Excerpt From Hard Workers Work Hard, And Networkers Move Up by Crystal Khalil
Martin Luther King Jr. gave his life for his dream, yet he had an epic and seismic impact on race relations and injustices around the world for generations to come. King had to overcome fear, staunch criticism, and pain from numerous beatings, while he sacrificed his freedom (he was incarcerated 29 times), quality time with his young family, financial reward, and ultimately his life when he was publicly assassinated in 1964.
Among his many efforts, King’s legacy includes heading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), inspirational speeches, playing a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He will always be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.
The good news is most of us will not need to be murdered in the pursuit of our passion, but there are a few things that must die (ie. procrastination, FEAR, laziness, self-doubt, self-sabotage etc...)
Now ask yourself...
What is your passion?
How will you make a difference in this world? What work would you do without compensation?
How can you capitalize on your gifts and talents?
When does your internal light shine the brightest?
How will you be remembered?
Let's be the change we want to see in this world.
Create Your Personal Mission Statement Today:
Create a personal mission statement that includes the following:
Who You Help: I help middle school kids End Result: become well-adjusted adults
How: by teaching the core values of self-discipline, respect for others, focus, practice, patience, endurance, and self-care through karate Why: to build leaders for future generations
Personal Mission Statement: I help middle school kids become well-adjusted adults by teaching the core values of self-discipline, respect for others, focus, practice, patience, endurance, mastery and selfcare through karate to build leaders for future generations.
Tip: Keep it brief and memorable. Your Personal Mission Statement should briefly describe your purpose and your personal call to action for this life in just 1 or 2 sentences.