A couple of weeks ago I saw a clip on YouTube that was quite interesting. A Lioness was hunting and came upon a female ape. Unfortunately and as expected, the ape was no match for the ape and as a result, she became lunch for the Lioness and her family. Sadly though, the ape had just given birth (hence her being slow and not being able to get away from the Lioness in time) and her young one was somewhere hidden inside a hole that was in a nearby tree.
Today I’d like us to try and be honest with each other by answering this very simple question; how many of us take time to read manuals? Say for instance you buy a home appliance like an electric kettle. Do you take time to go through the manual before you start using the kettle, or do you assume you already know how to use a kettle and so you don’t need to read the manual?
Most, if not all of you reading this article today, are somewhat familiar with Aesop’s fable of ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, which goes like this:
The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. “I have never yet been beaten in any race”, he said. “I challenge any one here to race with me.”
To everyone’s shock, the Tortoise said quietly, “I accept your challenge.”
Webster's Dictionary defines trust as the “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Many managers believe that one of the main keys to the survival of any business is trust. Trust is a critical issue in any type of relationship because a relationship without trust is not really a relationship at all.
“Replace the word can’t with can. Know that you can, believe that you can, and know with ALL of your heart that you will. You will succeed in spite of any obstacles that may try to hinder you! There’s so much power in having a positive attitude, positive mindset, and positive outlook.” ~ Stephanie Lahart
Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil.
The first seed said, "I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth's crust above me ... I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring ... I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!"
And so she grew...
So it’s the rainy season again, at least in Dar Es Salaam anyway, and with the rainy season comes all manner of mixed emotions. Some love the rain especially when it rains at night because it somehow soothes them to sleep, while others (like me) dislike it when it rains at night because it terrifies me.