Back in Sudan once I say my full name I receive all the respect from the person who is standing in front me. This is not by luck or by coincidence. This respect is because of my grandfather’s achievements. Ahmed Makki Abdu one of was few Sudanese people who got the chance to rule Sudan while Great Britain was ruling Sudan. He started in an accounting job and ended up as the first Sudanese to become the governor of Khartoum state. Let’s look at the facts behind his success or actually behind choosing him to rule this important position at that sensitive time. Amed Makki has an ability that for the British was the most important factor for choosing him, which is the practical intelligence. He was able to convince people with his opinion and always to get the people to his side. He knew how to say, when to say, and to whom. He was the best example of a political person. Plus the practical intelligent, ha was open minded, and to be like that beck time in Sudan was very rare. British didn’t put him straight to his highest position, but after putting him through different careers. For example, they put him as the governor of Darfur, which is known it’s very hard situations, but he didn’t stumble and he proved his abilities. In Darfur he became very popular and loved by the people, and when people now ask why he was different than the others, the result showed that he was very kind to them and he made them feel like his just like them. For instance, he attended all the events, and even when the strong rain hits Darfur he go down to streets and help them to protect their state. The government was surprised with him to pass this setuation, so they decided to put as the first governed for Khartoum state. As a conclusion, Ahmed makki was an outlier in Sudan back then.
Even though I used to believe on IQ as the main point for success, but Gladwell succeeded on changing my point of view. Through the book Gladwell listed a number of opportunities can be the reason for your success, but at the end he mentioned the working hard and trying point, which for me I believe it can be really a reason for being successful. What made me quite sure that IQ is not the main point to become successful is that even Chris Lengan –the person with the highest IQ in the world- is not successful, but if we looked at the most successful people we will find one of the listed opportunities plus working hard and trying. Being smart and having a high IQ can be not enough because the person can be quite haphazard, so he is not making use of his own smartness. Moreover, if the person is not smart enough he can be successful.If he worked hard and tried just like the Japanese people who Gladdwell mentioned in chapter eight, and he might become the best person with the more Pennants than nay smart person. Maybe a smart person is more able to solve mathematic or Arithmetic than a normal person, but this normal person can solve it to if he made more effort and didn’t give up without trying
I as a Sudanese maybe I don’t know enough about Egypt to say if it has high PDI -Power Distance Index- or not, but I think one of Egypt’s Dotters is that it has high PDI because every time I go out on streets I Elaborately noticed the huge deference on treating rich and poor people. Respect and getting everything they want is what rich people get in Egypt, while the opposite happens to poor people. It’s not only about rich and poor, but also before the revolution people from other countries were treated better than Egyptians by the government. Moreover, on work, the people with high positions are having more abilities than the lower ones. For me I think Egypt has a high PDI because I used to see a lot of situations where police men are being clumsy for hitting poor people for stupid reasons. Moreover, in the university I noticed that every person is making use of his position to order the lower persons in a mean way and without respect. Those two examples are explaining why I think Egypt has a high PDI.
”Good night” was the only thing we were trying not to say.
you used to help me stand up after stumbling everyday.
we used to hang out, eat, drink, chat, laugh and play.
Go out together and ”hahahaha” is what we used to say.
We hated the moon because it was the only sign to say what we were trying not to say.
Since I came here ” missing you ” is what I feel, and now I really miss to play.
And what we hated became my best and only friend everyday.
Hi moon, I miss them moon, and good night moon is what now I say.
As working in a proper career became everyone’s first priority these days, there are three things make this work or career more satisfying. First autonomy is an important one because being the one who controls and embroiders your own work will encourage you to work harder, to give your best relentlessly and also to love your own career. Second complexity is another important fact to satisfy your work. Complexity help the worker to do his work more perfectly because he has an innate talent and because he knows the fundamentals. Third connection between effort and rewards is helpful for the worker to continue in his work for two reasons. The first one is that if the worker is working hard and not getting enough money, one day he might stop giving his best and do what is equal to the rewards he gets. The second reason is that not having good rewards might lead a lot of hard workers to quit their job. As a result autonomy, complexity and connection between effort and rewards are important to make work satisfying.
Sudan as it used to be the largest African country, now it is separated into two independent countries. We as Sudanese always faced the problem of not having enough projects to work at because the country is so large and because of the war. Now the war stopped and the country became smaller which mean that there will be more money to spend in projects in the next four or five years. The percent of educated Sudanese has increased rapidly, and every Sudanese parent became more worried about giving their children the best level of education in order to be a prodigy which will lead to high educated generation after four to five years. Plus that my generation will be lucky one in an exaggeration way because we will find a lot of careers to work at and because we are highly educated generation. I will be one of the luckiest because I am AUCian which in Sudan the companies always look for its graduated students. Plus the previous facts, in the first 1990 the birth rate was less and very orthogonal to the past generation in the chances side, so I was born in the right place and time to have a good career.
I believe that success depends on strong personality and the self confidence. People need to have the enough strength to make their dreams come true. When I grew up I had innately weak personality. I never said my opinions publicly, I never worked in achieving my dreams, and I was always stumbling in every step I make. I never thought that I will have power one day, but then I became the queen of Jordan. When I became the queen of Jordon I got confidence on myself, I realized that being scared is never a solution for weakness, and I started achieving my dream which is helping people. And now I have one of the best foundations to help people around the world- which is distinguishes from the other Arab’s foundations-, and I give all the credit to my turning point which was when I realized that strong personality and self confidence is all I need to be a successful person.
After spending the last year studying hard, I got 85.7% in the suddenness certificate. The government gave me a full scholarship at the University of Khartoum School of law. I was dreaming to become a lawyer, and then I changed my mind to the major of international law. As a result of not finding my major and because of the Arabic system in the University of Khartoum I let my scholarship away as a rummage, and I applied to AUC. Though it was my own decision, but now I do regret it, because I feel like I am not doing what I dreamed about. I left that opportunity behind me without thinking of how to solve the problems. For example I could attend my courses and solve the English language by extra courses, and for the international law I was able to do it as an after graduate studies. If I thought of those solutions before, maybe now I was enjoying my time with my family and friend instead of felling depressed and loosing the focus on my studies. AUC as the best university in the Middle East is what I thought about undeniably before and it is the reason for me to continue my studies here, so I can be a distinguishes. The fact of loosing an opportunity is not easy to go over it, unless i make use of my wrong decision, so i will work more hours at my studies,so i can prove to my family and friend thet i made the right decision.
In Sudan to become a successful person depending only on merit is kind of impossible. Althoug there is alot of people became successful in sudan by depending on their selves, but ofcourse there was a little help by other people. For example if there is a graduated student who had graduated with high grades ,and through his academic life he was a successful student and selfdependent, as a result of this effort he should be as an example a tycoons,but when he will be looking for a job ofcourse he will need help from other people so he can be accepted at any job because of the high competition between graduate students. As aresult most of the working people in sudan there is alot of other persons who are high educated more than them but they are not working because they dont know people in high positions so they can help them, so there is no meritocracy. On the other sides, if anyone went out to the streets he will notice the drivers that they dont have any idea of what they are doing, for a second you will think that the one who is driving is just a toddler. For example, you will find drivers going on the red light,drivers on the opessite direction and it will not be so hard to find someone stop in the middle of the high way to pick up someone. In my opinion i think this must be change because this way alot of hard workers dont get enough cridet of what they have done throug their lifes.
Date of birth:30 August 1970.
Place of birth:Kuwait.
Living or deceased:living.
Website/Blog/Twitter page (if living):http:twitter.com/queenrania
Profession/Field in which person was successful:
I choose queen Rania as example of a successful Arab person, because she is very successful on her position as a queen. She helps people and make a lot of effort of improving not only her country, but all the Arab countries, and because she draws a beautiful pitcher about Arabian women around the world. I admire queen Rania success because her success came as a result of hard work not by coincidence. Queen Rania makes use of her position in a helpful way not like most of the other queens. I am aspired to be like Queen Rania in the way of helping needed people, and by spreading peace around the world and by fighting aggressive. Queen Rania should serve as a model in Arab society of what it means and should mean to be successful. For example she is a successful woman, so people should stop saying that to be a successful woman in Arab society is an outlier.