Looking back to the events of the past, where Nigerian youths stood their ground and got what rightfully belong to them and if not for the efforts of some courageous young men maybe Nigerians will still be wallowing in the palace of slavery. It takes ones action to survive (progress) and one’s inaction to be stagnant. For every individuals we all have a role to play, we have something in mind to contribute for the development of our dear country Nigeria but most times I weep seeing we youth doing little or nothing to help our nation grow.
It is hard to fight without a sight and worse for a man to succeed without a vision. For your dreams to come true you must stay awake and take the necessary actions. Even for the fact that we were born naked it doesn’t mean that we were born empty. As a youth have you ever wondered why a lot of times you just can’t seem to make progress in life despite the fact that you know so much about what it takes to succeed. Maybe you just need to change from being a dreamer to an achiever as we all know that there is a different between knowing and doing because it is not everyone that knows that do.
However, an achiever is that person that acts rather than complaining or procrastinating.
Meanwhile there are some factors that may (want to) militate against your action.
YOUR FEARS: So far, the biggest obstacle to taking action is your fear. These maybe fears of that you are aware of, but quite often it is fears that you may not even be consciously aware of. This fear will always have you in a deep thought on whether to take that buoyant step or not but to achieve, you must have to overcome your fears and take the risk of taking that step.
For some it is inferiority complex, we tend to look down on ourselves without knowing what we can do that anyone else cannot do except us because of the uniqueness in us. Let go of your fears, believe in yourself and always believe YOU CAN.
POWERLESSNESS: this is when we feel powerless or incapacitated to act. Between failure and success it is just a step but when you don’t have that inbuilt strength how do you take the step?
Powerlessness occurs when you are living in a state of low power. This is when you find out that you generally feel less energetic, blame yourself or others, being too judgmental of self and others and at times even get angry at one. The best way I can describe this state is the feeling of having a weight on your shoulder or a feeling of heaviness in your heart maybe when you think about your future and your plans but if you want to drop this weight and be light to move, you must let go every negativity in you, let go of blames, stop being too judgmental and then you will have enough strength that can carry you through your actions.
LACK OF FOCUS: once you have recognized and let go of your fears and are in a state of higher power, you need to add focus in order to move from knowing to doing, from dreamer to achiever. Focus in this context means your vision in life. What is it that you want to do with your life, what quota do you want to contribute and what impact do you want to make? It is only when you have these in mind that you know what you want and who you want to be. Most of the youths don’t know what to do with lives because they refused to set a goal for themselves and that is why they are being tossed here and there by the leaders. Some youth are so pessimistic about life that they always settle for the less but who told you that you can’t become what you want to become, who told you you can’t be a leader too or who told you that you are young to be the next governor of your state or the president of your country. For every set goal you have to work towards it and not contrary to your set goals without procrastination.
Acting consistently and towards the right purpose is important.
                                     Work out your vision
                                   Work out your purpose
                          Be clear on what you want in life.
Once you do, it becomes easy to say no to things that will not add value to you. It becomes easier to say no to distractions and you will know what knowledge you need to acquire and concentrate in order to reach your destination and achieve your set goals.

                                                       By: Adedoyin Adedeji Johnson


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