Written by James Okere

To be celebrated means to be reckoned with and admired for one’s great exploits in the society. They are champions in their chosen field of endavours. People celebrated all over the world are influencers who equally serve as role models. Men, women and the youth celebrated work hard to discover their purpose on this planet earth. They go the extra mile in developing themselves. They are men and women who have accomplished great tasks attested to by the people and society. These people adored have through their accomplishments influenced society. These people are highly appreciated and made reference to.

These people being celebrated have seen one challenge or the other and have also learnt from those challenges to excel in life. They see challenges as tools for greater accomplishments towards human and societal development. These men, women and youth inspire or influence their environment. They are people that have discovered themselves and dominated their community. They are persons who are written about. They are men painters would want to draw inscription of what they represent. Men who are celebrated exist in various aspect of the society including in social engineering, governance, economic, scientific discovery, sports, management, leadership etc. The processes making it possible for one to become a celebrated personality in the society includes as follows; Passion to serve, leadership potentials, talent discovery and development, writing etc.

Service Oriented: Many who are celebrated have used their passion to serve to influence the people towards personal development. Mahatma Gandhi a celebrated and adorned personality was well known as somebody who had great passion to serve, coupled with his simple life style with which he used to influence the entire environment of India. The death of Gandhi did not stop the Indians from acknowledging who he was till date.

Also, Mother Theresa used his passion to serve the people to influence her environment. She worked hard to get many charity/ social rehabilitation institutions established under his support. Mother Theresa was a truly living champion with an infinite capacity to care for and support the sick and dying people of Calcutta and others.

Celebrated people use their leadership potentials to impact societies positively. History has records of those who have used leadership potentials to inspire life and confidence into the people.

Today in United States of America, people still records the roles of Thomas Jefferson; the former third United States of American president and a foundational member of the mastermind team that championed American independence. The primary role he played as the writer of the declaration of independence of America is spoken till date.

In addition, the leadership provided by Church Hill the war time Prime Minister of Britain is still influencing Britain as much reference about him are still made till date; a mark of him being a champion with an extra ordinary influence.

Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa was one man whose leadership acumen became extra-ordinary in the world. Even when he was no more, he is still being highly celebrated; that 18th July is celebrated as Nelson Mandela day all over the world as declared by United Nations.

Talent discovery and development places one as a celebrated personality: Dr. Ben Carson stated that “If you recognize your talents, use them appropriately and choose a field that uses those talents, you will rise to the top of your field”. Hence, you can also dominate your environment through discovery and developing of your talents. Many have used their sports, administrative, writing, selling talents etc to change the course of history.

We speak much about Michael Jordan of America who performed well in the basket ball spots. His roles have influenced many basket ball enthusiasts and others who have also learnt team work spirit from him. In Nigeria, many people have also been influenced by the activities of football champions like Kanu Nwankwo, Jay Jay Okocha etc.

Talent discovery and development is so important that Dr. Myles Munroe a well known pastor, author and public speaker said “Anyone who develops his gifts will become a community”.

Writing: Writing distinguishes one. It takes one to higher level. Every author or writer who continues and never quit becomes a celebrated personality and reaches a remarkable heights in life. Today, mention Pastor C. Maxwell, Prof. Wole Soyinka, Dr. Myles Munroe, Brian Tracy one will definitely mention books authored by them. These their published works have made them become men adored and reckoned with.

Mention Fanny Cross, Bernard Shaw one’s mind runs to the works written by them. These writers or authors are not forgotten as their works and accomplishments are always being remembered and cited accordingly. These writers have influenced the society in that even after their death; their works are still being spoken about; a demonstration of a celebrated person.

Finally, men, women and youth celebrated have carved a niche for themselves. They have built strong reputation for themselves which have gone a long way to influence the society. By building strong reputation they became role models, building positive values for the growth of societies.

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