Apr 19, 2007

To the beloved intern

It is not the dark night that matters but the light that will come with the day after it. It is not the thick books that you read during your studies that matters but the degree that you have today. It is not the degree that matters but what you will do with the degree. It is not what you will do with the degree that matters but how you will do it. It is not how you will do it with the degree that matters but when you will do it with the degree. It is not how you plough that matters but the harvest that shall come out of the sowing. It is not how the seed looks like that matters but the flowers that will come out of the seed. Dear intern, get ready to move. Do not veer off the course of success. Remember: Good better best never let it rest until the good is better and the better best. Jack was never first but he always tried his best until he became first!

1 comment:

Valentin said...

Dear Mbuso,
it was such a great pleasure to read this particular blog. In a poetic form, you encapsulate all that we have been talking about so far during the programme-our way to success and finding a job.
Obviously, I will try not to analyse or paraphrase your ideas simply, because they are self-explanatory. They are also accessible to anyone to read and understand them.
And yet, allow me to tell you how I understand your message. You talk about self-determination, confidence, ambition, hunger and risk-all of them being essential elements of finding your place into the world of work (especially). As i said, that's all that we have been talking so far during our programme!
Please, read in this regard Ijeoma's blog and my blog where we talk about our impression of Andrew Hofmeyr's presentation. Let me know what you think!