Saturday, 11 July 2015
WHO IS A PACESETTER?
A Pacesetter is
⦁ A Leader
⦁ A Pioneer
⦁ A Pacemaker
⦁ A Pacer
⦁ A forerunner
In essence, he or she is one who sets the pace for others to follow. He is a model for others to copy.
QUALITIES OF A PACESETTER
⦁ Determination/ focus on the Goal
⦁ Self-Knowledge which comes from self-evaluation and self-discovery
⦁ Finding solutions to problems; not waiting for solutions to be given to him or her
⦁ Time Management; being time conscious in everything he or she does.
⦁ Have a Vision and a mission
⦁ Allow few Distractions
⦁ Making challenges and failures stepping stone to success.
FACTORS THAT SERVE AS DISTRACTORS TO A PACESETTER
There are many factors that can distract or derail a pacesetter. These factors are grouped into two in this presentation.
1. Environmental or Social Factors
2. Personal Factors
These factors will be discussed briefly.
These include factors in the physical environment and surroundings of an individual. They include:
⦁ The Media: The media are categorized into three, these are print media, electronic media and the social media
a. Print Media: These include books and magazines that the individual reads.
b. Electronic Media: Television, Video, Play Stations, etc.
c. Social Media: This is the most recent of all the media, it includes Facebook, twitter, 2go, Badoo, WhatsApp, Google Plus, Instagram, to mention a few.
⦁ Friends: The kind of people an individual associates himself or herself with can either make or mar an individual’s ambition to achieve his or her goal.
⦁ Family: Family climate and atmosphere go a long way in helping an individual to achieve his or her set goals.
⦁ Institutions: These include associations and other groups an individual decides to join may lead him or her to success or failure in life.
Personal factors include those characteristics inherent in the individual which may hinder him or her from achieving his or her goals. Some of these include:
⦁ Task Approach strategy; how an individual sets goals and standards for actions. It also includes one’s mind set.
⦁ Interest: interest goes a long way in determining one’s success or failure in endavours.
⦁ Attitude: One’s positive or negative dispositions to things can influence achievement
⦁ Knowledge level and exposure to information
It takes a lot of determination and effort to be and remain a pacesetter to the end. Therefore, you need to remain focused to win the prize of SUCCESS at the end.
WORK HARD TO BE A PACESETTER IN YOUR ACADEMIC ENDAVOURS. SUCCESS IS ASSURED.