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Breaking New Ground in The Standard

I believe that each one of us is born with a specific mission to accomplish in life.


This is the reason we are born with different gifts and talents and find ourselves driven to achieve different goals. These gifts and talents are given to us so that we can use them to serve others. I found two beautiful quotes on which express this really well.

Pablo Picasso says; “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away”. Greg Anderson on the other hand put it this way; “When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life”.

In 2003, we launched a TV Programme called Breaking New Ground. It was a programme about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. People, who had talents and gifts, people who had a desire to do something good, something positive in order to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. We watched stories of people who had “dreams” and listened as they narrated how they had fought against all odds to achieve these “dreams”.

We were inspired by people who encountered adverse situations but fought every such circumstance to rise to victory. We recognised them as a result, we celebrated them for “Breaking New Ground” and for giving the rest of us hope.

I believe that we are at such a time in our country, a time to break new ground. Our country is calling on its sons and daughters who have gifts and talents to use them selflessly for the betterment of our society. Those with ideas, to rise up and participate in community building initiatives. We need people at every level to get involved, to be passionate once again and begin to make a positive impact in their surrounding communities. Time has come for us to serve our country, to serve one another. It is going to require us to become faithful stewards and to do things differently in order to bring about change.

In this column, you will be reading about people who are doing practical and workable things and about communities that are determined to create a better standard of living for its members. What an opportunity to inspire one another and work together to create a more fruitful and meaningful future for ourselves and our children.
I believe that as citizens and residents of Zimbabwe, we have done well. We have weathered the storm and emerged victorious.

Our victory is not so much in material gain, but in the fact that we are wiser today than yesterday. It is in the reality that our pain and the hardships we have endured stand as a source of strength to motivate us to “dream” again.

Let us translate this victory into growth, growth of our communities, growth of our economy, growth of our nation. Next time you hear a story of someone, of people doing extraordinary things for the greater good of communities, let me know, so that we can share this success, for it is indeed ours.

Patricia Mabviko Musanhu is a Company Director/Producer of Black and White Media Productions. She can be contacted at

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