HARD TIMES ARE BEST

ALOYS MICHAEL: Life situations can help you grow or pull you down

The beginning of all success is how you respond to a difficult time

In Summary

•The fate of life is about using the little you have to move; it is an exam with different questions and answers.

•The young generation should control spending and embrace the African philosophy of simplicity and hard work.

Some situations in your life come as a lesson to help you grow better while others just come to put you down.

“Hard time best time”, a book by Mickson Msechu, teaches one how to respond when going through difficult times and actually shows how difficult time is a good time in your life.

It also depicts the Kenyan society where there is series of people's untold sufferings maybe through economic oppression and lack or inadequate opportunity to realize their potentials.

The beginning of all success is how you respond to a difficult time.

When you find yourself in a difficult time, the best thing to do is build a habit of fending your mind because you are more motivated than when you are in good times.

You are inspired by a good life when you choose a good book, however, don't choose a book just because your friends, relatives or others chose it.

Choose a book that takes where you want to go.

Life is so dynamic and full of disappointments, not everything is all about school education.

Mickson is sarcastic in the sense that graduating with a first-class degree in finance doesn’t mean one will make more money than the rest.

The fate of life is about using the little you have to move, it is an exam with different questions and answers.

Good communication with people, understanding people, logical thinking and understanding money are the four ideals advocated in this book, they are very important to learn in difficult times.

The late billionaire, Chris Kirubi is an excellent example of a prepared mind.

He took time to understand people, therefore, knowing how to get what he wanted from them, he understood money the more he found it easy to solve financial issues having believed in spending according to your standards financial ideology.

Mind is the standard of the people, it helps in creating good habits that lead to a better future and finally, good communication skills are a recipe for success.

Mackson is a real-life game changer to Kenyan youths having enriched his book with all ingredients to cutter put someone in a great sphere of life.

Earning good without investment and saving is a way down to difficult time lingering in abject pauperism, he encourages creative thinking and setting up of realistic goals which someone can achieve.

Trying to be different in a positive manner is the greatest decision one can make.

Let's not use school education to think like dead plants.

The young generation should control spending and embrace the African philosophy of simplicity and hard work.

Becoming rich or remaining poor is a choice, engaging the mind in constructive stuff not only ensure proper time and decision making process but is a big boost towards making our time on earth quite fabulous and worthy.

Communication and media technology student

Maseno University

 

Edited by Damaris Kiilu