Many of us, here in Africa and unfortunately in Kigali, are no good time watchers though most wear watches on their wrists.
Is it true that when an appointment is made for two to meet at noon they instead meet at 1:00 p.m.? I, personally usually suffer from that same disease and I usually shrug it off saying I am just like any other African.
With the already set vision of our country, I should start practicing how to throw glances at my wrist at all times (even when I don’t have my watch on) in order to avoid being left behind in this era. Although I push my efforts to the extreme so as not to disappoint my colleagues, some good for nothing fellows fail to appease my love for keeping time.
When we don’t regard something as valuable and neglect it, our feelings for it begin to wane. The minute you realize it, bullion you would’ve made has gone or say a big deal for your firm is lost.
I was at once thrown into perpetual disarray when I happened to fail to pass a visa interview some time back last year.
Having been called in for the interview, my brothers and I decided to cheer up as my highly anticipated move to the United States was finally approaching.
Little did I know that we were going to have most of the night to ourselves instead of composing myself for the following day’s interview. In the daybreak, I was too tired and totally failed to phase out the party scene from my mind.
Bleak and bare, I rushed for the ill-awaited interview and in no time I was already at the American embassy, but late.
The examination was carried on smoothly but lack of good composure and preparation failed me. Certainly, being an hour and a half late for the interview contributed big time to this failure. I surely learnt my lesson afterwards and trust me; some drastic changes have been made in my lifestyle.
Now, I start my week well prepared with all clothes and shoes I’m to wear on deck; time designated for playing chess and having fun with buddies already set.
With these changes I have been able to identify some of the weaknesses I have and how to achieve my goals.
Life is not a bed of roses for anyone to jump on at anytime.
Goals have to be set and time is the factor that will determine one’s success. Ever wondered why international music stars release their long-awaited albums after a lot of pressure has been put on them?
They put a lot of time and creativity onto the albums so that they can top sales and not disappoint their sponsors.
Time is always a major reason for the pressure; people are ready to buy their masterpiece, in other words, ready to make them richer.
Keeping time not only saves one from living life on autopilot but also enables one to be productive with the best of products that make people spend a lot of money on as if it were running out of fashion.
So, it’s time we stopped keeping the time African but Global.