WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT TO CHANGE?
A quote from the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield states that “the most pervasive myths in the American culture today is that we are entitled to a great life, that somehow, somewhere, someone (certainly not us) is responsible for filling our lives with continual happenings, excelling career options, nurturing family times and blissful personal relationships simply because we exist”.
Unfortunately this is not an American problem – it is here in Kenya! Majority of the youth depend on their elders for everything, the main one being finding employment. It is a known fact that when one completes school at a level they feel they are ready to be employed,most of us youth turn to our parents or relatives to find us a job. But in reality it is our life we are building and we have to do the job search ourselves, even coming up with ideas for self-employment. This shows we are responsible.
So what can we do to change? The first step to get us to be more responsible is admitting that we are wrong in thinking that it is someone else’s responsibility for us to change! Sometimes little actions like how we win friends and influence people can get us that job we want instead of waiting on someone else to do it for us.Let us decide today to take responsibility. Never waste time talking about your problems – make use of that time to know what your responsibilities are to change your situation.
By Ebby Nakitari