Be Smarter Tomorrow Than You Are Today, Then We’ll Talk

By Teboho Polanka

Photo by Yingchou Han on Unsplash
Photo by Yingchou Han on Unsplash

“I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Abe Lincoln

It is very important that we grow both personally and professionally. Otherwise we’re just existing. In today’s competitive world failure to show significant growth may mean you’re doomed to chronic cycle of poverty and economic inactivity.

Whether we talk of seeking formal employment or desire to be our own bosses, growth is a non-negotiable issue. We must grow.

We have two options, especially when the tough gets going, either to give up or grow up. Giving up maybe tempting at times, but sooner or later you’ll realize that it’s never a good option. Be wide-eyed in how you go about life.

You’ll either grow willingly at your own pace or maybe forced to want to grow. We need to be in line with a conscious reconstruction of our realities, but without a passion for growth nothing will work out.

Personally I have, like a great majority of graduates, sat home expecting to somehow be employed because I supposedly have good credentials but all that was me fooling myself. I came to realize that at some point we need to solve problems with a fair amount of maturity. Whether it be during our job search or our initial starting up of a dream business.

I mean that’s why we have “motivation gurus’’ out there who try and tell us that sometimes we need to just face our fears and grow. However, whether or not motivation works isn’t part of our present discussion.

It has been said that in all of our lives we only contribute ten percent and the other ninety rests on how we deal with what happens to us. It is important that we hit the mute no longer.

Paul once said, “When I was a child I thought like a child, reasoned like a child but when I became a man I left childhood ways behind.” The change you want to see in your life begins with you. Grow up and see the veil being removed into treasures of life.


Teboho is a Social Worker, Writer and Inspirational Speaker. He is in pursuit of MSc. in Managerial Psychology. Graduates are able to apply psychological principles and methods to tackle challenges in the work environment and provide effective practical solutions. Acting as industrial-organizational psychologists.