The Seed of Potential – A Motivational story for Young People

My Message to the Youths during the Youths Assembly In Arusha 

Story: The Seed of Potential

Once upon a time, in a small village in Congo, specifically in Basankusu, there lived a young boy named Akina-Ngando Jerry Elia. He was a dreamer with a heart full of ambition and a burning desire to make a difference in the world. But as he looked around, he saw many other young people who seemed unmotivated and disheartened, lacking the belief in their own potential.

One day, as Akina- Ngando wandered through a dense forest, he stumbled upon an old gardener (Nkumu Ngondobila his name) tending to a beautiful garden. Intrigued, he approached the Nkumu and asked, “How do you grow such magnificent plants and flowers here in the forest?”

The wise Nkumu (the gardener) smiled and replied, “It all begins with a small seed, young man. Just like you, every young person carries within them a seed of great potential. It is up to them to nurture it and watch it bloom into something extraordinary.”

Akina- Ngando’s eyes widened with curiosity as he asked, “But how can I help others realize their own potential?”

The Nkumu Ngondobila placed a tiny seed into Akina- Ngando’s hand and said, “Take this seed and plant it in the heart of a young person, like yourself. Water it with encouragement, nourish it with support, and provide it with the sunlight of inspiration. Soon, that seed will grow into a mighty tree of possibilities, and the young people will discover their true potential.”

Motivational Advice:

Dear young friends,

You are the architects of the future, filled with endless possibilities and boundless potential. Remember that your dreams are not mere fantasies but the blueprints for the world you want to create. As you embark on your journey, here are a few pieces of advice to keep you motivated:

Believe in Yourself: Have faith in your abilities and trust that you are capable of achieving greatness. Your dreams may seem daunting, but with self-belief and determination, you can overcome any obstacle.

Embrace Failure as Growth: Don’t be discouraged by setbacks or failures. Each stumble is an opportunity to learn, grow, and come back stronger. Embrace failure as a stepping stone towards success.

Surround Yourself with Positivity: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who uplift and inspire you. Seek out mentors and role models who can guide you on your path and provide support when needed.

Take Action: Dreams without action remain mere fantasies. Break down your goals into smaller, manageable steps, and take consistent action towards them. Each step forward brings you closer to realizing your dreams.

Embrace Challenges: Challenges are not roadblocks but opportunities for growth and learning. Embrace them with open arms, for they will mold you into a stronger and more resilient individual.

Celebrate Progress: Recognize and celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may seem. Each step forward is a cause for celebration and a testament to your determination.

Make a Difference: Remember that you have the power to make a positive impact in the lives of others and the world around you. Seek opportunities to lend a helping hand, advocate for change, and spread kindness wherever you go.

Remember, friends, the seed of potential resides within you. Nurture it, embrace it, and let it grow into something remarkable. The world eagerly awaits your unique contributions. Believe in yourself, take action, and make your dreams a reality. The future is in your hands.

Yours, Placide (Elia MHM)

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