By Olamide Babatunde
It is only a couple of days to the end of 2016. Did you get it right this time? No? That’s not a problem because you have another year coming up with a clean slate. You can start afresh to think out a good plan for execution.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you don’t have at the moment. The right attitude is what you need.
I want to share the story of two men who came to life changing decisions after they felt like total losers . They realized things weren’t working and admitted it then decided to change the situations.
Deji Aroloye on his Facebook timeline admitted how broke and jobless he was at 31 . He had gone through school to be a journalist and ended up with a job that paid him what could barely pay his rent. He lived from hand to mouth and sometimes could not afford to pay his fare to the office. Dejected and lost he decided to learn photography. Today, he says its the best decision he ever made.
Our second story might be familiar. He quit school at age 16, at 17 he had lost four jobs. Between 18-22 he got married, failed at two more jobs, was rejected at law School and his wife left him. Eventually he became a cook and dishwasher at a small cafe and was able to convince his wife to return with his daughter. He retired at 65 and got a check of $105 . One day, as he sat under a tree he thought about how much he had failed. He realized he did not do so much but there was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. It was how to cook. He borrowed $87 against his cheque, bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe and he started selling from door to door in Kentucky. At 88, Colonel Sanders founder of Kentucky fried chicken had become a billionaire.
The lessons in both story is don’t stop doing something, Its never too late to start again, Have the right attitude. All you need to be successful I 2017 is in you. Go for it and be the best . 2017 is waiting for you to make that break!