I comprehend, that my life was preordained by God long before He set the entire universe in order. My journey, failures, challenges, ordeals, catastrophes, trials, tribulations, prison circumstances, and including my “HIV Status,” have made me to realized, that there are no limits that can hinder me from reaching my God given destiny – unless I place those limitations upon myself!” Remember, the choices that you make today – will determine who or what you will become tomorrow: You are the product of your mind. Thomas Edison asserted “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Nhlakanipho Tsakane Siyanda Sikobi, had spent many awkward years on the street – sleeping out in the cold freezing weather without blankets, he was also imprisoned on numerous occasions.
Nevertheless, he’d never stopped seeking his dreams, purpose, identity and destiny through God’s Word – regardless of the “ordeals, facing him daily in prison, like the conditions he was experiencing in his dark prison cell. However; God shone His “Light” upon his life and the zeal to transform and discover his dream and purpose was born. He’s absolutely convinced that “Winners” were not intended to be like Springbuck, but are rather similar to a chameleon, they can change their colour at any time to blend in with their environment. “What I believe is, they are created with perseverance – and they walk slowly towards their destiny. Chameleon understands that, to persevere is a sign of “Victory, – No matter what, they will never change their desire, instinct and determination. Success is not for people who run swiftly like the Springbuck, but for those who ‘imitate the chameleon’ – and never worry about how long the journey to success will take. They are determined and optimistic. “If your determination and potential to excel is strong enough, then Failure, will not defeat the enthusiasm for success within you, nor the power to discover your core purpose in life. I am absolutely certain that failure will uplift you to a better place than yesterday. Genuine success is made up of life’s failures and challenges. It is not made of successful activities. Failure is the only door opening up to greener pastures.
Nhlakanipho Tsakane Siyanda Sikobi, has ventured through a series of prison predicaments, but he remained optimistic and patient while serving the twelve year sentence he was convicted to! He was determined to use his awkward time, and years productively in those dark prison corridors, and hopelessness environment to accomplish his God given dream and purpose. However, he worked very hard to further his career, and he graduated to earn a diploma in computer studies, (office data processing and financial management). He also completed a number of Bible courses to enrich his spiritual life. And is currently studying for a diploma in Theology. He is a studious leader, good narrator, author, philosopher, philanthropist, life coach, mentor, HIV & AIDS Activist – and He is also a dynamic motivational speaker and a powerful evangelist. He is the Founder, Director, CEO, and President of his Non-profit organisation called – “The New Beginning Youth Development Organisation,” that specializes in equipping the youth of our country. He resides in Margate on the South Coast of South Africa – Nkothaneni rural settlement with his parents and siblings.