Students inspired to achieve their dreams
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Students inspired to achieve their dreams

Dr Joe Molete motivating students

Qhawekazi Memani

The Centre for Curriculum Development (CAD) team, alongside Dr Joe Molete, held a motivational seminar for students as part of the first-year experience at the Desmond Tutu Hall on 12 May.

Dr Molete has committed himself to running leadership coaching and mentorship workshops and he believes that with the right support everyone can achieve their goals. He began his address with the reminder that we are all running a race towards success and it is crucial not to fool around. “Success is the peace of mind of knowing that you have achieved what you wanted,” he said.

He shared the following traits that he feels rob people of greatness: complaining; comparing; competing; criticising and conforming.

He emphasised the actions one should rather pursue such as taking charge, developing yourself, connecting with your passion, nurturing your spirit, being grateful, understanding greatness, loving what you do, helping others and keeping the faith. He also encouraged the students to be the founders of something rather than settling for the “looking-for-a-job” norm prevalent in the country.

He also shared with the students the 2020 skills from the World Economic Forum which will be needed in the future. They include:

  • Complex problem-solving;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Creativity;
  • People management;
  • Coordinating with others; and
  • Emotional Intelligence.

As someone who has spent 14 years at different universities acquiring knowledge and 20 years working, assisting entrepreneurs to commercialise their inventions and understanding how tough life can be, comes naturally to Dr Molete.

He is truly committed to making sure that people’s lives are indeed transformed.

He closed off by quoting Robert H. Schuller: “Tough times never last, but tough people do”.

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