Priorities allow us to plan up

2017-07-20 06:01
Erick Shikobela.

Erick Shikobela.

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Life is not easy and it has never been easy. The “blame game” always take things from better to worse, because there’s no accountability.

And where there’s no accountability, maturity and progress will always be compromised.

As a nation we are faced with difficulties, challenges and obstacles.

Most of the problems we face today have existed for a while.

Today problems are piling up because we fail to set priorities.

We can debate as much as we want, but the fact is that the “blame game” has never resolved anything.

We have to agree that challenges and difficulties had always existed, even within great nations.

I still emphasize that we should learn to prioritize, we can’t resolve and achieve everything at once. We should be realistic, and let first things first.

As a nation we have to identify, analyse and prioritize our problems accordingly.

By so doing, we will avoid neglecting issues that are urgent, such as; Unemployment, poor education system and corruption. These problems are among the list, but very severe in my point of view.

We should set our priorities straight, “to avoid running around like headless chickens.”

We should do so with a clear understanding that no nation is perfect. But if we do our level best to redress what matters most our outcome will always be a success.

The late President Mandela knew he couldn’t achieve everything at once or alone.

The old man did what was best, what he could, and what was necessary.

That sounds like being able to prioritize. So it lies on our shoulders to do the same. To individually or collectively do our level best to influence a good and beneficial change where we can, and where it matters most. This Mandela day let us not just volunteer for 67 minutes, but let’s pledge to prioritize and effectively contribute in making our nation a better one.

  • Shikobela ministers at the Holy Faith Family Church in Khayelitsha.

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