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Martin Beck Nworah Saturday, January 28, 2017 3

This is an offhand version of my talk today to St. Paul's Board of Lectors. 
My fellow youths, speaking to you today on using character as a yardstick for Building Reputation and Relevance gladdens my heart. Life has always been about what people see you as than what you see of yourself. Going forward, I believe we can marry the two to become better individuals. 

In building your character, you need to understand the principles of respect for yourself and others. As a youth who has been active both in students and state politics in Anambra State, I have learnt to respect both my choices and that of others. You will not always agree with the people in your life on everything. But make sure you stand and defend that which you believe in. Your steadfastness will win you your soul.

Learn to detect toxic relationships and move away from them, they won't help you to grow and become better. Some of us have become too greedy that it blinds our sense of rationality; move away from such people. As I journey through life and convince people to believe in my cause and the political ideologies I stand for, I try as much to allow them make a choice. Relationship is supposed to be symbiotic. That way, each will contribute and grow together.

Finally, never underestimate the power of the people in your life. Build purposeful friendships that will aid you in the future. Even if a sinister intention brings someone close to you, you can still convert the person for good. Where conversion is made difficult, run away. 

Understand the game of life and purposefully build yourself to become the person you wish to be. 

Be Bold! You will Win!!! 

Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race. 


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