Most times we hope for our lives to change and move from unemployment to employment which is a good thing. But often times we are lousy workers. We don’t care enough about what we have to work on at present but instead put our hope in working better at a job we don’t have yet.
Most of the unemployed people I know have side gigs, businesses, freelance work, blogs and websites. But half the time they are complaining about how Ugandans don’t understand the online business that is why they need to pack up and look for a job.
Ugandan companies don’t like paying for online advertisement; most Ugandan’s don’t like commenting on our posts, our traffic is poor and so on and so forth.
But the real question here is, when was the last time you updated the website or blog? How often do you do it, are you committed to this website, do you respect the silent readers that come through and have you created some real debate on your website.
I understand it doesn’t pay and the adverts are not yet in but are there days when a reader sends you a message thanking you for the article you wrote that changed their life. If there is, then you have a reason to be online whether you’re getting paid or not.
To have power in an industry means a lot of sacrifice, a lot of hard work, a lot of stick-to-itiveness and a lot of common sense. When you set out to do something there is no reason to why you should do it in moderation be outrageous and be consistent
I am aware that it’s hard to sell something people don’t understand but it’s your duty to make them understand and believe in you. When Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand his preaching’s he would always bring it down to story time. May be you need to find out what that story is that will make them understand you.
But it’s very silly to just walk away and anticipate being the best employee for another person when you can’t do the same for yourself. You can’t promise to see to it that another person’s business grows when you failed at making your own business grow.
You can’t offer another man your commitment, persistence and unrelenting resilience when you couldn’t do the same for yourself. Therefore whatever it is that you have to do, whether it is cleaning the house, cooking, washing or taking care of your own child, do it at your best. Love what you have in life at present so as to prepare for tomorrow.
Oprah Winfrey said doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Commit to what you have. If it’s failing look for solutions and fix it but don’t quit on it. Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. And remember a job well done fosters mastery and skillfulness. All of which you’ll need at your next job.
Martin Lurther King said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
So if you have a job you had long given up, now is the time to restore your fire for it and do it to your best.