Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Lose Sight Of Your Dreams During This Exam Period

Takalani Sioga

The most exciting thing about our future is that we can shape it. My advice to all who are sitting for exams is that they begin to assume responsibility for their future. This time of the year is tough for many as there are many temptations to party and put books aside but in order to succeed they must push as passing means a future that results in food on the table.

As we have started our final exams, we should always remember that success will not lower its standard to us, we should increase our standard to success. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. Many South Africans come from poor families and being at university is a struggle for some as people at home are worried about bread and butter issues but that should not deter anyone during these tough times of writing examinations.

It’s only the disciplined that will have a great future and get out of that poverty. A day one wastes is one they can never make up. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand, walk, run, and climb. A part of standing and walking is for us to put our head down and study so we can eventually pass our exams and hopefully make a lot of money in future.

I believe that everyone who is at university today should remember how they eventually arrived there. They started by dreaming and the dream brought them to university, now at university there are many dreams that people are discovering ith various diplomas and degrees they are studying towards. That is why I say to people, “Don’t remain a dreamer, be an achiever, no matter how many goals were missed or dashed before. It is never too late to set another goal or to dream a new dream, for goals will give you a compass to direct your path in life.” A path to achieving those goals is the one we are currently on at university.

When our dreams are born out of purpose, we can soar above the limitation to accomplish the seemingly impossible.

It is so discouraging to waste your time and money at university and go home empty-handed – remember that our single actions can completely alter our future, for better or worse.

I studied the lives of great men and famous women and found that those who got to the top were those who did the work they had in hand, with everything they had, energy, enthusiasm and hard work. So study hard and maximise your potential in exams.

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