Hard work pays off

21 December 2017 | Opinion

The things this country can achieve remain quite outstanding and are especially demonstrated when it comes to sport.

Namibia can mix it up with the best the world has to offer in the sport world and so it can also be in our daily lives.

And yet Namibians act as if fighting in a money-spinning international fight, knocking out a Russian boxer and beating a British superstar are just run-of-the-mill occurrences.

We are making specific reference to Namibian boxer Julies 'Blue Machine' Indongo's exploits this year.

The fighter has caught many by surprise but also demonstrated the very essence of how hard work can benefit the average Namibian.

People from the Land of the Brave will always be considered underdogs in any sphere due to our population size but at the same time we'll always match whatever the world has to throw at us.

However, none of us will be able to compete unless we prepare and actively find ways to match the international players.

Indongo's rise was no accident and it took him years to reach these incredible heights, propelling him into global superstardom.

He had to fight a lot of tough fighters, mostly on the undercard of some of the fancier boxers, to get ready.

In addition to that, he had to consistently fight extremely physical sparring matches away from the prying eyes of the public.

He is now reaping the fruits of his dedication and it is common knowledge that promoters are now fighting for his signature.

And it is this hard work that Namibians must emulate and strive to use in our daily lives as we look to compete internationally.

Our lives will not change for the better unless we put the time in and actively find ways in which we can improve.

While we enjoy our holidays, let us not forget that we have a country to build and hard work should always be one of the foundations on which this house is built.

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