Archive for April, 2012
What You Do Matters. None of us are here by accident. You have to consider the overwhelming circumstances and odds. The confluence of situations that had to take place in order to bring you to the place that you are now. Your life has reason, purpose, direction, and magnitude; but only you can fulfill that purpose, realize that reason, choose that direction, and reach the height of that magnitude.
The common saying is: “Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
Personally, there are few things in the world that I love more than freedom! Not to mention the ability to free others. #success #significance
Freedom is an awakening from sleepwalking. Any such awakening is like falling in love- you begin to care so much that you can’t help yourself. That is why the most desirable and wise way of living – a life of radical love in freedom and radical freedom in love- lures us to fall awake in order stand for something bigger and grander than ourselves. – Dr. Cornel West
I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if they only knew they were slaves. – Harriet Tubman
Ubuntu: is an African classical philosophy or worldview focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other.
Ubuntu: “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu offered a definition in a 1999 book:
A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, based from a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.
Tutu further explained Ubuntu in 2008:
One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.
Master yourself, your thoughts and your mind and you shall be a slave to none; person nor circumstance.
In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill reminds us that it takes NO MORE effort to aim high in life, demand abundance, and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. #don’tlistentoyourbrokefriends #includingyourownoldmind #millionairementorship #betransformedbytherenewingofyourmind