A Nigerian man has taken to a popular Nigerian forum to write a piece on the things that could make one poor forever if cares are not taken to stop them.
The man identified as Martinmiller on the platform wrote on how spending too much on things that are not considered necessary can stop you from attaining financial freedom and how gambling can also contribute to your being poor for life.
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Character they say is the beauty of a woman and money is the beauty of a man that’s why every man desires success and a luxurious lifestyle.
Moreover, few are willing to go through the right part of success in order to achieve it. There are certain things men do in their daily life activities that hinders their opportunity to success. They may see it as a way out of poverty, but woefully, it’s the gateway to the throne of poverty.
There are many habits that can keep a man in the circle of poverty. Check them out below.
There is no such thing as getting rich quick. Financial success takes time, takes initiative, and requires relentless effort to achieve.
People who engage in gambling are deluded into thinking there is a shortcut to success. A lot of self-made millionaires today didn’t pursue any get-rich quick schemes. Instead, they make a habit of pursuing their dreams and their goals one after the other.
A lot of Nigerian youths believe so much in gambling that they made it a job. They have the believe that a single one hundred naira note can fetch them fifteen million naira. How long do intend on spending before you achieve that goal. Every known successful man today never earned their wealth from gambling.
2. Drinking Too Much Alcohol.
While the occasional glass of wine or beer is fine, drinking too much could reduce your chances to financial success. Do you know drinking too much could affect your memory and ability to think clearly ?. If you can’t think and remember things clearly, how do you intend to make a plan for your financial freedom ?.
I’m not saying alcohol is evil but there is a limit to everything in life including the same alcohol. Some men believe it’s never okay till they feel drunk. Only a poor man with a poor mentality thinks like that. 1-2 bottles of beer or even 2 glasses of wine is very much okay for a man with a goal in life. It doesn’t mean you have to start drinking two glasses everyday. There are times when things are required in life. Say no to excessive intake of alcohol for your financial freedom.
3. Your Type Of Friends.
A wise man once said, Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are. Those words are absolutely true. Who you hang out with matters more than you may think.
Many rich people today changed their friends the day they decided to make wealth. Make a habit of associating with other success-minded individuals like you.
If you sorround yourself with drunkards and smokers, even if you don’t drink or smoke, definitely one day you will see yourself doing it.
You are only going to succeed in life if you surround yourself with the right type of people.
4. Spending Too Much Time Infront Of The TV.
In a success study, it is revealed that 80% of poor people today spend more than five hours Infront of their television screen daily. Complete precious five hours.
Have you ever wondered why the most expensive cars and properties are not putting their advertisements on TV ?. The answer is simple, the people who buy and patronise it doesn’t spend time on television so probably they can’t see it.
The rich or success-minded people would rather be educated than entertained. They replace TV time with reading, thinking, exercising, or any other form of self education.
I’m not saying watching TV is something not important, but spending too much time on it. Spend more time in planning your map to success instead of watching people who followed their path to success.
5. Thinking Negatively.
Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook to it. You can never be successful if you always imagine yourself poor. If you don’t believe in yourself, why trying ?. You always have the thoughts of I cannot make it, that’s one of the reasons you have not made it to success.
The problem for most people is that they’re completely unaware of their thoughts, positive or negative. If you stop to listen to your thoughts, to be aware of them, you would find most of them are negative. But you only realize you are having these negative thoughts when you force yourself to be aware of them. Awareness is the key.
Take your mind of negative thoughts. Replace them with positiveness. They say a believer is an achiever. Believe in yourself.
6. Doing A Job You Don’t Love.
Toiling away at a job you hate will not only leave you stressed out and dissatisfied with life, it could affect your chances at getting rich because you don’t appreciate the outcome.
The wealthiest, most successful people pursue their passions, you should consider doing the same thing in your working days in life. Do what you have passion for, work is fun. Passion defeats education, intelligence, skills, and any other advantage those who lack passion might have in life.
Passion makes work fun. Passion gives you the energy, persistence, and focus needed to overcome failures, mistakes, and rejection. It infuses you with a fanatical tenacity that makes it possible to overcome obstacles and pitfalls that block your path.
7. Spending too much.
Spending more than you make is the fastest and surest road to financial breakdown.
You can’t be earning a salary of 50 thousand naira and be driving a car that requires maintenance of 15 thousand naira monthly, it leaves you with 35 thousand naira salary. You have groceries and rent to pay the same month with other little things to do with money. What happened to saving ?, What you save and plan for is very important even before the salary comes.
People who spend too much faces a lot of challenges, they have no money for retirement, for their kids’ college, or for pursuing opportunities that present themselves. Spending more than you earn and putting saving on your back creates long-term poverty, with no hope of escape.
8. Ignoring customers feedback.
At the end of the day, you might already have a business established, ignoring customers feedback on your products and services pulls your business down faster than the change in currency.
Fear of criticism is the reason we do not seek feedback from others. You have more chances of improvement if you listen to your customers feedback.
Feedback is essential to learning what is working and what isn’t working. Feedback helps you understand if you are on the right track. Seeking criticism, good or bad, is a crucial element for learning and growth.
Feedback provides you with the information you will need in order to succeed in future and make improvements.
That will be all for now. I hope this helped and educated you on some of the things you need to stop doing in life if you want to achieve success.
9. Learning New things
Educating yourself, especially on matters, helps a lot and goes a long way to help you plan for your future.
There is a wealth of information out there that is just waiting for you, most of them free to access.
Always remember that formal education will make you a living while self-education will make a fortune for you.
10. Giving Up As Soon As Difficult Times Come
It is a truism with the statement that winners never quit and quitters never win. Some people have a tendency of giving up at the slightest difficulty but anyone who wants to succeed in life will never give up but trudge on no matter where they find themselves.
Work with dedication and persistence so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
11. Always Looking For Get-Rich Schemes
Get-rich-quick schemes are always, often too good to be true and most times, they end up as scams.
The time, money, and effort that you are wasting in looking for these schemes should instead be spent on time-tested and sustainable strategies for becoming rich, which are frugality, investing, and entrepreneurship.
12. Blaming Others For Your Situation
Most people end up blaming everything around them for their problems. The heap blames on the government, bosses, family, friends, society, evil spirits, and just about everything but themselves.
But in the end, know it that your personal economy is ultimately the outcome of your own actions and your grit to succeed is a major factor in achieving wealth.
BREAKING: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Lagos
THE United States Government, yesterday said it is shutting down it’s embassy in Lagos State for two days owing to the ongoing nationwide protest in the country.
It also warned its citizens in Nigeria to be wary of the protest in the country by being vigilante and avoid areas affected by the ongoing protests.
Though the U.S Mission Nigeria in the statement posted on its twitter handle, @USinNigeria failed shed light on its position on the protest, it stated that it will be shutting down the US Consulate in Lagos for two days starting from Tuesday.
The statement reads: “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos.
“Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.
“Some police stations have been targeted. Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00 p.m. on October 20. Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.
“We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.”
Despite Sanwo-Olu’s 4pm Curfew, Protesters Refuse To Leave Toll Gate (VIDEOS)
Watch video as they come out in mass to stage the protests… One of ur Protesters was interviewed by a reporter listen to the anger in his voice as he talks…
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