How to succeed in unfavorable environment as a student may not really be an easy task but there’s nothing you put your mind to, that you won’t achieve.
Does your environment limits what you can do?
Research has shown that many people could not get to the top and reach their peak or become successful due to the kind of environment they stay. From all indications, you see that most people could not go far because they allow themselves to be influenced by their environment, therefore they become subjected to what the environment dictates to them, they allow their environment determine the length they go and what they achieve in life, forgetting that until they become assertive, understand and change their environment for what they believe in, they can not go far.
When you understand your environment, you can determine how your environment looks like. If you wish for change, you will be the change, and until you dominate your environment positively, you can’t implement the change.
Yes, you may grow up in an unpleasant environment, where you hardly get what you want or find it difficult to survive daily in your environment, probably areas where the hurly-burly is tense, like ghetto, say; (Orile, Ajegunle, Alaba rago, Idumota, Isale-Eko, Okoko Maiko, Ojuelegba, Ijora and Mile 2, just to mention but a few from Lagos) shouldn’t stop you or limit you from planning to change and influence the environment.
Others may fail in the environment but be ready to stand out and make the difference, because you’re outstanding, unique and different. Prove to your community, country and to the world that you can make a great difference.
When you change your environment for the better by achieving your goals and implementing something new in it, you have laid a legacy, you have taken the lead to which others must follow. Think positively and make an impact in your environment.
“If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you are not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can GROW, You can CHANGE, You can be MORE THAN YOU ARE” -zig ziglar
* Your choice of friends – Have you found the wrong people in your life and from those you hang out with? If No, I think it’s time to fish them out before they ruin your life. Your friend is someone who knows quite much about you, he/she is someone you keep company with.
I’d like to inform you that many have risen and have fallen due to the kind of friends they keep.
The type of friends you keep determine your future, your friends have a great impact in your life, they are there either to help you achieve your goals or to endanger your life and jeopardize your future.
It is still very early now for you to determine who stays and who leaves in your life, because you have the right to decide who your friends will be, you don’t need to force yourself on anyone or anyone on you.
“DON’T MAKE FRIENDS, CHOOSE FRIENDS.”
IT IS HIGH TIME YOU CHECKED THE TYPES OF FRIENDS YOU KEEP;
Before you carry out this survey, I want you to get your notepad and write the names of your friends. Then begin to check the list with anyone who meets up with the questions and give a pass mark or cancel if not.
1. Do they support your career?
2. Do they help in realizing your dream?
3. Do they contribute to your life positively?
4. Do they boast about you and can you say to the world that you are proud of them?
5. Do they push you, to stir up the giant and bring out the best in you?
If your friends don’t do these things, they can’t help you make your dream come true academically.
“Good friends and company will support you and help you make it above all odds”
KEEP AWAY FROM BAD FRIENDS. BEWARE…BE CAREFUL…BE WISE AND DOMINATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT!