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Growth Corner: Strive Towards Being Good, not Perfect


By Rogers Wanambwa

KIU, Main Campus – While we all crave to be perfect, it is impossible to be. You can be perfect at one thing (if you put in the time and resources), but that comes with sacrificing most other things in your life. I don't think that's perfection. 

So, as I began by saying, we can not achieve perfection. The Bible is open and tells us this in Romans 3:23. 

It is from this background that I believe that we should never strive to be perfect but to be good. Good at life, relationships, education, communication, and everything else. 

I think that this is the best way to live life. Being an all-round individual who can be relied upon to come through on all fronts. You are more likely to enjoy life by being good at things than when you are perfect at one at the expense of the rest. 

Now, I will admit that while being good at things is a fantastic way to live life, if you want to become successful, you have to be perfect at something. There must be something that you are the go-to. 

That said, I will iterate that you have to be good at all the rest if you want to live a well-balanced life. 

That's not the only reason, though. In the world we live in today, one needs to be good at multiple things/jobs if they are to remain relevant. We live in a world where specialisation may cost you dearly as jobs become irrelevant day and night. 

Being good at different things keeps you in the game. Studies show that many jobs will have a lifespan of only ten years in the next decade, meaning you must keep reinventing yourself to stay employable and relevant in the game. 

Interestingly, hundreds of job postings were not there just ten years ago because those industries were nonexistent or in their infancy stage. This shows that you must keep learning new things and becoming good at them.

With more resources available to us than ever, you have no excuse for not learning new skills. Stay open minded and be ready to learn new things. Dare to explore outside your niche.