A wealthy man who had only one daughter. When the daughter was of marriage age, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter. On that set day, all the able-bodied young men came out.
Some came with paper and biro and others with cutlasses and swords. The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed the men: “ Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter. In addition, I‘ll give him 15 million naira, a car and a house so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other side. Good luck!” As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter came over the pool and dropped snakes and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts again. Disappointed, some of them said ”make the man go marry him pikin jur” All of a sudden, they heard a splash in the pool. Everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman struggled his way across, avoiding the snakes and crocodiles. Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was still panting uncontrollably. Finally, he got himself and made a request saying ” make una show me the person wey push me inside this pool”
Moral: You don’t know what you are capable of doing, until you are PUSHED!!. You can still make the most out of the rest of the YEAR!