“Tloga tloga e tloga kgale, modisa wa kgomo o tswa natso sakeng” – which simply implies the importance of working hard from the go and avoid procrastination.
The above Sepedi Proverb reminds me of the time I was still in high school (Mahoai high School) deep in the rurals of Limpopo. Every first day at school each year, our then Principal Raboshakga used to motivate us so much at morning assembly. He would mention the proverb, encouraging us to work hard from the very first day of school and not wait till the final year exams and expect to succeed. He used to even joke with us saying that the year has already ended, imagine on the first day at school in January. I still use the proverb as my motivation even today. Meeting deadlines is much easier for me now, as I grew up knowing the danger of procrastination.