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What Does Failure Mean To You?

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For some time now, I have been wearing a new hat; teaching kids in children Sunday School in my church. But honestly, I have been the pupil while the children have been teaching me.

I have some of the smartest kids I have met in my class. But like most children I know, the students don’t like failure. They enjoy winning, but never can stand being told they didn’t make the cut.

I was like them too when I was growing up, and seeing just how much such attitude have cost me in life, I try to always talk to them about the need to embrace failure, to understand that life is made up of a series of failures.

I have failed more times than most people I know. I failed three terms straight when I was in primary two. In fact one of an old classmate of mine met told someone who knew me recently that I was the dullest boy in our school then. I failed in secondary school; I couldn’t make my senior secondary school certificate examination in one sitting. And when I got into the university I capped it up by spending two extra years.

As a business man I have recorded many failures and losses. I have had failures in relationships. I have had failures in life, that made me wonder if I was cursed or being haunted by witches from my Village. Continue reading What Does Failure Mean To You?

So Much Wastages

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There was a time when kids wanted to become Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, Scientists, Pilots etc because of the needs and services those professionals render. Today almost every Nigerian kid and youth wants to be a politician to either run for office or take up an appointment. Not even the oil companies and other high paying professions are an attraction anymore.

Every day I see a lot of talented young people wasting their lives and gifts in the name of becoming a politician, becoming a follower of someone who doesn’t have the kind of talents and gifts these young folks have. The reasons we give for wasting our lives are simply excuses.

Some people believe incorrectly that to be great in life one must hold a political office or do something that has a direct profound impact on the history of the world. But I think this isn’t true because there are many great people out there who are unknown to most of the world. You have the ability to be great in your sphere of influence but you have to have perseverance, you have to study (read books, listen to audios and attend trainings) and have eternal desire because you become what you think about most of the time. Continue reading So Much Wastages