“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

Perhaps you must have read that knowledge is the currency of destiny that determines your purchasing power in the marketplace of life. Knowledge saves you from unnecessary frustrations in life. Knowledge also informs the way you respond to certain situations and circumstances in life. Today, we live in a knowledge-driven world. Therefore, wherever you find yourself, you can only be as relevant as the knowledge you have. The interesting thing about knowledge is that anybody can achieve academic success with it. This is because knowledge is what drives our experiences in life. This includes all that you have ever been taught, all that you witnessed or saw, heard, read, or even perceived. 

Academic success has to do with your learning progress and achievements in school/classroom-related activities. But it is important to also note that your academic success is largely dependent on your capacity to acquire, retain and recollect information that is regarded as knowledge. The acquisition of knowledge is also one of the major reasons we go to school. Academic success makes us fulfilled learners or students. 

As students, one of the major reasons we go to school is to acquire functional knowledge that will benefit us and society at large. Former United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan once said: “Knowledge is power, information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” The question is: Do you make use of every situation or circumstance you find yourself in to learn something new or add to your knowledge base? Always bear in mind that everything that happens in and around us adds to the information we have. The pursuit of knowledge is a life-long experience in which academic success is a foundational part.

With academic success being important in our quest for life-long success, we, therefore, have to give our all in acquiring the knowledge needed to achieve it. You must not get confused with the narratives around the country that kind of look down on academic success. Never believe this lie as we are here as B2SL to show you how possible academic success is so you can keep taking your studies seriously.

Please use the comment section to let us know what truly think about academic success in times like these where it seems as though academic success is not worth it. You are also free to ask questions if you have any via the comment section.



Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at



“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walter Disney

It is appropriate that we talk about belief as we begin the second month of this still brand-new year. Perhaps you must have made some decisions and resolutions in the first month, so believing through whatever it may take you to accomplish those goals is what will help you achieve those goals. Be assured that there is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Believing is the act of accepting something as truth. It is conditioning your mind to agree with the possibility of something. In the process of working on your dreams, you will incur a lot of disappointments, a lot of failures, a lot of pains, setbacks, defeat. All you need to do is continue to believe and set your eyes on what you want to achieve or be. Don’t even allow someone’s opinion of you to become your reality. The expression of belief in your dream is the only life you can give to it. You cannot accomplish any worthwhile endeavor with ease. There will undoubtedly be many reasons to stop dreaming and believing in yourself and what you can do. Still, history has proven that such moments are usually indicators of how close you have come to the manifestation of your dream. 

You might have resolved to up your grade or master a course that gives you trouble. In following through with this commitment, you may eventually find out that you don’t have good textbooks, missed some classes, or still may not understand what the teachers teach. The instinct here is usually to back out and consider an alternative. But remember, life itself does not give us what we want or need, but what we deserve. Do you have the courage to demand from life the destiny you deserve? That can only be possible if you truly believe that what you deserve must surely come to reality someday and with the required effort put in place. 

 Walter Disney lost his job for not being creative enough. However, he never stopped believing in himself and his dreams. Walter found the Walter Disney company, a multinational media conglomerate. He once said: “All the adversity I have had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you”. 

My dear friends, keep believing and acting on your dream. All you need is time. I hope to hear inspiring stories from you on how you handled difficult times that might’ve threatened your plan and goals for life. 


Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at



There is a world of difference between a person working hard and the one who hardly works. We often find ourselves lost amid activities that we wonder whether we are yielding the desired result. If you are not careful, you sometimes spend hours, days, and even weeks truly busy, but at the end of it all, you will realize that you have just been wasting your time doing nothing. Here are some of the strategies for developing the spirit of hard work below.

Specify tasks to do and allocate time for having them done. Don’t be a victim of multi-tasking and over-commitment beyond your capability. Always isolate one to do at a particular time, then proceed to the next. When you complete tasks one after another, it helps you keep track of your achievements and the pace at which you accomplish them.

Avoid procrastinating. Never put up for later what you can do now. One thing with shifting responsibility is that you will always find out that the same reason that made you postpone a particular task still exists at that future time which you pushed it. So, whatever is worth doing, is worth doing now and perfectly.

Ensure you make adequate provision for rest. You can’t feel good and do good if you don’t have good health. Rest allows us time to generate and replenish the energy we expend at work or any task our body needs to complete. There is a saying that people who don’t sleep because they don’t want to fall sick will surely fall ill because they failed to sleep. Your body is the vehicle that will carry you through this experience called life. So, make sure you have a good time for rest and make sure that you eat well if you have the means. It is also important to note that overfeeding and addiction to food have the psychological tendency to make you lazy. So, your health (physical and mental) determines your productivity also whether physical or mental.

Also, to develop the spirit of hard work, ensure you have accountability partners. By this I mean, you have some person(s) that will always remind you of your commitments, assignments, engagements, and projects. Your accountability partner can be your mentor, your friend, your parent, and your elders. You can also use To-Do-List, where you itemize all your schedules in order of preference and urgency and attach a dateline to each item. Above all, be intentional about anything you find yourself doing. Avoid time wasters and unnecessary chats or conversations. Follow these steps, and we will surely meet at the top to do business because you will undoubtedly be successful.

You can tell us your thoughts or questions in the comments section below.


Henry Ibrahim is the Content Creator at B2SL. He loves working with young people to help them discover their purpose in life. You can contact him at