One of the biggest challenges people face today is staying optimistic.
We are living in times of big changes and are bombarded daily with bad news; stories that affect us and impact our hope of the goodness of mankind. We can get caught up in the wave of negativity the media showcases. It brings us an unconscious feeling of comfort when we think, “At least that didn’t happen to me, right?”
This is not a positive mindset for teachers and learners. We are lucky enough to have the skills available to make other people’s lives better. We have the power to change negativity to positivity, one person at a time. Coaches must go forth into the future with the goal of making our world a place where good news, not bad, is the standard. To achieve this, we must be optimistic about our chances for success. Without optimism, we cannot move forward.
Obekeng Gaeje (Grade 9)
Ntshovelo Khoza (Grade 8)
Tumelo Lusie (Grade 10)
Tlangelane Makhubele (Grade 9)
Baanetse Malekane (Grade 10)
Asisipho Mpurwana (Grade 9)
Thato Sello (Grade 8)
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The chief operating officer of the National Lotteries Commission was paid a “performance bonus” of nearly R1-million in a year when he wasn’t at work. Graphic: Lisa Nelson