Dear Uche! When you were a kid the future was different. A lot of things were thought and said but the truth is that the world is constantly changing.
Every seconds, everyday there is an end of today, raring and looking up for tomorrow, with little or no ambition or better still in good stead great ambition.
Amidst all you have got to bear this in mind that tomorrow is just a dream away and that’s why you have got to buckle up to make that dream a reality.
Because the journey to success is not without road blocks, detours and sometimes unforeseen ditches. Your desire for achievement should be stronger than all obstacles along the way!
Words of wisdom and encouragement are what lightens our mood. It help us find strength when we are about shutting down or when our energy is wanning.
As I pick up my pen to write this letter this morning to my younger self (PT 2), today being my birthday. With the mind of going back in time and give my younger self a little bit of advice , encouragement and wisdom from my older and wiser self.
In this letter I would be saying things I think my younger self would need to hear as a reassurance that I can still work with change and be better and also would be alright as I walk through the journey of life.
Now, I have to ask myself again. Do you feel you could have done better from your past? Do you feel you could change something from your past. Have the thought of your younger self crossed your mind and you vehemently wish you could ever go back in time and tell your younger self something? O yes, I do, so follow me let’s ride together.
DEAR YOUNGER SELF,
Guess what? It’s me! Yeah ,you heard me right! Is me, I mean real you! Not you in the past. It’s you now in the present trying to talk to you ,about things to help you work and point in the right direction in the future you.
You know time separates the past, present and the future. I really can’t tell you much about the future, because of the whole time paradox thing, but I can give you some advice so open up your heart and put your ears down to the grindstone and listen.
Now its me again, literally sitting beside me (in my juvenile years), like a father does to his son, having seen and tasted the bitter and sweet pills of life, spilling out the content of my bosom to my younger self, telling him son,.. “Those who hunger would get fed ,how, the issue is they will get fed with what they hunger for.
Just like papa talking to his son, please listen to the voice and learn. You have got to hunger and thirst for the right things and make the world a better place with love for humanity.
This is a letter to be woke, and not rest on your laurels, it’s a letter to be prepared. Because as you get older and stronger you will see and experience some uncomfortable things.
There are some battle you have to fight for yourself, not even your parents could help. This will serve as your motivation. Growing up there will be fear and anxiety, a lot of it coming through with different facades. You will experience a mix of emotions.
Sometimes clear and cool to understand, sometimes too looking nebulous and confusing at the same time. However, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
The transition from being a child to adolescent to teen and finally an adult will always be a big one. Although, it might feel like navigating through a battlefield and because of your little or no knowledge about what life is going to throw at you you have got to be strong, thats the more reason you should be prepared and ready at all time to take the next step.
Just like a student who want to be promoted to the next class, He or She must take up series of test before the final examination. To scale through, He/She must be fit as fiddl, He/She must be ready, He/She must burn the midnight candle to move to the next level. That’s how life is too.
You can be the best but remember the road to being the best is tough. Challenges show themselves in many ways.The way you face a challenge says a great deal about you because surely every one of us will face challenges.
Every steps in life has its own test. You have to act tough as you expect obstacles face then head on.
Life could be hard , overwhelming and rash. It could be scary at times, not all rosy but amidst all you have got to define who you are. You should never let man define you.
It’s inevitable. Change, it’s going to fly by more quickly than you think, so don’t rush through the experience. It’s a process let it begin with you, don’t jump ship.
Lunch your net and spread your wings, get ready to make things work, grow with time and follow the process duely.
Nothing changes except something happens. You have got to take chances and don’t let fear of change be your dictator. Don’t be comfortable with where you are, strive to be the best, think, read, find value and create it.
“A comfort zone is the most dangerous area anyone can stay in. It is a place of no growth and no challenges.” – Brian Cagney, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear.
Get out of your comfort zone,fight to overcome challenges.
Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is extremely powerful. Take the risk let the change begins with you, but be calculated and focused ,be prepared for your life to be changed.
Knowing that there are some things you may just need to wait to discover for yourself will help you build patience and momentum to effect the change you clamour for. Sticking at something is a virtue. Get it!
Chart your course with proper preparation and actions. You can’t light a fire if you don’t first prepare the kindling. So, when you prepare the wood for the fire make sure you light because preparation meet opportunities equals success.
For you, though, you simply don’t have the time to leverage every single thing you see, like jack of all trades but master of none. In that case, just choose one or two that you can keep up with.
It’s far better to choose a few that you can manage and be successful with than to choose too many that you can’t keep up with or successful with.
Your mind is like a hall of invention. So many things were created through the thought that emanated from the mind, so many things where changed too. Ideas where cropped. Even the finest action can change the future through the mind.
Ever wondered using your intellects to change the world free of greed and unlawfulness, it’s possible but like I said “it has to begin with you”.
Things are bad but the question is what are you doing to fix it. The change must begin with you.
Consequently, the mind is a battle field, ideas are birthed right there. However, we often speak to ourselves in our own minds in ways that we would never speak to others. The implication of this , you have to understand yourself, define your self, beat yourself, man up because everyone else is busy.
You are not everyone’s cup of tea and so you have got to stand up for yourself. You have got to Learn to push your own buttons. It’s great and cool when you get inspired by others but the truth is you are your greatest inspiration.
Ask yourself what if someone is not there to ginger or inspire me, what becomes of me? Would there be droughts between the supply and demand, I think your guess should be as good as mine. That’s why you have to Inspire yourself because self inspiration serves as our safety net.
You should get tired of sitting around and waiting for things to happen or for somebody else to do it for you. Times are changing and the world is becoming complex day by day,don’t just sit and watch, follow the change.
Don’t expect anything. No one owes you anything. If you want something, work for it. You are the only one responsible for your life.
Money moves through the process where value is created, learn not to be begging for money from people. Give them value and take the money from them. Business begins with value creation.
Make things happen, be strong and positive, even if you fail try again and again until you get it right. Bliss resides in positive thoughts. Take negative vibes out your mind and grow with people who cares.
Remember you can’t stop the birds from flying over your head but you can stop them from building nest in your hair, in otherwords bad energy may arise, negative thought may come, discouraging words and thoughts may find there way and creep to your mind but you have to sift it out.
What other people think of you is none of your business it shouldn’t be a yardstick to measure or define who you are. Don’t let other people rent space in your head for free. Always think, think and think, don’t always let people decide for you because you will make them lord over you.
Have it in mind good ideas doesn’t come to you if they are forced.For the sake of sanity never force a vibe. It doesn’t take an elephant to be triumphant in a battle. Relax your mind and think through the process carefully.
Greatness doesn’t come without fight so keep fighting don’t throw in the towel yet. Strive for excellence. To attain great heights, you must hold on to your vision and trust the process! Even the snail of progress will eventually get to the vision of the ark of Noah! Keep on keeping on.
Humanity is like a tree, and we are all connected like branches. Each branch has its own function and are particularly put together or designed to support another just like the body every part of it has its own function (The head,the eyes,the, nose,mouth, organs,hand ,legs).
They are all assembled to the body and can’t do or function well without each other because they were not constructed to exist alone. If you cut the head off it will affect the whole body.
So, remember in your journey to success, don’t forget to help others because we rise by lifting each other’s.People don’t really care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Give people roses when they can smell it. Therefore when you build them they will come. You grow when you help others too. You lift yourself when you lift others.
People can’t connect with you if you’re not honest. So always include transparency in your dealings both home and abroad, even in your businesses. Your audience will appreciate it.
The bird may fly the length and breath of the sky but at night it must return to it nest. Just a reminder! No matter where life take you in the course of searching for greener pastures and in a bid to succeed in life don’t forget where you came from.
Don’t forget your root. You have a family who loves you. Treat them with love and respect and kindness. You only have one life to share with them–make it memorable.
Family is everything. As long as you have Mom and Dad you will always have a place to call home. Don’t forget your parents take care of them including your siblings. Let what bind you be stronger than what separate you.
Love and unity should be your watch word. Have each other’s back and admonish when necessary. Don’t be flippant to the extent of neglecting your family. Always stay in touch with your family and maintain your relationships. They matters.
Dear younger self, be brave to learn life lessons and mysteries. There is great mystery in this life, Dear Younger Self, you will think you really know a great deal until you realize that you know nothing and that there is much more to learn.
Humble yourself because definitely you are going to be leverage enough to experience some life mysteries that you can’t phathom and also remarkable opportunities that requires a careful look.
It is important to remember at all times to keep that learning mindset with you wherever you go, because no man rises above the level of his understanding.You do not know everything.
Nature will teach you that there is more to learn. You have to listen, you have to be calm, take each lesson one day at a time. Be alert. We grow by learning! We learn by doing! We achieve by doing what we have learnt! And we become by being!
Nature brings about change, it want to teach you things, it wants to bring people your way who are ahead of you in the journey of life.
People want to teach you things, they want you to evolve into a successful adult. No one like I said know it all and no man is an Island so be ready to learn.
I love this from Folorunsho Alakija ” Never mind those who tells you to leave God out of your business, your business is God’s business”. You are nothing without him.As I drop my pen, remember God is the greatest, he is all you need to get all your needs met. Your life is a blessing and a gift from him.
Without him you are nothing, so his got to be the source of your light. One which will lighten your path. Hold on to him and watch as you grow in his wings.
I love you and hope you learn to embrace change and make good out of it at an earlier stage than I did. I wish I knew the things I know now at your age. But as I metaphorically grow with my younger self I have learnt some life experiences, many of them where blessings, some where a great lesson.
I found a sense of relief and a working principle for you (You being my younger self). These experiences will allow you to overcome everything you are going through and will go through. Take a moment to think and learn as you journey through life.
Many of us have got one or two to say to our younger self as the older and wiser you gives words of wisdom and encouragement. About your younger self drop it on the comment box, you can share also what would you tell your younger self?
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