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Letter To My Mentee: You're Growing Old! by Natural2017: 7:02pm On Sep 17, 2017
Dear Mentee,

If you are reading this, please stop buying into the lie that you are still young and there is still time! Guess what? You don't have time!

Yes! Your time here is limited, use it wisely! If you intend to make global impact, the younger you are, the easier for you! There is an age you will get to and certain doors of opportunities simply close to you!

Ages 15-25 are critical years...But here we are told it's time to play around, we're still too young. Have you heard about Malala Yousafzai, at less than 18years of age, shewas and still is currently the youngest Nobel Prize winner ever! You know Young John 'the wicked producer', a lot of hit songs you dance to were and are produced by him, he is 22 years old! And a lot of those songs you dance(d) to were produced in his teenage years. Have you heard about Zuriel Oduwole? At under 15 years of age, she has interviewed major world presidents like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Goodluck Jonathan, etc!

Our parents are majorly to blame, they encourage our intellectual laziness, THEY DO NOT KNOW BETTER, so I don't blame them much! You can't give what you don't have! Guess what? Once you become an adult, most of the blame becomes yours!

Take for instance, you are an adult who cannot make a simple coherent sentence and communicate effectively, you claim it is your parents' fault, they did not send you to good schools, your uncle did not help you etc.

Guess what, WE DON'T CARE! What we know is that you can't even speak good English or communicate effectively! You lack communication skills! It is your fault! Nobody says it is your parents' fault!

My dear Mentee, I am telling you this because I really care about you and I love you enough to tell you the truth.

However, if like me, you are over the age range of 15-25, then 26-35 are the double up years, where you need to strategize, do a personal SWOT analysis and move into action. You're young, I agree, but guess what, you're getting old! There are certain opportunities you cannot key into once you're beyond this age range, unless you really couldn't care less. But if I were you, I would, because it would afford you opportunities you may otherwise not get.

At this age you may need to reconsider your full time employee status, resign if you have to, set up your own business, start a foundation, a cause, DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE! Stop giving excuses, it limits you! Stop caring too much about what people about what people say, they will always talk, when you make it, they will rejoice with you including those who didn't support you! If you fail in the process, get up and continue trying regardless of who is laughing at you! Dont let anyone including you talk you down! It is very critical!!!

Live your life to the fullest, who knows, you may just be the catalyst we need to transform our world. #Act!


Your mentor,

George Natural Onuorah

Re: Letter To My Mentee: You're Growing Old! by Quadorup(m): 2:10pm On Sep 18, 2017
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