Monday, 26 January 2015

The 30 Day Challenge: Day 19, A Case For Taking Responsibility

He was looking for a job. I asked what office productivity tools he could use, apart from MS Word, he was technically clueless. I asked why, he looked at me with sincerity in his eyes and said, 'You know how our lecturers are now? They don't teach you these things.' If he was within reach, I'm sure I would have conked him for saying that. Okay, that was an exaggeration but I'm sure you can relate.

The young man sat in front of me with no skills and expected someone else to be responsible for his own development. This is the case us, with most of our leaders and ultimately with Nigeria.

Progress, change, the kind that we all seem to so badly want is not a third party affair. It's not something other's do so life can be better for the rest of us. It's what you and I do so we can leave a place, any place, better that we met it. It's rooted in personal responsibility - The understanding that your actions or lack thereof matter. The kind that makes you live knowing you are ultimately responsible for your life and how it turns out.

CALL TO ACTION
  • Imagine one thing in the near future you will love to see happen. 
  • Stop the blame game and procrastination, take one step each day that brings you closer to that dream.

©Naomi Lucas

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The 30 Day Challenge started on the 14th of January and will last until election day (February 14, 2015).
To read previous articles on the subject, type 'The 30 Day Challenge' in the search box.

You can nominate your friends (And foes) to take the challenge by hitting the share button and tagging them or copying and pasting the link on their timelines.


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