Staying Relevant Goes Beyond Looks

Staying Relevant Goes Beyond Looks

Hello Debwritesblog lovers, I’m here again. Fourth post in a week and it feels so good. That feeling to be inspired and share is second to none *well, only a writer will understand that part*? We pray for more inspiration, no more writer block and the time to share, Amen??

So today, I was inspired to write about how we allow society mess us up so much we become an Old Glory. I shared a similar post, read 
I remember having this friend back then. Everyone loves her, look up to her, envy her and wish so much to have her life. She’s a rich kid, beautiful and lack nothing- well, from our perspective. She thrives in this life and the way we all make her feel so special. She forgot completely she won’t continue to be the daughter of a rich man but the wife of someone or the mother of that kid or who she has built herself to become.
Recently, I met with her and we had a chat and I was shocked to learn she’s still job hunting after 5years of graduation! What happen to her folks connection? The sad part is that, she’s an A+ picture poster on social media that made us believe she’s living the most comfortable life ever! She even complained of being broke and I wonder what she has been doing with her life for 5 years. Well, I asked and she said she has been living.
Sometimes I don’t get what people mean by living! This is one intelligent, beautiful, smart kid and we all expect so much from but got less.
My point is, sometimes we get so blinded my society love and rating about us that we forget to face reality. With the recent craze and frenzy of social media, so many people I know thrive in the joy of being a social media celebrity (more likes, followers and comments) that they forget social media is just an application and it’s existence is in the hands of its owner.
Whatever we make of our lives now is what people will refer to tomorrow and not what they perceive of us at present. The world is going beyond the ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaaahs’ but about the ‘look at that’ ‘yes, she did that’. Very soon, people will forget the only reason you are celebrated is because you are beautiful but about the lives you have touched and the cause you have affected.
Staying relevant in a society like ours doesn’t only mean looking good. It means being reckon with. There was someone I stumbled on on Instagram and when I check her page, she follows more people than she was being followed. I checked her posts and I was wowed by what I saw. A young girl- I think she was 23 on her last birthday. She has a 9-5 job, she’s an entrepreneur- sells female stuffs online, she’s actively involved in an NGO that belongs to her friend where they support the girl child education, she’s also involved in other charitable work and I was stunned! I had to follow her to learn a thing or two from her.
I wonder why young ladies of today believes being relevant only has to do with looking good, appearing beautiful, garnering comments and likes about how beautiful we are, and living a totally empty life!
No vision!
No purpose!
No worth!
To be honest, this is annoying!!!
Gone are those days when our mothers totally relied on our fathers to be heard, seen or appreciated. These days, women out here work their ass out to be seen. Pick a struggle! Not every body has to have a 9-5 job or be employed. Sometimes, you just have to go extra mile and choose what you love doing and thrive in it.
Stop waiting for another woman’s husband to pay your bills, stop even waiting for your parents to…believe me you can. The age is not even a limit these days. Sometimes I blame myself for not starting out early but then… We have so many yong and successful entrepreneur now. Push yourself, go outside your comfort zone and see you climbing that success ladder with speed and don’t forget to put God first in all you do!
I wish you all the best darlings!
Don’t forget to share if you love this…cheers!

career tips, , entrepreneur, inspiration, , looking good, motivation, staying relevant


  1. October 20, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Awesome!!! Well said.

    • October 20, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Thanks for reading Richtee

  2. October 21, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Well said. It is so important not to yearn for the lives others display on social media, hard work and contentment still pays off. ??

    • October 23, 2016 / 6:04 am

      Very true Dami! Thanks for reading ?

  3. October 24, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    That’s why personal development comes in. Many just let themselves go without adding value to their lives because of the absence of Job.

    Personally I find it hard to communicate on an intellectual level with a lady that doesn’t have something going on up there.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • October 24, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      Azzzzin ehn! You get the gist…Same here, you guys won’t even flow at all!!!

      Thanks for reading, David??

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