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Your Ambition Is Poor If It Is All About Making Money; To Attract Money, Solve People’s Problem & Meet Their Needs

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Your Ambition Is Poor If It Is All About Making Money

Life Changing Motivational Quotes By Gbenga Adebambo

  • To Attract Money, Solve People’s Problems And Meet Their Needs
  • When a man pursues purpose, money comes ultimately
  • When a man pursues purpose, fulfillment is inevitable
  • Poverty is not the state of your bank account, it is actually the state of your mind.
  • Poverty is extremely contagious, be mindful of who you associate with.
  • One relationship can make you mentally poor for life!.
  • The true worth of a man is not measured with money; it is measured by the object of his pursuit.

“Some people are so poor, all they have is money”-Patrick Meagher

Your ambition is poor if it is all about making money. Money is not the end; it is a means to the end. Garth Brooks said, “You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy”. Life is not all about money. It is living out on something that outlives you.

The true worth of a man is not measured with money; it is measured by the object of his pursuit.

John C. Maxwell said, “Most people are capable of making a living. The significant thing is making a difference”. Life is about making an impact, not making an income.

Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama once said,

“Focusing your life solely on making money shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.”

When the ambition of a man is chasing after money, wealth becomes elusive.

Most of the richest people in the world were just trying to solve a problem and ended up becoming the richest.

Mike Murdock said, ‘’Money is the reward you get for solving someone’s problem’’. It is fraud when you plan to get money without solving a problem!”

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa said, ‘’Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before returning home.’’

Dangote was passionate about solving problems and undoubtedly became the richest in Africa.

Bill Gates, who has remained the world’s richest man for several years is a philanthropist committed to giving 95% of his fortune to charity.

It is not unusual that the man noted for solving most of the software problems in the world eventually became the richest.

Money has a path; it will always flow to the direction where problems are solved. The world of today is more effective just by looking through Bill Gates’ windows!.

Horace Greeley once said, “The darkest hour in any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.”

The poor chase money while the rich attract money. The right way to make money is not chasing it, but attracting it. When the ambition of a man is chasing after money, wealth becomes elusive.

The youths are in a mad-rush for money and material possessions. The unemployment rate in the nation is alarming because youths have not realized their latent potentials and the value they have to offer to the Nigerian system.

To add value to our nation we must be value oriented. You attract money by solving people’s problem, meeting people’s need, seizing opportunities, and following through on great ideas.

Chase people’s needs and not money!  There might not always be money to spend, but there will always be problems to solve. Stop chasing money, look for problems and solve them.

The truth is: money is just a reflection of the value you give to others. So the more you solve problems, the more money you will make. Some people are only passionate about doing anything just to get money while great people are passionate about adding value to people’s lives for profit.

In his best-selling book, “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?”, Rick Warren summarily emphasized that the purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose.

When a man pursues purpose, money comes ultimately. The great Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful”.

When a man pursues purpose, fulfillment is inevitable. When a man pursues money, then fulfillment will always be elusive. It is only people that are driven by purpose that will ultimately be relevant in life. The pursuit of money alone will always make you inconspicuous in the crowd.

George Washington Carver once said,  “No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.’’

The issue of young people running after money without any definite and concrete plans to add value to the world is appalling. We seriously need to re-orientate our youths on the need to have a sense of value.

We need a renewed thinking approach to wealth. Wealth is not all about money; it is about adding value, solving problems, and leaving the world better than we met it.

Money is not everything! Myles Munroe said, “Wealth is given to fulfill purpose and divine assignment. You were not born to make a living but to make a difference.”

What you drive is not as important as what is driving you.

There is a form of poverty that money cannot cure! Poverty is not the state of your bank account, it is actually the state of your mind.

Some people are perpetually blocked from wealth because of the way they think, and the people they surround themselves with.

A wealthy man understands that there are some central and critical things in life that money cannot buy.


Whether spiritually, mentally, materially, or socially, poverty is extremely contagious, be mindful of who you associate with. One relationship can make you mentally poor for life!

The Nigerian youth should be a solution and not a problem in the contemporary Nigeria.

Let us stop the ‘mad’ and ‘demented’ rush after money; let us proffer solutions to problems and earn money legitimately and credibly.

Work hard towards evolving an idea that will solve problems and not just make money the object of your pursuit.

Pursue ‘meaning’, value, and purpose.

To the Nigerian youths, I say, ‘’We are the solution that Nigeria is waiting for’’.

We need to all ask ourselves this question: Am I in pursuit of money or meaning?

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “It is fraud when you plan to get money without solving a problem”-Gbenga Adebambo

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  1. Olaitan Adetoro

    March 16, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    This is the time of article that I love to read
    Bro Gbenga Adebambo thank you for the motivation piece. You wisdom source will not run dry.
    A big thank you from the bottom of my heart sir.
    I’m really inspired

    • Gbenga Adebambo

      March 17, 2019 at 10:48 AM

      Thank you for your kind words and prayers! It is highly appreciated.

  2. Princess Kehinde Aderemi

    March 16, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Best article of the year.

  3. Danti

    March 17, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Yadi Yada, you don’t have to solve any single problem to be rich like any of these people, there are some billionaires who only invest their money in stocks and make more money. It is easier for people after a load of money in the bank to be blabbing nonsense.

  4. berry blue

    March 17, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    Bro Gbenga Adebanbo May Almighty increaseyour knowledge and wisdom. Thank you this is type of what we need to read, not the other way round .

  5. Gbenga Adebambo

    March 17, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Dear Danti! Before they started investing in stocks, they weren’t creating problem, they solved problems to earn the money they later invested in stocks! Go and check the records of people that earn money credibly, they are problem solvers!!! Thank you….

    • Danti

      March 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM

      No sir, this world is not mono- dimensional, some people inherited their money or stole it and invested wisely. Some made their wealth via lottery or those who made theirs by lawsuit, or entertainers and athletes who made it in their various professions. what problems are they solving? You see, this life is multidimensional, you don’t have to solve problems to make it on planet Earth! If you put all the great problem solver in terrible places like Chad, Niger, Mauritania and Western Sahara, they will attain nothing. That is another dimension to the argument: not all problem solvers are rich and not all rich folks are problem solvers. Some are just lucky to be selling what the World wants and needs like Saudi oil.

  6. Fifelomo

    March 17, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    …the last quote is super rich. It has many meaning.

  7. Danti

    March 18, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Please Mr.Gbenga, tell me the problem that Warren Buffett solved that made him billions.

    • Jilo

      March 18, 2019 at 6:44 PM

      Danti, this is not about proven your points but rather to encourage our youths that there are benefits in handwork and exploration. We all understand that not everybody will be lucky to inherit properties, not every will be fortunate to win a lottery and not everybody will have enough capital to invest in stock. What the writer is trying to say is to redirect our youths from the wrong notion that making money is the ultimate goal. Focusing our priority on making money only will not only results in disappointment but it will make most of our future generations becoming foolish and unreasonable. Do you want to prove to me that Mark Zuckerberg or Steven Jobs started their careers by thinking that they were going to make money first? When Steven Jobs died, he just started making money on the invention he started in the early 1970’s. Money comes when you trying to solve problems and that is a basic fact.

      Danti, based on what our Country has become now, we should not even try to dissuade these youths by trying to prove our points. We should not let them be a user rather we should encourage them to be among the World’s inventors. How I wish Zukerberg is from Nigeria? We all subscribing into his idea and think we all know how to use a face book. This should be a big concern and a challenge to our youths. Instead of using internet to engage in advance fee fraud, they can come up with technology that can be sold to the world.

      • Danti

        March 18, 2019 at 10:03 PM

        Jillo, America is all about money/control; Zuckerberg and Steve Job are Americans, hope you get the syllogism!

  8. Gbenga Adebambo

    March 19, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    I deeply appreciate everybody’s contribution. I appreciate @Jilo and @Danti for their thoughtfulness. There are lucky breaks in life like Lottery, inheritance etc but I want us to have a renewed perspective about money! I want the Nigerian youths to look around and evolve local contents for global consumption. We can be local geographically but we must be global in expression! I believe strongly in the Nigerian youths and I respect everybody’s contribution to this piece but I want us all to agree on one thing— that God created us all to make positive difference in our society and make legitimate money through it. Whether you are in the entertainment industry, education, sport, trading in stocks or doing business, you are solving a problem as long as you are not creating one while earning money legitimately! Thank you all for your contributions!!!

  9. Moses

    March 19, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    @olaitan Adetoro, read the article over and over, your inspiration may not translate into wealth without a tangible initial capital and enabling environment. Danti has said it all, life is not a straight line. It is very convenient for the rich to call the poor lazy and unsmart because of his ill-gotten money, access to loan facility, location-Zuckerberg might not have succeeded if he were a nigerian, Malian, Somalian, and other numerous factors. Nice write-up but there are success story secrets billionaires will never reveal to you.

  10. Rosy

    March 19, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    This is one of the best article i have read so far. nice one

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