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Sierra Leone needs attitudinal change(Part one)

22 November 2009 at 01:12 | 419 views

By Essa Thaim Kurugba, Publisher, Footprint News, USA.

The starting point of everyone’s successful journey in life depends on his or her own attitude. Whether you call it your disposition, manner, temperament, spirit, approach, position, personality, posture, outlook or opinion your attitude has a major bearing on the level of your success, believe me.

People cry out that politics is all about numbers, yes, it’s true, but what makes these numbers are not self gratification, self-respect and self esteem within the confines of one’s political party. You don’t need to moralize to others about attitudinal change. We have to be ready to accept attitudinal change within us before we start preaching to our fellow citizens about that change.

One thing you have to bear in mind is that on your road to becoming successful in politics, no matter what your definition of success may be, there are a number of fundamentals or principles that you must follow as a part of your life both personal as well as professional.

When His Excellency Dr. Earnest Bai Koroma took office, he made it copiously clear that you must start to respect yourself, be dedicated and ready to serve, adore your comrades, look up to your party’s high ranking members and venerate your political leaders. By doing so, you don’t need to worry about attitudinal problems.

When all these sentiments, Comrades, I am making it my life’s undertakings to share with you personally, what I have learned in my Real Estate career. That there are many principles for success which some of you are violating. We have to desist from being deceitful, hypocritical and avoid the pull-him-down campaign against someone you consider your party affiliates. These are the fundamentals or nitty-gritty that we all aware of in our lives and which we all know deep in our hearts but have let the pressures of daily living cause us to set aside in an effort to take the short cut or the easy route to our daily survival.

The ignorant would have you to believe that success or failure in your lifetime is a matter of luck, happenstance and destiny no matter how you did it. Let that be you own excuse. What you had put in it is the simplest form which follows the commonsense regulations or fundamentals that anyone can follow. It is the foundation of this issue, and all following issues, of successful plans to help you understand and use those fundamentals and guidelines to reach your own desired level of accomplishment.

Comrades, a footstep of your childhood life’s journey starts with your attitude. Again, you can call it anything you want to because the level your success lies on the threshold of your attitude. Attitude may be defined in two ways as:

1. Personal view of something: an opinion or general feeling about something which will enhance you or revolutionize you to a change of positive attitude

2. Bodily posture: a physical posture, either conscious or unconscious, especially while interacting with others.

To be continued.

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