Ingredients of Success 2 – Improvement │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

I have once been told by someone that the largest room in the world is the room for improvement but I am still trying to understand why so many people don’t make use of that room. I think it’s so large that it can accommodate nearly everyone in the world but the room is so scanty! One of the most perplexing things I still have to deal with on daily basis is the fact that there are people I have known for years and they don’t seem to have improved even by moving an inch further in life! It looks as if people just get to a point and they stagnate permanently! They don’t get new degrees, add new skills or even brush us the ones they already have! You need to know that in life, if you do not improve you will soon be removed!

It does not matter what you do and how well you do it. Who has been patronizing you will be very irrelevant when you refuse to improve on the things that you are doing or the way you are doing them. Your relevance as someone who has refused to improve is only limited to the introduction of one innovative person who does the same thing that you do. When you have other people doing what you are doing and you are constantly thinking about how to serve your own people better then that is competition. When you refuse to innovate then you are not in any competition and you cannot be said to be in business at all.

Improvement, I should say, is not only limited to those in business. As a matter of fact it begins with individuals and what they have to do on daily basis. When was the last time you did what you are doing differently and when was the last time you introduced something completely new into how you do things! Have you learnt a new skill recently or have you added any new knowledge to what you already know so that you can become more relevant!

Some of the banks in Nigeria just like many other businesses around the world that had to fold up were banks that did not in any way innovate. They got the customers they wanted and really treated their customers as though they were trash who didn’t matter to the existence of their company at all! It was only a matter of years before new regulatory policies were enforced and they had to go out of business. If you can sing only one song very well five years ago, how many songs can you now sing very well? If you can deliver one speech successfully five years ago, how many speeches can you now deliver successfully? If you could sew just a dress some months back, how many dresses can you now sew on your own? If you mispronounced too many words five years ago, have you made any effort to reduce the words you mispronounced? Are you working on your communication skills at all? Are you getting additional degrees even though you know that you need those degrees to move on in life?

Never make the mistake of forgetting to improve in life because the day you stop improving is the day you start becoming useless even to the people who have seen you as a king! Constantly strive to do something differently or to be on a new platform. You already know that change is something that is permanent! Things will keep changing and when things change, you will need new expertise to remain relevant. Before the introduction of computers, there were some old men and women who could only use type writers and that was what gave them jobs in the companies where they worked. Everyone had to beg them because they were kings and not too many people could get on the type writers to use them. As soon as computers came, their jobs became threatened because the computers were small and easy to use for many more people. some of the people who used the type writers in those days refused to upgrade their knowledge or add more skills by learning to use the computer effectively. The simple result was that they lost their jobs! When you even take a look at the corporate world today, I think I can confidently say that most executives do all their typing themselves especially for the introduction of emails.

The world around you is constantly evolving and you have to constantly improve! Remember, if you do not improve you will be removed!

Fola Daniel Adelesi
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Fola Daniel Adelesi
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About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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