THEME: “BUILDING ONE’S PERSONALITY AND BROADENING THE MINDS OF THE YOUTH”
ZAAKE W. KIBEDI
AMBASSADOR OF UGANDA TO THE NORDIC COUNTRIES
DEE YOUTH WORKSHOP COPENHAGEN
MAXIM: “MAKE IT HAPPEN”
KEY WORDS: PERSONALITY, QUALITIES, VALUES, CHARACTER,
PURPOSE & ATTITUDES
What do you understand by “Personality“?
What are the qualities that define you?
What is your distinctive character?
What are your values?
Could I be right when I say, Personality= Character= Qualities+
- Tell me qualities that define you without much thinking;
Is it: Honesty, Assertiveness, Flexibility, Problem solving,
Effective communication, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Empathy,
Humility, Strive not to disappoint, Efficient, Reliable, Attributes,
Discipline or Openness to experience?
Any number from five and above that you find in yourself guides
- what’s your distinctive character, what are your values?
What distinguishes you from others?
What is unique about you?
What is that you have special or that you value most?
Time management, Courage, Focus, Result oriented,
Commitment, Respect of others, Perseverance, Self-drive,
Organized, Trustworthy, Tolerance, Self-control, Listening
Proper understanding of your personality facilitates
broadening of your mind and living for a purpose.
What’s your living purpose?
Our success is in direct reference to what our purpose and our
meaning in life is.
The purpose of life is to have a purpose in life. Your fate is in
your own hands, and the choice is yours.
“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s
destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford
Your personality, your distinctive character and purpose will
provide for the achievement of your dreams.
What is your passion in life?
What is it that inspires you most?
What does it take to be like those that inspire you?
Identify your talent, pick up yourself by upholding your qualttles,
strengthening your character and building your personality to
ctearly, consistently and constantly pursue your dreams.
This can only be achieved with positive attitudes.
What attitudes to you attract in your mind? Positive or
The greatest teachers who have lived have told us that the law
of attraction is the most powerful law in the universe.
Attitude is one’s greatest asset or liability. If you choose
negative attitudes, believe me or not, your life will be negative.
If you choose positive ottitudes, your life will be positive.
It is this law of attraction that determines the complete order of
the universe, every moment in your life, and everything you
experience in your life.
It doesn’t matter who you are and where you are, the law of
attraction is forming your entire life experience, and this all-
powerful law is doing that through your thoughts.
You are the one who calls the law of attraction into action, and
you do it through your thoughts.
You cannot do anything unlawful or bad things without having
had the thought in your mind before.
I like using examples of myself not to offend anyone. For
example, when someone refers to me as a black person, that
makes my day which may not be the case with some other
people. Do you know why it makes be so happy?
Am I black?
If yes, where is the origin of black people?
If Africa, where is the origin of humans?
Modern humans originated in Africa within the last 200,000
years from a single group of ancestors. Therefore, why feel sad?
It is your thought making you sad!!
“As a man thinks in his heart, so he is” Proverbs 23:7.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Ambassador Zaake W. Kibedi on front seat, Mr. Aligo Francis Social Worker on right and Mr. Ane Divine J Legal Adviser
A core set of qualities and values, which defines someone’s
character, promotes success in many aspects of life.
“By the right choice and application of thoughts, a man can
reach any level of greatness, but by the wrong choice and
application, he can sink to the level of a beast.” Rino Solberg
Successful people pursue dreams or vision where their qualities,
values and character give them comparative advantage along
Personality traits are relatively enduring patterns of thoughts,
feelings and behaviors that reflect the tendency to respond in
certain ways under certain circumstances.
To emphasize this point I will use the example of this very
How many young people in and around Copenhagen do you
think heard of this workshop?
How many have turned up? First, turning up is a positive
attitude. You will not go back home the same. Secondly, what
qualities and values do you relate to this positive attitude?
Openness to experience, Flexibility, for some it may be honoring
the invitation and respect to the invitor- in this case David
How many have learned something for own betterment? What
could be the attached qualities? Assertiveness, Focus,
Enthusiasm, Self-drive, Listening, or Strive not to disappoint.
How many kept time? Time management value.
People can compensate for their shortfalls in one dimension by
having strengths in other dimensions.
When does one become a man or a woman for purposes of this
workshop? Don’t say age! Growing up and growing old is never
Growing old is mandatory while growing up is optional by
choice. This draws back to self-definition/ attitude and purpose
How do you build a good personality?
3Cs: Clarity/ Consistency and Constant with one’s characteristic
qualities and values.
“You should always mean everything you say/ but you should
not always say everything you mean. N
How do you broaden your mind?
KEP: Knowledge/ Experience and Practice.
I will conclude with some inspirational quotations to facilitate
for reflection on my presentation;
“Overcome fear/ Boost self-esteem/ Create success/ Claim your
inner strength/ make your dreams come true” Dr. Joe Ticho
“Only thing we have to fear is fear itself” Franklin Roosevelt
“Whatever you do in life/ surround yourself with smart people
who will argue with you. N Michel F. Bolle
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe/ it can
achieve/ N Napoleon Hill
“Life is about making an impact/ not making an income/ N Kevin
“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. N
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. N Nelson Mandela
“Stop complaining, nobody is listening, Pick up
yourself and pursue your dreams” Zaake W. Kibedi.
I THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION!