The President of Vox Populi Foundation, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN, was privileged to be invited as the Keynote Speaker at the 13th Graduation Ceremony of Premiere Academy at Lugbe, Abuja.

While delivering his speech on the theme, “Managing my Success”, Gadzama stated that he felt very honoured to have the rare privilege of not just lending his voice to the theme of this year’s graduation ceremony, but also sharing his personal success story with young minds and prospects beaming with life’s vigour.

Gadzama stated that beyond words, the theme, “Managing My Success” evokes a great deal of reflection on the life patterns, principles, relationships, strategies and focus needed to attain a certain level of success, maintain same and grow exponentially over some time.

He stated that in defining success, there are a few things an individual must know which he outlined as follows: The person one aspires to be? Feasible steps to take towards becoming that person?

Gadzama stated that to achieve and maintain success, one needs passion, hard work, determination, self-discipline, planning and faith in God. Further, he stated that one thing which kept him through his life’s journey was his resilience to never give up on the visions he had. Today, he is grateful to God that He has in his infinite mercy allowed him to attain his current level of success.

He stated that he would like to think that this stage of his career is synonymous with the icing on the cake and that managing success is more difficult than its attainment.

For him, the same virtues that are responsible for the attainment of success are the same virtues which help in the management of these successes. This is why he has continued to work relentlessly to maintain excellence in the legal profession.

He noted that other than the factors earlier highlighted, good professional and personal relationships are very much instrumental in managing success.

In his concluding remarks, Gadzama admonished young persons by stating that “Young persons must know that even after applying these principles and doing all that should be done, they ought to be patient with themselves and the process before the desired goals come to fruition”.

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