Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation!
For someone who has never interacted with Mandela i might sound like the most cliche creature in the whole world, but over the last two days i have had this feeling, a feeling that i knew this man, that i interacted with him; how so you wonder; by listening to his speeches reading his letters and various articles written about him.
27 YEARS!!! The years he spent Incarcerated, hopeful that the people of South Africa would wait for him in the long walk of freedom!
27 YEARS to achieve his dreams! Many countries already had their independence free from White Supremacy but Mandela held on, pushed on, his dreams were yet to be achieved!
His dream for a better South Africa. After being declared president of South Africa Mandela at no time did he give credit to himself, he always talked of other people and how they are the ones who contributed to an independent South Africa.
Humility. Do you know how long 27 years is? How much patience one has to build for 27 years? How giving up is very easy? But this great man, held on.
I don’t think i have that patience, i want to achieve my dreams but 27 years? This week i feel humbled by the mere fact that my 27 years is my patience and hard work, without giving up, without looking at other people and the achievements they have, not to compare myself with other people …if Mandela chose to look at other countries and their independence he would not be the man he is today!!! This man i have never met, neither interacted with, has humbled me by his legacy!! 27 years! My 27 years is my zeal not to give up and continue striving, no matter the challenges. Such Humility, such grace, such intelligence, you are one kind of a leader!My hope is that many leaders will follow your footsteps just like you said, ‘It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership’
Mandela on Equality: I have never regarded any man as my superior, either in my life outside or inside prison.
Mandela on Challenges: Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall
MADIBA I SALUTE YOU!!! LONG LIVE MADIBA! VIVA MADIBA