1By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh
Hard work is the key
To be a young multi-millionaire, you must be extremely hardworking. There is no shortcut to excellence. Hard work is the key. All self-made millionaires I have come across are all hard working. They are always working hard to build a better career for themselves.Most of them work 12-18 hours per day.
The other day, I was reading about a commentary by Associate Professor, Onyeka Nwelue on Linda Ikeji. Onyeka described her as one of the popular female bloggers in Africa. According to him, Linda is so passionate about blogging; she gives all her time into it as if everything about her depends on blogging.
The truth is that she is making it big, simply because of her hard work. She is a self-made blogger and entrepreneur. She drives joy in what she does, and she is making millions of cash doing what she is doing.
Hard work is the price of success; it is the dedication to our duty. Hard work is what you apply in all the things you do. When you are working, put all your mind into it. Don’t waste time or engage with multi-tasking. If you are not hard working, or if your hard work is not good enough, you may succeed, but sorry you may not be extremely successful.
2. Do not accept failure as an option
Nobody is above mistakes. In your quest to achieve a remarkable feat for yourself, you are bound to make one or two mistakes along the line. But the worst mistake you will make again is to dwell on them.
Keep in mind that most people that have achieved greater successes failed in most of their plans. Some made so many unsuccessful researches, but they never gave up. They kept struggling and working hard until success was achieved.
Whenever I go out to speak, I always tell my audience never to give up or even take failure as an excuse. Failure is just a stepping stone to success. Failure is inevitable. There must be light at the end of the tunnel. Failure is a very inspiring teacher, and the best way to learn is always the hard way. Failure is a temporary setback. The only way to avoid failure is by doing nothing.