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A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by oromidas231(m): 12:35am On Feb 15, 2016
10 Lessons I Learnt From Conquering 'hula Rock


LESSONS FROM 'HULA ROCK.
On the 13th day of February, 2016, my colleagues (NYSC Batch A & B 2015) and I serving in maihula, taraba state decided to climb the 'Hula rock. It was fun all the while. But to me, it was not just fun, it was both educative, innovative and expository. I gained alot of knowledge both on the context of the experience and also of our everyday life's struggles. I hope u learn from my adventurous expedition.

- NEVER LOOK DOWN ON ANYBODY: On ur way to d top, never be selective or look down on anybody because one can never tell will get to the top first in the journey of life. I learnt this from a lady who was last to join the group that we all looked down on, even calling her sluggish b4 the journey started. She turned out to be the first to reach the peak, even serving as a source of inspiration to most of the guys in the company.

- OVERTAKING IS ALLOWED: On ur way to d top, overtaking is only normal. Never be overly comfy around who give up hope easily. It is normal to move ahead and leave them behind lest they influence u negatively and make u complacent.

- SEE OTHERS PROGRESSING AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: This one is a little tricky. Sometimes, people we started from the bottom together get to the top b4 us. Rather than getting jealous, why not see them as a harmless source of inspiration, thereby helping us to up our game?

- NEVER BE TOO NICE: Getting to the top sometimes entails one being of help to others one way or another. Never get this twisted as some folks might turn out to be burdens later when it becomes incessant. This sort of persons have what I term "dependency-syndrome" and they never wanna try to do things by themselves. Be wise to draw the line. This is not being cold and insensitive, it is being smart, wise and realistic. Ideally and practically, too much burden, slows us down. so it is too in life's struggles.

- NO HURRY IN LIFE: Seeing others get to the top b4 u sometimes might make u wanna employ illicit means or what we term 'short-cut'. Remember, one mis-step born out of envy or greed, can send u crashing all d way down. Always work ur way to d top as comfortably and as calmly as u know.

- NEVER BE CONTENTED WITH HALF SUCCESS: Not everybody gets to the top. Some folks stop halfway, others stop 3/4 way. Never settle for less. Always strive to take maximum points from ur struggle. It gives u a sense of completion and fulfilment the half-succesful folks go on to lack.

- NEVER BE SHY TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN U GET STUCK: On ur way to d top, there comes a time when things would slow down on being nice and smooth. When u get stuck, never be shy to ask for help from experts. Remember, pride goeth b4 a fall. Ur eye should always be on ur goal.

- JUST AFTER THAT PARTICULAR STEEP POINT COULD BE UR BIG BREAK: Sometimes, u get stuck on a particular spot and it seems impossible to get past it. Most people give up here. Summon courage and give that continuous one final push, more often than not, u always hit ur breakthrough and everything becomes easy thereafter.

- HARD TO BUILD, EASY TO DESTROY: Climbing up the 'Hula rock took about 2hrs but coming down took 50mins. That tells us something, building up is hard, bringing down is easy. Beware!

- ALWAYS COMMIT TO GOD: Lastly and most important, always commit ur struggle to God and ask Him for his guidance every step of the way. Before we climbed, we heard different stories about bee attack, creatures etc. The group went up and came down successfully (although not all got to the top) without any negative incident or accident whatsoever. "When men say there is a casting down, u shall say there is a lifting up"....U only get that by committing to God which we did. Never miss this point. Glory to the Almighty.
-©Oro Midas, 2016.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Donald3d(m): 1:12am On Feb 15, 2016
NICE !!! wait there for me i am coming, *winks*

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by daniska3yaro(m): 6:18am On Feb 15, 2016
Goood.
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by saint047(m): 10:08am On Feb 15, 2016
The key ingredient to any kind of happiness or success is to never give less than your best.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by news02: 10:09am On Feb 15, 2016
Hmmm
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by glaber: 10:09am On Feb 15, 2016
Nigerian version of niel amstrong!
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by thefakestan: 10:10am On Feb 15, 2016
Commented before Introvert


Now to the topic.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by ahmadmuazu5(m): 10:10am On Feb 15, 2016
Good
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Nobody: 10:11am On Feb 15, 2016
Inspirational. Thanks op.....
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by tolexy007(m): 10:11am On Feb 15, 2016
undecided
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Marcelxyz(m): 10:12am On Feb 15, 2016
intresting and very educative.
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by boboLIL(m): 10:13am On Feb 15, 2016
Encouraging..... Shout. Out to all 16A pcm..... We re good to go oh

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by tomholly: 10:15am On Feb 15, 2016
ok now
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by lonelydora: 10:16am On Feb 15, 2016
Nice one but you guys should be careful so you do not enter boko base oooo.
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Horlawoomey(m): 10:16am On Feb 15, 2016
That's inspiring.

Next time wear something better on your feet, pair of shoe that can grip the surface of the rock very well and also don't forget your bag pack containing first aid materials.

THINK ABOUT SAFETY FIRST.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by donklint86: 10:18am On Feb 15, 2016
nice one there

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by ariesbull: 10:18am On Feb 15, 2016
If you can write this for climbing ordinary Rock..what about when you climb mount Everest or Kilimanjaro

You will write encyclopedia

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by danidee10(m): 10:19am On Feb 15, 2016
ariesbull:
If you can write this for climbing ordinary Rock..what about when you climb mount Everest or Kilimanjaro

You will write encyclopedia

I swear you dey craze grin cheesy

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by EddyNumerouno(m): 10:20am On Feb 15, 2016
Like hiking
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by gerrardomendes(m): 10:22am On Feb 15, 2016
hard to build...easy to destroy. I am very conversant with this. as a believer, it takes a lot of sacrifice to attain a certain spiritual height but then, just one careless act can bring u down to almost zero. the greater your height, the more devastating the fall.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by dan9ice(m): 10:30am On Feb 15, 2016
Ok
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by ariesbull: 10:31am On Feb 15, 2016
danidee10:


I swear you dey craze grin cheesy

Just ordinary Rock ...you de write epistle

Climb better mountain like Everest ..na volume we go read

Mtchewww
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Nobody: 10:32am On Feb 15, 2016
Inspirational.
Great life lessons. Many would not have learnt anything important but stupid n mundane things.

Your head is very very correct.
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Nobody: 10:36am On Feb 15, 2016
Waoh...... Nice one niccur....... Jah bless ya
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by yemstok(m): 10:39am On Feb 15, 2016
grin

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Amustical(m): 10:40am On Feb 15, 2016
@ Op go to bente Sanma @ kurmi local government area of taraba state. and climb the mountain top village. Then I will belief you are good enough. Is 1hr trip to climb and 40mins to come down. Then when you come back, will be here to give you a bottle of orijin. If you don't know there ask any tarabian you are going to Baissa, kurmi local gvt. From there, they will give you discription to bente sanma
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Nobody: 10:51am On Feb 15, 2016
Some people go still dey envy Op..... On top waiting na? All this Bad belle fellows
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by engrjosefz(m): 11:05am On Feb 15, 2016
ok
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Nobody: 11:08am On Feb 15, 2016
I have to point out that you were not properly dressed for mountain climbing. There are so many things we take for granted (I understand due to the financial situation of many people) but it is highly recommended for safety reasons to dress appropriate for hiking, not dress up like you are going down the road to meet a friend. For those out there there are dressing for going to the farm, there are kits for construction sites, there are proper kits for going to the beach, likewise there are proper kits for mountain climbing/hiking.

Those kits might be expensive but it will do you a lot of good to have them and moreover they are well built and could last several decades is properly used and maintained.

My dear for your own health and safety dress up for the occasion.

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Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by Kgdavid(m): 11:36am On Feb 15, 2016
now i feel like serving finally...i have been dodging this thing for long tongue
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by TONYE001(m): 11:37am On Feb 15, 2016
ariesbull:


Just ordinary Rock ...you de write epistle

Climb better mountain like Everest ..na volume we go read

Mtchewww

"You can't please everyone. When you're too focused on living up to other people's standards, you aren't spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it's all in your head......" - Kriss, Carr
Re: A Nairalander Corper Visits Hula-Rock, In Taraba, Shares 10 Lessons Learnt by TONYE001(m): 11:39am On Feb 15, 2016
woodcook:
I have to point out that you were not properly dressed for mountain climbing. There are so many things we take for granted (I understand due to the financial situation of many people) but it is highly recommended for safety reasons to dress appropriate for hiking, not dress up like you are going down the road to meet a friend. For those out there there are dressing for going to the farm, there are kits for construction sites, there are proper kits for going to the beach, likewise there are proper kits for mountain climbing/hiking.

Those kits might be expensive but it will do you a lot of good to have them and moreover they are well built and could last several decades if properly used and maintained.

My dear for your own health and safety dress up for the occasion.

Safety first, true.

In the Red Cross...we don't play with this..

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