I definitely agree with you that growing up as a success story in Africa is a huge challenge. Due to these difficulties millions of dreams have been aborted by African young people because they gave up, they could no longer thrive, they could no longer bear the pain, the shame and so on.
I also agree with you that as a young African, times will come which you will feel like you have nothing to give, you try so hard nothing is working, every single step you take you meet a road block.
My dear friend I can assure you that if you can overcome these difficulties which most of them are in your mind, if you can keep thriving, you will find huge success if you don’t just give up. We African young people have the spirit of thriving, the spirit of resilience embedded into us by our God.
Let me tell you something, there are many great people around the world now no one knows about them that they ever existed because at some point in their lives they gave up. Don’t give up because you think you will fail, you have no single reason to fail.
1. Success is not Rewarding if it is cheap
True success requires sacrifice, dedication, determination and consistency. The point is when you know that you did everything within your human capabilities to achieve that goal it is always more rewarding. Don’t let the difficulties cause you to give up it is part of the success journey.
2. Prove Naysayers Wrong
One of the major reasons that have kept me going so far in my life is to prove to people who said to me “you can make it” wrong. It is simple when people tell you, you can’t make it show them you can make it by producing results.
3. Believe in your dreams
Believe in your abilities, believe in yourself and believe in your dreams. If you can dream it you can do it. It will cost you nothing to dream and believe in your dream but it will cost everything not to dream and not to believe in your dream. Your dreams are too valuable and too big for you to give up on yourself.
Millions of young people easily quit because they failed, failed again and failed again. Even if you fail 100 times, quitting will never help you find the right way to success. We learn from our failures. That is why the great Thomas Edison said ” I have not failed; I have just found 10 000 new ways that won’t work”
Remember this ” If you don’t give up today you will succeed tomorrow, If you don’t give this week, you will succeed next week, If you don’t give this month, you will succeed next month, if you don’t give up this year, you will succeed next year”
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.