“It is said that a dispassionate young man approached the Greek philosopher and casually said, “O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.”

The philosopher took the young man down to the sea, waded in with him, and then dunked him under the water for thirty seconds.

When he let the young man up for air, Socrates asked him to repeat what he wanted. “Knowledge, O great one,” he sputtered.

Socrates put him under the water again, only this time a little longer.

After repeated dunkings and responses, the philosopher asked, “What do you want?” The young man finally gasped, “Air. I want air!”

“Good,” answered Socrates. “Now, when you want knowledge as much as you want air, you shall have it.” unknown author.

If you try to develop your talents as much as that boy wanted air, you will be successful.

When you discover your talent/s, never be ashamed of it/them. Cherish it/them. Be proud of it/ them. Celebrate it/ them.

Go for skill acquisition to enhance it/ them. Go for further training to improve on it/ them.

Look for those who have similar talent/s as you and that are doing well. Be friends with them. Learn from them.

Try to be the best at whatever you do.

Discard the get-rich-quick mentality if you really want to be successful.

Never be satisfied with the minimum.

Stop visiting any spiritual house or shrine for wealth. No spirit is against your success.

Pray, but do not sleep in prayer houses. Never join such groups as those doing 100 or 500 days of prayer and fasting for breakthroughs and open doors. Your God is a father, not a dictator or an emperor.

If you have such time, use it instead to learn another skill that will enhance your talents so that you can develop the God-given talents that lie in you.

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