Three days or so ago, social media went gaga over the #TenYearChallenge which trended worldwide. For those who don’t do much social media, it was about people sharing photos of themselves; one from 2008-2009 and another from 2018-2019. The vast difference between the images sparked emotions ranging from shock 😳to amusement 😂.
When photos from the challenge began appearing on my timeline, I ignored them until I realized it was trending worldwide. From celebrities to CEOs to influencers, everyone was showing photos from a decade ago; one they thought was so good such that they had this flair with their poses.🤦♀️
With time came advancement in technology and upgraded camera quality and that showed in the recent photos shared in comparison to the old ones. Now we have filters to clear away any blemishes and present a picture-perfect version of ourselves. Back in the day, the photos presented what exactly what we looked like. I’m pretty sure in 2029, we’ll look back at the photos we take now and wince; wondering how we thought we looked that cool. I guess the sense of beauty changes as we age. 😎
What I observed from the challenge was that, ten years ago, the people we hail today as superstars were basically rookies; aspiring to be great and do something significant with their lives. Fast forward to today and some have achieved that goal; others started well but fell out of the race.🏃♂️🏃♀️
This teaches me that success is just a matter of time. As long as God spares us our lives till a decade from now, we will be where we are dreaming to be now if we don’t give up on God and ourselves. We all have our seasons. A would hit big today; it would be B’s turn a month, year, decade or two from now. Perhaps not all successful people we know today had dreams of who they wanted to become in future. They just took it one day a time, tried their hands at this and that, got to the right place at the right time and met the right person and boom!🕺💃
That can be your story. Maybe prospects of your future doesn’t look promising; glancing from the lens of your present circumstances but be rest assured, your breakthrough moment is on its way. You may not know when, how, where or through whom but believe you will be in a much better place.🙌
Unfortunately, ten years ago, I didn’t own a phone so I won’t be able to share a photo with you.
Did you take part in the challenge? What thoughts ran through your mind as you looked at both photos? How did it make you feel – surprised, humbled or grateful? Kindly share with me and thanks for reading.
Photo source: Gabrielle Union-Wade’s Instagram page
© Josephine Amoako 2019