Visit Houston is something I’ve always wanted to do, and so I was glad I got to do it on this trip Stateside.
The Greyhound ride was long and quite interesting. Thank God for the people I met on my way that made it all the more bearable – my young Mexican American acquaintance and her younger active cousins. On getting to Houston, My friend of seven years, Spencer, got to pick me up from the bus station.
As usual, we got into conversation, mainly about making it’. Being that he’s made it, and a family man with two children, he’s still qualified to give useful advice on methods to employ when on the road to significance. Let’s review some of what he shared on that ride home to his apartment.
He started by speaking of the need for people to get the right information. He mentioned that one of the problems associated with studying in Russia was that one doesn’t have access to adequate information, hence miss out on a lot of interesting opportunities.
Let’s hear him further:
“People are chasing the wrong things. Make a plan for yourself. I started making my plans in 2008 when I came to the states. When I went back, I restrategized, shed some friends that were not helping me.
In 2009, one of my guys inspired me a lot. He got a scholarship to go to Norway. And for that to have happened, he needed to have gotten straight As. So I determined to get the scholarship. Although I didn’t get the scholarship, I got the straight As.
As you keep pushing yourself, as you source for info, you open up ways for other info you don’t know.
I networked a lot. Even before I left Nigeria, I got a job in an oil company that made me reconsider coming to the USA.”
Well, that’s Spencer’s story. Hardwork pays.
We who wish to become something must isolate every distraction, focus, create a plan and start executing the plan.
Keep doing something significant!