By Adado Margaret And Ikpete Ginini
Mrs. Ngozi-Chuku Etuk, a Human Resources expert has urged youths to wake up from their slumber and live life intentionally. She went on to share some skills as to how one properly guide his or her growth in life intentionally.
Mrs. Etuk was addressing youths in their number as she graced the YP (Young Professionals) Calabar over the weekend organized by Pastor Wale Adenuga in partnership with Foundation for Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF). The event aims at empowering young people (under 35 years of age) that are ready for the labor market.
In her interaction with the youths present Mrs. Etuk said, “There is always something to aspire for and when you aspire you can get it. Another thing I want us to know is this, don’t wake up every morning just thanking God for a new day, wake up into aspiration, and wake up with the future in fact wake with the end in mind. Ensure every day you are living a determined, a purposeful and an intentional life in fact intentional is the proper word live an intentional life then you will be intentional in everything you do”.
She continued that the problem most young people face today is lack of direction as they do not know where they are going to. She added,”It is only when you know where you are going to that is when you will know if you should get there, when you have an idea of where you are going to if distraction comes to take you off your mind, you will tell the distraction that you cannot get me because this is where I am going to but what young people do not have is direction”.
Using herself as an example Mrs. Etuk advised her mentees that what they studied in school does not necessarily determines where they are going to but self-confidence. According to her, “I don’t know why you studied what you studied but sometimes what you studied might not necessarily matter what is you and how much you believe in yourself. If there is anything that has always kept me going is because I have said Ok I believe am intelligent, I believe I attain for the highest and where ever I aim to I will get there I don’t ever give room for negativity, I don’t give rooms to limiting beliefs”.
She maintained that capital is not what stops people from doing what they want but themselves. She concluded by encouraging her mentees to draw a wheel circle of their life using the eight life compartment which she identified as spiritual life, academic life, family life, passion life, carrier life, relationship life, social life and financial life.
High point of the event was presentation of certificate of participation to the participants.
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