I am so glad to introduce my good friend and fellow blogger Tanaka. He is a Zimbabwean writer and poet born in the 21st century. He is the founding writer, typist and editor for Get It Right! For Life. Tanaka is a first year medical student at the University of Zimbabwe located in the Capital Harare. He has a passion to change the world and the lives of young adults not only by his medical career but also through conscious writing, sharing tips and poetry. He writes about any thing on motivation, life coaching and mental health issues.
Fake teachers and lack of understanding make up a toxic combination that causes a tremendous drawback on the road to success for many. Robert Kiyosaki the Rich Dad Poor Dad author overemphasizes in his YouTube Videos how fake teachers have led people astray in the financial field.
As I was pondering on the notion, I actually realized that fake teachers have caused more harm than ever and I can confidently say that they are even more dangerous than some of the worst crises that have struck our world. Fake teachers have locked up many in cages of poverty. Fake teachers have killed the dreams of many and yes, fake teachers have led people astray even at a spiritual level.
You could be a victim. I hope by the end of this article you would have managed to see and comprehend where some of your shortcomings could be coming from as you continue on your road to success.
Basing your endeavors on a fake teacher in your life is like building a house without a foundation. A house without a foundation is never strong, as we, all know. In the good days, it will stand seemingly strong but the situation will not be the same again when aggressive and heavy floods come. A house without a foundation is broken easily when the mildest of an earthquake shakes the ground. Lest we speak of aggressive winds.
Basing your endeavors on the teachings of a fake teacher is like painting a portrait of someone without a real picture to look back to. With a little sleep and slumber, the image will start to fade in the artist’s mind and eventually making an imperfect piece of art.
This applies to everyone who is on the road to any form of success. Those trying to win academically and financially. Those recovering from addictions be it alcoholism, prostitution, drugs or trying to realign their religious beliefs and come back to the creator. The moment you involve a fake teacher is the moment you make a choice to slide back in all your progress. Confidently working with a fake teacher is just as good as taking one-step forward and two steps backward. Those who do so will never reach the finishing line of their hustles.
Forgive me for taking too long to breakdown what a fake teacher is. In simple terms, a fake teacher is anyone who teaches what he does not practice or what he fails at. Preachers who are comfortable with sin and hypocrites who label themselves perfect, sweeping their adversities and flaws under the carpet. A Business Studies lecturer who runs no business and solemnly depends on his salary. An obese fitness trainer. A preacher who spends his money on the services offered by harlots.
You then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”Romans 2:21-24 ESV
Dear reader, if you want to make it in life then identify the fake teachers in your path and learn how to avoid them and their doctrines once and for all. There is nothing much that you will learn from them that will be of positive use to your progress. Quit learning from the negatives. Ask yourself what good advice would you get from the obese fitness trainer? A broke financial literacy coach. Marriage advice from a non-repentant divorcee?
If you want advice then deal with those who made it. Those who made it to the finishing line by ethical ways. If you want fitness advice then get it from someone who looks like what you want to achieve. You need a financial literacy guru to tell you how to handle money and give you some tips.
Like Mahatma Gandhi as exhibited in one of his stories, we should not be fake teachers ourselves for goodness’s sake. My name is Tanaka and I wrote this post to shed light on one of the anomalous occurrences eroding our world bit by bit.
May the Lord our God continue to bless our efforts!