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Opinions of Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Columnist: Kobina Ansah

Ten lessons I would share with my younger self

On the eve of my birthday, I would love to share with all my readers some lessons I have learned in this life in my ‘short’ stay here.

1. Don’t marry someone today with the hope of changing them tomorrow. Have you ever seen a ‘boneshaker’ being remodeled into a BMW before?

2. Take your life seriously: If you don’t treat your life with all urgency today, you may need to treat it as an emergency tomorrow. For Heaven’s sake, you are not an ambulance!

3. Christianity is not about the cross hanging on your neck… but the cross hanging in your heart. Your speech is the only sermon someone may ever listen to. Your life is the only sermon someone may ever watch. If your business is not to be a walking church, you have no business walking into church!

4. Respect each man you meet on the street: Great men who don’t wear tags. If respect doesn’t cost a thing, why withhold it from others anyway!?

5. Invest in your dream budget… not dream gadget. Enough said.

6. Purity is humanly possible. Stay pure… not because of an absence of opportunity to do wrong… but a presence of morality to right.

7. Baobab takes hundreds of years to grow; It doesn’t mean it is useless. For instance, in its tenth year, It is only growing. Morale: Don’t compare yourself with others. We all have different harvest seasons.

8. The sixth sense you need is the sense of humor. Tease yourself. Laugh at yourself sometimes. Find humor even in a rumor.

9. Be humble: Look down on no one. People grow taller. Times change. It took Joseph only a day to move from being a prisoner of a palace to a governor of that same palace!

10. Your destiny revolves around your company. If you want to change your future tomorrow, change your friends today!

The writer is the Chief Scribe of Scribe Communications, a writing company in Accra. (www.scribecomltd.com)

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