HOW YOU CAN BE YOUR OWN ENEMY
DON’T LET YOU MINDSET BE YOUR ENEMY OF PROGRESS. Andrew is a young man who is in love with Elizabeth, but the only problem Andrew has is that he is poor and he is scared that if he decides to ask Elizabeth out on a date, she would not agree because of his situation.
Confused and depressed, Andrew decided to ask Mark a good friend of his for advise since Mark was perceived to be wiser than all his other friends.
Andrew, to be candid with you I think you need to travel to a far away land where you would be able to make enough money for yourself. When you have made enough money and you can call yourself a man, you will comeback and ask her out.
Thinking of the idea, he resolved in his heart to follow Mark words.
Luckily for him, he made enough money where he went to, and he also made it a culture to send letters to Elizabeth every month, expressing his love for her and also asking her to be patient since his purpose of travelling was to make enough money that would make her comfortable for the rest of her life.
After seven years, he came back to marry his beloved Elizabeth, only for him to realise that she had married the poor postman that always delivered his letters to her.
Many people are like Andrew, they want to take the next steps when everything is well with them. They know what they want, but they are always slow in pursuing what they want, and most times they end up losing it.
One of the worse things that can happen to a man is when he decides to be the stumbling block militating against his success. Many fail to try. They fail to give their business idea a shot. They are either scared of failure, denial or betrayal.
Remember, if Andrew had asked Elizabeth out while he was poor and he works hard to make the money he eventually made, he would not have lost her to the poor postman. Be wise, DON’T make the mistake of Andrew. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.