“What’s in front of you is a whole bunch of experiences beyond your imagination. Put YOURSELF, and your GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT, FIRST!” — Phylicia Rashad
Our favorite TV Mom turns 65 today! Happy Birthday Phylicia Rashad. Spoken with Mom wisdom … today, YOU don’t know HOW great you can be. Simply put, Don’t block your blessings ….
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. There is NO SHORT CUT to achievement.” — George Washington Carver
Today, don’t get sidetracked by secondary activities. Keep focused on your goal. No short cut; no excuses …
“Some people say that I have an attitude—maybe I do! But I think that you have to. YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF WHEN NO ONE ELSE DOES—-that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams
Happy Birthday Venus! She turns 33 today. Well said … Happy Monday with an attitude! Believe in yourself when no one else does … and you WILL WIN …
“I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets—stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and HANDLE IT!”
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. NEVER SURRENDER!” ― Tupac Shakur
THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Tupac would have been 42 yesterday. R.I.P. Soldier …
DEEP THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “What is the QUALITY of your INTENT?
Certain people have a way of saying things that shake us at the core. Even when the words do not seem harsh or offensive, the IMPACT is shattering. What we could be experiencing is the INTENT behind the words. When we INTEND to do good, we do. When we INTEND to do harm, it happens. What each of us must come to realize is that OUR INTENT ALWAYS COMES THROUGH. We cannot sugarcoat the feelings in our heart of hearts. The emotion is the energy that motivates. We cannot ignore what we really want to create. We should be honest and do it the way we feel it. What we owe to ourselves and everyone around is to examine the reasons of our true intent. My intent will be evident in the results.” — Thurgood Marshall
On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall, U.S. solicitor general, was named to the Supreme Court by President Johnson. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 30 and became the first Black Supreme Court justice.
“Do not judge me by my successes, JUDGE ME by how many times I FELL DOWN and got BACK UP again.” ― Nelson Mandela
BLACK HISTORY FLASHBACK: 49 years ago today (June 12th), Nelson Mandela, leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, is sentenced to jail for LIFE. He was released 27 years later.
Today, reflect on the low points in YOUR LIFE and remember the lessons learned. Ultimately, it made you stronger, more wise, or molded you into the person you are today. Like Mandela … even in tough times, YOU … will ALWAYS rise again.
“The ends you serve that are SELFISH will take you no further than YOURSELF but the ends you serve that are for ALL, will take you into ETERNITY.” ― Marcus Garvey
Sometimes helping another person “just because” — pushes YOU BOTH forward.
“The things we TRULY LOVE stay with us ALWAYS, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.” ― Josephine Baker
Happy Birthday (June 3) to the phenomenal Josephine Baker! Today, think about the things you TRULY LOVE … and be thankful. Happy Monday!
“A $1MILLION DOLLAR RESUME:
“I am a woman who came from the COTTON FIELDS of the South. 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 hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.” — Madam CJ Walker
Today, PROMOTE YOURSELF TO GREATNESS. If Madam CJ Walker can promote herself from field hand to Entrepreneur in the 1800’s … you have what it takes to succeed as well. As she also famously said, “I got my start—by giving myself a start!”
Read her story here: MADAM CJ WALKER