Hol' up! I am not about to take you on a Peak Milk's - It's in You road trip. I am just stating the obvious. The former is known for his mastery of the media scene as well as fashion sense while the latter is famous for his confidence with the ball, technique, creativity, and dribbling skills, as well as his use of feints.
We are a generation that idolises the now but forgets there was a past.
I am a weird one. Perhaps it's one of the reasons why I like to read autobiographies, biographies and fact files. These two Nigerian giants rose from a point to get to the pinnacle where they are.
Jay-Jay Okocha began playing football on the streets just like many other football stars.
In an interview with BBC sports he said, “As far as I can remember, we used to play with anything, with any round thing we could find, and whenever we managed to get hold of a ball, that was a bonus! It was amazing!”
In 1990, Okocha joined Enugu Rangers. This was the beginning of his football career.
Ebuka was one of the 14 housemates on the first season of the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria, finishing in eighth place. To date, he is one of the most visibly successful BBN 2006 cast members.
Since then, he is popularly known for hosting the reality show, Big Brother Naija, the long-running Rubbin Minds talk show on Channels Television as well as the co-host of the Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television despite training as a lawyer.
Apart from their killer smiles, one thing to observe is how effortless they do what they do. Doing what you do effortlessly with a smile is the most attractive thing you could decide to do.
Take these mind stirring pills:
- They work behind the scenes
- They started from the cradle
- They are passionate about what they do to a fault
- They free themselves from distractions
- They are resolute about their pursuit
If there’s one type of person we admire, it’s the person who’s able to get things done without even trying. I mean that's what our minds make us believe - "they pull it off even without trying."
So the next time you see someone who displays such poise that makes you think he or she is naturally talented, consider that he could have just put in a lot of work to pull this off.
You can do what you do effortlessly too.