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Lailah Gifty Akita

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Lailah Gifty Akita is a Ghanaian and founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation. She obtained a BSc in Renewable Natural Resources Management at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. She also had MPhil in Oceanography at the University of Ghana. She obtained a doctorate in Geosciences at International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles-Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany ( June 2011 to March 2016). Lailah is an influential lady with the passion of empowering the mind of young people to make a great difference.

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Lailah Gifty Akita Dear Theresa,
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My advice to young student:
Believe in yourself.
Believe in your dreams.
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Dear Theresa,
Thank you for writing me. Sorry for the late response.
My advice to young student:
Believe in yourself.
Believe in your dreams.
Have faith in your abilities and in God.
Believe in yourself and the power of your dreams, even when others doubt your capabilities.
Listen to the inner voice.... Never pay attention to negative voice.
I have always love to study for I believe that was the only gift for myself…. To be someone body.
I also believe education was the best gift my parent gave me.
The challenging issues were i) going extra mile (thus, rising up early morning or staying late to study), ii) failing and rewriting a course.
iii) lack of interest in some subjects.

It takes a lot of courage and determination to stay optimism to overcome these issues. But anything is possible. The key is never to give up but to keep trying. Life is a learning process. We are learners for life. We must learn from every experience. I recommend the reading of my book “ The Alphabet of Success” ISBN-13: 978-1502764836.

I have had many difficulties which overcome by God’s grace. I have had moments when I had wanted to give up…….
I was able to overcome by
i) Sharing my by fears with my mentors. They encourage and inspired not to give up but to keep trying.
ii) I made a decision to stop dwelling on negative criticism but to fill my mind with positive thoughts.
iii) I bought a lot of inspirational books and read to renew my mind with positive thoughts. One of the books I read was ‘ Manuscript from Accra’ by Paulo Coelho….. ‘ Only he who gives up is defeated everyone us is victorious.’
iv) I refocused on building my strengths.
v) I made conscious effort to read motivational quotes daily.
Some of my favourite’s quotes are:
o There is no failure except in no longer trying. ― Elbert Hubbard
o What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise ― Oscar Wilde
o If we do not hope, you will not find what is beyond hopes, St Clement of Alexandra’
o It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca
o The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying ― John C. Maxwell
o A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.
• ― Napoleon Hill
• If you believe you can, you might. If you know you can, you will.― Steve Maraboli
• There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain
• Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.– Thomas Edison
• We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.– Martin Luther King

vi) I strengthen my prayer and meditation lifestyles. We must not only read the scriptures but mediate on God’s thoughts for our lives.

Positive thoughts,
Positive attitude
Positive action

I love to inspire many young people to live their true potential.
You can contact me for more
Lailah Gifty Akita
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“Listen to your heart.
Listen to your instincts.
Listen to inner voice.
It is your true self.
It will guide you to make the right choices.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Look deeply into your soul. You have enough grace and strength to overcome any struggle.”
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“You will be bitter in life, when you compare yourself with others.Run the race of life at your own pace.”
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“Live your dream. Never stop dreaming. There are supernatural forces to support your dreams.”
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“Faith and hope give us courage to embrace daily life.”
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“Believe in yourself.
Believe in the power of your strength.
Never, never lose yourself confidence.”
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“Think positively.
Always focus on the positive side of any situation.”
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“The joy of the Lord is my strength.
He gives me grace to endure challenging times. I will always put my hope in the Lord.”
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