Every season is a season of becoming, but it is not always a season of blooming. Be gracious with your ever-evolving self. This was one of the moments in my life where I could have thrown in the towel because I wished that I could have done it better, because I knew deep down that this is my only chance to do better and to be the change. I acknowledge the fact that sometimes its okay to fall short, to make a mistake, and to fumble but never stay there because that’s not the place you have envisioned for yourself to be.
I made a choice that day, that I will not focus on the negatives but I will rise beyond what I was feeling at that time. This was one of the worst days of my life, but I learned a lesson that as people we can feel limited and we do things that we can regret doing sometimes. Nonetheless it is never the end of everything. Learn from your mistakes and next time try your best to avoid them from occurring. The most successful leaders had to make so many mistakes, try so many times but they never gave up on their dreams and goals.
The experience humbled me, and yes even great people do fall but it’s not their falling that matters but their rising. Thank you to the judging panel that gave me a fright of my life and a wake-up call to realise how much I value what I am and what I am doing.
The two questions asked were: 1) What is one thing that you can do now, that you couldn’t do before this Leadership Programme and 2) What highlight do you have throughout this experience, aha simple right especially when you do the work we do, I mean it’s easy right but I was so afraid even now as I am thinking and writing about it, it gives me chills, but today I embrace the experience and now I know what I need to work on, so that I can become the woman I am.