Time to Take Initiative; Leading Towards the Bright Future
“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”
— Eddie Rickenbacker
We read a pile of quotations like this daily, which describe the attributes of good character and to take initiative in your life. But the situation is, we only read the quotations, praises the author and forgot. We didn’t make effort to apply these quotations on our personal life. I always think to do something productive for the youth character and career building.
Train of the year 2017 reached the station of month August. During starting weeks of August, everyone is full of the spirit of patriotism, and make many decisions, and plans. I also had a lot of ideas in my mind. I discussed my ideas with my friends and decided to execute a plan practically. They also have some plans and our core topic was same. We want to do counseling sessions and workshops at schools and colleges level. Some have planned for career counseling, a few for ethics counseling and some advised to do both. After the collective decision, we decided to arrange a session with the theme of Career and Ethic building counseling.
We made a proper plan, how to arrange and execute a seminar. Seminar execution plan was;
We chunk the execution plan and assigned everyone his/her task. We are 6 members and task division was;
Hira is our Team leader to make the central decision.
“A leader’s role is to raise people’s aspirations for what they can become and to release their energies so they will try to get there.” — David R. Gergen
In 1st step, we decided the title of seminar named “Toward the Bright Future”
After deciding the title, then next step was to decide where, when and how we will execute our plan. We make up mind to execute the plan step by step and move with patience. We arranged a meeting and our agenda was to decide where we can execute our plan. First, we picked privates institution to execute our plan but there was some restriction to execute our plan. Restrictions were; Private schools and colleges were closed up to mid of August, there were some issues for the permission to arrange a seminar in the private sector, and private sector doing their duty well to improve their students future. So, we will not be able to meet with the appropriate result there. Our second preference was government sector. There was less resistance than the private sector. Thus, we decided to execute our plan in the Government school and our target was the student of Matriculation.
We prepared a proposal for the seminar in the Government School and visit the area head of Government school. We described the whole situation, our plan and benefits of the seminar. Seminar date was also decided, 2nd week of September, during the meeting.
Our seminar benefits are;
Students would be able to believe in their own selves.
Students would be able to curve their passion.
Students would be able to select right field.
Students would be able to learn good living rules.
Students would able to learn good ethics
For school, it would be beneficial in the respect of school environment, result and publicity.
We all have to do an action to make Pakistan a better, ethical and progressive country. Because our beloved Quaid Muhammad Ali Jinnah said;
“Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students, who are nation builders of tomorrow. They must fully equip themselves by discipline, education, and training for the arduous task lying ahead of them”
Cesar Chavez said for the students:
“Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves — and be free.”