I always never like to be tribalistic but rather, to see every tribe as unique. For every tribe in Nigeria, there are strong, positive characteristics as well as negative ones. There’s something so strong about the Ibo tribe, and that’s their business acumen. You can literally follow a young Ibo guys growth in business as he puts in dedication and a lot of commitment to see it grow.
I was at a nearby superstore recently where a guy stood in for the store owner. He called the owner on phone a couple of times in the course of the few minutes i was there to clarify the prices of some items that didn’t have price tags on them. He did things meticulously, because monetary profit was involved. At the end of the year, he ‘closes shop’ and goes ‘home’ for xmas. Rest is indeed sweet after labour.
I’d like to encourage you to take time to rest this holidays, if you indeed worked enough to deserve it, take stock, and plan for the next year. 2009 is full opportunities; there are several speculations that have been made, globally, mostly bad, but how things go depend entirely on us; it’s not in the absence of challenges, but in our resolve to rise above them.
Examine your 2008 goals and admit your shortcomings. When you take stock, there’s a clear starting point and the race ahead becomes easier to run.
I’d like to thank all my readers for reading, commenting or not commenting as the case may be :-). I trust God for fresh inspiration to speak His heart and be a greater blessing in the new year. Have a fantastic year ahead; I love you guys, you’re the best. Enjoy!}