Why We Work..

So why do you want to leave your job and get another?

That was the first question in that consultation room..her answers were vague. Or do i call them not structured she jumped from her seniors being bossy to collegues not being cooperative..let me spare you the long conversation we didn’t come up with much..

Now we work for satisfaction and money in that order.. when you are satisfied with what you doing you enjoy and work isn’t a burden anymore..

Money can be a motivation where by you only stay for the end of month package.. it’s in such instances that I have seen people quit their jobs to do something less paying but more fullfiling. And that is fine.Totally.

Drama comes when you have nothing to keep you motivated money no satisfaction just a daily routine to pay rent and buy food and help your mind have just enough to keep your weight in check. Sadly or unfortunately this is where most kenyan youth are. Chasing anything for the sake of making a living.

So people don’t have a chance to work at what they truly want when they have the energy. That’s why most people will start their own thing after retiring.. let’s say a NYAMBURANDUNGU FOUNDATION when I’m retired and have ‘alot‘ of money but no energy.. just a Will Power written on paper but no strength to drive it….

It’s in this situation that other strong willed young leaders Will come knocking doors with brown envelopes ( we all know what is usually in them). some of you probably have a personal experience where they were knocked out courtsey of those envelopes carrying those long CVs …. It’s this nowadays halfbacked degree holders that will carry or be forced by circumstances to carry the idea of this retired senior citizen. Remember this is not even their idea they just want some money to live, that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything in mind to grow them… but they don’t have Money so lisilo na budi hubidi.

And this is a cycle… it will take a strong heart to break free from what is now the norm. Its not gonna be easy.. it’s tough but if you get satisfaction money might follow. We already have enough rich frustrated people and young desperate ones. Your decision daily dictate whether their number increases or not

Finally brethren.. I didn’t say quit your not satisfying job today but have in mind you need time to work on what you personally want to do.. don’t waste or rather use up all your energy working for an employer. Or living someone else’s dream. work, get experience don’t forget you have a life to live…

In the end we’re gonna be measured by how much of our selves we gave and left behind

Nyambura Ndungu 2018-16-05

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