Last week the book club that was inaugurated in July had their first appearance/presentation on Ben Carsons THE BIG PICTURE. Ben Carsons storiesare often read all over the world by billions of people because of his sincerity andability to dialogue with the readers through his work. In his grade school days,Ben Carson would hardly have been voted to be the most likely to become afamous surgeon. His class mate had already given him another label: classdummy. This problem was enough to mar the young man but able illiteratemother spoke to him and tooled him to his way through success. What made thedifference? Carson was able to discover his flair early in life. The fabulous book of Carson transposed through the life of our youths today. At the beginning chapterof the book, Carsons good friend Sam invited him to South Africa to divide theSiamese twins after the success of the one done at John Hopkinss University, but this time around Ben failed in the operation and both twins died. This incidencedidnt go down well in the career of Carson but he didnt give up. Exactly fouryears later the same Sam called Carson for another Operation in Zambia but thistime the surgery was successful and both twin babies lived. This scenario drewme to the lives of so many youths today that shy away from responsibilities after alittle failure, forgetting that challenges are life pillars without which man isworthless and streamlined. The Big Picture is encompassing, Carson has beenable to express himself to us and now the looming question is how BIG is yourvery own picture? A youth without a picture is definitely a youth without a vision.Life is no sugar but your faith in God and the PICTURE ahead keeps you goingthrough the bitter challenges of life.
Carsons THE BIG PICTURE featured something i think we should know and cultivate inour everyday life. Carson said he is in the habit of praying every evening, what habit areu? To end todays topic, it is important that we note Carsons philosophy for success inlife which of course is THINK BIG. T- TALENT, identify what you have flair for anddevelop it accordingly because we live in a world where your innate ability goes a longway in helping you actualize your dream. H- Is for HONESTY and i need not say muchabout this, the truth always set you free. I is for INSIGHT, be wise and courageousenough to take bold strands in life always listen to those people who are already whereyou are trying to be. N- represents for NICE and we must all learn to be nice to peopleon our way up because you may not know those you will
meet down the road. K- Is forknowledge which can make you a more valuable person. B- is for BOOKS andmuch of the problem we have as youth is because we do not READ. I hererepresent In-depth learning- learning for the sake of knowledge andunderstanding as opposed to superficial learning. The last letter G- stands forGOD without whom we can do absolutely nothing. Maintaining a steady andefficient relationship with God is an essential prerequisite for making it in LIFE.