The economical mindsets of Nigerians are crumbling via various attitudes and characters. This poor economic mindset started long time ago and if we don’t do something about it, we as Nigerians will keep going down in greatness. let us all acknowledge this poor economic mindset has eaten up the resources of our nation and be wise to put away all these mindsets that we have learned in the past and embrace a renewed mindset that will boost the economy of this great country Nigeria.
The following are mindsets that deteriorate the economy of Nigeria.
(2) PROMISE BREAKING
This is another name for 419. They tell you when you pay, you will receive the goods, but after you have paid, they will disconnect from you. This is a common practice in Nigeria.
Those that engage in 419 business always see themselves as wise, smarter and intelligent than their victims, but meanwhile, they just made themselves of no trustworthy to their victims,
the only reason why the victim fell for their tricks is not that he’s not smart and intelligent,
but because they trust them.
Being smart and being trustworthy are two separate entities. When you keep breaking your promises because you think you are smart you are declining your trustworthiness, this will, in turn, lead to a decline in the economy of the country, in the long run, because people will start getting information at how untrustworthy you are and no one will do business with you any longer.
(3) GIVING MONEY AND EXPECTING INTEREST IN RETURN
This is a sin in the Bible, and of course, this will lead to a poor mindset. When you give someone money, don’t expect anything in return. This is called an abundance mindset. And Jesus said
when you give don’t expect anything in return and your heavenly Father will reward you.
And I believe the reward is having abundant blessings and ideas in your mind, which will lead to more finances in your life and communities.
Pride is feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements,
the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions
that are widely admired.
I saw another definition of pride which is also called fulfillment. Seeing this definition really changed my mind about how proud I was, I never knew the degree at which I was proud until I saw the meaning of pride.
Someone makes a bad decision that will bring the company down and wants it to be executed at all cost because he is the MD CEO, no one can give him a piece of advice, whether he is wrong or right, but because of pride as the head, all his decision must be executed not minding that the lifeline of his company is at stake via his wrong decisions.
(5) TALKING DOWN YOURSELF TO GOOD THINGS (NA MY OWN BAD PASS)
I have a friend, any time I state a bad Condition am passing through, he will always reply “my own bad pass” “your own no reach my own“. All these things lead to a poverty mindset you aren’t aware of. You are saying a negative thing about yourself so as to crack jokes.
I have money but the amount I have budgeted can’t cater to what you asking me for.
Always speak the truth.
Everybody that got healed by Jesus acknowledges their sickness and asked the healer of all sickness to heal them, and they received their healing.
This sickness may be draining me, but God is able to deliver me.
(6) SALARY OVER EXPERIENCE
If a poor minded man is given N1,000,000 he will finish the money in d long run, but if a wealth minded man is given N100,000 he will grow the money to N100,000,000.
A wealthy minded man is full of all kinds of ideas, experience and wisdom gotten
through practice, reading, advice from those ahead of him.
(7) COMPARISON (I BETTER PASS YOU)
Nobody is the same, everybody is uniquely made for specific purposes. Your work on Earth is not to compare yourself with others and start living a fake life or normal life, but to seek God and search for who you are and what you are.
- If you do what everybody is doing.
- You go to the place everybody goes to.
- You do the same thing everybody does.
- You like the same thing everybody does.
- You enjoy what everybody enjoys.
The Bible says John the Baptist didn’t drink wine, but Jesus drank wine, why was that because they both knew their mission on Earth and they were unique in all their area of expertise, they didn’t say let me copy what the other was doing, they came and performed their task and left the earth.
My question is
- Do you know who you are?
- Do you drink wine because everybody does?
- Do you abstain because everybody does?
If your answer is yes, then you are living a fake life.
(8) SHOWING OFF
A lot of people will see a poor fellow begging on the street, the first thing they do is to bring out their phone and not money, they turn on the camera and start interviewing the beggar asking various questions about their past life till where they are now, then after that, they will bring out money and give the beggar, and the beggar starts crying and shouting saying God bless you! God bless you!!. After that, they switch off the camera, go to social media and post the video to receive comments from friends saying you are blessed, God will reward you, etc. I want to let you know that you have received your reward but not from God, as Jesus stated because your mission is for people to see and not for God to see. This is called a poverty mindset
Showing off is also know as pride and this will lead to scarcity mindsets.
If you understand what you read or you learned somethings comment below on what you understand and dont understand. And if you havent read POOR ECONOMIC MINDSET OF NIGERIAN (PART 1) and POOR ECONOMIC MINDSET OF NIGERIANS (PART 2), read them so you will have your mind renewed and become a great financial and economic person.