Nelson Mandela – 5 Lessons You Taught Me
Nelson Mandela has been a positive force in my life for as long as I can remember. He wasn’t just a president, in fact, he transcended the position. He was a singular entity of sheer willpower that I will never forget. In my darkest moments, he has been there. In my surest moments, he was there.
Here are the 5 Lessons that he taught me:
Do not be ignorant in your confidence or forget that we are all human, EVERYONE feels fear. Remain humble even when you do conquer.
Possibly my Favorite lesson! Going to tell you a story: A while back the world’s strongest man was Sergei and for the longest time the most he could power lift was 600. Because he was so conditioned to believe that 600 was all he could lift. In his mind, body & soul, that is all he could lift but one day his trainers hatched a daring plan. Instead of his usual daily lift of 600, they put on 602. Now because of Sergei’s belief, he lifted it! “Sergei! Sergei! Do yvou know vhat yvou’ve just done?!” They shouted. Ofcourse after that someone did 605, then someone else did 610 and so on and so on.
We rise by lifting others. Do you really want to reach the top, clawing, kicking and screaming against all the others? Or would you rather find like minded individuals that her positive and empowering to share in your journey? I promise you have someone to share your dreams, fears, thoughts and ideas with is a truly magical experience.
Where would we be if Nelson hadn’t risked it all for the freedom of his people?
Can you imagine your children or you not knowing the True Wonder of Harry Potter had JK Rowling settled for the life society deemed fit for her?
What if Barack Obama settled for a quiet life in the suburbs or the doubt that “a black man could never be president of America”?
Dream Big. Take Massive Action.
Obama is in town to honor Mandela! 2018
Check out his lessons here:
In closing I’m going to leave you with an Infamous quote that Nelson is often mistaken for being the orignator of, it’s by Marianne Williamson from her book A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
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