My first investment was with a ‘wonderbank’. I got my bank account burnt into aches! It was well over a hundred thousand and it was good monring at that time because i had just left school and was just beginning to save. Then a friend told me about this bank that if you put in your money it will doubled before the end of the month. I actually confirmed this from those who benefited from it. I took ALL the money had and right into this ‘wonderbank’. I made a list of what I would do with the money once I get it. My hopes never saw the light as the Federal government pounced on all such activities and my hard savings was gone too! for weeks I prayed that the goverenment will be libral enough to revert the ban. Up till this day I am still positive that i will get back my money but I learnt my LESSONS!
In life you only become better as you allow your own experiences become your best teacher. What have you done before that if given same opportunity you would do not just differently but better? If you fail at your first attempt, do you give up? Do you attempt to take another? A failure is one who refuses to make another attempt after he failed the first time. You are not a failure until you give up, no matter the number of times you have tried before.
Learn how to make decisions based on your own experiences of what works for you and what does not. Let the lessons from those experiences form the bedrock for which you will take a leap. As much as it is good to learn from other people’s experiences, it is easier to apply lessons from your own. When you are in track to getting done what you believe is right for you, naturally people will ask questions and even try to talk you down or talk you out of it but you have to stay focused. These are external voices, ignore them so you can listen to your inner voice and move on.
Never forget, people will always talk, whether you are doing well or not but it is up to you to let what they think and talk slow you down or cause you to take a leap to your next level.