“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
Henry David Thoreau, author”
“…what we think determines, not only our destiny, but our physical health.”
I was at a Johannesburg conference, sitting in an audience of about a hundred and fifty, mostly medically focused professionals. Beside me was a tall, robust man from Cape-town. The speaker, Dr. John F. Demartini, one of the ‘wise guys’ you may meet in life, was giving examples of how what we think determines, not only our destiny but our physical health.
“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” – Henry David Thoreau, author
As John would make a connection between a disease and a specific thinking strategy with an example, I noticed this man nod and say quietly to himself something like, “So true, so true!” Unless it was my medications, I recalled him nodding and saying this repeatedly during the entire morning session.
Later, I met this man at one of our breaks. As we chatted, I discovered a kindred spirit and a friend. This man’s name was Dr. Shadrick Mazaza. He told me he had been a physician initially, but now was at Cape-Town University Graduate School of Business teaching MBA students.
When Shadrick talked, the first thing I noticed right away was how he chunks up in his thinking…way, way up! But, he also had a great capacity to chunk down…way down to the very essence of things!
“To be awake is to be alive.” – Henry David Thoreau, author
Shadrick is currently establishing the African Consciousness Institute to challenge all Africans to design their own destiny. He does it so well, so simply, so powerfully…we can all learn from it regardless of whether we are African or not.
Shadrick did a TED Talk a few weeks ago. It will only take a dozen minutes of your life to watch. But, it provides you with the essential three things that will make you great whether you live in Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia or Antarctica.
“As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.” – Henry David Thoreau, author
But, don’t take my word for it! Here’s the essence of your own greatness, your own future and our collective futures, too! If you want to take control of your life and empower your future, listen to Shadrick! He has boiled it all down to just three items you will always remember.
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“Life is not a pleasure, it is a privilege!” – King Ayles, writer
Until Next time…
Now you know, just three actions will determine your destiny. Make them happen in your life and watch your own destiny unfold before you! And, send a thanks to Shadrick!
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