Few years before I became an adult I started wondering how my entire life would look like.
I spent a whole lot of time reading books and meditating about human potentials, strengths and discovering oneself.
At a point, I discovered that my life is actually in my hand (before I later discovered that it’s in the hand of God and me)
I started writing this post because a man sent me an e-mail few days ago, commenting about my writings, he wrote something like, “I agree with most of the things you said but why do you avoid blaming the government” (in my words as best as I could capture his statements).
First, I thank this man (and others) who agree with “most” of my philosophies (another man told me on phone that he agreed with me 90%).
If you could agree with someone 90%, you agree with him, indeed! Only fools agree with anyone 100% of time.
Now back to our discussion.
Why do I avoid blaming the government for the poverty and woes of Africa?
1. Just my natural “weakness”
Growing up as a boy I have discovered that whatever everyone (or most people) does is likely to be wrong, so it’s my natural tendency to go against the crowd.
As a young adult, when I noticed that everyone got busy blaming government, their parents and employers for their woes, I immediately knew that I would do the opposite; blaming myself and myself alone.
“So Stephen, you don’t see anything wrong in whatever government does?”
Well, I decide to face my business.
2. Blaming a thief doesn’t return your stolen goods, does it?
Here is the second reason why I don’t have time to blame government for their evil; it rarely makes your life better.
To me, it’s a waste of time blaming a thief who robbed you, for your poverty. Though you may sound good and seem to be making some sense, but what has that done to improve your life? Could he possibly return your stolen properties because of your mourning?
What I see happening is people wasting their time and energy blaming the government, the government that really doesn’t care about them. So they waste time and energy that should have been directed at better productive things, blaming the man in the Aso Rock who probably would never hear their noise.
Everyone in the world could do that. I won’t.
I would rather face my business!
3. Blaming gives you excuse to fail
I see so many people thinking, “It’s not actually my fault. You know, the governments are bad, that’s why I’m poor”.
One problem about human being is that, immediately you get an excuse to fail, you have failed. The best way to be successful is to give yourself no excuse.
Blaming government will console you, “after all, it’s not really my fault that I couldn’t pay my house rent. It’s because the economy is bad and that’s government’s fault, you know?”
That’s the reason why most people in Nigeria and Africa will die poor.
I don’t have excuse to fail or be poor. All I need is here and it’s MY duty to work smarter to achieve my financial dream.
4. Blame game makes you become irresponsible
Just as I said earlier, you become irresponsible immediately after you start blaming another person for your life’s failure.
I have met many unemployed Nigerians and their complain, always, is, “We have bad government that couldn’t provide jobs for her citizens”
These people have become irresponsible, just because they have been able to manage to push the blame on someone else.
In fact, I once heard a man of like 35 years old blaming his parent for not “helping” him.
Bunch of irresponsible people!
I don’t want to live my life like that, and that is the reason why I rejected the offer to work for bank at age 21, even when I didn’t have any money
I would rather REJECT government’s favour than blame her for not favouring me.
I’m sorry. It’s my personal weakness and I don’t wish to overcome it.
5. I will help more lives by avoiding blaming government than otherwise.
Now think about me, as a public figure whose writings touch thousands of people every week. What help am I doing you, my students, If, like everyone else, I’m trying to poison your mind and render you inactive by showing you how to blame government?
I will hurt so many people than I would help.
Nigerian president is not likely to see this post, but you would see it. Why blaming someone who could not be changed?
Instead, I decided to focus on what you and I could do together, to better our lives.
Since when I was a young boy of 13 years, I have been thinking of being a business owner.
I wanted to create my life, with my hand, regardless of bad governments and that was the exact the I did, though it was not easy.
It took me 7 whole years and 7 months of struggle, trying and failing to actually get my breakthrough (by God’s grace) but my life has never been the same since then.
You too can create your own desired life, if you wish.
Though it will NOT be easy for you (because it was never easy for anyone), you don’t have to spend 7 years as I did.
There are so many things I did not know when I got started in the business world. There are so many mistakes I made.
Now, I want to help you to have a better journey in the business world, than I did.
I want you to spend less time in the widerness of business struggle.
I won’t teach you how to be a millionaire TOMORROW (because I don’t know), but I will train you strategies you need to start, grow and own your own successful business in Nigeria, from my years of experience and wisdom in the business world.
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Or, continue blaming that man in the Aso Rock for your poverty; your choice.
I love you, believe me, I love you and really want you to become a successful business owner.
Your Business Mentor.