Dear Entrepreneur, Don’t jump into a business venture just because of friendship! It’s incredibly easy to get involved for the wrong reasons. John D. Rockefeller has a great quote: “A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” Handling business and friendship is extremely complex — it demands mature individuals to make it work.
People are lazy when they don’t prioritize what they are doing. They procrastinate, do other things they are more interested in, and only come back to the task when it becomes urgent, or they finally see a need to get it done. My friend only saw law studies as his priority early on, but after realizing the need for stellar grades, began placing his other subjects as top priority. Everything he did was geared towards fulfilling his dream.
Life does not get better on its own. Most of us sit back in our chairs, turn on the TV, and grab ourselves a drink in complete bliss. Yes, stuff is happening. Yes, life is not perfect. Yes Buhari is not performing. But yet we can still sit back and relax because we believe, deep down inside, that somehow, somewhere, things will get better on their own.
Last time I met him was in 2015 at a popular joint in Awka. Our last meeting was not great. He was hopeless about his life, because of his drinking addiction. I confronted him for the same and urged him to give up drinking. Since this advice had become too repetitive and annoying for him, he just walked away. And that is my last sight of his.