For a couple of months now I have been asking myself this question “Why is it that some young people succeed easily at their young age while others struggle”
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I know some of you will say is the hand of God I don’t disagree but before God help you to succeed He needs your efforts. Some of you will say is luck but my friend even luck needs hard work and strategy.
After talking to my friends and listening to some feedback from my trainees, the truth is every young person wants to succeed but unfortunately it does not happen to every young person. It does not mean God is biased or your country is the problem. As a young person, your chances of succeeding are so high but listed below are some reasons why young people are failing in Africa
1. They Lack Self Discipline
Look around you any young African around who is finding it difficult to succeed either in Business, Studies lacks self-discipline. So, it is difficult for young Africans to be committed to excellence when they lack self-discipline. Self-discipline is the ability to do what you need to do even when you really don’t want to do it. Self-discipline is one of the most important and useful skills every young African should develop. Young people fail to stick to their decisions because they lack self-discipline
2. They Make Excuses
Millions of young Africans have failed to realize their potential because they are experts at giving excuses of why they can’t. Living a life of excuses have serious and long lasting consequences. Excuses have prevented millions of young Africans from seeing opportunities, talents and skills they have. Stop making excuses and get to work
3. They easily give up
A single battle distracts them from the war. Young people easily quit when they meet failure but every successful person in this world experienced failure. Successful people modify their strategies after failing.
4. Lack of planning
Anything you start without a plan is doomed for failure. Millions of young people don’t have proper plans and they forget to know that they are less likely to succeed in life. Your plan must not be perfect and things will not work out as planned but it is still important to have a plan which will act like your blueprint. Without a plan you are likely to end up anywhere.
5. They Don’t Belief in Themselves
Unsuccessful young people seek for reasons why things are not working in their favor while successful ones are so seriously determined to make things work for them. What separate unsuccessful young people from successful ones is not talent but the fact that they believe in themselves.
6. They Don’t Accept Corrections
Millions of young people claim to know too much meanwhile they know nothing. When you correct a potential failure he or she gets angry at you but when you correct a potential successful young person he or she happily receive the correction and immediately take steps to put the correction into action
7. They Don’t Have Goals
I have always said ” Any young person without a goal is a young goat that will soon grow into a mature goat”. African young people expect to succeed when they don’t know what they want. As a young person, set clear weekly goals, monthly goals, yearly goals, decade goals etc.
Make that decision today, change and take consistent actions to implement what you have read and you will testify in a few months.
About The Author
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and a dynamic, prolific and strategic Entrepreneurship/Business Management Trainer/consultant and a personal efficiency strategist. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African. He is the Founder/CEO of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Center. He is the Head of Njorku Career Centers, Country Director Consultant for C-Life, COO of Most Influential Young Cameroonians Initiative, Founder of WIKAJOBS, YALI RLC Fellow and Consultant with several community base organizations, NGOs and SMEs across Africa. He has been nominated and has worn several local and international awards. He is the author of How to Confront The Limits (Living a More Impactul Life) – 2015, Living a Life of Divine Purpose – 2016, The Principal Things for African Young People – 2017, and Guide to Manifesting Purpose -2017. He has authored so many personal development articles that have been published on several blogs and online platforms across Africa reaching thousands of audience weekly. He has lectured Business Management courses in two private universities in Cameroon for 5 years (2012-2016), He is A World at School Global Youth Ambassador and has been featured on numerous publications across the world regarding his contributions to mother Africa.