Senator Abiola Ajimobi has advised youths and budding entrepreneurs to develop a favorable mental attitude and be compose to take risks in order to succeed.
He has the advice while addressing the participants at the 2019 Young African Leadership inventiveness (YALI) conference for emerging entrepreneurs.
The Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship training was well ordered by the Field of Skills and Dreams Academy and supported by the United States Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria.
In his keynote address at the conference, Ajimobi said that any of the youths with humble backcloth should not consider such as a teetering block towards succeeding in life, stressing that he also came from similar parentage.
“I am a Nigerian with a humble beginning. I came from a respectful background like some of you. My father was a tailor, while my mother was a trader. So, your background should not be an impediment to your success.
“To succeed in life, you must individual some qualifications like positive mental attitude. You must first develop that attitude and then you act it. Visualize what you want to be, act and work hard towards achieving it.
“Even when you are in your bathroom, talk to yourself. My God, I want to be this or that; however, it is not only about just wishing to be, but also about working towards achieving it.
“In the words of Walt Disney, ‘all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.’ In the process of chase your dreams, people will mount obstacles in your way; some will dishearten you, but don’t give up.”
Also quoting a former American President, Theodore Roosevelt, the governor reminded the youths that the creditor trophy ‘belongs to the man who is literally in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat.’
At the outset of given entrepreneurship, he said there would be teething challenges, which he said would be overcome with resilience, ingenuity, and resolution.
In his opening address, the Public Affairs Officer of the US Consulate, Mr. Russell Brooks, said that resource persons for the conference were drawn from digital entrepreneurship, blogging, agriculture, hotel, and catering administration, among others.
He urged the budding young entrepreneurs to see themselves as risk takers, who should be ready to face all odds without looking at the dissenting consequences in the quest to reach for the stars.
Brooks told the assembly that the US was interested in the Nigerian youths entrepreneurship, because of its belief that the body of youths represented the resolution to the nation’s economic dilemma.
He said, “Our (America’s) interest is in our belief that you, the youths, represent the future of the African continent. You are a spokesperson for the future of Nigeria.
“Only you can dispense a good future for the country so that Nigeria can take its acknowledged place in the comity of nations.”Do you want to be the first to get these news,updates and vital info?