Sometimes all you need is the right mindset
Words by Tayo Adeboye
Happy new year boys and girls. I’d been thinking of what to touch upon and came up blank. Though recently I had come across a profound realisation; that I am doing better than I thought I was, and all it took was the correct mindset. So here we go.
2018 was a hard year. I managed to finish school, but I found myself unemployed with a ton of education behind me but with no real prospect of the jobs I wanted in sight. Now, I don’t know if anyone reading this has ever been broke, but when the money is low and there’s no sign of employment in future, it’s really not a joke. It began to weigh me down, at one point I thought about selling out and taking anything that would pay. When suddenly it hit me.
The problem is not the problem – the problem is your attitude to the problem. Often in life we focus on all the wrong things when trying to find a solution. In my particular situation, I had finished the highest levels of education, what would be the point in giving up after coming so far? I am happy to say things took a turn for the better and the only thing required was a positive mentality. The only time you cannot do something is the moment you have accepted within yourself that it cannot be done.
This is not to say hard work and diligence do not apply. A person who really wants to reach that goal or get that job will do all the things the next man is not prepared to do, so again I say your attitude will determine your latitude.
I would like to finish by saying the stresses of life often take you off the right path. Maybe things aren’t quite going the way you hoped they would. However, I can almost certainly guarantee if you take a minute to smell the roses you will likely find that you are doing better than you think you are, so give yourself some well deserved credit. Take care all, just remember it’s mind over matter!