SUNDAY Dec 24, 2017 QUOTE
” EVERYTHING COUNTS…EVERY LITTLE THING THAT YOU DO OR DON’T DO COUNTS IN SOME WAY. EVERYTHING HELPS OR HURTS. EVERYTHING ADDS UP OR TAKES AWAY. EVERYTHING MOVES YOU TOWARDS YOUR GOALS OR MOVES YOU AWAY FROM THEM”
Dec 22, 2017
“Life is more difficult for those who don’t think effectively” – John C Maxwell
“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. You have to get up and make them for yourself!” -Madam C.J. Walker(1867-1919)
Inspiration From This Quote
Late American President, Abraham Lincoln(1809-1865) said, “I will study and wait and the opportunity will come”. But this black American woman, who was born by slave parents about five years after Lincoln declared slaves freed in America(and two years after he was assassinated), had a different view on how to handle opportunities. Contrary to Lincoln’s believe in studying and waiting for opportunity, she had no access to education at that time when racial discrimination against black American in US was unprecedented. Rather than waiting for opportunities to come, she decided to create many for herself. Through hard work, sleepless nights and determination, she changed her life from being a laundry woman and kitchen worker to a millionaire manufacturer and philanthropist. By thinking, planning, setting goals, working hard to achieve those goals, we can open doors of opportunities for ourselves, rather than just sitting down and waiting for opportunities to come. To confirm this, she said, “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South,” summarized Walker in a speech to the National Negro Business League Convention a few years before her death. “From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing. . . . I have built my own factory on my own ground.” Today American history would not be complete without mentioning the contributions of African-American, and great women. And you don’t mention African-American or great women in America history without mentioning Sarah Breedlove widely known as Madam C.J. Walker because she was the first African-American millionaire. She was inducted into the National Women Hall of Fame in New York in 1993 (74 years after death) (1993), and had also been inducted into The Philanthropy Hall of Fame.