GMZ (GeoMental Zones)
Why Africa is trapped as a poor GMZ!.
Africa has been tagged a low/poor GMZ and its reasons are not so farfetched. Everything around us sinks this fact deep into us.
Yes, I know that there are strong and vibrant and phenomenal guys who are raising the bar of excellence, creativity and innovation but by large, they are still in the minority of numbers. So the “mean impact level” still can’t tilt the continental bar just yet.
whether we agree or realise this, Africa has been termed a poor geomental zone!
Not because the devil lives in Africa, but because of certain variables we must own up to.
Poor geomental zone by the fact that it is not a very fertile zone to nurture intellectual properties and genius.
1. It doesn’t encourage original thinking.
2. It doesn’t allow speedy nurturing for great ideation.
3. It’s consumption conscious.
4. It’s Ill of personal responsibility.
5. It’s value system is distorted.
I can go on and on but I believe we get the drift.
Now these things don’t allow a generation to maximise its fullest potential and that’s why we must choose to do something About it.
Here is the thing:
You cannot distinguish yourself in any life, environment, civilisation if you do not choose to educate yourself above the mean level of that environment.
I was speaking to some yesterday about this issue and owing to John Obidi (Daddy JO)’s posts in response to the post that groans on why Lagos seems to be the goto place in Nigeria and it seems other zones are playing catch up.
I’ll give just 3 things we all should look out for (so I don’t give an epistolary.
1. CHOOSE EDUCATION OVER SCHOOLING.
If you’re still wowed by certificates in school then you dunno “whazzup” in the world. Schooling is overrated. That doesn’t mean if you don’t attend one. But the mentality for schooling should be to educate and not just to spend time somewhere making sure you cram and pour on the day of exam and forgetting everything after that.
People like Mark Z and Bill G, had to leave schools because they were educating themselves faster than the schools were teaching.
What’s the infrastructure you can boast of around you that provides world class exposure, emotion and recreation?
Because infrastructures are the product of the mean (basic) thinking pattern of any particular group of people in a location.
The level of brilliance of any community is proportional to the level of difficulty (or dexterity), height of comfort, enthropy of emotion and metal exposure and experience a structure gives to the people around its community.
Watch it! What are the things your environment sees as normal?
Is it normal and okay to disobey a traffic light?
What’s the normal qualification of those you choose to lead you or those you vote into office?
What’s my point?
Africa naturally has placed us in a poor GMZ, but you don’t have to remain there.
It’s your duty to get up on your feet and find the best way to learn the most with what you have.
Use the Internet. Leverage on relationships, have a mentor! Find a mentor with a high GMZ thinking and learn!
Pay your dues of submission and study and gradually you rise in your GMZ thinking level.
If your education, friends, business partners, media consumption and lifestyle are all low GMZ guys, then you’ve sealed yourself to a fate that won’t help you produce the best version of yourself in this life.
When your purpose and vision collides with a high GMZ thinking then you’ll shake the world faster than you can imagine.
Low GMZ thinking will make you at best a street name or local champion. But high GMZ thinking shoots you from your nation unto global levels.
Choose your GMZ carefully.