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Lesson from my Plantain Chips story – be thankful

be thankful
be thankful

Monday motivation, everyday motivation – be thankful

Today,  as I sat on my chair thinking of the blog post I would put up on my blog.  I initially wanted to write a post on having faith in God, not losing our confidence in the midst of trials and temptations. Just as a continuation of the last post I had on how to increase your self-confidence level.

But then, I just had a short thought moment about my life, and those flashes from my past came rolling in. Ahh, God has been good to me, I can’t even deny that. As I write this post, I am still thinking if this is the best time to share my story, if it would even seem perfect to say it, but then I will.

My plantain chips story

I remember just a few months ago, barely a year now, I started selling plantain chips, yeea, plantain chips. Those type that they sell N100 in traffic. The only difference in my plantain chips business was that I didn’t hawk in traffic. But then, I moved from shop to shop, looking for customers to sell to.

I remember vividly how I combed Eko Hotel Street before and after work every weekday, looking for new customers per time, how I would close from work, struggle to supply the chips to meet with customers’ demands. Haa, it was big time work for me, and I won’t lie to you, it was stressful. But who was I to complain? I was seeing some extra money from my business, I was developing my entrepreneurial skills, I was meeting new people, I was doing something useful, and I had another stream of income.

As I flash back thinking of that part of my life story today, I can’t but just be grateful to God for how far he has brought me. For though my business model has changed now from selling plantain chips, I sure would never forget that part and time of my life.

Reflecting again on this story, these thoughts dropped in my heart.

  1. Always be thankful for where you are now while you still reach for greater heights.
  2. When you are going through a phase in life, never lose hope, never lose confidence.
  3. Life is in stages and phases, so be thankful and happy for whichever stage you find yourself.

In conclusion

Do you know why you should really be thankful? Just look back at where you have come from and where you are now, you will know that you have made significant progress with your life.

 

 

 

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