Without doubt, this is a very tough time (probably the toughest in the history of this world).
Economic crisis, (local and international), unemployment, poverty, leading to high crime rates.
What`s the way out?
How can you cope with this tough time?
I was on a journey about three days ago, when returning home, I got to a town where the armed robbers were robbing a bank.
Kudos to valiant Nigerian police men. As these wicked souls were inside the bank robbing, police men got aware and rose to attack them.
The thieves` two vehicles were burnt, so there was no way for them to easily escape. Aware of this, the robbers became very crazy (like the way you see them on movies), It became a do-or-die for them.
I ran to a tall building and was watching the half-view of this pathetic “movie”.
The 12-men heavily armed gang, after discovering that the police were ready to get them down started shooting. Two bankers and two police men were killed. Some other people lost their lives.
The horror movie was not over yet. These strong souls (remember I called them wicked souls before?) got to the street, on their feet, with money on their heads and started running away, since their cars have been burnt.
As this ugly “film” continued, the thieves were running, police pursuing, both party shooting at each other, I was hidden at a tall building.
I never knew what would happen next, so a lot of things were coming to my head as I was hearing the sound of different kind of weapons. I was thinking of my wife who was expecting me at home, the people who have lost their live in a terrible, near 2 hours harmed robbers operation (in fact, I saw a dying man being rushed to the hospital).
Now this is one of those things I was thinking, “These armed robbers are giants. They are rugged men with strong spirits”
Yes, two of them were killed and four others arrested (kudos to the Nigerian police), but you see, they understood that probability, even before they left home.
A thief understands that there is a possibility of him being caught, isn`t it? A armed robber knows that he could be killed in an operation. So, why did these young souls took such great risk to rob a bank?
Because we are at a tough time.
At a tough time as this, only a tough mind can be rich.
(This is similar to what I wrote in a tutorial I titled, business is a war.)
The only mistake these thieves and every other workers of iniquity make is that, they are using their strong spirit to commit atrocities so as to make money.
What am I saying here?
Number two, most people who do illegal things are working extremely hard. Many of them actually possess tough spirit (which is the number one thing you need to cope with tough time).
Now number one, a tough spirit.
Robbert Schuller said it many years ago, “Tough time never last, but tough people do”
Let us analyze this wise statement;
Tough time never last (Though it destroys weak people) but tough people do.
Unfortunately, only tough people last.
A tough time, like the one the whole world, especially Africa is experiencing now may not last but it will destroy the weak people.
Then, how to cope with tough times?
That`s too simple so let me talk more on that.
At this economic crisis time, you as an individual must resolve to be tough. You must be willing to dare tough things.
You must be willing to set some tough financial goals and pursue it with all your might.
You must throw away your pride and probably do some little, dirty things (by this I don`t mean you should do something illegal, but something hard)
I was on phone with a man who ordered for and read one of my business books. After reading how I sold my television and lived a rugged life some years ago, he called his wife and told her, “From today, we have to stop buying clothes for a time in this house because we buy clothes too often”
That`s one of tough decisions someone may take at a tough time.
Some other people may close their eyes and resign their slavery jobs. Some tough souls may decide to start a very small and tough business.
You may have to stop wasting time arguing politics, football etc.
At a tough time like this, you need a tough mind. Don`t even consider any sinful thing because you will soon find out that it`s as tough to make money in an illegal ways, as it is in an legal ways.
Arm robbers know it`s tough to rob. Prostitutes know that it`s tough to sell one`s body. Ask those online fraudsters (Yahoo guys) you know. They all know it`s very tough to make money.
So, don`t bother to seek easy way out of tough time. There`s no easy way out of tough times.
Only tough mind, tough spirit, tough actions can get you out of tough this tough time.
Tough times never last, only tough people do!
I love you.