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THE PROFESSIONS – RECORD OF SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA — Guiding & Encouraging the Younger Generation to Succeed in Life & Reach Their Goals

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Reliable, Authoritative, Credible, Efficient & Very Professional… GUIDING PHILOSOPHY:  To operate with non-negotiable virtues of  truth, integrity, conscience, accountability, and respect for professional ethics. THE PROFESSIONS – RECORD OF SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA —– Guiding & Encouraging the Younger Generation to Succeed in Life & Reach Their Goals  Alfred Tennyson, a British poet who excelled such that he was appointed to the position of Poet Laureate is quoted as asserting that: ‘’The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.’’  The Dictionary gives the ordinary meaning of ‘’toiling’’ as ‘’drudging, labouring, and doing arduous of unpleasant work’’. Note that the poet included the words: ‘’reached and kept’’. That means having attained a height, you must strive not to come down.   The older generation of Nigerians who have all gone to be with the Lord knew better the meaning of toiling in all human endeavours. Men and women, wives, husbands, children and wards all labored hard in their different callings to attain different heights. Toiling has nothing to do with literacy. It was common to all classes of professions.  The foregoing accounted for why farmers, barbers, evangelists, artisans, kings,  and even all  those believed to be at the lowest rungs of the societal ladder abhorred laziness; and were always in pursuit of success through hard work. HARD WORK vs  INDOLENCE: Hard work will always be rewarded. Conversely, laziness attracts failure in life. Only in a few cases would people find easy routes to success. You must plan to succeed and work towards succeeding. Those who fail to plan eventually fail.  Even armed robbers and kidnappers plan their operations. But you are advised not to labour in that unlawful field.  This is the reason why it is possible for a 20-year old who labours very hard to emerge a success earlier that an 80 year old person in the same society. Treading the path of least resistance is not recommended: This is why Robert Fritz submitted that: “If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. “The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.” All professions have their standards and minimum expectations from the practitioners. It is true that the Lord in Matthew 7:7 says: ‘’Ask, and…

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