The Time Zone Rule

Life is a journey where too often we speed up to catch up with those ahead of us with no idea where their destination is nor how far they are from their  final sunset~R.V

Everytime I am walking home, when I increase my pace to pass the person ahead of me, they always accelerate their pace constantly increasing it so I do not catch up having no idea why I am in a hurry while they themselves had no reason to speed up until I attempted to pass them.





I feel that’s very much how we treat life. Like life is some competition, a 100 metres race where we all fight to supersede each other, to be better than the one ahead of us and those before us.

You are twenty five, still striving to achieve something tangible in your life while your pals at the same age already have well set projects, halfway through achieving their dream lives. Have well paying jobs and are way ahead of you in every aspect in life. You feel miserable and come up with various money schemes that almost always fail.Let me tell you something you probably already know.







Life is not a race. Here’s why,

I live in Kenya. It is 2 hrs ahead of Nigeria, but it does not mean that Nigeria is slow, or that Kenya is fast. Both countries are  working based on their own “Time Zone.”

Someone got married and ‘waited‘ 10 yrs before having a child, there is another who met that special someone after waiting for ten years of being single and had a baby within a year of marriage.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job; and there is another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately !




Someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.

See now that’s life. Its not a race, but a journey where everyone works based on their  ‘Time Zone‘, Things work out only according to their paceWork in yourtime zone

Your Colleagues, friends, younger ones might “seem” to go ahead of you. Maybe some might “seem” behind you. Don’t envy them(for their success) or mock them(for their failures), it’s their ‘Time Zone.’






Regardless of whether you feel you are a success or failure. Remember you are in your journey and working in your own time zone.

Good things are headed your way. Just hold on, be strong, and stay true to yourself. All things shall work together for your good.

You’re not late …you did not miss out on your bus to opportunity.

You are not early … you’re very much on time!







Great things are on the way, you will get to the at the right time. Just because your friend made it to campus and you did not does not make you a failure in life. Neither does your early success mean you are better than everyone else. Treat everyone with respect because you never know, they could be tomorrow’s leaders. Just because I don’t look like I am of a lot of worth today doesn’t mean I will never  have worth.

I might not succeed immediately like you did, but I will definitely eventually succeed.


Regards, Rousah Villah


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