When Desire Is Not Enough

Desiring a thing is amazing, but the desire is not enough. As a school teacher, I have always been trailed by my students' responses when l ask them what they want to be in the future. I'm sure you know what their responses usually are...I want to be a doctor...l want to be a nurse...

I want to be a lawyer...I want to be a teacher and so on....which is usually rare. I'm sure you know why... They are short-paid...yet they are the mother of other professions, that's by the way. That's not where I'm going to today; maybe some other time, we will talk about it. Many schools, especially private schools, are equally not doing badly in seeing that this profession gets into the minds of the pupils and students through one of the school's extracurricular activities called 'Career Day. ' I need not tell you that it's usually very colorful, as l believe you have been witnessing it.

My dear young person, l don't know if you have ever asked yourself how you will feel if you don't eventually become what you have envisioned later in the future. My message to you then is that desiring to be whatever you want to be is not enough; you need a corresponding action. You've got to pay the price to get the prize. You've got to apply work to your faith. You can't become that by not paying attention or by being absent-minded while a lesson is going on. You can't become that by making noise while a lesson is going on.

You can't become that by not doing your assignments. You can't become that by keeping the wrong company of friends. You can't become that by hating or being afraid of a subject or your teacher; it will affect your performance. You can't become that by not studying your books. The list is endless... He who must stand before kings must be diligent. Some of you seem to want the best yet are lazy. You can't get the best without hard work. You must be willing to work hard if you want your future career and whatever good thing you want in life to be a reality.

The latest world champion record breaker in hurdles track event this year, Tobi Amusan, a Nigerian, was diligent, and I'm very sure most of them were trailed by her result. Aside from desire, you need God, discipline, determination, persistence, and determination to succeed in your chosen future career. And if you are still struggling with the career to choose, my amazing Ebook titled 'Not Too Young' will be a super help to you. So next time you say you want to be this or that in the future, don't forget to ask yourself, "I'm l paying or willing to pay the price?"

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