Passion and Drive

Good? You know how it is. The cold. The Twitter dramas. The quest for truth.

Sometimes you wonder why you are doing what you’re doing. You wear very many hats at work. Very many. Too many.Sometimes you almost fall into the trap of comparison. You want to compare yourself with others who look like they do nothing all day. But then you look back a year and realize you have grown immensely. You can look people in the eye when you talk. People think you know a lot about certain things and look to you for help. Even when you think you don’t really know anything. Then when you sit with them and talk about something you thought everyone knew, you realise you’ve been sitting on a mine! Not a land mine of course, but the Turkana kinda thing. A gold mine.

Sometimes you feel drained. Too much is happening. Too many tabs. Too many changes. Too many requests. Too many responsibilities. Impostor syndrome visits you. People believe in you more than you believe in yourself. And that’s a good thing, lest your head burst into a thousand pieces in pride. You take a breather every once in awhile, Smriti Vidyardhi style. You’re not Superman. Even he has kryptonite. You let that green button disappear from that Facebook page. That Green button that you’ve worked so smartly to ensure that it’s always on. People should know that it’s okay not to get instant replies. You’re human and you sleep. You ignore an email for days. You also deserve to rest. You leave your blog for a while. People need to discover other blogs. Just kidding. 😉
Very Responsive
You take it slow. You think about the future more, but not in the will-I-ever-get-married kinda way. Worrying is for the un-birdlike. Leo ni mimi na kutunga maneno, na hakuna kile mtado. You take risks. You listen more. You forgot what it was like to spend hours on end scrolling down news feeds every ten minutes. You’ve even given friends the liberty to change your Facebook and the like passwords and keep them. Lol. If self control won’t help you then friends will! You get disappointed when people do not keep their end of the bargain. But you move on. Far away from them if possible. Some kind of company is toxic.

You’re building your EQ nowadays. Emotional Quotient. They say it can take you far. Forget IQ. That will only get you so far if that’s all you have. And then there’s PQ. Personal Quotient. If all you do is driven toward material things. If all you think of is being the CEO of a big company with 1 wife, 2 kids, 3 bedroom house, 4 wheel drive, 5 days a week and a 6 figure salary, then my friend umekuwa misplaced get back on course. Find a higher purpose.

Does a three-legged stool wobble? (You can answer this in the comment section below. Then we’ll see where we’re all coming from.)

[blue_box]Last paragraph paraphrased and rearranged from Bob Collymore’s speech at an undisclosed location.
“my friend umekuwa misplaced get back on course” borrowed from Mr Googz – Gospel Celebrity

Written by Shiku Ngigi
Mum and dad's daughter. Shouting big sister. Learning to listen. Jesus freak. Recovering tomboy. Mouse potato. Bass addict. Waking up the writer in her.


  1. Richard Maina May 29, 2016 at 11:01 am Reply

    A three legged stool doesn’t wobble.

    • Shiku Ngigi May 29, 2016 at 6:59 pm Reply


  2. hannah otieno May 29, 2016 at 8:54 pm Reply

    It depends.

    • Shiku Ngigi May 30, 2016 at 7:37 am Reply

      You have a point…

  3. Kerubo May 30, 2016 at 9:12 am Reply

    The ways of this life…PQ always seems to get to us yet it should be the least of our problems.

    About that three legged stool, I agree with Hannah, it depends.

    • Shiku Ngigi May 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm Reply

      True, should be pretty easy to act like you know, you know.

  4. Njoki May 30, 2016 at 9:29 am Reply

    A three-legged stool doesn’t wobble.
    ION, I really love your blog, you’re like the voice in my own head.

    • Shiku Ngigi May 30, 2016 at 7:54 pm Reply

      Thank you, Njoki. Great minds. 🙂

  5. Mak'Omondi May 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply

    ‘1 wife, 2 kids, 3 bedroom house, 4 wheel drive, 5 days a week and a 6 figure salary’ ~ Enough said

    • Shiku Ngigi May 30, 2016 at 8:02 pm Reply

      Hehe. We see you, Davie.

  6. Dennis Karori May 30, 2016 at 7:23 pm Reply

    about the 3 legged stool, I’ll say it depends on the design & the materials used

    then now, tell me…. where does leaving a legacy lie? is it on EQ, IQ or PQ?
    love the read

    • Shiku Ngigi May 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm Reply

      Njungwa for instance, ey? It lies in balancing all those. That is the three-legged stool. If one leg is shorter or longer than the rest, that stool WILL wobble.

      That was the moral of the story, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for passing by as always. You’re all awesome. 🙂

  7. Betty June 8, 2016 at 12:36 pm Reply

    Very thoughtful Shiku. Love it!

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