Previously, I did a post on 5 things I am grateful for, in a gratitude challenge I was nominated. I took up the challenge but didn’t complete it as was instructed. I was expected to contact the 5 people I nominated to inform them, but I failed to do so. Up till now, I am not sure they have all seen the nomination and those that have seen it, I am not sure they have responded to it yet. The rule says they should acknowledge the nomination within 72 hours. That should have elapsed by now. Well…?While I was seeking for admission to study in the university, I did the usual thing – write JAMB. I think I wrote it up to 4 times seef… if not more; it doesn’t mean I am olodo o… *smh* I am not an efiko either. Anyways, I have always had this feeling that before I got admission in the school I graduated from, I got admission in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (Unizik), a school I chose as my 1st choice at least 3 of the earlier times I applied for JAMB.
You know how you get so lazy to follow our dreams that when the dream finally becomes a reality, you won’t know... This is my story: One of those times I wrote JAMB choosing UNIZIK, I did every thing necessary needed to have been done including scoring above 200, writing post utme and so on... I guess the only thing I did not do, or do well, was to follow up properly, especially when the admission list was out. Deep within, I was convinced I would get the admission, but in my reality I never did. Somehow, I still feel I got that admission and never knew I did.
I have this friend who registered for JAMB to study Computer Science, but when he got the admission was given Industrial physics. When the list came out, he checked the list of Computer Science which he applied for, both 1st list and 2nd and noticed his name did not appear in any. He only got to know he was granted admission when someone who knows his full name checked on the list of Industrial Chemistry in search for another name. If not for this guy…? Since then I always advice those hoping to get admission in a school to check all the lists from every department before giving up or getting all excited.
For every system that is, there should be a feedback system that works. Feedbacks help you to track the progress you make and it helps suggest on how to augment or modify on what you are doing so that your efforts doesn’t seem wasted at all. It helps improve and ensure success rate. It might not particularly be only in the big projects we embark on. Everything we are involved in in life no matter how small it is would do better with a good feedback system. Feedback works.
Let’s try this feedback thing and see if there is any difference in outcome from what you usually do especially your mentality and approach to things and the success rate.
I wish you well.