Friday, December 6, 2013

Lessons from Mandela (RIP Madiba)

• Position is not always power.
• Time is always ripe to do right.
• Words are powerful igniters of hope.
• Jail encloses the body but not the mind.
• Strength can be achieved through humility.
• Forgiveness can be lived out not only said out.
• Everyone wants association with something great.
• One can lead from the back and put others in front.
• A single person can bring the whole world together.
• Life is short but a lot can be achieved with little time.
• People remember someone who touches their lives.
• Magic is inside us all, it just needs an igniter. #Madiba magic.
• Resentment kills the person who has it rather the person it is directed at.
• Power can be handed down even though inherently deserved for longer.
• Fighting for justice and peace can be achieved using nonviolent strategies.
• If you believe in something strong enough, you will stand for it with your life.
• A leader never shows fear. Courage is not absence of fear but triumph over fear.
• No one is born with hate, it is learnt. Love can be taught, but comes more naturally.
• Legendary status happens over time and includes a bit of pain and tears in the process.
• The blood may boil with anger but the brain remains the best option for thinking and deciding.