(By Hope B. Ekeh Jr.)
“Wanting to have a lot of cash doesn’t motivate that feeling of money in anyone. Needing to have a lot of cash does. It creates a vacuum, waiting to be filled and the only way of filling that vacuum is by setting your priorities right. Knowing what comes first and what comes last. Seeing the opportunities that lie beneath the environment“.
Money isn’t a 4’inches paper in width with an 8’inches in length having different colors printed on it with figures signifying the worth of what it can probably purchase. You may now ask, what is the 4’inches in width and 8’inches in length paper called? In an elaborative manner, a medium of exchange as we were all taught in economics. It’s called ‘CASH’. I know you are probably wondering what money is. At first I thought so too, but ‘MONEY’ is more than what you think of it. It is what motivates ‘CASH’ to possess its purchasing power. It is what makes the world go round. It is likened to a feeling, the feeling that motivates the purchasing power in you. How to absorb that feeling is what has raptured our minds and has brought us to the stage of thought we are today – higher education. We all went to school because we pursued an aim to be in control of ‘CASH’ after we graduated. But, I tell you, education on money doesn’t come from the school system. It comes from financial literacy of practicality.
Wanting to have a lot of cash doesn’t motivate that feeling of money in anyone. Needing to have a lot of cash does. It creates a vacuum, waiting to be filled and the only way of filling that vacuum is by setting your priorities right. Knowing what comes first and what comes last. Seeing the opportunities that lie beneath the environment. Do we look at them or do we watch them. There exist great disparities between the two. Looking at opportunities is more of staring at them and doing nothing, besides, watching is more of seeing and carefully considering them because it is said “by beholding you are changed”.
All you need to do is open your eyes and watch opportunities because; they are staring at you right in the face. To grasp that opportunity drives us to needing a plan. A business plan is the best epilogue in setting our priorities right. It offers a break down on how we intend to go about grabbing money by the tail. It prompts us to ask questions as-
– Where am I financially?
– How much do I currently have?
– What can I probably invest the cash I currently have on?
– What opportunities are staring at me in the face?
– How do I utilize my capabilities in grabbing these opportunities?
Note that, it is one thing to make a plan and another to follow up. If that vacuum waiting to be filled really exists, it motivates our follow up.
This is a tip of what motivates one to grasp unto that great feeling of money knowing you possess the ability to grasp your needs without a 4inches in width and 8inches in length paper preventing you from reaching it. You can possess it. It’s all about ‘YOU’ as the ‘YOU’ word is used to describe a person an individual is talking to.
Hope B. Ekeh Jr. is a graduate of Babcock University and currently pursuing my M.Sc in the earlier mentioned institution.
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