‘No Easy Way To Success’… Liberia’s Forest Chief Urges Students

The Managing Director of Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority Moses D. Wogbeh
The Managing Director of Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority Moses D. Wogbeh

The Managing Director of Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Moses D. Wogbeh has cautioned students that there is no easy way to success, urging them to take their educational pursuit serious.

Mr. Wogbeh told the students he described future leaders of Liberia that success does not jump from the skies to people, but they work for it.

“Success does not come as easily as some people believe. When you read history you get to understand and appreciate the lives of great men who struggled very hard to achieve their status,” the FDA boss stated June 6 when he served as keynote speaker at programs marking the graduation exercises of the Chester B. Nyenkan Elementary School in New Georgia Estate.

Speaking on the topic “Choosing the Greatest Weapon to Succeed”, Mr. Wogbeh said what is most rewarding is success through endurance and hard work.

“This simply means that one should not quickly quit at the beginning of a journey no matter how tough it may be. But to meet up with these objectives, one has to be empowered,” he added.

He said for many the world over, the greatest empowerment is a sound education formally acquired or through some means of apprenticeship. “While this is true that the greatest empowerment is education there must be the medium through which education is achieved.”

He then prescribed perseverance, tolerance, honesty, diligence and humility as basic steps that young people endure to succeed in life.

Mr. Wogbeh told the graduates that ‘education was not all about one acquiring a formal training in the classroom, but also it must be strengthened with vocational training that can be utilized in many ways to transform human dignity and infrastructural development’.

The Forest Chief urged that students not to be deceived for there are no easy road to success.

He said along the way there would be confrontations of hardships and many shortcomings.

But in the face of these situations which he described as challenges to success, the MD admonished them to “meet up the challenges with strength and optimism and with a firm resolve that no amount of tests, hardship and disappointment can and will discourage them from pressing forward.

“If you purpose in your heart to be what you desire, press on to the end because any shortfall of your ambition will bring about negative criticism and wide belief that this is a failure,” he said.

‘No Easy Way To Success’… Liberia’s Forest Chief Urges Students
The Managing Director of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Moses D. Wogbeh has cautioned students that there is no easy way to success, urging them to take their educational pursuit serious.

Mr. Wogbeh told that students he described future leaders of Liberia that success does not jump from the skies to people, but they work for it.

“Success does not come as easily as some people believe. When you read history you get to understand and appreciate the lives of great men who struggled very hard to achieve their status,” the FDA boss stated June 6 when he served as keynote speaker at programs marking the graduation exercises of the Chester B. Nyenkan Elementary School in New Georgia Estate.

Speaking on the topic “Choosing the Greatest Weapon to Succeed”, Mr. Wogbeh said what is most rewarding is success through endurance and hard work.

“This simply means that one should not quickly quit at the beginning of a journey no matter how tough it may be. But to meet up with these objectives, one has to be empowered,” he added.

He said for many the world over, the greatest empowerment is a sound education formally acquired or through some means of apprenticeship. “While this is true that the greatest empowerment is education there must be the medium through which education is achieved.”

He then prescribed perseverance, tolerance, honesty, diligence and humility as basic steps that young people endure to succeed in life.

Mr. Wogbeh told the graduates that ‘education was not all about one acquiring a formal training in the classroom, but also it must be strengthened with vocational training that can be utilized in many ways to transform human dignity and infrastructural development’.

The Forest Chief urged that students not to be deceived for there are no easy road to success. He said along the way there would be confrontations of hardships and many shortcomings. But in the face of these situations which he described as challenges to success, the MD admonished them to “meet up the challenges with strength and optimism and with a firm resolve that no amount of tests, hardship and disappointment can and will discourage them from pressing forward.

“If you purpose in your heart to be what you desire, press on to the end because any shortfall of your ambition will bring about negative criticism and wide belief that this is a failure,” he said.

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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