“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest” Elie Wiesel
In light of the recent disruptions in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, I thought that todays quote to be particularly apt. My personal opinion on the protests in Egypt is that taking a stand on issues that underline our basic human rights is admirable. I am particularly humbled to see that many Egyptians, regardless of their political or religious inclinations, banded together to provide neighbourhood watches and look after their fellow man during looting and riots.
Egyptian Uprising – courtesy of CNN.
Elie Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor, author of 57 books and Nobel Peace Prize winner. You can view more of his fascinating life story and powerful messages by visiting the Elie Wiesel Foundation website.
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar (also known as Hilary Hinton) is a motivation speaker and founder of Ziglar, a motivational and personal development company in America.
Often we misunderstand the meaning of success, deeming ourselves only successful when we have reached a specific goal. The credit is due to those who try, because the goal is always there to be attained – it’s the effort and hard work you put in to achieve it that deserves the recognition. So even by taking that first step towards something, whether it be personal or business, and you’re one step closer to being all that you can be.
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” Nelson Mandela, 92.
Take heed with your actions, and let them be motivated with good intentions. To make a decision, whether for the benefit of yourself or others, that is both thought through AND felt, can only lead to good outcomes.