Daniel Olatunde Balogun: Active thoughts (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Daniel Olatunde Balogun

 Daniel Babatunde

“Everyday we write ourselves a letter with our dreams, but our world only understands our dreams through our actions.”

If I write to the world with words, what would the world write me back with?

If I give my time, but no needs to meet, would the world use my time to create a need?

If I look up and smile at the sky, would the sky reflect my smile to the world?

If I am true to myself and trust my instinct, who would blame me for not trying to impress the world, and lose my worth?

If I sow a seed and go to sleep, would the world eat my fruit while I sleep?

If the best world I can live in is the one I have created in my mind, would anyone see how big or small it is?

Maybe the best world I can create with my life is the one I’m living in my mind? But how beautiful or pitiful is my mind?

At the end of the day, I know our world can be better; better thoughts inspire better actions, better actions are shaped by better values and better values produce better people.

The world says better people are the best; but better people have one better conclusion, “we are not better than anyone” – we’re the best because we give our best.

Everyday we write ourselves a letter with our dreams, but our world only understands our dreams through our actions.

It’s OK to dream, imagine and fantasize. But nobody has a prepaid future or pre-made success. Life is pay as you go; and if you don’t pay now, you pay heavily later.

The only prepaid thing I know of is salvation, yet I still have to work it out.

Our vision and passion can drive us on, but we only thrive on the action of our values.

To give our best, we need to think our best and act our best… A better life calls for better thoughts and action.



Daniel Olatunde Balogun  is a catalyst with passion for leadership and development. His passion has fostered his commitment to help others discover purpose and achieve life dreams. An avid reader and writer often referred to by friends as a thinker. #AnyBodyCanWrite

30 Days, 30 Voices series is an opportunity for young Nigerians from across the world to share their stories and experiences – creating a meeting point where our common humanity is explored.

Op-ed pieces and contributions are the opinions of the writers only and do not represent the opinions of Y!/YNaija.

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