By Unity Ivongbe
Every product including human beings exist to solve a particular problem. We simply malfunction when we take up a posture that communicate needs and wants at all times. Someone once said, you make a living by what you earn but you make a life by what you give. That couldn’t have been better said.
At the very root of a high responsibility consciousness is this very thought that says: how can I contribute to the system and not what can be distributed to me; what can I add and not what I can have; what can I give and not what to get!
The renaissance of Africa and third-world nations is tied to this very thought line of providing solutions to global problems. We cannot continue to be a concern to the world – with our problems coming on the front-burner of discussions at global summits. This culture pervades the average African and our transformation as a people is tied to a radical change in our mentality.
In fact, our prosperity as a people is directly proportional to the problems we solve. We must place a high premium on creating cutting-edge solutions bordering around diverse issues across the different spheres of life.
Biblical definition says we are the light and salt of the world – to give value, direction, sweetening and preservation to it.
We need more great people and not just successful ones – people who would create visionary solutions that meets global needs. The idea is, start from where you are. If you have influence over more than one person then you are a leader. Solve their problems, add value – that’s what leaders do!
In the words of President J.F Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. True thought is: we are the government! If and when we sustain this kind of thought system, only then would our transformation emerge.
“We cannot solve our problems at the same level of thinking that created them” – Albert Einstein!
Think deeply! Provide solutions! Go!
This is well written. Solution! Solution! Solution! This cannot be overemphasized. We must work at being a beam of light to the world than maintaining the posture that communicates dependency on the so called “government”. Recall that you and I are the government. Plus, It would would interest you to know that this is very much possible, especially in Africa. As a matter of fact, we do not need more than one key to open a door, we need just one, the right one. If you reading this would resolve to be that beam of light, that solution provider to a world desperately in need of it, I know this world will be a haven to dwell in.