“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” (Jesse Owens) As we embark on the holiday season let’s keep a few things in perspective and maybe you should read this statement to your children. Yes we made it through another tough and challenging year but determination to provide for our household, dedication to family and craft, self-discipline to forge forward in the face of many odds and supreme effort is what brought us through. This should help our young dreamers understand it’s not all fun and games.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) Sometimes circumstances impact and alter our journey, but I believe the trials and tribulations help us find our purpose in life. I grew up in housing projects all my life, which taught me to help those in distress and not turn my back once I left this life circumstance I was born into. Please remember this, you and I are being shaped and molded in the process.
“I’m not interested in making all-black films – I come from a very diverse culture; I want to work with every type of person. I work a lot with women executives because they seem to be a lot more open minded about that and a lot more progressive in that way.” (Idris Elba) Take an open minded approach to life and business and never limit yourself to one way of thinking. Universal ideals and conversations are the key to an Inclusive way of transacting business. A Diverse and Inclusive attitude is the only way to know if all bases are covered.