Create a statue is much like creating a life in many ways. If you are going to become the person you want to become, then you will need to plan and prepare to become the person you want to become. Most people never plan for what kind of person they want to become

But planning helps you do it right the first time. One who works with Marbles doesn’t get many chance to cut. One mistake can ruin a whole piece. This is why it is imperative to spend time planning your work.

You see the Drawings? This is because in the drawings you can always erase and start over. Once you seperate a piece of Marble you can’t go back. You need to do right the first time.
Sometime in life you can go back, but it is better to get it right the first time because good planning and preparation. Always do the sketching and drawing first.

You can do the small sculpture. This is the “test run”. Some use wood. Some use clay,others may even use Marble, though that isn’t necessary. The idea is to make sure you have everything down before you cut.

Many people never draw out what they want they want their lives to look like. They do not creat the miniature sculpture to decide if the actual sculpture is what they will want to have a finished statue.

Young people and older people for that matter, do not do enough planning, preparation, and investigation about what they want their lives to become. They either just drift through life and allow circumstance to push them to and fro or they make rash, ill-conceived plans, then more too quickly, realizing too late that they have made a mistake with life. Planning, real planning eliminates most of that!

-Excerpt from Angel Inside

Akeem Gbadamosi, M.Sc Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.