The mind is clearer when then stomach is empty – George Clason, author, Richest Man in Babylon.

The stomach of most Nigerians is empty most of the time but particularly during this lean economy. Rather than using their clearer mind to think and prepare for the better days ahead, most Nigerians are using it for complaining.

We are quick to forget the good when the bad happens. We are quick to forget that the darkest moment in the night is the hour before dawn. We are quick to forget that after every hardship comes ease.

Complaining has never solved a problem, it only worsens it especially if the problem is financial. Rather than complaining, we should be planting. The surest crop to plant during low economy and as a matter of fact during high economy is the crop of self-development. Investing in ourselves is the best investment anyone should make.

You move around the country and you see lots of new businesses springing up here and there. Surely most of these new businesses will fold in a few years but this indeed is the best time to start that new business. This is the best time to start that schooling. This is the best time to start reading lots of books, attend training and seminars.

If you claim you do not have the money to start that business, start the school, if you have no more need for school, attend seminars and workshops. If you claim you don’t have the money to attend that seminar, think again. If after thinking again you maintain you still don’t have the money, you sure do have the money to pay your fare to that free seminar and workshop around you. There are many if only you choose to use that data you spend on social media to search on Google for “FREE SEMINARS NEAR ME.”

You sure do have the money to buy a self-help book and read one each month or at least use that data you spend on social media to visit www.pdfdrive.net to download thousands of free e-books and read them with that BIG smartphone in your hand. You sure do have the money to start developing yourself.

Ease is coming. Economic recovery is certain to happen in Nigeria a few years from now. Will you be among those that will reap from it? Did I hear you say “years?” Yes, I said years. It may be one, two, three or even 5 years from now. The important thing is not how much time we have to wait for the recovery but how much prepared are we for the recovery.

No wise farmer plants his crops during the harvest. This is the best planting season thou Nigerian youths. This is the best time to prepare for the recovery of our economy. This is the best time to develop ourselves Nigerian youths. Let us stop the complaining and start planting our crops.