Dr Michael Nwoko Takes YAV Network To The Classroom On Goal Setting And Self Actualization.
By Iroroh Frank
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Health Monitoring, Dr Michael Nwoko, took members of Young Africa Volunteer, YAV, Network on lecture which centred on Goal Setting and Self Actualization at a workshop organised by Revive Africa Initiative, hosted at Mount Ned Nwoko Tourist and Cultural Centre, on Friday 29th November.
The SSA, who squeezed time out of his busy scheduled to engage youths in an exciting inspirational speech on how they could harness their hidden potentials to live a life of cherished dreams, centred his lecture on four cardinal issues which he told the audience, are critical to making youths successful in life.
The first point highlighted by the eloquent speaker, was that a youth must indicate his or her goal in life.
This he said, implies, knowing what the individual as a youth want to be in life, setting a goal you want to accomplish in life.
He further stated that the second point is that a youth must be steadfast and consistent in pursing his or her goal in life by avoiding distractions.
This he said, means that as a youth haven identified his or her goal in life. The next task is to guide the goal jealousy to prevent anything that might lead to its derailment.
Thirdly, the SSA, advised the youths to keep their hands clean. To avoid evil and never to plan evil against anyone.
‘You must not engaged in unlawful activities and must be honest in your relationship with people.’ He told them.
Fourthly and finally, Dr Nwoko enjoined the youths to engage in Self denial, which he said, means that the youth must deny himself or herself of lucre things like drug abuse and alcoholism. This he said is necessary in order for the youth be focused on his or her goals and to desist from doing anything that might hinder the achievement of his or her set goals in life.
While giving example with himself, Dr. Nwoko revealed to the audience that he does not smoke nor take alcohol, a habit he said had enable him to be alert and focused on his goals in life.
He concluded by telling the youths that there is a difference between career and vocation, that a career is the profession which one pushes through learning and mastership but a vocation is what is innate in an individual and which the individual enjoys doing. Dr. Nwoko concluded by telling the audience that feeling satisfied with goal attainment means our ability to fully deploy our skills and talents for the service of humility, which implies self actualization.