Monday, December 31, 2007
Proposed speech for NNC 010108
Developing a positive attitude
When the idea of standing in front of everybody here today to say something came to my mind, I was at work in the hot sun of Ipaja. You can ask me what
I do much later, probably after I step down from here.
There is this particular sentence in the scripture that I love so much and will love to share with everyone present here today, most of us must have heard or read it before.” As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” simple but loaded with the element of positive thinking. I picked this because of why we are here today, the New Nigerian Club. There as been a lot of controversies since the pre-launch of the NNC, the major rift being doubt and unbelief, two of the greatest enemies of man. This enemies destroys the possibility of accurate thinking, undermines enthusiasm, kill self reliance and all this is needed for a rebirth, and finally it drives opportunities away from your reach.
The unbelief of anything that is branded Nigeria by Nigerians is a mentality that as eaten deep into the Nigerian system and this as to be reversed by no other person, persons, organization or group than you and I present here today. I am glad I am a changed Nigerian that as always believed in Nigeria even in my lust world, and now more than ever, I strongly believe in anything that is Nigerian, and especially the ones with the signature of Deolu Akinyemi on it. The reason for this is simple, he is continuously selling himself to me and as been able to do that simply because he’s got only one attitude and that is the positive attitude. More of the reason I am here today.
You can also sell yourself successfully; you can become a success in everything you do just by putting on a positive attitude, what you are selling is not the deals of NNC or the MLM, the product is you. You have to eat, drink, and even where a positive attitude towards everything in other to become a success. You have to widen your outlook, learn to be a positive thinker, dwell only on the positive, and erase the negative, start looking at everything around you positively. Try this and you will be amazed not only at benefits that comes with being positive, but also at the improvement you can make to such cause, and the raw power that positive thinking will unleash within you.
The New Nigeria Club, just like the father of Galileo “who widened his son’s outlook just by gently turning the spyglass around so that Galileo can look through from the right side, this gave Galileo the right vision and how fortunate he did”. Galileo grew up always looking at the world from the right end of the spyglass; he improved the primitive telescope and with it, discovered the moons of Jupiter and craters of Mars. In the same vein, the NNC is here to correct the myopic word view of Nigerians, and the cynical stance of the rest of the world. To position them on the right end of the scope, creating in us all a new and positive attitude towards Nigeria and engineering a re-birth of the new Nigeria we desire.
Turn yourself around, learn to see things from the right perspective, if you can’t identify it, don’t just sit down and believe it’s no good, ASK, and you will be surprised that it’s just an inch away. Learn to listen, think positive, think big and work on making the good idea even better. Use these improvements to phase out the negative, think out the better. The NNC is a humble idea that needs you and me to be positively supportive so that it can blossom into a better and positive dynamite. Believe me, there is nothing good or bad, the mind determines whether something is good or bad, therefore you can always redesign your mind for just the good and the positive. Young or old, become a positive whirlwind today, and you will be glad you did. Doubt, unbelief, indecision and procrastination are all your enemies, ignore them, and believe in a new positive and better Naija. If you are not a member of the NNC yet, join NNC today if not for anything, join because me I need down lines oo! I believe, Do you?