Wise words for Class of 2015

2015-07-23 06:01
Sihle Zide

Sihle Zide

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‘It’s Now or Never’ for the Matriculants

Schools open on Monday. How time flies.

Many learners did not do much during the recess. others attended school in the knowledge that their lives depended on education.

This is the last quarter of 2015 academic year, matric learners and final year students must realise that’ it’s now or never’.

They must use the time left wisely to achieve the best results at the end of the year.

Time management is very important. All great people recognised the importance of time in achieving anything.

French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte credited his success to his ability to recognise and use time wisely.

Once asked how he defeated the Austrians, he replied: “They didn’t know the value of five minutes.”.

Remember, by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Every student should make time at least most part of each day to study. Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat, is a wise advise.

No matter how big your workload is, you must find out where you want to begin.

It is good to begin with the area of interests to you or the easy things, while you gain momentum. Then tackle the difficult parts.

Never push deadlines or your study schedules, ending up planning to plan to study.

Pandora Poikilo hit the nail on the head when she stated: “Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.”

Delaying your studies for a later time will lead to one disaster from another.

South Africa liberation icon Nelson Mandela once said: “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right”.

You must know that situation and time will never be right for anything in life, there is always something which will get in the way of doing something.

“Attack, make the situation, do it.”

Napoleon Bonaparte uttered these words to one of his generals when the latter suggested that the situation was not right for them to attack their enemy.

Napoleon’s army attacked the enemy and won the battle. Making the situation and condition of studying conducive for that purpose leads to victory.

Nike’s famous trademark ‘Just do it’ says it all. It must be in your mind always until exams.

Nelson Mandela further said, “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do”.

Young South Africans must succeed in their education in order to build the South Africa and the world we all deserve.

For those who come from disadvantaged families, education is a sure way of coming out of poverty and changing your situation.

Good luck, Class of 2015

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