TANYA ZERIGA-ALONE | EmNauPNG Blog | Edited
PORT MORESBY - Most of us are of the first generation since PNG gained independence.
We are the leading edge of change. We are the cutting edge in a journey from Stone Age to colonialism to independence to integration into the post-modern era.
The future generation depends on our example. What example are we setting?
It is easy to go with the flow, to stick with the familiar, because the familiar is easy and requires no effort to maintain. Mediocrity requires no sacrifice.
Growing beyond the familiar takes hard work. The mental and emotional effort is as taxing as physical labour. Effort that makes you question yourself to reveal the authentic you; effort that makes you push back the doubts that you may fail and to embrace the chance that you may just make it.
Growing beyond the normal requires you to turn up when all you want to do is go back to sleep. Growing means believing in the possibility of your dream.
When other disbelieve you it takes guts to push against the world to make space for your dream.
You fail but you keep striving because you know who you are and you believe in your dream and you know that only you can make that dream come alive. It is a lonely road, but, such is the price for the beauty of your dreams.
The world is looking for champions. Champions who keep breaking the glass ceiling of mediocrity to reach for the stars that beckon whoever wants to go for that wild ride.
After all, your destiny is what you make it.
The future is watching. Their possibilities are tied to our destinies. We stood on shoulders of champions, and now the future needs us to look up to see the possibilities beyond. Can we lift our opportunities higher than ourselves?