By Alexis Musyoki
We live in a generation where most people lack patience; folks just want things instantly. Young people want to get rich straightaway after finishing campus, married couples separate when a problem crops up. Unemployed youths who have degrees and masters would rather stay at home idle rather than think of how they can contribute to the society. Drink ourselves silly or get high when stressed; bet our money rather than save it. Students go to school just to get a good grade. We fear rejection so we disconnect quickly. To be honest, I feel like our generation has its priorities upside down.
Our education system is somehow to be blamed, it doesn’t stretch a person and let one explore their abilities. The system doesn’t make one think critically on life issues neither does it challenge our students to become solution oriented or tap in on student’s creativity. Though it teaches us to work hard, and be employed in a white collar job but not how to create employment.
Anyone born of a woman will face discouragement at one point of their life and it’s this discouragement that makes us to strive for success and connect with others. However, it’s not everyone who will be discouraged and will get up and strive to succeed others will give up. Nonetheless I want to encourage you to not fear. Fear is a normal reaction, though it should not rule our lives. You’ve tarmacked for years now, it’s time to think of other ways of getting an income. I believe if you have a diploma, degree or masters, it means you are a smart person who can think critically and be creative on how to start earning an income. Don’t sit, get up and work on your dream, tap on that creativity no matter how crazy it might seem, just work hard and smart on it and believe in it, and trust you me you will succeed.
God himself never promised anyone a life without problems. We are not perfect beings, we all have to face problems in our social life, in our relationships and in our careers. I believe Instead of running away from your problems, try to sit down and look at the problem not just at the actual problem but look at the root of the problem. That way the problem will be dealt with properly. We need to stop complaining and throwing ourselves pity parties, we need to wake up, smell the coffee and become solution oriented people. Every day, wake up look at your goals and think of how you will reach them and of solutions if you are I a hard place, challenge yourself and allow yourself to be stretched mentally and with skills. Think about your future, not just your future but your family’s future. How do you want your great grandchildren to live? Put your finances in order don’t just bet what you have away or drink every dime you have. Invest in things that you know will help you and your future generation.
We need to practice patience remember, it’s a virtue. Work hard and smart nobody wants to be with a person who is poor mentally in that you don’t strive to think and try in every way possible to meet your goals. Dwelling on your problems won’t make them disappear, so get up and act!