Monday

"How To Succeed From The Grave"

This Morning as I  stood in awe, and watched along with the world the commencement and Honor of The Memorial To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. compassion could not help but be freshly reignited in me. The other day while writing an article that made mention of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As a prime example the details of his death struck me; He had been shot. He had been shot for know other reason, but that He held strongly to His convictions and beliefs, Because He followed His Dreams. The devastation of the fact caused me to do some serious rewording and reexamining of the example altogether. Of course after all it was more liberating than it was disheartening.

I recognize that standing up despite opposition is what being BOLD is all about. and what my inspiration really is, but how often do we underestimate the parameters of boldness? Taking our life and our mission seriously is not something to play with or be taken lightly. As I continued to watched the memorial there was one profound point mentioned by Andrew Johnson that struck me and stayed with me. "It's Not How You Die, It's What You Die For," this statement renewed the comfort-ability of my boldness because Its packed with the spiritual wisdom and zeal that far bypasses mere intellect. Think Jesus Christ Love.

For That I'm glad, not only did it move me, but It reminded me of a similarly  powerful statement from another deceased power player who society recently stood in awe of: Steve Jobs. It was not hatred that Steve Jobs faced, but His own illness that he stared into the dark evil of, in his journey through life. It was this injustice that sparked Him to action:

    "Remembering that I'll Be Dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

    Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." -Steve Jobs

If we have the gratefulness and thankfulness for life we're  more inclined to be innovative or to stand up with all our hearts for what we truly believe in, for what's just, for what's right and those things that will be for an advancement to society. This gratefulness can only come with being grateful for who we are as individuals. This overwhelming emotion is built  from knowing and following our passion and seeing it as nothing short of the purpose inside of us.

Everyday is a new day to be thankful for who we are, to be bold and to create, to make significant advances from the history we've been given. Appreciation of purpose is the initial key to success. Walking in purpose is not only imperative to success, but well being. If You don't have one then take the time out of the business of your life and acknowledge God as your creator."For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."(Jeremiah 29:11)  

No doubt because you have life you were created.  All business with no destination, no purpose is life going to waste. It's pretty much you just wasting your time. Don't just make activity, make success so much so that it speaks from beyond the grave. The Legend Of  Martin Luther King Jr, Steve Jobs, and Jesus Christ will for ever live on because a life lived successfully exceeds the span of time.

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