RS 06: Dealing With the Pressure and Expectation to Perform as a Young Leader

“Wisdom is simple, but not common.” – Abraham Ologundudu

Ten years ago when I naively began journeying on this path of leadership, moving from a spectator and “victim” to a young boy making bold steps to be responsible for his future, it was simple. I was just exploring and following my inner nudgings. There was no pressure whatsoever.

Then came a moment where the success and recognition, came with subtle pressure to perform. External pressure (that came from genuine praise and admiration), became internal thoughts and guide. The idea that “I can’t fall short” became the standard. Instead of that sweet, innocent, meek spirit that just longed to BE. 

In this episode, Abraham shares some key thoughts about dealing with expectations and pressures as a young leader. 

This is a call for you to make things simple again. To reclaim your power back and just BE who God wants you to be, and not living life to meet up with the fast-paced rhythm of this age.

Key Takeaway

When the core of your being is rightly aligned, then longevity in leading meaningful change becomes much more natural. Rest is a choice. 


Sound Credit

Inspiring Teaser  by Rafael Krux

Story Of My Life by AlekSound

Epic Emotional

About The Show

On RE: Spectrum, Abraham highlights ideas, thoughts and questions he has had to process on his leadership journey.

By exploring lessons, insights, stories, and questions based on his values, beliefs, and experiences, he hopes that you get empowered with the clarity, boldness, strategies and tools to lead an informed and purposeful life.


I am an award-winning changemaker, designer, and multimedia storyteller. I am committed to the global agenda for economic growth and social inclusion and dedicated to promoting ethical and digital leadership for the development of communities. One of my mission in life is to help contribute to a new African narrative by challenging the mindset, culture and traditions that inhibit our growth.

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