No short cut – go the whole nine yards

By Abimbola Okpabi

Though the world is witnessing  technological advances and seemingly thriving on everything instant, you still have to go the whole nine yards to acquire, retain and exude success. If you keep your attention on learning the tricks of the trade, you will never learn the trade.

SEARCH : What you do not seek, you will never find. Many people miss an opportunity because it is dressed in overall and looks like work. There is something positive in you that is crying out for expression. Locate where it can be maximally expressed and utilised.

CREATE: If you can’t locate an opportunity, create one. You can do that through creative thinking. Make your brain work, it will sweat, but it will improve, it will develop till you become the envy of those around you.

CATCH: when you see an opportunity, catch in on it. Eyes that look are many, but eyes that see are few. Start building those pillars that will take you to the next level.

Success isn’t abstract. It is real and can be achieved at each phase of life.

#Abimbola Okpabi is a graduate of Economics, Lagos State University. She has a strong passion for writing and writes vastly on societal issues affecting women and children, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts, youth empowerment and health issues. She can be reached on


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2 responses

  1. In fact, you are rely helping nigerian youth exspecially those out there doing nothing. I say big thank you. Can i also contribute to this?

    1. Hi Michael,

      Many thanks for your encouraging words.

      Yes, you can send your contribution(s) to


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