Jobs in Nigeria! Why Are You Looking For a Job?

Why are you looking for a job? Sounds like a daft question, doesn’t it?

For most people, it is a stupid question. How dare you ask such a question, it is like asking why do you eat food?

Well, it is not a stupid question. It is a question everyone going somewhere out to ask. The problem is, most of us are going nowhere, we are simply following the crowd. We ask too few questions. We assume we know the answers, whereas we don’t.



We do not ask questions like, why am I looking for a job? Why should I go for this particular job? Why should I marry this person? Why do I want children, Why am I ready this course, Why do I want to go to this school? Why do I want to live in this town? Why do I want to live in this neighborhood, why this house, why? WHY?

The quality of information we have is based on the quality of answers we get, which is dependent on the quality of questions we ask. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock, and the door will be opened to you. Assume, and you are on your own…

So why are you looking for a job? For many, it is to keep body and soul together, to survive. Man must survive. It has nothing to do with passion, dream, purpose, fulfillment, contribution etc…

Very few people realize that they get what they want, that what they have right now is exactly what they asked for. Most people will be shocked at such a thought. How dare you insinuate that this is what I asked for, when I have shouted to all who care to listen that life is not fair! Well, I thought same, before I came to this realization. Life gives you exactly what you ask for. Ask for survival, and survival is what you will get. Are you not still alive? Ask for abundance, and abundance is what you will get. Today is a result of what you asked for yesterday (asked through desire backed by focused action). Tomorrow is in the making today. What are you asking for?

If you look for a job, a job is what you will get. If you look for your dream, you got it, your dream will come to pass. It is only a matter of time. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

If your biggest dream is to get a job, rent an apartment, buy a second hand car, get married, have kids, send them to school, build a bungalow, retire, wait for pension and for your children to take care of you the way you took care of your parents, that is what you get. If you aim for the sky, even if you land on the tree tops and refuse to give up, you will eventually take to the sky.

So as you distribute your CV to all and sundry (or has been working for donkey years, getting more and more pissed of with your job), pause and ask yourself, why am I looking for a job? (or holding unto this job?) Is that what you really want? Is that what you were born for? Is that your life path or a transition. What is your plan? Do you have a plan? Must you work for someone? Why cant you hire yourself?

Will you be able to beat your chest in your last moments on earth and tell yourself, I lived my life to its fullest potential?

Why Are You Looking For a Job?





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Usiere Uko is a personal finance coach, writer speaker and author of Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence.
He also writes for Punch AM Business, Leadership & Lifestyle and Today’s Lifeline magazines.
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One Response to Jobs in Nigeria! Why Are You Looking For a Job?

  1. Anka says:

    Well all has been said so I guess the rest of our destiny is well in our hands. We have none but ourselves to hold responsible for all that life dishes out to us. Matter of fact we dish it for ourselves. Splendid and tough article. Thought provoking too.

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