The primacy of the successful journey of pursuing personal development begins with making concrete decisions about what one wants to achieve in this life. However, making concrete decisions about what one wants is not an easy task more especially when it comes to making decisions about long-distance travel. People are filled with anxiety as they think about leaving their home countries for some years; they are perplexed by the prospect of unknown situations they anticipate to face; they are haunted by mixed feelings of losing some close relationships and missing friends; they are in between doubt and hope.
It was in 2017 when I was accepted as a student to join the African Christian College community to pursue my academic career. Full of enthusiasm, with my hubris, I looked into the prospectus of the African Christian College, and I was caught by the leadership courses that the school offers. Realizing that I was already running a youth business development organization, the Foundation for Business Development in Africa (FOBDA), I saw an opportunity to improve my leadership and entrepreneurial skills. I was so inquisitive to join African Christian College and learn because I saw the hope of achieving my academic goals.
In 2018, I started my class as a first-year student. The journey has not been an easy one. It challenged me to learn, think, and apply what I was learning. Previously, I was among those who used to view theology as just a mere course that does not require much effort and attention provided if one has and read the Bible. Contrary to that, when I started classes this view changed as I saw that what I was thinking was totally mistaken. However, the most important part is that I could feel that I was getting what I wanted to get to sharpen my career as a leader. I’m now acquainted with proper leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and I hope to equip others with the knowledge that I have gained from African Christian College.
I believe that I have achieved what I wanted to achieve at African Christian College. I wanted to be equipped with effective leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Now I comprehend that leadership is about teamwork, and it is the art of loving and caring for the people following you. Not only that, but also that leadership is an act of influencing and motivating followers to perform a particular task. Furthermore, I’m well acquainted with the knowledge that leadership is not about making people happy or sad. It is simply the act of doing what is right according to the moral standard of the workplace. Due to this, I’m prepared to fight against corruption, bribery, money laundering, and favoritism at the workplace. I’m, therefore, thankful to have been part of the African Christian College community and learned more about how to become a good leader and implement some of the critical things I have feared in my career.
Therefore, it is reasonable to say that I have reached the top of this mountain and begin a new trip.