So there has been a lot happening in Nigeria and the world at large. In Nigeria, everything seems to be working against the people right now; but then in the midst of all of this, some people are even prospering more than ever before. Its so easy to complain but harder to take action and rise above these challenges, yes the economy sucks right now but what are you doing to make it better?
PROCRASTINATION, almost everyone has an idea what this word means and its mainly because at some point or the other in our daily lives we procrastinate. Whether it’s the scattered cupboard we keep promising to arrange or the vision we keep promising we will go for…eventually.
I would like to believe we all have a dream/goals we would like to achieve in life, but what I have noticed in people, particularly this generation, is that most of us just want to be “great”. Okay fine you want to be great, but how? What steps do you intend taking to get there? You want to work in an oil company, what skills do you possess that would add value to that organisation.
We have too many dreamers in the world today, so many talkatives about what they would love to become but so little people taking action. I hate hearing “just living life as it comes” what does that mean? Is Life meant to dictate to you or you dictate to life how it should go? Life isn’t going to bend to your wishes and aspirations, it needs you to get off your ass and take charge.
Some would say oh my dreams are too big, where do I start? Where did Folorunsho Alakija start from? or the popular Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey etc. You think they just kept dreaming and gbam! They became billionaires? Na so! THEY WORKED HARD and started from the little they had! They had their goals set out and they went for it.
I used to be a victim of the school of thought that requires you to wait while expecting something miraculous to happen. I knew what I wanted to become but I didn’t even do proper research on how I could get there.
You want to become something? why don’t you research those that have gone ahead of you, for example you want to be a writer; how did Wole Soyinka or Chimamanda do it? Those writers are not just local champions, they’re WORLD CLASS! Yet you’re still staring at the sky hoping for God to come down and take you there.
You want to be very wealthy in future? What would make you wealthy? What ideas are you IMPLEMENTING (not ideas that you just have in your head) that would change the world? I don’t like hearing people talk about what they want, I like SEEING what they are doing.
Don’t let anyone tell you your dreams are too big; just keep working smart, praying and tell them to watch out. I heard something that changed my perspective on success, it said the Kingdom of Heaven responds to motion; if you keep sitting down, praying and fasting you will remain there permanently but if you GET UP and start taking action while trusting God, He will take you beyond what you even had pictured.
God hates laziness proverbs 6:6-11
Verse 6-7- You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely; let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do.
Verse 9-11 says- So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing? How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back and take it easy- do you know what comes next? Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, poverty your permanent house guest!! -MSG translation
When I read this I was like YE!! Because I was guilty of this. I had to stick it on my wall; because I realise there’s no room for sleeping in this life. We have to work smart which is why God even gave us a whole day to rest. But people be going for owanbe and turn up when you should be resting lmao.
With everything happening around us nowadays, we have to be honest with each other; the world is evolving rapidly and there’s a lot happening. If we don’t get to work, one might become extinct (worthless). This is just to inspire you, don’t wait for that “perfect time” there’s no such thing! Even if there is, the perfect time is now! Please don’t waste time, THE WORLD AWAITS YOU!!