THE RIGHT ATTITUDE THAT CREATES RELEVANCE EVERYWHERE
Beside entrepreneurship and the laws of money, there are other attitudinal adjustments that must be made in the way we prepare our future graduates. Our graduates must be taught in having the right attitudes that create relevance in real life. Even if you must seek employment, especially since it will take long time before the modern structure is replaced, yet people must eat, work and get employed.
How do we create relevance for ourselves if we are products of old school systems? It is in this instance that attitudes play a vital role in making yourself relevant everywhere. Without a doubt, this attitude must also be cultivated through the school systems, or as an additional subject in all the curricula of our colleges.
We cannot just say that these attitudes are only needed in the area of liberal arts. No they are also needed in sciences. Everybody needs employment. Whether you are a liberal art graduate or a science student graduate, everyone needs to put food on the table. Hence all must be taught in the right attitudes that create relevance everywhere.
“TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND I WILL GET THE JOB DONE.”
Friends, employers don’t care what degree you have. They care about your attitudes. If you have a degree with honors and you cannot get the job done? You are not needed by any employer, you are not needed in any company. Because you have not created relevance for yourself.
Almost every company owner, employer is dreaming of a day when an employee will come into his office and tell him these words “tell me what to do and I would get the job done”.
“Only offer your work to those who value it. Otherwise you will feel devalued. Always honor what you do. This is so then others will see the value in what you do. Always give your best. This will steadily increase your sense of self-worth. Know that people are not only paying for the service they are receiving, they are also paying for your enthusiasm, passion, and joy in what you are doing. So the more you feel passionate about what you are doing the more others will feel it and the greater your opportunity for joyful financial reward.” – Steve Nobel
In our ministry, The Embassy of God worldwide, we probably have over 2000 employees, still I am waiting for someone to come and tell me these words “tell me what to do and I will get the job done.”
Let’s have a more careful look at that statement. Most graduates think that their diploma and certificates are enough for them to be employed. As a matter of fact, I used to think like that. If I show up with my first degree certificate, no one can refuse me a job. They will refuse you many times over if you attitude is not right.
To be continued tomorrow…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Dr. Sunday Adelaja