To find jobs, let go of our past

We must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities. - NSTP file pic, for illustration purposes onlyWe must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities. – NSTP file pic, for illustration purposes only

LETTERS: We are living in an era fraught with ambiguities. Rapid change is the norm. It requires courage to challenge the status quo.

We need to create new neural pathways in the brain that, over time, replace old patterns that make us shift our responsibility to others.

Albert Einstein said: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

We must start teaching in schools and colleges that people need to leverage their innovative abilities.

If we do not like our conditions, we have to do something different. It is frustrating and even soul crushing when my former students tell me that they cannot find jobs.

I know I must tell them to move on from having too many ideas or knowledge to the ones they want to do something with.

I am guilty as well. We prepare youths for a world that no longer exists.

It is unlikely that jobs will come by easily. Everybody has a creative potential.

Start to change your perspectives. We behave in a certain way based on expected results and experiences.

You have to believe you can serve some of the world’s needs or at least get training and develop new job skills. Let go of previous programming that’s holding you back.

If you cannot find a job, why not create your own? Start with what you love, even if you cannot see the whole picture of how it will turn out.

When you believe in yourself and take action, opportunities will come from places and people you would never expect.

Ask for help when you are struggling.

The government also provides programmes or aid for you.

by DR MARYAM ABIMBOLA MIKAIL

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