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The Prestige Youth ministry held its first physical meeting with the topic; LIFE ESSENTIALS. The program sought to look at how best the youth could be equipped with all the needed skills for the opportunities presented to them. Eld. Francis Ainoo, speaking on the topic gave an abbreviation on 5 key things that are essential for every youth must be accustomed, using the acronym CTIAW
C- Conviction of Greatness
-Belief firmly that there is greatness in you. Don’t be myopic in your vision.
T- Time Management
I- Strategic Investment
A- Strategic Alignment
W- Ability to work towards goals

CONVICTION FOR GREATNESS.
*Success is a function of internal conviction.
*Know your life purpose.
*Purpose takes you back to your desired destination even when you miss your way.-KNOW YOUR PURPOSE.
*Have a blueprint of your life. Be able to forecast your life.
*As far as you can see your life on earth, plan and document it.
*Man must propose, God, disposes…Man must have a document to propose for God to dispose.

TIME MANAGEMENT.
*Be creative with your life and time.
*Forecast what you should be remembered for, and spend your time on that.
*Work on the important things.

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT
*Exposure- you dream what you see.
*Drive to places and have the experience.
*Exposure builds your confidence.
*Where you sit inevitably shows where you stand.
*Manage sex, food, anger, sleep.
*Learn to learn
*Use social media positively
*Learn an international language.
*Get a passport.
*Learn how to drive/swim.
*Learn a trade.

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT
*Network with colleagues of different disciplines.
*Have mentors.
*Read books.
*Be likeable.
*Appreciate everyone’s uniqueness.
*Don’t just make friends, be strategic.

ABILITY TO WORK TOWARDS GOALS
*Work hard towards your goals.

In our quest to prepare for the future we ought to master the principles of living to make the best out of life.

– © Prestige Youth Ministry