How Do I Pursue Success?

Andrew Johnson was a self-educated tailor and a one-time President. As President he made his own clothes as well as his cabinet members.

He was the 17th President of the USA and succeeded Abraham Lincoln after his assassination. He brought with him to the white house a quiet, simple, unassuming lifestyle.

He once said, " If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet".


I have learnt a lot from this selfless man and wish our leaders in Africa would do the same. The moment your success, victories or accomplishments take away your time for the things you love, you have become a slave of success and no different than any other slave.

Can you imagine a President who still made his own clothes whilst in power even when he could afford to buy any dress he wanted?

Do not let the pursuit of success take away your freedom and kidnap your liberty. Freedom is the litmus test of success.

Any success that takes away the time you have for your passion is bondage. Ultimately it will begin to demand from you everything you value including your friends and family until you are all alone living to make others happy and rich whilst you die slowly inside.

That the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)


Pastor Chiefo Ejiofobiri

He is a renowned Life Coach known as 'The Mentor' and Founder of the renowned Ace Foundation for Peace and Development. He is a Fellow of the Institute  of Human and Natural Resources, Institute of Strategic Human Capital Management and Institute of Chartered Portfolio Management, and holds an MBA degree in Finance.

With a history of mentoring that spans over two decades, Dr Chiefo has led transformational movements in the marketplace such as Gospel Youth Fellowship, Banker’s World, Yoke Fellows, Lapidoth-Deborah foundation, and currently the Ace Foundation.

Chiefo is happily married to Chinwe, and they are blessed with three lovely children.

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