Luck is a point where opportunity meets preparedness and the preparation gains fortune. It takes a curious prepared servant to succeed.
I fret and sign at the sight of a youth who says there is no opportunity, no jobs, no capital. As a matter of fact these things are always available everywhere where at constant rate. Those who are curious finds them.
Prophet Moses found opportunity to liberate Israelites when he himself had fled Egypt, LOOKING for freedom.Look around you, chances are, most successful guys LOOKED for the opportunity.
Looking alone is not enough, you have got to set up, ready to step up. Here I mean prepare!
Learn constantly and ceaselessly. Because that is the best way to outsmart competition for opportunities. Of what use is it when you find opportunity that does not match your ability? Not good at all. Read! Learn new skills! practice what you know!
And again if you are at all going to be propelled and excel, you have got to have a mindset of a king and an habit of a servant. Back the story of Moses,
This man was adopted prince, in the time when Israelites were enslaved in Egypt. When he committed offence, his attitude was, I would rather become a shepherd in a distant land than becoming an enslaved prince or imprisoned prince.
Because his mindset could not allow Slavery or imprisonment.
Friends, refuse it, refuse the slavery life, set your mindset high, prepare and seek for what you desire. The God of Moses is with you.
There are three things you should equip yourself with;
1-The eyes of the seeker
2-The readiness attitude
3-The servant hood mindset.
I read in the Bible and I found out that God created a man who had no father and no mother. Adam was actually an orphan, with no clothes no house , no car, no nothing.
I write this especially to those who grew up without parents, those who lives in refugee camps, exiles, those in diaspora. You guys have a lot of opportunities to prosper. A lot challenges to chance your success on.
One thing that will prevent you from seeing and seizing your life changing chances is what I call the mindset of the environment. An orphan with an orphan mindset, a refugee with a refugee mindset, a poor person with poverty mindset. You see, what you think molds you. You can't keep on with the same mentality and you expect a different result, that's insanity at its peak.
Personally I also grew up in hardship, that is why I am hardened. As a young boy at certain points I heed not the older people from among which I grew up: when they said;
Son, live in like a poor person so that you save money in hard times
Instead, my new mindset told me;
Friend, live a life of a humble servant so that you can always earn money, even when Time is hard.
It's not about disobedient, but can one keep a new wine in a old wine skin? No! the wine skin will burst. Likewise, One cannot reach new level with an old mindset, other wise one would terribly fail.