Finally, you motivate yourself. The only limit one has is the limit set for oneself. When your effort does not bring the expected quantum of outcome, you do not despair and you tell yourself that little progress is better than no progress. Someone puts it in beautiful words thus: “When you fail, you never give up because FAIL means ‘First Attempt In Learning’; END is not the end, in fact, END means ‘Effort Never Dies’ and if you get ‘No’ for an answer, remember NO means ‘Next Opportunity.’”
In other words, you make a difference in the University and you make a difference in life by knowing, believing, controlling, exerting and motivating yourself. These are related to the five D’s suggested by Barbara Bradford as essential to success: desire, drive, determination, discipline and dedication. She adds another “D” which is to be avoided: distraction.
You are welcome. Give no excuses. Just MAD! – a positive difference, that is!
(Based on a lecture entitled “MAD; Don’t Be MAD” delivered by yours sincerely to the Rotaract Club of the University of Ilorin on the occasion of the official investiture of Ismaheel Waliulah Abodunrin as the 33rd President of the Club on November 25, 2017 at the Faculty of Law Moot Court, University of Ilorin)