Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stick To Your Goals This Year

Ntokozo Mahlangu

Television talk show host, Penny Lebyane, urged
students to stick to their goals during
the prize giving ceremony organised by
TUT's Department of Journalism.
2010 was undoubtedly one of the best years for South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. The country had a chance to host the biggest sporting showpiece in the world and all eyes were on South Africa during the month long football world cup. The country delivered during Africa’s first football world cup.

As a result a lot of tourists started flocking in resulting in many businesses doing well. But not everyone was as lucky as South Africa was.

Some completed the year in a slump and are probably hugely in debt, but this can change in 2011.

During the journalism department’s prize giving ceremony talk show host, Penny Lebyane, urged students to learn difficult tasks that are going to allow them to succeed in their chosen professions rather than going for the obvious like presenting.

As I start my final year at the Tshwane University of Technology I have decided to create three methods that will help me achieve my goals.

The first one is planning. It is not disputed that many p
 lan as each year begins but never implement what we would have planned as the year progresses. A common proverb says “He, who fails to plan, plans to fail”.

Planning also involves searching for opportunities achieving goals.

After planning one must be committed to their goals. So commitment is my number two.

Commitment doesn’t only help with priorities but also act as a great reminder. When we commit we also remind ourselves of all our plans.

Then paying attention to each goal is what I will do last. No goal should be greater than the other as they all need to be given the same amount of attention in order for one to succeed in all aspects of life.

Gift Ngobeni inpires many as he stuck to his goals and
received the best broadcast journalism student prize at TUT.
As some people enter university for the first time this year they will be met by many challenges. Some will be academic and others will be in social aspects of their lives, but I would like to tell to all the freshmen that three or four years is a really short time and it ends very quickly. I am on my final year.

I believe that they should work hard in order to be employable next year. I am sure that the journalism department’s top prize winners Anorth Mabunda and Gift Ngobeni also had challenges when they started in their three year journey but they now have jobs because they committed themselves.

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