Who says the impossible cannot be possible when one employs faith, determination, and hard work? Why do many of us wallow in self-pity or worry especially when there is nothing to truly worry about? My mother used to tell me if I think I have problems, I should stuff them in my handbag and go to the market square (where others with the same issue gather). She assured me by the time I see people bringing their problems in a U-Haul or big truck, I will ask God for forgiveness and walk away ashamedly without daring to bring out my so-called minuscule problem.
For others, sitting on the peak of a mountain of excuses is second nature. There is always one excuse or the other and, in some cases, a long overdue divorce from a toxic marriage to the act of procrastination. How long will we continue ignoring how the speed of time is seems to be giving the speed of light a run for the money these days? Since it is better late than never, why don’t we resolve to grab the bull of courage by its horns and make progressive hay while the sun of life is still shining? Tomorrow is not promised; it is imperative we make the most of today.
On this note, I want to welcome you to the world and the mind-blowing performance of a mesmerizing young man from South Africa called Musa Motha. I stumbled on his inspiring video at the end of the writeup and couldn’t stop weeping at the way Motha has made irresistible lemonade from the lemons fate threw at him. Watching him rise above his disability to serve his talent to others with dogged ability and pure bliss, is a testament to the power of self-belief nurtured by a solid mindset. Excuse me, what is our excuse?
Motha lost his leg after he was diagnosed with childhood cancer during his aspiration to be a professional football player. After his left leg was amputated, he asked his friends to teach him how to dance. With the support, love, and encouragement from his family and friends, he fell in love with dancing and the rest is remarkable history.
His resilience to overcome and pursue his passion for dancing at all costs is a very compelling lesson we should learn from. The truth is, when there is a will, there is a way. The joy on Motha’s face while performing is a priceless depiction of the realm of positivity that houses his mind. A million salutes to him and his support system for the incredible job of keeping him grounded on the platform of bravery.
Watch his emotional video below and don’t forget to thank me later:)