African Young People: Erros that will crush your dreamsJavnyuy Joybert
A couple of years back that decided to resign from my day job to be a full-time entrepreneur, I definitely had dreams which off course are still valid today but in the process of building these dreams and making it a reality, I almost got crushed and the dreams too. During these down times I started seeking for a way out, I already saw my dreams crashing down before me. It was from this seeking adventure I discovered somethings (erros) I was doing that were adding no value to my dreams and only draining me. Let me share with you
- Not Being Your Number One Cheerleader
Many African young people due to the situations, environment or families they find themselves, they start think of all the reasons why they will not succeed. Because you came from a disadvantage background or family does not mean your brain is disadvantage, or your future is. Pursuing your dreams can be extremely difficult when you are guilty of being your own worst critic. Turn your mind towards the thoughts that say anything is possible. Remind yourself you can do it, that you have all it takes to live your dreams
- Seeing Failure as a Shutdown to Your Dreams
Failure is an important part to build your dreams. The worst thing to do to yourself is to be scared of venturing into new things (Business, Career, Projects etc) because you are afraid to fail, you are indirectly hurting your dreams. See failure as a necessary ingredient to build that dream. As Robert Kiyosaki said “People who avoid failure also avoid success”. The more you face your fears, the less power they have over you. Success never comes without taking risks, and there will always be surprises along the way
- Lack of Relentless Persistence
For your dreams to come to fruition, your consistent dedication, commitment, determination and persistence is a must. African young people should avoid the idea of always sitting and hoping that things will just work out over time, relentless efforts & persistence is needed. You should be willing to make short term sacrifices to achieve your dreams. Always ask yourself this question “Am I doing all I need to do to achieve my dreams?
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach & Business Trainer/Consultant.