“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney.
One of the problems facing us today is that a lot is said and yet little or nothing is being done. If talking were the measure of success, I think 95% of us would be swimming in it. If it were a course of study, many would graduate with honors.
Whining on why things are not working is the order of the day. Who did what and how they should have done it. The list goes on and on, no practical solution. Then we wonder why we never get better, when all we do is complain.
Take for instance, the politicians. They have mastered our language of talk. They know what the people love most and give it to them. All they need to do is talk their way into the government, serve themselves until their term is over. What next? They go back to the people, request for votes to serve a second term in order to “complete what they started;” TALK. It doesn’t surprise me that they get voted back without a single development to show for their course of service, because we are personally less result oriented. Empty promises are satisfactory for us, unfortunately.
The problem of too much talk, complaining and whining is that nothing gets done. Spending 24 hours crying over issues won’t make any situation better, doing something practical will. Talk is cheap, anyone can afford it, but enough of the talking, action is what is needed.
If we develop ourselves to be doers, we’ll attract the same. Nations will change because the citizens will not only complain about poor governance, but be part of the good governance they aspire for by demanding results from those they send to parliament. There would be no corruption if each individual took the initiative to fight it by not taking part in it. Talking about the vices in our societies is not enough; everyone must do something personally to realize any change, or shut up.
Change starts with me, it starts with you, and it starts with DOING SOMETHING!
By Liz Ekakoro:Diaspora Messenger contributor