10 Values of a True Nigerian
Great Wednesday morning to you…..its midweek and yes..I still bless the name of God!
My great friend, brother and Mentor, Mr Fela Durotoye came out a few years back with the now famous ten values of a true Nigerian. 10 bullet point values that every true Nigerian, who believes in the possibility and the reality of a significantly better Nigeria, should possess. I took the 10 values and went ahead a wrote piece on my interpretation of the values…. I received a BBM message from the Great FD himself saying he was excited to see what I had done with the 10 values….. and so I would love to share it with you and I sincerely pray that it would ignite the Change within you as it did within me. Come read with me……….
10 Values of a True Nigerian
- MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT.
As human beings we need to come to the understanding that everything we do should have impact just as there are consequences to every action and yes….every inaction too. With this in mind, we should be conscious of the effect of every and anything that we do directly or indirectly. Seek to impact your world positively, let there be positives gains for your world because what you have done, endorsed or promoted…..Make a positive impact!
- BE A SOLUTION PROVIDER.
You will be either be a solution to problems or you will the problem that others are seeking solutions for! Hmmmmm….. I’ll rather be the solution provider. It’s simple; when you seek for and provide solutions, you create value for the solution and value creates wealth…… look all around you and you can see great people that are providing solutions to different problems or needs across the world…… Be a solution provider.
- BE A ROLE MODEL.
One of the greatest issues in Nigeria today is the scarcity of Genuine Role models. People who will stand by what is right no matter who or how many others are doing or promoting what is wrong. Understand that you have a responsibility to show direction to the world around you. The things you do or so would shapen or model those you know and the millions that you don’t know but have access to you indirectly…….Be a role model.
- BE THE BEST AT ALL YOU DO.
I usually say to people I talk to or coach that they can go beyond the ordinary by doing the extra ordinary…they can even go further by doing that extra ordinary in an extra ordinary fashion or way. Simply put,give your ultimate best to every and anything you do…It will stand you out!!! that’s how to walk the Pathway of Champions….So Commit from today to …Being the best at all you do.
- DO THE RIGHT THING AT ALL TIMES.
Yes, I know…you are human and you are entitled to some measure of failure…yea????? Lol but hear me now…..the ease of attaining integrity and honour comes from simply simply simply deciding to do the right thing at all times regardless of how comfortable or attractive it may be to do the wrong thing….remember you are a role model, recall you have positive impacts to make……..Do the right thing at all times.
- VALUE TIME.
On to all men, rich or poor, tall or short, sick or healthy, single or married…..time is given! One of the greatest resource ever! and as they say, time waits for no man!The understanding of time is sheer wisdom.we have become a generation of people who wear expensive wrist watches but do not show up on time!!!!!! designer time pieces and dont even know what the time is!!!!!!!! When you value time, you will ensure the best of you passes through that time at every single point.You will understand that the attaining the future of your dreams is dependent on how you utilize your time today…..time is valuable, respect it, honor it ….Value time
- CARE AND SHOW RESPECT.
The greatest people are the ones that show care for their world and respect the people and values around them…… Respect and care would take you further than your skills or competencies ever would… As a matter of fact, it is wisdom to care and it draws a response of deep loyalty…what’s that saying again? People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care….Care and show respect.
- CONSCIOUSLY BUILD A GREAT LEGACY.
What would you like to be remembered for? What would you want the mention of your name to be synonymous with?? no one wakes up and starts putting block on block and at the end shouts…”hurray, I have built a house!!!” …you have to plan and be deliberate about it….follow your destiny, achieve purpose and make impact…Consciously build a legacy
- LIVE A LIFE OF INTEGRITY AND HONOR.
All that you are and would ever be must be hinged on integrity and honor. indeed integrity can last forever…money can’t!!! even if you haven’t done so in times past, you can start from today, you can start right now. you can refuse to compromise or be compromised and guess what….God’s grace is available…..live a life of integrity and honor
10. MAKE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR NATION, YOUR CONTINENT AND YOUR GOD PROUD.
i pray that you and I make our God proud!!!! can I hear an amen??? now decide that you would do all that you can by His Grace never to bring your God , your world and your family to shame. imbibe value 1 to 9 and you would be on the Pathway of Champions…..
God bless you as you keep walking the Pathway of Champions