“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t…you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
As a student, you must be aware of what you programme in your mind. That is the
reason why not every student will be able to combine so many things together in
school let alone business and academics. Some people are struggling today on their
academics simply because of their mindset.
They believe the course has no future and that the lecturers are sadist.
As a result of this, they perform badly. I want to tell you today, no course is too
hard. It is a function of your mindset. Change your mindset today and believe you
will pass the course you have failed before now. Re-strategise, re-organize, set
goals, read and pray. You will then discover how easy things are.
People also have a mindset that they cannot combine academics and anything like
business, fellowship activities, departmental association and personal development.
It is a limit you have placed upon yourself. Break away from that limit. You can do
Be a possibility thinker. If you can programme it in your mind, you can do it.
Face your excuses and turn them into opportunities.
Since my 200 level days, I started thinking of having a business before I graduate.
Of course, I had a lot of business concepts before I graduated.
Your greatest responsibility in life is to create within yourself the mental
equivalent of what you want to experience on the outside.
Don’t tell me that it is impossible to combine your academic with other things like
business, fellowship, association e.t.c. Don’t believe in impossibilities, you may
have to re-arrange your priorities, redesign your strategy. Change your reading
pattern, maximizeyour free periods, but it’s not impossible.
I would rather attempt to do something great and fail, than attempt to do
nothing and succeed. Dream your way to an unending success! That course you are
studing can catapult you to an unending success. Now a days, it is not the course
that will make you, you are to make the course. Some students are registering for a
course simply because they see somebody that is successful doing that course e.g
Medicine, law, Architecture, Agriculture e.t.c .
You can turn your course into a
celebrated course by turning it around. Whatever you are studying now, decide to
make something good out of it, let people see you and have desire to study that
course. For example as an Agriculturist, Botanist, Zoologist, Sociologist or
Geographer, you can become a celebrated consultant that will provide solution to
people’s and nation’s problem. All you have to do is to locate a problem in your
field and provide solution to it and you will become a celebrity.
Decide today to make a remarkable impact in your generation by first being a possibility thinker.
You become what you think about most of the time. The Bible says, “as a man
thinks in his heart, so is he.” Your thoughts are the primary creative forces in your
life. Start thinking about the possibility of combining your academics and other
things like business. Start thinking academic excellence and business excellence,
start thinking of making your course the most celebrated course in the society, start
thinking of the opportunity in your field of study, start thinking of yourself as a celebrity,
start thinking of yourself having a first class or second class upper, all
things are possible for him that believes. It is not the world outside you that
determines your circumstances or conditions; it is the world inside you that creates
the conditions of your life.
Success is not an accident; it is a result of predetermined, calculated effort.