Founder and President of illustrious Ashesi University, Mr. Patrick Awuah Jr. has said that young ones can make it at the early stages in life when they envisage their achievement, inculcate the habit of trustworthiness, and look out to role models who can straighten their path.
Speaking in an interview with YFM‘s Rev. Erskine on “Y Leaderboard“ series, a segment on the mid-morning show, Mr. Patrick said: “In any project you are about to commence, envision what you are trying to accomplish. Making out that dream in your mind is very pivotal. That will prepare your mind to look for hurdles and overcome fore challenges”.
He further asserted that also to be prosperous in life, one must ingrain the qualities of truthfulness by showing good work ethics.
“Onward movement towards a destination moves per the speed of trust. I chanced upon this somewhere a few years ago and it’s been part of my life. It is very true. Who are the people that you rely on so they will invest their funds with you? That trust emerges from the attitude that you have exhibited.
Mr. Patrick typified his point with an experience he encountered when starting Ashesi University.
“When Ashesi was then a baby, I went to some of my colleagues at Microsoft, including ex-managers. I requested for their donation to foundation that I set set up. Some of them who donated, did not because they were sure that it will be a success. They donated because they trusted me. One my bosses granted in interview with a Journalist in the US media and was asked, “why did you donate to the project? and he responded, well I wasn’t sure it was going to be successful but I believed in Patrick. I trust Patrick and I knew that it was going to work or he was be dead trying‘. He was emphatically betting that I will not give up“. He said.
He concluded in a repeated statement that, the youth must look out for mentors who can guide them in their journey succeed to their aspirations.
Patrick Awuah Jr. holds Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, an MBA from UC Berkley‘s Haas School of Business and honorary doctorates ftom Swarthmore College, Babson College and the University of Waterloo.