Exactly 6 Years Ago: A Mail From A Protégé

Exactly 6 years ago on November 13, 2014, I received below mail from a colleague at work. I used to run a lot of trainings for my former employer.
That mail came on a day my spirit was very low and it cheered me up. Just want to share the mail.
"Good day sir ,

  I am one the last batch of the newest inductees of the bank. I was so privileged to listen to you talk twice during the training at Ikoyi. I admire you a lot sir and i must say your motivational words have really helped shaped my life.
I am one of the people that dreaded marketing as a career but as fate will have it i was posted to marketing .
Ever since the last time you talked to us at the training, I have cultivated the habit of reading books. In one of the books I got by BRIAN TRACY (no excuse) it emphasises the importance of having a mentor.
Being a marketer has been really challenging, owing to the fact that i didn’t have much prior experience before now, I have been an IT person all my life.
But I also read in a book that every habit or knowlegde can be learned and anyone who is a professional in any field of life was just a novice at one point in time .
I have taken up this challenge sir. I want to be successful in marketing. I want to do all it takes to stand out sir .
I know you are a very busy person but I also read in a book sir that people who are successful in their chosen field are always more than ready to help and assist young ones like us to know the rudiments and prerequisites to be successful in their chosen careers.
I really look forward to hearing from you sir".

Very smart guy, I must say.

I hope you're encouraged by the mail just like I was 6 years ago.

© Bayo Adeyinka

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