“A traveler through a country would stop at a village and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food and entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question, therefore, is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?” – Nelson Mandela
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- Check out my latest podcast episode which is a spoken word one.
A sinking feeling of exclusion,
Like warmth escaping a fire on a cold night
It’s a feeling that is inexplicable,
It’s as if no one can hear your plight
Your worth is undermined constantly,
Making you feel minuscule and unseen,
A heavy weight on your soul,
There’s no relief until you’re whole.
Your heart aches for somebody who cares,
The validation only comes from the people who dare,
The same feelings of being broken and unseen,
Until one day, you are all that you should be
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A tale of times past and present,
Of dreams that linger and events that are spent
A journey of a life we’ve all come to know,
For better or worse
One step at a time, no matter how slow
Through laughter and tears, darkness and light,
We live our days with all our might
The search for meaning, joy, and peace,
The search for something that won’t cease
Enduring memories, fleeting moments remain glowing,
The beauty of life is subjective for all we know
It’s a story of love reaching far and wide,
From the depths of our souls, ever so persistent and intense,
It carries us through, no matter how long
When one gets vague feedback on how they should conduct themself in their personal and professional life, their ego takes over and they become defensive. It’s understandable and totally normal, but it’s not their fault they would react that way. In fact, this type of feedback even if it might not be constructive can give way for a person to be inquisitive. For example, an employee is going in for a performance review and their boss needs them to be more of a team player or needs them to work harder. This nebulous statement is not innocuous in the employee’s mind because they take it as an affront to their character and need to prove the boss wrong, which can end badly if they’re not composed. Furthermore, if composed the employee should ask their boss to expound on how they can improve their personal and collaborative performance. If questions aren’t asked, that ego is going to internalize that vague “negative” feedback and it can become debilitating once it becomes a part of your mindset moving forward. Moreover, make sure to thank the person providing you with the feedback, as it is likely they have invested time and energy into helping you. Lastly, take constructive criticism in stride and use it as an opportunity to grow and learn.
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