Every new year brings a lot of reflections and ultimately tonnes of resolutions. We aim to be better: at our jobs or schools, start building a new house, save-more and spend-less, reach our weight-loss or fitness goals, in fact this list is endless.
I am the type that works so hard to fulfil my resolutions. This year, I am still on a struggle of becoming a better person. I tell you it is not as easy as it sounds. I have sat down and thought through all my this fuss and hence created my 15 problems/solution pointers. Without wasting anytime, let me get straight into them: PS: a Today I will start with the first 5.
Procrastination– I recall my high school slogan: “procrastination is a thief of time”. Many of times, I know I am supposed to do something but cause I have all the time to myself, I end up forgetting or not doing it at all. This time round, if I have to do something I struggle to do it that exact time so that I don’t lose the time to do it . I am trying, trying so hard to beat this procrastination. If it’s working out, I do it first thing in the morning lest I find my so many excuses not do so.
Listen– “A great talker is rarely not a greater listener” (my slogan). That’s so true with me. Often times, I talk a lot and forget to engage my audience, to give them a chance to speak. How am I dealing with this? I try to use question tags, pause amidst conversation to give also others chance to air their views and opinion. I am really trying to learn how to listen and with time I know I will become a better listener.
Truth and truth– I almost lost a friend cause of a “simple lie” that I said- if you want know the whole story, you might need to buy me a cup of coffee. Pardon me, there is no such a thing as a simple lie, a lie is a lie. From that day forth I vow to speak the truth even if it hurts. I have learnt to articulate my feelings, fears, thoughts and ideas in an open and truthful manner.
Late coming/ Time keeping– Coming from a country where transport systems aren’t very efficient, I have been a victim of late-coming on various occasions. Most of which, it’s just out of my control. How do I beat this?- I try to start off my journey quite early enough at least 4 hours and 2 hour before if it’s out of Kampala or around Kampala respectively. Oh except for the last Holy Thursday fateful evening that I nearly missed my flight to Amsterdam because of the massive traffic jam on Entebbe road that day, that I had underestimated. Oh oh that fateful day was filled with so many mixed emotions I can’t reminisce😂.
Politeness– Many times before I speak I Remember these: ” A rude answer evokes anger and politeness costs nothing but buys all”. Do you know even a simple smile can show signs of politeness and can cheer up someone? Hmm blame it on the British words like “me-love ( ShakeSpeare’s English). I am so accustomed to smiles and thank yous even after buying groceries at a local supermarket. Being polite is one of the easiest things to do that I had taken for granted. Luckily enough I am back on track. Find me on the streets of town. I will smile with you like I have known you for ages.
More fives are yet to come. Let me know what you think and how you are becoming a better person.
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