You Are What You THINK: Success Stories Of Great MINDS
Martin Luther King Jr Had A Dream
Over 250,000 people listened to the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, at a rally named ‘March on Washington’ In 1963. The speech focused on Martin’s dream of a society where black people and white people live together in harmony.
- 1964, (99 years after the abolition of slavery) – the Civil Rights Act was passed, outlawing racial segregation and discrimination in the USA.
- October 1964, Martin Luther King Jr won the Nobel Peace Prize!
“Successful people have setbacks but ONE thing sets them apart. They see or manage to convince themselves that, there is gain in their pain and they pursue THE GAIN with the LAST stamina left inside of them”
Gertie Ogochukwu Onichabor
“I Won’t Be A Maid”
In one of Oprah’s videos, she spoke of her grandmother telling 6 years old Oprah to start warming up to life as a domestic like all the women in her lineage. Her granny was graciously courting her young mind to prepare for a life long job as a servant. In response, Oprah said this quietly to herself “No grandma I won’t be a maid”.
Truly she didn’t end up a domestic, but a highly successful and influential Black American Woman.
Florence Nightingale, The lady with the lamp
Florence Nightingale saw something very different for her future. At age 16 years, she believed she heard a voice from God instructing her to carry out important work to help those suffering. She wanted to be a nurse. Her parents didn’t approve. In Victorian Britain, girls from wealthy homes like Florence weren’t expected to work, their job was to marry and look after the home.
Florence was unwavering and in 1851 she went to study nursing in Germany.
Her notable achievements
- She lead a team of nurses to the Crimean War In 1854
- In 1860, the Nightingale Training School for Nurses opened at St Thomas’s Hospital in London
- In 1907, she became the first woman to receive Order of Merit from Queen Victoria
- Forever be recognised as the founder of modern nursing.
Mother Teresa answered A Call To Service
In September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced a second calling. The “call within a call”, that would forever transform her life. She was riding in a train from Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills for a retreat. She said Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city’s poorest and sickest people.
- Mother Teresa is considered one of the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she founded “Order of the Missionaries of Charity.
- Mother Teresa was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
All success stories start from the mind.