realize God loves you, and the day you realize your
God-given purpose.
One out of three is mere existence, two out of three is
better, but accomplish all three…and ahh…that’s when life begins…and when
you die, you’ll die happy.
Osayi Osar-Emokpae is the author of “Impossible is Stupid,”
an amazing book on loneliness, depression, and finding purpose, you can get
your free copy and other goodies at

Written by : Ayo Adebamowo


About the Facilitator – Ayo Adebamowo Ayo Adebamowo is an Author, Speaker and Tech Entrepreneur. He is the founder of MyMedicalBank, a health technology company promoting digital access to healthcare through creating innovative digital solutions.

A Nigerian-British national, Ayo has been named as one of the 70 Most Outstanding Healthcare Professionals in the United Kingdom.

Having started and run various businesses himself in healthcare, technology, agriculture and publishing, Ayo very much understands from a practical point of view the pains, struggles and mistakes aspiring and established business owners often make that delay their success. He therefore brings his wealth of experience coupled with years of experience and research to help other entrepreneurs succeed in their journey.

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