GETTING SET FOR 2020!
You see, when I entered the University, I wasn’t what you would call broke and I’d like to say that I wasn’t broke often.
I was privileged to be sufficiently provided for and there was grace to attract financial favour from people including my fellow students.
In 100level, I made up my mind that I was going to be able to save up to atleast N200,000 considering the access I had.
So, that was the goal!
That was the plan!
Fast-forward to my induction into the Physiotherapy Profession after 5 years of hard labour(lol), I had nothing in my savings account!
I had zero naira in my name anywhere!
I had money to eat, go to anywhere I wanted (of course in Nigeria), but had no substantial money attached to my name that I could use to start anything useful in life!
Meanwhile, I had access to nothing less than N35,000 monthly all through my campus days . . .
So what happened to me?
I wasn’t squandering the money, I assure you! At least, so I thought!
I wasn’t wasting it! I bought books! I sowed seeds in church! I organised programs and great seminars!
I went to visit the motherless! I paid good tithes and offerings . . . and of course I ate well, I enjoyed luxury stuff . . . and I was well fashionably kept!
So, why wasn’t I able to save atleast N10,000???
I WASN’T INTENTIONAL ABOUT SAVING!!!
It sounds cliche now for people to tell you, BE INTENTIONAL about life!
Honestly, there is nothing cliche about that Statement! Those are facts!
If you are not intentional about anything in life, it will never grow!
👉 If you want to do well in school, you must be intentional about doing the things outstanding students do!
NOTHING GREAT HAPPENS PASSIVELY!!!
👉 If you must succeed in business, you need to consciously take steps to make your business grow!
You don’t just sit down and hope that someone comes and patronizes you!
A lot of people are offering the same value that you’re offering, you must consciously make efforts to get to your clients before other people!
👉 If you want to save money . . . don’t save what is left after spending, spend what is left after saving!
My mindset about the matter of saving was ‘Let me spend on what I need at the moment, there should be something left after I’m done spending’.
Afterall, I don’t need much. So I thought!
But then, my needs never ended . . . and there was always NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE!
BE CONSCIOUS ABOUT THE STEPS YOU TAKE IN LIFE!
Again, I say . . . NOTHING GREAT HAPPENS PASSIVELY!
Let’s make 2020 count!