Hard work pays off

31 August 2018 | Columns

How many initiatives have we started this year alone that are nowhere to be seen now? As a matter of fact, I bet we all had resolutions that we wanted fulfilled this year. How many of those have you achieved, given the fact that we are left with less than four months in 2018?

Starting something and being able to finish it, even if it's just halfway, can be so much harder than it seems. There are also many reasons as to why things don't work out. For instance, being able to get support - especially monetary support. Having doors shut in your face when you have given something your all is the most painful feeling and not everyone has the courage to keep trying after that experience.

I specifically want to applaud the Simply You Magazine team who will be hosting their second awards show tomorrow. Being able to pull off something like that as small as they are is worth taking note of. There are so many award shows that have failed to take off after promising us so much. Another group of people I want to send a shout out to, are the Windhoek Spring Fiesta organisers, Doctatainment. This will be their sixth year hosting the festival and it has not been an easy journey for them but they pulled through. The effort to get sponsors for the event and having to satisfy them to keep them on board is not easy. It takes an amount of dedication as well.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that had these people and everyone else who is doing great given up, we would not be singing their latest songs, purchasing their latest artwork or watching their movies. So when the going gets tough, you get tough. Always remember why you started and keep the faith. Congratulations to all the ground-breakers and go-getters getting things done.

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