Our generally peaceful elections happened more than a week ago. We have a new president-elect. My candidate did not win and it left me emotional for a day or two but life does not stop just because… and so it went on. The people have chosen and well… gotta respect that. But I am entitled to my opinion, after all this is my blog. 🙂 Methinks we let the good one slip away, yes we did. And why do I think so? Because the good one had a plan, his proposed policies are practical and doable; he gives importance to education, it is key to one’s success in life as it is key to a country’s success. To minimize corruption, his plan was to offer incentives and rewards for good behavior. He also does not bicker as the other politicians do. He was able to mount a positive, credible and issue-based campaign without having to resort to mudslinging tactics against any of his opponents to win over millions. One of his main platforms is national unity and reconciliation. I believe that if he had won, he could do a lot more for our country as he thinks outside the box. I also believe that this is just the beginning. He has awaken a previously indifferent constituent in me. I will, in the meantime, silently keep an eye on our newly elected President; pray that integrity and good principles guide his administration for the next 6 years.
As I was contemplating on the events of the past week, I remembered this cool video with very good advice to boot. Inspired by it, I came up with a few lessons learned thus far, that I strongly believe in.