Nonhlanhla's Hilbright Journey


14 June 2017

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Nonhlanhla’s Hilbright Journey

It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist as well as to realize that each moment we are weaving the web to our own destiny. This opportunity is nothing short of overwhelming but very much appreciated too. I need you who may be reading this to know that I am not any different from you.


Having joined Hilbright Science College in January 2016, I felt a stabilizing security because I knew I was in good hands from the very first day. Being a Christian I derived much of my inspiration from portions of scripture ; mainly Proverbs 6:6-8, “Go to the ant , the sluggard ; consider her ways and be wise : which having no guide , overseer , or ruler , provides her meat in the summer , and gathers her food in the harvest” ; and Ecclesiastes 9:11, “I returned , and saw under the sun , that the race is not to the swift , nor the battle to the strong , neither yet bread to the wise , nor yet riches to men of understanding , nor yet favor to men of skill ; but time and chance happeneth to them all”.


One thing is for sure, no honest work has ever been degrading as such I worked towards my goals and gave it my all. I have always been one such student who loves order and accordingly I got organized for 2016. This order I achieved not by merely coming up with a study timetable but by planning out each day and activity likewise.


Revision of past examination papers was and still is a requisite for a more bearable examination experience. I may mention many other things of which you are most likely already familiar with but one other important element is that of good company. I managed to surround myself with individuals who also had and still do have a desire to make it in one respect or another. One such individual reminded me constantly that, “that which becomes of us is a product of our words, thoughts, attitudes and actions’’.


Theodore Roosevelt could have not said it any better when he said, “It is not the critic who counts but it is the man in the arena whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood…” . Most importantly prayer must become a habit. I sincerely hope 2017 be a successful year especially for the writing candidates.