18:39, 19.Sep 2016
President John Mahama has asked Ghanaians to cast away self-doubt and embrace optimism.
According to him, self-doubt engenders stagnation and stifles progress.
Speaking at the Good Friday Service on March 25, of the Light House Chapel International at the Independence Square in Accra, Mr Mahama said: “When we cast our self-doubt, we will be able to make it. The greatest enemy is self-doubt. If you are afflicted with self-doubt, you cannot make it.”
“In the spirit of Easter, I say that one of the things that we have to do as a nation is to cancel self-doubt. We see other nations and we admire them and we say Korea has made progress, Malaysia has made progress, but that is because they believed that their nations can be great. …But if half the time we say that we are useless and we can’t do it and we can’t go forward, you won’t go forward. You have to celebrate your successes one by one, and that is why I say count your blessings and name them one by one and it will amaze you what the Lord has done,” Mr Mahama told the crowd.
President Mahama also urged Ghanaians to latch on the potentials the country offers rather than dwell on difficulties.
“Ghana has a huge potential, if only we will take advantage. When we celebrate our success, we will go forward and that is why I say count your blessings one by one and it will surprise you what the Lord has done,”
“I want to use this occasion to express my best wishes to all Ghanaians. May the Spirit of Easter mark a new beginning,” he said.