I once went to the salon to perm my hair. After the ‘madam’ might have finished retouching my hair, it was time to set the rollers. As usual, all the apprentices gathered to watch. While some were watching her work, others had their eyes fixed on the big screen supposedly for customers’ viewing pleasure. The madam decided to task one of them to roll the hair. Shocker! Not one of them could complete the task successfully. They all couldn’t set the rollers.
Then I began to wonder. Isn’t this the first thing an apprentice in a hairdressing salon is supposed to learn? Or could it be that madam was not teaching them enough or the apprentices were not just willing to learn?
But then, why waste your time in school, church, work, trade or vocational training? Why allow dullness in learning? What does it take to be diligent or hardworking?
Learn seriousness. Learn diligence.
Learn hardwork. Learn perseverance. Take risks. Don’t be too careful with life. Put in all your effort at whatever you choose to do and stop wasting valuable time. Nobody rewards nonchalance.
Time is fleeting and precious. Be intentional.