The year is finally coming to an end. Three days to be precise. Like the rest of the world, we are in festive spirits. Many are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ to whom Christmas is dedicated while others are celebrating the end of the year.
As we mark the end of 2008 and usher in 2009, we should also take time to reflect on our lives. What were our aspirations at the end of 2007 for 2008? Did we achieve most or none? What were we able to achieve and how?
What were we not able to achieve and why? Did we work hard enough or did we gloat and blame others for our failures?
This should be a time to re-set our priorities with a true Rwandan spirit. Rwanda has achieved a lot this year. She has also had her hard moments. Above all she has persevered and coming out tall and strong.
The spirit of hard work should be taken into 2009. It’s hard work and a thirst for challenges that will push us and our country to achieve our many goals including the Millennium Development Goals and our very own Vision 2020.
In order to reap from our hard work, we need to plan well in advance. We should know that failure to attain our personal resolutions contributes to the bigger failure to attain our national vision at large.
What we have not managed to achieve in 2008 should be a pushing factor for 2009. Let’s succeed on a personal level and in turn play our part on a larger national scale.