The Principal Things for Young People in Africa

Episode Five: The Principal Things for Young People in Africa

HerBusiness is sharing a self development & empowerment series, by Javnyuy Joybert for young people in Kenya who want to succeed in business and other aspects of life. This is the fifth instalment of the series.

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The truth is millions of young Africans have given up on their goals because they don’t really follow through on everything they should do.

Cynthia Bazin said “In my work as a motivational speaker/mentor, i talk with people that have not achieved their goals and is not because their goal wasn’t a great one; it is because they give up too soon before reaping the rewards of their efforts”

In this episode i will clearly outline certain vital steps every young person need to take to achieve goals with some key excepts from Roger Conners wonderful article from

1. Think and act as if your life depends on it
You will be begin to discover solutions to problems and ways to achieve your goals if you think and act about them as if your life depend on it.

2. Redefine accountability
Don’t think of accountability in a negative way. Have someone who can always hold you accountable for your goals. Find a mentor

3. Circumstances.
When you can’t control your circumstances, don’t let your circumstances control you. You are not a product of your circumstances but a product of your inner belief

4. Success comes when you begin to desire your goal more than you dread or fear the cost of reaching it

5. Don’t give in.
Tough problems and challenging obstacles have enough mass to pull you away from getting what you want. Don’t give in

6. Discover your internal power
When you discover your own internal power, you see that you have the right, the ability and even the obligation to create your own best reality

7. Ask for feedback
Soliciting advice and criticism from others creates accountability. Feedback is key to overcoming blind spots and achieving better results

8. Prepare to move a lot of dirt
Finding solutions is just like digging for gold. To achieve that huge goal, be ready to move a lot of dirt. The bottom line secret to success is keep digging

9. Make it happen
There is no magic or switch to making things happen. You have the choice to fulfill your goals or wallow in the blame game and victim cycle. Taking greater personal accountability is the key to succeeding in everything you do.

10. Be adaptable
Young people must learn and grow through life because that will help them achieve great success. Developing an open mind, they will be able to see awesome possibilities and opportunities out there

What are your big goals you want to achieve? Believe in yourself. You can do this

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. More of his profile is on the Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) website.