Maximizing your NOW

Recently I’ve been asking a lot of questions about my future and should you find yourself in this category, then it’s important you read this post:

1. What next?

Now that I’ve graduated from school. What is that next big step I need to take?

Trust me, this life of a graduate thing isn’t funny o. Especially for someone like me who loves to be engaged in something per time. I just want more and I know there is more.

Everything in my being is clamouring for a change – no slacking, let’s move on to the next thing on the check list.

Yes, that’s the kind of person I am.

What about you?

Now, this is a very important question and a lot of people don’t get to have asked this question before they get to their next phase.

2. How do I get to my desired future?

I mean, I ask this a lot. And for the first time in my life I think I’m beginning to be intentional about the kind of job I want, the necessary skills I need to have, the kind of organization I need to work with to harness these skills, etc.

Thanks to a book by Jimi Tewe (Job Opportunities).

I’m learning to read and make research on whatever question I have on my heart cause someone out there have been through my current phase, and has documented it.

So, why not?

3. Who am I becoming?

Everyone is saying “I am becoming”, but who are we becoming or what are we becoming?

Are we just going through life by chances or we’re intentional about it.

What picture am I staring at that is keeping fire on my heels that “Maureen, you can’t stop now. There’s still so much ahead”?

This will help us to know if we are on track or not. If you are, there will be a knowing. Trust me.

4. Does my age, effort, and current achievements commensurate with my desired results?

For example, I’d be 24 in October and I just graduated. If anyone had told me I’d still be in school at 23, I would have rebuked them. My education was so fast that at 14 my secondary school education would be over. But life happens, yeah.

Thank God for where we are and that we’re not where we use to be.

That being said, I’m sure you are trying to do some calculations too.

While all of these questions are good, I was humbled by the answers I started getting in my spirit which is the main purpose of this post.


Oh, I’m not where I want to be!

Oh, my result is not commensurate.

Oh, my friends are doing so much and it’s as if I’m just here wasting my life.

Hey, God do something.

I think I should commit suicide.

Bla bla bla

Don’t worry, it’s fine.

Makes me know you’re not comfortable with mediocrity.

Except the suicide part though. Please don’t. You carry too much capacity. Your result will soon show. Please be encouraged.

Can I also shock you?

You feel you are far behind, but what are you doing with the opportunities you have now?

Sometimes our yearnings for the future blinds us of our current blessings.

I made up my mind to stop being gentle with situations.

I will become relentless. Ask for help if I have to. Push any door pushable. Won’t give up at the hearing of a NO.

Enough of being gentle.

While you’re waiting to get a job, what business can you do?

I really can’t answer all the questions for you but you need to sit and take charge of your own life.

Adulthood is not easy. It’s your responsibility. You’re the driver of your own life.

Some of the things you can do, that I’m also doing:

  • Pray and pray more. Have serious conversations with God. Like, “Daddy I’m here o. What am I not seeing or getting right?” Please pray.
  • Read books. For real, there are books that will answer your questions and eradicate all of your confusion.
  • Stop being timid. You need help, say it. My spiritual father would always say ‘shyness is not an anointing’. This is true. Sometimes we are too gentle to even receive answers to our prayers.
  • Put yourself out there. Men are strategies to our lifting so staying at home, crying, and sulking will solve no problem. Meet new people. Be open minded. Maximize relationships.
  • Be grateful in your little. Let gratitude be your best friend.

I will stop here, guys.

You know I don’t hold back from sharing whatever is a burden on my heart, or something I am learning on my journey.

I really care about us doing well.

So please, brace up and let’s do this.

Cheers to being intentional.

I love you, you already know right?


Till later,

Maureen Oseji.


  1. Feranmi

    Nice one madam.
    More insight dear.

    1. Maureen Oseji

      I’m more than blessed you got something out of it. Thank you so much.

  2. Comfort

    Thank you…… For this

  3. Joseph

    Hmm!! Thoughtful. Thanks for this ma’am.

    1. Maureen Oseji

      You’re welcome Joe. I hope you were able to pick one or two things from this.

  4. Manuel

    Like Coffee for my day! Thanks for sharing.

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