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Edema Peter

Edema Peter: Hard work paved the way for my Loan move to ASVO FC

Life is all about putting in the extra effort. Making the most of every opportunity that comes your way. I love the way German-based Ghanian international put it: “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work”

For Edema Peter, he attributed his recent loan move to the Benin Republic Premier League Side- ASVO FC, to the hard work, determination, and effort of his coach at Gbagada FC, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Ondo State-born footballer, who has had a fairy-tale rise in his footballing career, recently shared with me his story during a recent live chat on Instagram.

“Last season, I knew if I could do well and score goals, I will secure a move. I also knew if the video of my goals goes out there, I will move”

The hunger and drive to excel pushed him beyond limits and he indeed shone brightly with Gbagada FC, as he emerged Gbagada FC top scorer. In all competitions, he was involved in Sixteen goals. 

Edema scored fourteen goals and made two assists, scoring two hattricks in the process. The amazing fact about some of the goals he scored, is that 60% of those goals were scored aerially.

When asked about the secret of his aerial prowess, he opened this: “While growing up, I was nicknamed the “Head that burst the ball”, because I was always scoring via headers”.

Edema also shared how he always watched documentaries on Cristiano Ronaldo about scoring via headers. “I discovered even though I don’t have so much height, I do have jump power. I learned the principle of staying in the air while watching documentaries about Cristiano Ronaldo, and that helped improved my aerial prowess”

An excited Edema Peter, who is hoping to replicate his goal-scoring record with the Benin Republic club-side chipped in on how the loan breakthrough became a reality: “The work I put in last season created this opportunity for me in the Benin Republic. The video clips of the fourteen goals I scored were sent directly to the President of ASVO FC”

“Immediately he finished watching the video clips, he put a call through to Gbagada FC President, Akinyelu Olajide and contract negotiation was started”

The young striker who is currently hoping to thread the same path of foremost Nigerians like Razak Omotoyossi, Samson Akinyola, Mathieu Adeniyi, Wassiou Oladipupo, and Muri Ogunbiyi is currently on a Pre-season tour with ASVO FC.

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Discover the hidden talent inside of you

Serena and Venus Williams became household names before they turned 25, but that was before their father who loved lawn tennis had been careful enough to know that his daughters were born to become lawn tennis champions. He knew the treasure these little girls were carrying on their inside.

The day you can identify the gift on your inside, it will be impossible for you to become stranded in life. The reason why millions fail amid countless possibilities and opportunities is tied down to ignorance.

I will never forget the story of a man who went begging for bread when right inside his room was a check of $5,000 sent to him by an insurance company for claims due to him from his previous employer. He never knew how to read or write and he died without enjoying the benefit of his labor.

That is the same tragedy that occurs in the world daily, as thousands of brilliant and creative individuals die daily without utilizing the treasures lying on their inside. They go to the grave with ideas that would have liberated their entire generation from financial poverty and distress.

The first step towards living a meaningful life is to discover the hidden talent inside you. Everyone carries within them, a measure of gift and talent. These talents when discovered can be nurtured and utilized positively. It takes patience, hard work, and determination to harness your talent, but it is always worthwhile.

Today, the beautiful gift Richard Williams discovered in both Serena and Venus, 35 years ago, has blossomed into amazing talent. It all started from diligently looking out for that special spark, then carefully grooming it into something big.

Remember, it is not always rosy and smooth sailing, even when you are talented. Great athletes and talented individuals do go through dry spells. Patience, perseverance, and focus are the key attributes that will see you to the finish line.

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Success is achievable if you follow the principles

Success is one of the most popular words in the world today. I recently undertook a little survey of the popularity of the word by typing it in the google search engine. The search result I got was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised to see search results that were more than 3 billion. This goes to show that billions of individuals are daily searching for ways to become successful in life.

What’s the definition of success?

Success is a relative term that is directly connected to the state of mind of each individual. It can also mean the attainment of one’s goal or aspiration in life. One important fact I have come to discover about success is that it means different things to different folks.

What are the keys to success?

Action

The world is full of people who talk and never do anything about their plans. The key to greatness in life is the ability to translate your vision or plans into action. You don’t need the permission of anyone to start something. A lot of folks wait for the big break before they initiate their vision in life, and such individuals eventually become frustrated in life, because such big breaks never showed up.

Information

Information is one of the things that separate the rich and the poor. The difference between failure and success lies in the ability of the individual to accurately implement the information at his/her disposal. The Global stock market is one of the biggest investment markets in the world with turnover exceeding  $180 billion daily. Millions of individuals are marking fortune off the stock market with available information that is constantly changing on a per-second basis.

Hard work

Laziness is a recipe for poverty and disaster and must be avoided by all means. Any fortune gained through false means cannot stand the test of time as it will soon wither away. Hard work involves consistently doing the same things that have been yielding positive results over the years. It is the ability to put in more than 100% in all you do.

Mindset

The mind is the portion of man where destinies are either made or marred by the choices and decisions we make. When an individual has a positive mindset about wealth and prosperity, it will be easy for such an individual to attain success in life. The opposite can equally occur with individuals who have negative myths about money and prosperity. Their minds become blinded and inactive because of their negative thoughts and decisions.

Passion

Whatever we are passionate about and strive towards will eventually manifest in our life if we don’t give up. Passion is a key factor in the success equation that cannot be ignored. It is a deep hunger for something valuable and useful in life. When this key factor is missing in your life, there would be a lack of desire to attain your goal or destiny in life.

Focus

Focus involves concentrating on a task with all your might and attention without been distracted by external factors. One of the things that easily delay us from achieving our goals in life is a lack of focus. Lots of folks started very well, but along the line, their focus changed from the important to the mundane.

Persistence

Persistence is closely linked to patience, which is a positive virtue that anyone who desires to make it in life must possess. It is the ability to hold on when others have given up hope. When you have done everything humanly possible to succeed in life, you must persevere and quit getting worried.










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