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Whatever people tell you, don’t let them make you believe that there is no value in hard work! The value of hard work cannot be substituted with anything in this world. I think the greatest weakness in most of our people is the lack of a desire to work hard, especially in this society where immediate gratification is so desired that no one realizes what hard work even means. I know that we have a whole lot of challenges in this country especially in education, but my point is that it is a lot easier to complain than to actually go out and change your life or change your situation by working hard – in your studies, in uplifting your community or in ensuring that you make the degree that you have useful.

When I say work hard I do not assume that things will be easy simply because you worked hard and that you will get a job. But the fact that you know graduates who are struggling to get jobs is no good reason to conclude that hard work does not pay. Believe me it does! The point is that real hard workers do not just wait for things to be done for them, they make things happen. Real hard workers take the responsibility to change their lives even if it means selling vegetables at a street corner for a while because they have a bigger vision and know that they will not spend all their lives at that street corner.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying we should not hold the government accountable; but I am saying we have to smart about how we do that. We cannot sacrifice our progress simply because we are not happy about what the government of the day is or is not doing. So it is okay to be critical of government but never stop working hard because at the end of the day that is what is ultimately going to help you survive irrespective of what government does. #WiseUp

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