I am tired of Nigerian politicians, so I won’t talk about them today. Those idiots have been jumping from one political party to another. You go to work everyday, right? Good. It is necessary because you need to make money to pay bills. But, do you ever find the time to work on your dreams everyday? Do you create time for your passions at all? Go to work everyday and do what you are expected to do, but don’t forget about your own personal dreams. Think about your age. Think about the number of years you have spent on your current job. Think about when you will retire.
It is good to work for people but don’t forget to work for yourself also. Don’t thrash your dreams because of your monthly pay. Work, but create time for your dreams too. Do things that will move you gradually towards your dreams. You are not getting younger. It is not a good thing to get to the end of your life, only to realize regretfully, that you have wasted your entire life working for someone else without creating time for the things that make you happy.
You must have a plan for your life just like you have a plan for your employer that you are working for. Sometimes it is not about the money. It is not always about the amount in your bank account. Fulfilment is not always about money. Being rich is an achievement but it is not to be mistaken for fulfilment. They are not the same. I know a lot of people whose bank accounts are fat, who are very rich, but who are not fulfilled. This is the world. Not heaven. You must fight for what gives you happiness.
There are people waiting for you to fail, so that they can be happy. And there are people waiting for you to succeed, so that they can be happy, too. Forget about the people whose happiness will be achieved through your failures. Think about the people who believe in you, whose happiness will come through your successes. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Make a lot of mistakes. Make them early. And correct them, if need be.
Banish fear from your heart. If we would be honest, one of the things that would prevent most of us from getting the most out of life is FEAR. You don’t always have to understand everything every time. You may only need to follow your heart. As you grow up, you are likely to understand that most of the things that society told you in the past are a heap of lies. Our elders are not always wise. Society is not always correct. You must ask questions. You need to find out the truth by yourself.
Don’t depend on the society for your salvation. The society cannot even save itself. Admit your mistakes. Talk about your failures as much as you talk about your successes. Celebrate your successes. Knock enough doors. You just may not know which one contains your blessings. You might not be able to achieve all your goals, but don’t use that as an excuse to never try. It’s better to know you gave it your all and did not get it, than to regret not trying later on in life.
It is not going to be very easy. If it was easy, everyone would do it. You will be tired sometimes. You will just need to rest and move on. Life is like a rollercoaster, it goes up then it comes down and nothing worth having comes easy. You will fail a lot, sometimes you will feel lost, but these failures are the stepping stones to success – All that matters is to learn from your failures and use that knowledge in the future. Adapt a winners’ attitude, winners always get back up and so should you.
As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will you be able to build your dream life in a day. It requires time to create a business or to achieve a dream. According to Business Insider, just 1 % of entrepreneurs in the world become millionaires before the age of 40. You have to realize that it might take decades to become successful. Even in sports, the best athletes have trained since they were young. They have invested decades, and that’s what you have to be willing to do if you want to realize your dream and be successful.