Welcome to #InspireAfricaProject! We had an awesome time yesterday at #InspireAfricaProjectConference. Am sure Africa will not be the same again if all my friends that attended the conference can put all the things they learned to work. We explored five uncommon opportunities that anybody can maximize if they can pay close attention to them. During the discussion session, we discovered twelve major reasons why poverty is prevalent in Africa. I will be exploring them within the next few days.
Poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money. When someone cannot effortlessly afford the basic necessities of life like; food, shelter, and clothing, it simply shows how poor he is. In my book, 15 Laws of Money, I revealed that at least, 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day; and greater percentage of them are in Africa.
The poorest 40% of worlds population accounts for 5% of global income. The richest 20% accounts for 3/4 of global income. This statistics shows that the spate of poverty in our world is alarming. Many people sleep every night without food in their stomach. Millions of children have never entered school environment across Africa because their parents cannot afford school fees. I strongly believe that this nonsense will only stop if we are ready to collectively fight it! Let’s consider these root causes of poverty.
1. Lack of Relevant Information. To be informed is to be transformed, and to be uninformed is to be deformed. The quality of information at your disposal determines the height you will get to in life. The depth of your insight determines the height of your exploits! Some of us will rather remain stranded in life than to read. That’s why they said that, if you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a look, and he will never find it.
If you are a regular visitor yo popular blogs, you will discover that anytime an article is long, some of the readers will be looking for whom will read and summarize for them. These are young people who are probably in the university! How can you hate knowledge and wants to succeed in the 21st century?
Wealth creation in this century is knowledge driven. It’s no longer how strong you are, but how smart you are. Many youths across the world have become billionaire by selling knowledge. Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t sell any physical products, all he sells are platforms for people to converse, and his personal worth is about $51.2 billion!
Some traders have never read one business book the rest of their lives, all they are interested in is to hunt for powerful prophets who will turn their companies into Dangote Group overnight! In develop countries, people that wants to succeed don’t just read books, they go as far as paying wealthy people to give them some time to interview them. Before meeting the person, they would prepare important question. The essence of this meeting is to know the steps the wealthy individual took that brought him to where he is.
Money is hidden in knowledge. Sound health is hidden in knowledge. What you know determines how far you will go. You can give poverty a bloody nose by developing unquenchable appetite for knowledge.
2. Negligence. Haven’t you discovered that even our governments at different levels hardly repair things until they go from bad to worse? In fact, if the citizens doesn’t suffer and complain bitterly, our leaders will never react. That same lifestyle is replicated in many families.
Your business is no longer flourishing and you refuse to do anything about it. Some people will rather pay a prophet to show them what’s wrong in their businesses than to sit down and analyse the issue. We like terrifying revelations like, “Your enemies have tied your progress,” “Your uncle is after you,” and “I see danger ahead!” The people that are not ready to brainstorm and search for solution to their challenges will always end up as a prey to seers!
Why do we have millions of street children in Africa? Because of negligence. A man and woman will copulate and give birth to a child, and end up abandoning him or her on the streets. Thinking is a big challenge to us. The moment a task or a project becomes difficult, we will abandon it and claim that God will provide or take control.
If this continent must change, we must become serious about life. We must stop behaving as if we have spare life somewhere. Indolence breeds decadence. Diligence provoke excellence! Are you ready to take full responsibility for your life from today? Welcome to the world of unlimited possibilities. To be continued.
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