Don’t miss these life-changing words from successful entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote!
Here’s a little background on him. Aliko Dangote, 59, is a Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group. Dangote is an industrialist and investor; his company has interests in commodities. Forbes Magazine ranked Dangote as the 67th richest person in the world and the richest in Africa. Forbes also dubbed him the 23rd richest person in the world in 2014.
In 2013, Governor Mike Beebe conferred an Honorary Citizenship of Arkansas State on Dangote and six other prominent Nigerians. Beebe who also proclaimed May 30 of every year as Nigeria Day in Arkansas.
“Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve. it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.”
“If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive.”
“When you have made it in life, you must give back to those who made you.”
“In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.”
“Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems before retiring home.”
“To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it. One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand “Dangote,” which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities.”
“Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets.”
“Endeavor to work as hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day that comes by. Don’t go to bed until you have achieved something productive.”
“I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2 a.m. and wake up by 5 a.m. I don’t rest until I achieve something.”