Youth Urged to Believe in Excellence


Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen is urging the country’s young people to believe in their ability to achieve excellence.
He noted that too often “people settle for mediocrity, but in order for you to achieve your goals you have to believe in excellence”.
“No matter how high the goals seem to be, you can and must apply yourself to achieving them. Once you have determined your goals, look for the highest point and let that be your benchmark and if at first you don’t succeed, try and try and try again,” he stated.
The Governor-General was addressing young achievers from the county of Middlesex at the ‘I Believe’ Consultative Youth Breakfast held on Wednesday (September 16) at the Runaway Bay HEART Hotel in St. Ann.
The event saw students from secondary schools in the parishes of St. Ann,
St. Mary, Clarendon, St. Catherine and Manchester voicing their concerns and sharing their views as to how they can make a positive impact on the country’s development.
Student from Aaubuthnott Gallimore High in St. Ann, Mickeliesha Treasure, embraced the Governor-General’s vision of ‘I Believe’ as the foundation for achieving success.
“I think that being successful depends on us the youths, to move towards fulfilling our dreams,” she said.
“We should try not to allow the problems and challenges of life to hinder us from achieving the highest level of success but we should try to think positive and believe that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us. With that belief, I am sure that we will be able to build better communities and a better Jamaica,” she added.

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