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Inspiration, perspiration, actualisation

How do we achieve anything of significance? Most believe that it is only the geniuses among us that accomplish anything, however, Thomas Edison, a man of many inventions said, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration”.

Everything starts from an idea, an inspiration, but that idea must go through many stages which involve work over time before it becomes a reality. But it doesn’t stop there because once an idea materialises, it needs to be circulated among the community that would use it. It is possible to work really hard on an idea and it doesn’t get very far. Many have worked on great ideas that produced great products, yet no one knew of it.

Actualisation is the whole process of making real what one envisaged would be the result of their inspiration. You must keep anticipating the outcome you desired until it comes to pass in its fullness. The hope, belief and expectation that it will do what it is meant to do is what turns the magic formula of inspiration plus perspiration into actualisation.