I have stopped sleeping on my talents and abilities
“Titles don’t define leaders. Actions and deeds define leaders. I want to be this kind of a leader. This is exactly what LEMP has taught me. And what’s more, I’ve got to increase my knowledge and feed my spirit and soul very well on a well-balanced diet: The Word (BIBLE), books, current issues, exercise etc. I am leaping out into being that leader, who is a LEADER. Titles DON’T give leaders. LEMP has a load of sweet things to feed on. I’ve eaten so well from it. I don’t regret one bit being associated with LEMP. Already, I am on my toes, working on my motivational book, writing more and more scripts every day. Alas! I got my eyes opened on this one: Nimewacha kulalia masikio (stopped sleeping on my talents and abilities). I am also already on with the drawing of cartoons and animals for primary school productions. I motivate at least two souls in a week as I target a thousand plus before the close of three years. I can’t say my circle of friendship is still the same. I now understand the essence of networking social media platforms. I’ve got to keep myself connected. You’ve got to know me! I got to network with you. Staying connected and networked is one of the to-do things that I can’t leave out when writing my schedule. I clearly understand the job market. I know the tricks. I only need to take a step and get down to it. My papers are clean and ready. I am a job creator: I know I am and you won’t convince me otherwise. Then, I know how to manage my finances, just ask me how. I can confidently say that I am not the person I was before joining LEMP and I assure you that I will not be the person I am today in the near future. I know what I was created for! I know the limits. I know what I stand for and against, fearlessly. I can clear cut what I want and what I don’t want, what I need and what I don’t need. I just can’t settle for anything! I have a plan. A plan for my future, a schedule for each week before it commences, with every minute well accounted for, giving each day my very best. Whatever I lay my hands on, I do with all my might. I no longer want to live like idiots; they spend too much time dreaming of the future, never realizing that a little of it arrives every day. This keeps me on my toes. Lastly, I know who I am: A spiritual being. Everything around me is about GOD. He made me. I’ve got to live my purpose. Only being and doing all I was created for. At least I now know that: GREATNESS WITHOUT PURPOSE IS A GRAVEYARD. Purpose is simply why we live!" Mary Wanjeri, Student, LEMP Season 6 Alumni and Student at the University of Nairobi.