It may be more than a few months since Jessup 2018. However, the memories are still fresh and the lessons, unforgettable.
We recently asked the Jessup 2018 representatives to tell us their greatest lessons learnt. These are their responses!
Tobi Oluwasanya says,
First, there is always a lesson to be learned from every seemingly unpleasant situation. Don’t underestimate your adversary, don’t overestimate yourself. Every new challenge is a fresh opportunity to prove yourself. Do not stand on the pedestal of precedent, it is not stable. You must, at every point you have the opportunity of mooting in a competition or otherwise, have duly prepared. (Thorough research and practice). Only by this would you continue to thrive.
Three things are very important; 1. Practice 2. Practice 3. Let’s not forget Practice.
It is true what they say, “practice makes perfect”
I think the most important lesson learnt is team playing, no matter how good you think you are, you are only as good as your weakest link.
Jimi Otitoola says,
One of the greatest lessons I learnt from Jessup. Teamwork is really important. No matter how good you are, you should always remember that you have a team. And if you do not work together, no matter how good you are/were, if they fail, you fail too. And if they succeed, it’s your success too.
Daniel Nwosu says,
Jessup was a lesson, a painful one and it changed my perception of a lot of things. Each time I had to get up for the judges to give me bad ratings, I learned the strength to stand up to situations, no matter how ugly. I wish it’d turned out differently, but it made me a better person and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
One more thing I learned at Jessup: “Prepare, prepare well, and prepare some more.”
Amirah Rufai says,
I learnt to never underestimate anyone in a competition…anyone, including yourself. In addition, practice not till you get it right, but until you can’t get it wrong.
One word rings through it all; Practice! Practice is very important. Soon, Tryouts for 2019 editions of Jessup & Price Media would come up. (We hope you have signed up)
Our advice for you is ‘practice, practice some more and keep practicing until you can’t get it wrong’