So its my birthday today, and i want to give a gift to anyone who is willing to receive it. I hope this blesses someone.. I have learnt a lot in the past one year, so here goes……
5 MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS I HAVE LEARNT IN THE PAST
1) YOU ARE NOT DESIGNED TO WORK FOR MONEY
Yep! I said it. Go to school, get a good paying job and slave away till you die.. Fa fa fa….fowl!!! You are not designed to work for money. You are designed to Provide Value. Whatever you are doing now, business or otherwise, if it does not; Challenge Your Purpose, Demand Your Intellect And Improve your Skills, find something else to do.
The reward you get from providing value (especially Cash), don’t spend it, send it to work. You will get tired of working but guess what, money never gets tired of working. If you don’t find a way to earn money while you’re asleep, you will work till you die.
2) YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
I know this sounds ridiculous, unfortunately, it’s true. Here’s what I mean; You cannot directly change your circumstances because they are an ‘effect’ coming from a ‘cause’ The manifestation theory states that: Your THOUGHTS produce your FEELINGS which cause your ACTIONS which in turn produce your RESULTS and eventually your CIRCUMSTANCES. Stop struggling to change the ‘effect’ when the ‘cause’ is still unattended to. It’s like trying to console a crying baby whose diaper is extremely wet, Change the d**n diaper and watch the baby smile at you. Remember the expression, “Fighting Against Circumstances”? Exactly!!! If your thoughts don’t align with the circumstances you want to create, forget it! You’ll just keep fighting.
3) YOUR ‘TITLE’ COULD BE DOING YOU MORE HARM THAN GOOD
For someone who spent 7 years in school becoming a Doctor, saying this must take some guts!! Tying yourself down to a title (Dr. Barr. Pharm. Arc. Engr e.t.c) is shutting your eyes and mind to the boundless opportunities available to you. Try this experiment; For the next 24 hours, forget you have a title and default to your ‘factory’ mode. Assume that you can create whatever you want to create, no matter what, you will be shocked at the ideas that come to you. Titles do not make the man, the man makes the title. “Who title don epp?”
4) SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION ARE NOT THE SAME THING
Just because you went to school, doesn’t mean you are educated. Schooling ends with a certificate (Clap for yourself!!), Education is forever. So, the only books you have and the ones you have read, are all about ‘your field’? Stop that right away. If you haven’t picked up a book to read since you left school, you are in trouble o! The moment you stop learning, you start dying. Forget this ‘certificate’ thing and start educating yourself biko! The world is too loaded with information to limit yourself to books about ‘what you do’.
5) THERE IS NOTHING RIGHTEOUS ABOUT POVERTY
Your first responsibility in life is ‘Not to be Poor’. So, tell me, when you are poor, how will you help poor people?
A slave cannot save slaves. Even Moses had to be born into the royal family and be raised with a royal mentality before God could use him to free the Israelites. The best gift you can give to a ‘poor’ person is Inspiration. How? Get Rich yourself and prove to them that they too can be rich.
JUST ONE EXTRA:
5A) THERE IS A SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS
It is called Mentorship. There is no wisdom in failing where someone else has succeeded. A mentor will reduce your mistakes and accelerate your success. Find a mentor and let him/her take you by the hand and lead you to where you want to be.
THANK YOU FOR READING!!!!!!
Chisom C. Ibe (Yeah, I make being a Dr. look good)