Yesterday I went out to scout the market for a new project and as I was busily asking questions and making research about the market strategy, I came across these two young energetic guys within my age range.

And as drew nearer to them trying to figure out some vivid information from them about the market, I noticed something in our conversation and it’s one major reasons why youngest people can’t be ahead in life.

It seems to be a common sense but most young people scuff at the wisdom of overcoming that.

So this morning I share with you;

Surround Yourself with Motivated People.

This was how I approached them……. Hello good morning guys. I trust you’re doing good today? Can I please find out something from you about this market???

And the response was like….

“Oh yeah! Why not? As for us we’re here every day because we’ve nothing doing for ourselves. So you can ask any questions at all about this market and we’ll give all the information’s you need. So if you too have nothing doing you can also join us so we debate and make fun”.

Then I said, oh really! Is it true you’ve nothing doing for yourselves? Haven’t you finished your college education?

Then one said; we have  but we are waiting to be posted by the government and for about two years now that hasn’t happened so as for now, we are ‘Home Boys’

Then I shook my head and asked So can’t you do anything for yourselves unless you’re being employed by the government?

Then other one replied; Aaaahh! Chairman Paaah! It’s like you’re not in this country Abi? Then he added until the government gives me a station, there is nothing I can do over here.

And what shocks me about them was the other friend. He said Bro, I guess you have a point. If we do not wait for the next government to employ us but we try to find something doing on our own, then it means all the tuition fees we’ve paid to the government will be a waste.

Because we’ll never reap from what we’ve sow!

It was at this point that I realized in life, it is your association that determines your acceleration.

Because the major problem in their life is they themselves and not the government who is not giving them the opportunity to work.

Because among these two friends, none of them is able to reason to influence the partner positively to find something doing on their own even if they are not getting what is expected from the government.

And it’s like they all have equal reasoning and thinking ability….

Now, here comes in;


John Rohn once said;

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

And as to whether he’s right or not, I guess this statement is debatable and demands a thorough accessibility and discussion.

You must surround yourself with people with the same ambitions as you are and most importantly, surround yourself with people who can positively influence your behavior and beliefs system to be yourself in whichever state you are.

You need to surround yourself with people who can motivate you by their actions and words to be able to do more, be more and become more.

You’ve been gifted by your creator with so many potentials that when you align yourself with positive and the right people, you can achieve so many things and success within your terms.

Surround yourself with people who will encourage you to be creative enough to be able to create a meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling life for yourself.

Surround yourself with people who are vision driven and not people who are just living their lives to please what the favorable opinions of others.

You need not to wait for the government or anybody to offer you the opportunity before you can do something for yourself.

You’ve within you an abundant wealth of resources to take your life into an incredible land of possibilities.

I am committed to self-development and not self-distractions. So anything that will take me further away from my dreams has to go.

Be of courage, stand tall and fight for what you want. Become a lion who goes out there and search for what he wants. Don’t be like the sheep who wants everything to be given to him.

Don’t take this magical thing called life for granted. If you want something, go after it with everything you have inside you. This is how you grow! Be the master of your own dreams.

Don’t let anybody’s opinion cloud your judgement in life. Success is a battle between you and your self only.



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