We are in a new year, the only thing that has changed is the year but nothing more has changed. We have the same group of people steering the affairs of our various institutions as well as country, the same resources, the time which is 24 hours in a day, among others but the only thing that can bring change and progress is the mind.
Change our minds
We can only make significant progress as individuals, society and a country if there is a renewal of our minds. If Ghanaians are going to change their minds, the things they do, their approach to work, time consciousness, believe in the things they do and put the interest of the country first; we will make significant progress as a country but not the 31st night we attended. 31st night is just a formality, a ritual which ushers us to another hopeful year.
As individuals, we need to be committed to the things we do and make conscious effort of bringing the change we want to see.
You may have a long list of resolutions for 2019 but if you are not self-disciplined, you cannot achieve or fulfil it. Therefore, we need to be self-disciplined as we work hard to fulfil our dreams since Rome was not built in day.
As an individual, you can see change in your life if you check the time you wake up, the money you spend or how you spend it, how you spend your time and the things you do with your time.
Life will certainly come with its own challenges and difficulties but do not pay much attention to the lows, but face life with confidence as you do your best.
As a country, we can develop if only Ghanaians can change their work attitude and be more punctual at work, productivity would increase rather than spending hours to prayer for the development of the country because, God has already done His part, it is left for us to face the reality by changing the way we do things.
As a Country, we want to develop yet we don’t want to go by the rules of development; we won’t unless we change our ways as we renew our minds as individuals.
All we need is change of attitude and our minds because, if Ghanaians do not change their attitudes and continue in this current state of affairs of business as usual, the nation will not witness any meaningful development.
If indeed Ghana should develop, there is an urgent need for a paradigm shift towards a new way of doing things in the country. Leaders in position at various offices should engage their subordinates or workers to know their problems and how best they could all work together to make significant progress as an Organisation but should not be bossy at their various offices.
Other countries have been able to develop as a result of discipline and a positive attitude towards work. Ghana has a future because, we have all the necessary resources and institutions but the only thing left is our mind-set.
There could be positive prophesies by ministers of God this year, but if we do not change our minds and attitudes, we will still be in our current situation. Let us make use our resources as we change our attitude and put the country first.
Editor: Mr. Louis Owusu