Motivational Series

Retrogressive Actions- 4

Retrogressive Actions -4

By Idede Oseyande

Ignorance motivated Actions!

Each time lawyers tell us ignorance is not an excuse before the laws we make them look as if they are inhuman without empathy or feeling.

Have you ever seen a baby that fell from a height and was unhurt because the baby was ignorant of the danger of falling from such a height?

It is good to take action after you have been motivated to do so, but the action must be from a well-informed standpoint.

The one who refuses to act might end up being wiser and better than the one who took action ignorantly.

One of the most common ignorant decisions many people make is the choice of business to venture into. Most often than not, new entrants into businesses in Nigeria focus on the returns more than the nitty-gritty of the business.

The only question they ask is this: “if I put in this amount of money how much can I get in return after a full business cycle?”

Once they get the figures and it makes sense to them, boom, they are in business.

This is why so many people fall for ‘investment’ scams all over the country.

Is the business seasonal? They don’t know.

Is it nose-diving? Has it passed its profitable days? They won’t care to find out.

Is it threatened by government policies and economic or social realities? Ah, these are too detailed for them to break their head over.

And when the chicken finally comes home to roost, they will wail, and start to look for bailouts from friends and family.

It is not just enough to act, but your actions must be in line with up-to-date information on the subject matter.

Don’t take a blind leap. Faith does not justify ignorance. Rather, action from a well-informed standpoint strengthens your faith because you are confident that you have done your part and so the Supreme being, who never fails will now do the rest.

But when you neglect your part and leave it out of sheer ignorance and call it faith, the result will only reveal your foolishness.

Do you get the point?

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About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform ( where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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