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5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by H100: 7:25pm On Nov 09, 2019
From https://experts.ng/blog/nigerian-mentalities/
Here is a list of 5 of such mentalities Nigerian youth must drop to succeed:

Written and Shared by Rosemary Egbo

1. The “Starting small takes too much time.” mentality

I have conversed with a lot of Nigerian youth and the mentality of not wanting to start small is common. Some believe that starting small is time-consuming. These youth see the benefits that starting small can bring, and yearn for the fruits without the growth process. Some will rather dodge meaningful things that take patience to grow.

This mentality is why a lot of these youth celebrate and boldly defend cyber fraudsters who choose to cut corners when these fraudsters are apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The be honest, Nigerian youth know what they want, they know the price to pay to reach their goal, but the issue with the majority is that they are unwilling to start from square one and go the whole nine yards.

Hey, if you feel three years is too long to dedicate to grow a business or career at twenty-seven, remember that you will still be thirty years in three years’ time with little or nothing to show for it. So it is better to be thirty and have a three-year-old business or career than to be thirty wishing you had taken that bold step three years earlier.

The start of anything is not always easy because the start (foundation) is where the strength lies. The foundation of any building takes time and resources, and the more time and resources put into the foundation, the stronger the structure.

2. The “If you’re not talking money be brief.” mentality

A lot of Nigerian youth are not succeeding yet due to this mindset. It is the reason behind their nonchalant attitude towards training, seminars, boot camps and conferences. They think attending these events is a waste of time.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. It comes when we have the right mentalities and consciously make the right efforts towards success. There is a need to look beyond money to see the greater opportunities that lie ahead. But Nigerian youth see any job, discussion or activity that its immediate reward isn’t money as “invalid.”

If I had focused on the money when I started as writing some years ago, I am sure I won’t have had a writing career now. I did a lot of free jobs to hone my writing skills, and I always looked for opportunities to learn and grow. I was rejected by so many editors despite the fact that I offered to write for free.

As a rookie writer, I understood the concept of seedtime and harvest, so I didn’t lose focus of the bigger picture I had in mind. Am I still writing for free today? No, because I have paid my dues, and I’m reaping the harvest now.

The ‘money-love’ is seriously stagnating a lot of vibrant youth.

3. “Tech is for men” Mindset

Many young Nigerian ladies aspire to become young entrepreneurs in the youth-dominated tech industry in Nigeria but decided to let go of their dreams because of the mentality that the tech industry is male-dominated.

The thought of what family and friends might say about their supposed career choice kept them from living a life they are passionate about.

Some years ago, I approached a glazier to teach me glaziery, but he refused my apprenticeship because he believed glaziery was for men.

Many Nigerian youths share this mindset and it is one of the reasons why we have few women making marks in the Nigerian tech industry.

4. The “If it’s Nigerian, it’s substandard.” mindset

Recently, Innoson Motors (Nigeria’s first automobile manufacturer), trended on social media platforms for the 25 million Naira car prize won by the winner of season 4 of Big Brother Naija.

Some youth took to social media to belittle the vehicle because it wasn’t a foreign brand. How can our manufacturing industry grow if youths have such a mentality?

The mentality that a locally produced product is substandard has crippled many businesses and led to depression among local manufacturers. Some of these Nigerian youth would rather promote foreign products at the expense of our own products. They spend their savings patronizing foreign companies instead of buying locally made products.

We need to drop this mentality if we must grow. The result of emancipating our thoughts from such mentalities would subsequently bring in the era of the much-needed growth in the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

5. The “Salary is the money they pay you to forget your dreams” mindset

This mindset is common among young corporate workers and entrepreneurs. I wonder how such an untrue sentiment became viral in the first place. Some young Nigerian employees in the corporate sector rarely put in their best because they believe they are forgetting their dreams by working for someone.

And this is the reason many of them run out of paid employment and jump into entrepreneurship without knowing what entrepreneurship entails.

Everyone can’t be an entrepreneur and not everyone can be in the corporate world either, so I don’t know where such a mindset came from.

We all have our role to play in making the world a better place, and the most important thing is identifying your strength and positively utilize it.

Talking down a person for choosing to be in the corporate world doesn’t make any sense. I’m an entrepreneur, but I think it is wrong to see someone as less for choosing where to be legally productive.

A lot of Nigerian youth must re-evaluate their mentalities regarding so many things. Our mind is the engine of our life, and it does not function optimally when clogged with the wrong mindsets.

So, what is your thought on the author’s position on Nigerian youths and their success mindset? Unfortunately, these mindsets spread across sub-Saharan Africa, and it is not limited to Lagos or Nigeria. It affects millions of people.

https://experts.ng/blog/nigerian-mentalities/

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by villagecraft: 7:33pm On Nov 09, 2019
If anyone sees a woman as inferior to men. He himself is inferior.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by BarrElChapo(m): 10:03pm On Nov 09, 2019
angry
Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by ForeThinker: 10:03pm On Nov 09, 2019
We…need to forgive ourselves…For all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by FuckTheMod: 10:03pm On Nov 09, 2019
6
For girls
- hustling is a guy's responsibility alone.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Slawormir: 10:03pm On Nov 09, 2019
Damnnnnn

I feel you my nigggar from another mother
What an epistle but a nice article
Real niggarrrz read so i was able to read everything

But i must tell you my nigggar
You must do some real dope shit in this life for your money to grow like grass
Don't just go slow like injured snail or injured sloth. You must do shit
We want to roll with our ride( benz, Glk) now
Not three years later

Rick Ross: when you master the huzzle then you conquer the struggle

50cent: get rich or die while trying

Future: they got blood on the money but i will still count it

French Montana: school teaches us how to read but the street teaches us how to read between the lines

21savage: when your money is coming too slow you better think quick and do shit

Meek mill: lets do shit so that God can protect us from brokeness

Lilwayne: life is all about making dope money, pussy and weed

Young thug: if this rap game don't work am going to go into bank robbery

Migos: lets do shit so we won't stay broke for too long because brokeness is not of the lord

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Muheewa25(m): 10:04pm On Nov 09, 2019
Very right...
Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by bouncin04(m): 10:04pm On Nov 09, 2019
6. BB9ja

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Thermodynamics(m): 10:04pm On Nov 09, 2019
villagecraft:
If anyone sees a woman as inferior to men. He himself is inferior.

A woman is inferior to a man, I have nothing against women, but that's a fact.

The only thing a woman can do that a man cannot do is to get pregnant and give birth.

But there are tons of things a man can do that a woman cannot.

Don't get it twisted, I love women so much, they make the world interesting and fun to live in, without them, the world would be dry, I personally can't stay without a woman.

But

Men are superior to women, it's just a fact, that's just how life is.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by oviejnr(m): 10:04pm On Nov 09, 2019
grin
Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Virus99: 10:05pm On Nov 09, 2019
Well, we are some young graduates and we have this tech startup and we looking for either Venture Capitalists or Angel Investors.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by dryakson: 10:05pm On Nov 09, 2019
The "I'm born to be poor"

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Hypocrit: 10:05pm On Nov 09, 2019
Women actually see themselves as equal or superior to men, but act, speak and think inferior, that is why men see them as such.


Most women are childish in nature.
villagecraft:
If anyone sees a woman as inferior to men. He himself is inferior.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Donexy16(m): 10:06pm On Nov 09, 2019
villagecraft:
If anyone sees a woman as inferior to men. He himself is inferior.



Your point exactly

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Kingbenn(m): 10:06pm On Nov 09, 2019
Your last point is the koko,every fucking individual can't fucking be an entrepreneur,you just need to know who you are but not Nigeria youth,everyone wanna sell shoes and bags . Nonsense shildren

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Zephd1h(m): 10:06pm On Nov 09, 2019
True

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by heckymaicon(m): 10:06pm On Nov 09, 2019
You're so on point Mr OP.



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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Nobody: 10:06pm On Nov 09, 2019
The most important aspect is thinking money grows on trees in overseas

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Headlesschicken(m): 10:07pm On Nov 09, 2019
smiley Thumbs up man,u really nailed it....

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Americanboy35: 10:08pm On Nov 09, 2019
Thats why i like Chinese people

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by sammysmiles(m): 10:08pm On Nov 09, 2019
Y
Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Americanboy35: 10:09pm On Nov 09, 2019
Kingbenn:
Your last point is the koko,every fucking individual can't fucking be an entrepreneur,you just need to know who you are but not Nigeria youth,everyone wanna sell shoes and bags . Nonsense shildren
No mind them, human hair too

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Darey00(m): 10:09pm On Nov 09, 2019
That Last Point.
very very important

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by daxclusive1: 10:09pm On Nov 09, 2019
Kingbenn:
Your last point is the koko,every fucking individual can't fucking be an entrepreneur,you just need to know who you are but not Nigeria youth,everyone wanna sell shoes and bags . Nonsense shildren




I wonder ooo, almost every girl on my contact sells shoes and bag. grin grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Lugianostar(m): 10:11pm On Nov 09, 2019
Nigerian youths are full of themselves sha!!!

Many of them don't have the nitty kritty of excelling to the top due to some archaic mentality of never to break even talk less of climbing the success leader!!!

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by ijewejones: 10:11pm On Nov 09, 2019
So many mentality to do away,



But since learning is progressive...



Let me position here to learn more

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by JerryQ: 10:12pm On Nov 09, 2019
You are my type of friend H100.

The mentality of i must hammer now is truly a limitation to our ability. Wealth is accumulated over time, but we want it now now.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Olalan(m): 10:13pm On Nov 09, 2019
In this age it takes the special Grace of God to succeed if you start small

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Hypocrit: 10:13pm On Nov 09, 2019
Rich fraudsters, Olosho celebrities and unthruthful public speakers are mostly part of the cause.



Extravagant fraudulent living, unmodelled model, unrealistic speech are the reasons.

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by Emu4life: 10:13pm On Nov 09, 2019
H100:
Here is a list of 5 of such mentalities Nigerian youth must drop to succeed:

Written and Shared by Rosemary Egbo

1. The “Starting small takes too much time.” mentality

I have conversed with a lot of Nigerian youth and the mentality of not wanting to start small is common. Some believe that starting small is time-consuming. These youth see the benefits that starting small can bring, and yearn for the fruits without the growth process. Some will rather dodge meaningful things that take patience to grow.

This mentality is why a lot of these youth celebrate and boldly defend cyber fraudsters who choose to cut corners when these fraudsters are apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The be honest, Nigerian youth know what they want, they know the price to pay to reach their goal, but the issue with the majority is that they are unwilling to start from square one and go the whole nine yards.

Hey, if you feel three years is too long to dedicate to grow a business or career at twenty-seven, remember that you will still be thirty years in three years’ time with little or nothing to show for it. So it is better to be thirty and have a three-year-old business or career than to be thirty wishing you had taken that bold step three years earlier.

The start of anything is not always easy because the start (foundation) is where the strength lies. The foundation of any building takes time and resources, and the more time and resources put into the foundation, the stronger the structure.

2. The “If you’re not talking money be brief.” mentality

A lot of Nigerian youth are not succeeding yet due to this mindset. It is the reason behind their nonchalant attitude towards training, seminars, boot camps and conferences. They think attending these events is a waste of time.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. It comes when we have the right mentalities and consciously make the right efforts towards success. There is a need to look beyond money to see the greater opportunities that lie ahead. But Nigerian youth see any job, discussion or activity that its immediate reward isn’t money as “invalid.”

If I had focused on the money when I started as writing some years ago, I am sure I won’t have had a writing career now. I did a lot of free jobs to hone my writing skills, and I always looked for opportunities to learn and grow. I was rejected by so many editors despite the fact that I offered to write for free.

As a rookie writer, I understood the concept of seedtime and harvest, so I didn’t lose focus of the bigger picture I had in mind. Am I still writing for free today? No, because I have paid my dues, and I’m reaping the harvest now.

The ‘money-love’ is seriously stagnating a lot of vibrant youth.

3. “Tech is for men” Mindset

Many young Nigerian ladies aspire to become young entrepreneurs in the youth-dominated tech industry in Nigeria but decided to let go of their dreams because of the mentality that the tech industry is male-dominated.

The thought of what family and friends might say about their supposed career choice kept them from living a life they are passionate about.

Some years ago, I approached a glazier to teach me glaziery, but he refused my apprenticeship because he believed glaziery was for men.

Many Nigerian youths share this mindset and it is one of the reasons why we have few women making marks in the Nigerian tech industry.

4. The “If it’s Nigerian, it’s substandard.” mindset

Recently, Innoson Motors (Nigeria’s first automobile manufacturer), trended on social media platforms for the 25 million Naira car prize won by the winner of season 4 of Big Brother Naija.

Some youth took to social media to belittle the vehicle because it wasn’t a foreign brand. How can our manufacturing industry grow if youths have such a mentality?

The mentality that a locally produced product is substandard has crippled many businesses and led to depression among local manufacturers. Some of these Nigerian youth would rather promote foreign products at the expense of our own products. They spend their savings patronizing foreign companies instead of buying locally made products.

We need to drop this mentality if we must grow. The result of emancipating our thoughts from such mentalities would subsequently bring in the era of the much-needed growth in the Nigerian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

5. The “Salary is the money they pay you to forget your dreams” mindset

This mindset is common among young corporate workers and entrepreneurs. I wonder how such an untrue sentiment became viral in the first place. Some young Nigerian employees in the corporate sector rarely put in their best because they believe they are forgetting their dreams by working for someone.

And this is the reason many of them run out of paid employment and jump into entrepreneurship without knowing what entrepreneurship entails.

Everyone can’t be an entrepreneur and not everyone can be in the corporate world either, so I don’t know where such a mindset came from.

We all have our role to play in making the world a better place, and the most important thing is identifying your strength and positively utilize it.

Talking down a person for choosing to be in the corporate world doesn’t make any sense. I’m an entrepreneur, but I think it is wrong to see someone as less for choosing where to be legally productive.

A lot of Nigerian youth must re-evaluate their mentalities regarding so many things. Our mind is the engine of our life, and it does not function optimally when clogged with the wrong mindsets.

So, what is your thought on the author’s position on Nigerian youths and their success mindset? Unfortunately, these mindsets spread across sub-Saharan Africa, and it is not limited to Lagos or Nigeria. It affects millions of people.

Link >>> https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-mentalities-nigerian-youths-must-drop-succeed-rosemary-egbo/

I so much love this piece @OP. Kudos

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Re: 5 Mentalities Nigerian Youths Must Drop To Succeed - Experts.ng by naijadrivablog: 10:13pm On Nov 09, 2019
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