A Desire For Success.
Everyone wants to be successful, unfortunately most people shun success because it is normally disguised in hard work. I should be quick to mention that, hard work doesn’t guarantee success but it improves the chances and note that Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Trait of Hard work.
I learnt the trait of hard work quite early, I remember around 2005 when I was a 15year old teen. I would buy an Eagle Bicycle from from Lusaka and ride it down to our farm, which is about 40kms in Lusaka West down Makeni road.
The following morning I would wake up around 4am and ride the same bike from our farm further west past Nampundwe mine to Shibuyunji District (where Wynter Kabimba hails from) which is another 35kms to exchange the bike with an average of five goats per bike.By 10am the exchange would have been concluded leaving me with no bike but goats tied one to the other. Due to limited resources, I had to walk back with the goats to our farm.
When I start off from Shibuyunji at 10am I would reach home past midnight. Goats would make me run from one side of the road to another for the first half of the journey and for the second half I would be literally pushing them because they would be tired.
By the time I get home I would literally feel my heartbeat from under my feet, extremely tired but happy knowing that one day I will be a great entrepreneur and comforting myself that I was just passing through a refining and defining moment.
10years later, I no longer do manual work but the Hardwork Ethics have become part of me. If I didn’t get that background I doubt if I would manage to run Two companies, while serving on three Boards, coupled up with Church responsibilities, attending to my MBA studies and my tight travelling schedule………..there is so much to handle but by God’s grace I manage.
Hard Work is Essential.
As an Entrepreneur a trait of Hard work is extremely cardinal. I feel disgusted when I hear someone say “I will start working hard when I start my own business, I don’t have to work very hard here since I am just employed.” If you are such a one, I want you to know that you are not a robot to change your work ethics overnight. You build your traits of hard work over time, start working hard from wherever you are now.
Achieve Your Dream By Hard work
That life you dream of friends, that successful life you envision yourself in, I mean that life of powerful cars, big beautiful houses, fat bank accounts that allow you to travel the world whenever you decide to, yes that meaningful life…… I want you to know today that, that life you dream of, everyone dreams of it but it will only be enjoyed by those that are willing to OUT WORK, OUT IMPROVE AND OUTPERFORM.
So if you want that life; don’t just dream it, work hard for it. #TheFutureIsBright