On my 13th birthday, my father gave me my first (according to my memory) financial lesson and that was – Decision.
My father wanted me to decide what I desired in life from an early age so I could go all out and get it. It is like beginning with the end in mind.
Daniel Boone said “Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point – its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and the fiercest storms”
You see, it is a well-established fact that successful people make plans about their lives’ directions early and then spend the rest of their lives carrying out those plans. On the other hand, there are also many people with no focus; jumping from pillar to post; being too busy with life to make any progress in it; they have activity but without productivity; marching all day long on a single spot and going nowhere.
If you want to be successful you need to decide what you want to be or have and focus on it with all your daily activities.
(The above is an excerpt from my book “Financial Legacy” – 8 Lessons My Father Taught Me About Money)Niyi Adeoshun
Money Management Coach
Author of "The Price of Financial Freedom"
(3 Essential Steps for Breaking the Cycle of Debt)