Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Achievements, hurdles and AHA moments!


Today I had a class - one of those courses on Leadership and the topic of discussion was "Views on Success." It was an interactive one with the school's Vice Chancellor as the facilitator so to speak and she randomly picked four people to narrate their experiences on achievements, hurdles and AHA moments. Yours Truly was the second of the four and I told briefly about my AHA moment.
The next and third person was a guy studying Building Technology who said his came sometime in freshman year. He did a lot of writing but never thought much of them and so dumped them 'in his closet'. A day came when he took his diary of writings to lectures to take notes in it, a girl saw the diary, read his pieces (with his consent), gave him links and encouraged him to enter for an on-going writing competition at the time. He went ahead and eventually won first prize. His AHA moment came, kept writing and hasn't looked back since then. And the girl was ... Guess who ...



ME!

He actually did mention my name (in full) and the Vice Chancellor asked me to stand again for recognition and an ovation followed. I was almost flushed but deeply humbled. And then she gave me the mandate to start a writers' club in school. Compliments haven't ceased flowing since then.
Wow! I certainly won't forget this day in a hurry!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They say you come into a person's life for a reason or a season.. or something.. forgotten the last one!
Good on ya though!

BrownSugar said...

Reason, Season or a Lifetime. Thank you.

GamineChic said...

This is so nice, we really shouldnt underestimate the effect we have on people we meet or know, whther its been for ten years or a fleeting moment

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

congratulations. It is not easy to play such a fundamental role in someone's life.

I hope all is well! Best of luck with everything.

BrownSugar said...

Words of truth. Thank you Gamine and SSD!

aloted said...

wow...God definitely used you in this boy's life.

howdy girl?

MissIndependent said...

LOL!!! Glad for u. Proud of u too sista.

The Bookaholic said...

Congratulations oh!

BrownSugar said...

Ooooooo Aloted! Great to see your blogprints on here. I'm doing great thank you. M.I!!!! Mighty thanx! And the Bookaholic, thanx a zillion!