BONUS: How to Discover Your Mission in Life – A Message from Marcus Garvey and Tony Robbins

Bonus(Part 3??) in the series: How to Discover Your Mission in Life and Use It to Make Money

Rest of the series:

1) How to discover your mission in life (part one)

2) How to discover your mission in life (part two)

3) How to use your mission to make money

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I could lie and say that these bonuses were planned all along, however they were not. What I am about to share with you, I intended to share on later posts. However the research needed to write the final post in this series is more than anticipated. Therefore I thought I would share with you two resources that have really had an impact on how I think and feel about life.

The first is from a man who more of us should know about and celebrate.After all, he founded and headed the largest international African movement in history: I am of course referring to Marcus Garvey. In our African Dream Group, one of our administrators, Obura, posted a snippet of Mr. Garvey’s thoughts. How real and how poignant and how relevant his words are today, I’ll let you be the judge………………………….

The second is from the man himself. The king of the life coaching/ motivation /moving people from zero-to-hero industry Mr. Tony Robbins doing a much better job of helping you discover your purpose and your destiny than I could. This audio is taken from his phenomenal seven day series, Get the Edge, which of course I highly recommend.

And for the encouraging email :D . Thanks

Marcus Garvey

For man to know himself is for him to feel that for him there is no human master. For him Nature is his servant, and whatsoever he wills in Nature, that shall be his reward. If he wills to be a pigmy, a serf or a slave, that shall he be. If he wills to be a real man in possession of the things common to man, then he shall be his own sovereign. When man fails to grasp his authority he sinks to the level of the lower animals, and whatsoever the real man bids him do, even as if it were of the lower animals, that much shall he do. If he says “go.” He goes. If he says “come,” he comes. By this command he performs the functions of life even as by a similar command the mule, the horse, the cow perform the will of their masters. For the last four hundred years the Negro has been in the position of being commanded even as the lower animals are controlled. Our race has been without a will; without a purpose of its own, for all this length of time.

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Because of that we have developed few men who are able to understand the strenuousness of the age in which we live. Where can we find in this race of ours real men. Men of character, men of purpose, men of confidence, men of faith, men who really know themselves? I have come across so many weaklings who profess to be leaders, and in the test I have found them but the slaves of a nobler class. They perform the will of their masters without question. To me, a man has no master but God. Man in his authority is a sovereign lord. As for the individual man, so of the individual race. This feeling makes man so courageous, so bold, as to make it impossible for his brother to intrude upon his rights.

So few of us can understand what it takes to make a man – the man who will never say die; the man who will never give up; the man who will never depend upon others to do for him what he ought to do for himself; the man who will not blame God, who will not blame Nature, who will not blame Fate for his condition; but the man who will go out and make conditions to suit himself. Oh, how disgusting life becomes when on every hand you hear people (who bear your image, who bear your resemblance) telling you that they cannot make it, that Fate is against them, that they cannot get a chance. If 400,000,000 Negroes can only get to know themselves, to know that in them is a sovereign power, is an authority that is absolute, then in the next twenty-four hours we would have a new race, we would have a nation, an empire, – resurrected, not from the will of others to see us rise, – but from our own determination to rise, irrespective of what the world thinks..

 
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Be blessed and bless the rest of humanity,

Mwangi

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  • By meek meek, June 23, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

    So few of us can understand what it takes to make a man – the man who will never say die; the man who will never give up; the man who will never depend upon others to do for him what he ought to do for himself; the man who will not blame God, who will not blame Nature, who will not blame Fate for his condition; but the man who will go out and make conditions to suit himself. Oh, how disgusting life becomes when on every hand you hear people (who bear your image, who bear your resemblance) telling you that they cannot make it, that Fate is against them, that they cannot get a chance. If 400,000,000 Negroes can only get to know themselves, to know that in them is a sovereign power, is an authority that is absolute, then in the next twenty-four hours we would have a new race, we would have a nation, an empire, – resurrected, not from the will of others to see us rise, – but from our own determination to rise, irrespective of what the world thinks..

    If only i could take these words and make them a self evident truth in so many people’s minds maybe the world would be a different place. This is very good advice Mwangi, and an amazing effort. I almost want to repost this so that maybe someone will see and take something from it. Im glad you set me on to this. Thankyou.

  • By Mwangi, June 23, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

    @meek meek: You are more than welcome. The quote I would leave you with is another quote from Gandhi that goes “be the change you want to see in the world.”

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