Lisa Nqala

The blog is about being optimistic and being happy with what you have already achieved.

Sunday 21 February 2021


#Work on yourself first

You should be proud of yourself now that you have made it to matric. 

You are about to change your life for the better or for worse depending on how you behave this year. 

You are about to change your family, friends and love one’s life for the better. 

You are about to break or change generational curses. 

This year is the big deal for you. 

You really need to be awake and think out of the box.

You should be more confident and proud of yourself, the way you talk, walk, or carry yourself should demonstrate confidence.

 You need to visualize yourself succeeding.

 You need to focus, be determined, in control and inspired. 

You need to own this year.

 You need to avoid making silly or stupid mistakes that could cost you, your future.


Thursday 18 February 2021



#Time for Action   

·         Get/Google a list of all South African Universities and their contact details (some diaries have the list of all South African Universities such as government diaries).

·         List all the subjects you are currently doing. 

·         Download the University prospectors from universities homepage, website or get them from friends.

·         List the Courses that require the subjects which you are currently doing. 

·        Write down the required points for admission of your selected courses, target those points and aim high to achieve them (GOAL).

·        Put the list of targeted grades in an envelope and keep it in a safe place, re-visit it during the year to check if you are still on track or need to put more effort or work harder.

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#Research time

Research on the universities you would like to enrol at next year (Best University for your intended course). Research on the courses you would like to enrol in next year (Aligned with your matric subjects, strength and weakness). Solve the why and the what (why do you want this course, the university), (what are your hopes and dreams, what is your passion?). Research on the province you intend to reside in, the culture, the weather, career opportunities for your course. Research on bursaries, requirements, due dates, documents, the application process, contact details etc. 

NSFAS due date, website, process, documents, requirement etc.

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Wednesday 17 February 2021



#Seek advice from your Seniors

Divide your seniors into two groups

Group one

Those who did not do well. 

Ask them (This can be done face to face or via email, SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook etc.)

·        What are their advice to you as a new matriculant?

·        What did they do wrong and how they could improve the next time?

·        What were their challenges?

·        What skill required but they failed to muster?

·        What they consider as their silly or stupid mistake they made?

Group two

Those who did well and enrolled to their desired Universities and course

·        What are their advice to you as a new matriculant who want to end up like the next year?

·        What did they do right to end up to where they are today?

·        What were their challenges and how they overcome them?

·        What skills did they master?

·        What are the silly or stupid mistake did they avoid?

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Monday 15 February 2021


#Decide - what are your plans after matric?

How far are you willing to go to achieve your goals?

Are you going to university, college, work or start a business? If you do not make it next year, what are the other plans that will ensure you achieve your goal next time?

What is your plan A?

What is your plan B?

What is your plan C?

Write down all your plans and they should all be aligned with exercise 1 number 3, i. e. matric upgrade, where will you upgrade your matric results? 

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Sunday 14 February 2021


#Vision and dream board

Now that you have a better and clear idea of what you want, visualize your future.

Write down your vision, goals and dreams. Create a dream board (Google sample of dream boards). You will need old newspapers, magazine or pictures online, scissors, glue or prit. You can have two dream board the one on paper and the other one on your phone or laptop if you do not have a printer, you can just download pictures that inspire you and save them in different folders.

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Monday 1 February 2021

How I survived being an orphan - I made a decision

I changed the perception
Just after my mother's passing everything changed, I was young but I could tell that things were not the same.
I started to see people differently.
I started to see things differently.
The first thing you ask from God after the passing of the loved one is forgiveness.
I asked God to give me a heart that forgives.
When you go through the darkness you blame God and everybody close to you.
The only way I could pass that stage or phase was to beg God for years for forgiveness.
 Forgiveness leads me to the acceptance stage, As soon as I started to accept my life, I began to know and own my story. I told myself that this is my life.
I started to learn more about my situation. I started to accept the perceptions and made the decision to change them.
 As I started to acknowledge the perception of orphans, I started making decisions about my life and my purpose in life was discovered.

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