Five quotes from Dangote on why he is successful

10 March 2015

To become a successful entrepreneur is not a day’s job. Successful businessmen all have a driving force and this motivation is what keeps them going in the face seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, gave Ventures Africa five quotes that should inspire businessmen and entrepreneurs.

1.“I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2 am and wake up by 5 am. I don’t rest until I achieve something.”

2.“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me thirty years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.”

3.“After my death, I want to be remembered as Africa’s greatest industrialist.”

4.“If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive”.

5.“Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home.”



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