SEIZING TOMORROW TODAY
May is an important month − it almost marks the middle of the year, and we all are taking stock of the first part of the year, probably wondering what happened to the past four months.
As professionals managing change in these uncertain times, it is important to reflect and see how we navigate uncertainty. More importantly, it is vital to identify opportunity and how we can seize it. Some of the most successful people in the world are not the best in their field but are just really good at seizing great opportunities.
Our beautiful country still offers many opportunities …
Our cover profile of this month, Gideon Botha, is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in Future Studies at the University at Stellenbosch. Gideon feels that the decisions the country makes will determine the plausible futures.
‘However, he says, it doesn’t feel like we are making decisions but rather that we are continually kicking the can down the road. The problem with this approach is that it leaves less time to implement much-needed decisions and compounds the outcomes of the decisions not being made. We have everything we need to make South Africa a great country, but we will have to start making the right decisions. Because not making a decision is a decision in itself …’
Mpho Makoko-Hottie confirms the importance of making decisions and ‘living’ that decision when she says that she decided she was going to become a chartered accountant already in Grade 11. Today, her definition of success is to live a purposeful life. To her, success is being able to be intentional about making your dreams a reality.
And then SAICA is hosting the annual AGM on 27 May at 09:00 via a webcast. Join the session and have a say about key developments and decisions that impact you as a member. Download and read the 2020 Integrated Report from the SAICA website for more information.