“Never use anyone as your ruler” – Silas Ozoya
I was speaking with a guy that came over to my apartment to do some work. We talked about a lot, ranging from politics to business and one thing that caught his attention was my analysis of supposedly sour situations in the country and how positive I was towards them, then he asked a striking question, “what is the hope of the average young man as it concerns success and how can a youth define and measure his level of success?” and my response was simple, all I said was; “develop an exit strategy and follow through to the end”
. He asked how? I took him through some level of success that have been achieved by world acclaimed failures that later became world heroes like Abraham Lincoln, Michael Jordan, Lionel Messi, Marshal Matters III (Eminem), just to mention a few. My point exactly was trying to point out that success in itself is according to your set goals. While some might feel like you are a failure, you might just be a huge success in what you do.
One of my favorite quotes is from my friend, brother and mentor, the person of Steve Harris
; he would always say “it’s what you don’t have that limit you but what you do with what you have”
and that “you should never let your background put your back on the ground.”
When planning to succeed, the exit should always keep you on track. As someone who has set out to succeed, you must develop a realistic exit. Starting and entering has never been the challenge for most of us, even you reading this now. The challenge always comes when you think of where you are headed and you fail to take that popular leap of faith
and that’s what deters us most of the time. That very bright idea you have has a possible oblique future when tested, uncertainty if you may.
I went on to tell this young man that I want to put my family name in the scheme of things so that when anybody mention my surname others would be glad to “claim relationship” and now I have found my focus as to how I want to do that by simply adding value to anyone I come in contact with.
Using someone's life or level of success to measure yours would amount to possible failure for a simple reason, its either you are too tall for the standard or too short for the standard. Standards of success are customized to fit your personal goals and targets in life whether it is in your career or business of choice. The exit strategy is simply your end goal at the end of the day. Honestly ask yourself, how do you want your story to be told? Think about this for a while…………
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