Success and Perseverance

Every success has its secrets. We better achieve our goals by learning from others. Jamaicans can sit at the feet of this teacher. The world is doing so.  They have done it for Garvey,  Marley, George Headley and others. But we have forgotten them quickly! Let it not be so.

See this article for lessons from one of Jamaica’s finest: Success depends on your hard work – Usian Bolt

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The Milgram Experiment

The research of Milgram and related articles on social behaviour in the link below are instructive. Are we living in an autonomous or agentic state? Are we in the blind service of systems around us or do we advocate that systems work for the well-being  of ourselves and others?
Each of us is here to make a positive difference and to protect humanity. If most of us insist that those to whom we delegate leadership are our servants rather than masters, then empowerment of all persons is better assured. There  can be no “1984”, or  Holocaust or Rwanda of the past.
There should be no Trumpism, or Lower and Middle income country, “big man” corruption and fascism in places such as in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia etc.
What is happening in your country? What is our current stance? How will we change?

 

 

 

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The Best way to maintain Oppression is to “oppress” ourselves

This is a good article reflecting how oppressed people perpetuate their own dis-empowerment by not owning the process of our liberation. Freedom lies in “people action” at the community level and then communities joining together. It is only when governments are held on a tight leash of accountability to aware and activist people movements, that societies progress.

See article: The deepening culture of resignation

 

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Giving is Good

It is surprising how what we often take for granted are the best things for our wellness. Being connected, giving, gratitude and enjoying nature are included.

Let us live simply good to live well. Giving is Good.

 

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Motivation for Success

Success is to keep passing the baton of creating opportunities when there are none.

See how Wenford Patrick Simpson continues his motivation series as he gives back to his homeland. Read his story here.

 

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There is nothing inevitable or natural about chronic disease

There is nothing inevitable or natural about chronic disease. Over 40% of Chronic Diseases are preventable. More than 30 persons die prematurely. Doctors cant do it alone and health care costs too much.

How can we live balanced for Overcoming and Wellness? Try this Healthy Lifestyle for Wellness.

 

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Steps to Getting There

This is a model story of how success is achieved by

1) having an impossible dream
2) empowering “ordinary” people
3) developing allies and
4) building teamwork.

Halving measures don’t work. We have to go all out from the ground up.

It was mindset that took Jamaica to France. How can we change the mindset of ourselves and others for productivity and wellness?

Analyse the steps in this story! “God gave me a sign

 

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Change Agents for Empowerment

These are the real people who empower others and take them out of poverty. Poverty most often  comes from a history of colonial oppression, subsequent state neglect and current global capitalist marginalization. It is essentially a state of imposed powerlessness.

Change agents  for empowerment have a vision of what can be and of the inner dignity and potential of all. They display caring, a will to use innovation and advocacy. They are team mobilizers and involve other volunteers as well as corporate partners.

What can each of us do to become a change agent. Are we prepared to develop these qualities?  Where are we?

See how one of  Jamaica’s young change agent is making a difference:

Leneka Rhoden

 

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