Thinking and acting
words let us be doers. Think then act on it with the zeal of someone who isn’t going to fail.
Of stupid and moronic kings Twice upon a time, there were two kings who ruled two prosperous separate countries and had the same challenge. One day, he went on a trip to some distant area of his country. When he came back to his place, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he had gone on such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony. He then ordered his people to cover every road in the entire country with leather.
Surely, this would need thousands of cow skins, and would cost a huge amount of money. Then one of his wise servants dared himself to ask the king, “Why do you have to spend an unnecessary amount of money? Why don’t you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?”
The king was surprised, but later agreed to his suggestion, to make a shoe for himself.
The moral of the story is to make a better place to live one has to better change themselves, and not the world. Knowledge is not monopolistic by virtue of positions at times consult widely for solutions. As long as we continue to think that Zimbabwe has unlimited resources that we use anyhow mindless of consequences we will be shocked that even if we were to receive $100 billion from some where it will magically disappear without having achieved anything meaningful at all. It will just be a conduit to a bottomless pit just waiting to swallow anything that comes again.
There is also a culture of jealous, which has affected our way of doing business and at times it boils down to individual traits. Surely how do you explain to wish bad for other players/individuals to better your chances of competing in the business arena. Many focus on the competition instead of improving their own winning competencies. No wonder companies are fairing badly both locally and abroad. I can imagine such tendencies being exhibited at work or personal levels. This antiopponent tactics would not work if we are to move a notch up the business ladder. We do not seem to be patriotic when it matters the most regardless of political inclination. We might differ in political ideologies but we are Zimbabweans and we have to converge on economics. As the infamous Bill Clinton once said: “It’s not politics, it’s economics stupid”. It’s not about you it’s about us.
The ability to attract funds is also based on perception on the funders on the respective country. The above self-created limitations have also discounted the ability to court