First of all allow me to say thank you, not only for the honour you have given me to stand in front of you but for the weeks of fear and nausea which l endured at the thought of giving this commencement address in front of you which made me lose weight as l usher you into the demystification of the myth which is inaction that saps the vigour of the mind in my speech entitled, ‘’The Power of Self Belief’’
The determination that makes wishes come true by themselves, some say it is dreams which are but thoughts until their effects are tried and personally what can you say ‘’silence’’. This is the ability to feel certainty, trust and boldness in one’s special nature in alignment with the fact that: Men are constituted at the derivative of their conviction as far as their possibilities are concerned and largely form the estimate made by others then depriving themselves suffrage with affirm of their incapability o form an intelligent judgement lead them to undervalue themselves to a low estimate that they have possibilities like any other man. Restricting their attention to the fact that life is not all about finding yourself but rather creating yourself.
There are two primary choices in life ‘’to accept conditions as they exist or to accept the responsibility of changing them’’ thus claiming to be different and actually being different is something which nature cannot prove though technological innovation and other competences alone can. Instead the real differentiator that separates us students it’s the constant and determined effort that we contribute which breaks down all resistance ad sweeps away all obstacles in our studies. The open secret is that ‘’Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try’’
A Chinese proverb says ‘’He who knows others is learned he who knows himself i s wise’’ the ethics of our fathers nullify further ‘’He who gains victory over other men is strong but he who gains victory over himself is all powerful’’
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anyone or anything outside ourselves can affect us in contrast our attitudes controls our lives 24/7 a day for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness this great force. There are those who insist that total transformation should be a primary force regardless of whether we win or lose in national but transformation is always a work in progress despite achievements by our fellow predecessors e.g. 2012 ‘O’ and ‘A’ candidates which can be a beacon to inspire we the Shungu High students at large.
To our most valued teachers and parents l urge you not to be content to wait and see what will happen but have the determination to make the right things happen. Let’s enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of failure, concentrate on our strength instead of our weaknesses, on our power instead of our problems and always bear in mind that when you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility emphasize on the anticipation of accomplishment not the penalties of failure.
At this kind of event ‘’Speech and prize giving’’ every word and action takes on a deep significance which etches indelibly upon our memories so that ever afterwards this period will remain more vivid than the shifting hours of the presence and appreciation is a wonderful thing it makes what’s excellent in others belong to us as well. As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our goal we will continue to achieve we cannot choose the time we will fully bloom it shall indeed happen in its own time. Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he chooses to do his level best each day.
Now that you and l know that knowing is not enough we must apply, willing is not enough we need to act therefore l for one say ‘’Ride on! Rough shod if need be, Smooth shod if that will do but Ride on! Ride over all obstacles and achieve the Goal’’
‘’The power of self belief’’ is the first chapter in the book of success.
Tafadzwa E Tarwireyi L6 sciences Shungu High