I Am The Master Of My Fate, I Am The Captain Of My Soul

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Today’s Monday Motivation:

Nelson Mandela is the type of leader many country presidents aspire to be but will never become. That’s how you realize what a truly amazing human being Mandela was, one in a million.

In the YouTube video below, Morgan Freeman explains what Nelson Mandela was like and how the Nobel Peace Prize winner relied on a poem by William Ernest Henley (“Invictus”) for strength while imprisoned on Robben Island for 27 years (Charlie Rose, January 12, 2013).

Morgan Freeman was playing the role of Mandela in the film “Invictus” (Director: Clint Eastwood, 2009)


“I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE AND THE CAPTAIN OF MY DESTINY. via www.ecurosie.comOut of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.


Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

0 thoughts on “I Am The Master Of My Fate, I Am The Captain Of My Soul

  1. Nice. My soul is mine and mine alone as to Fate I wait to see what she brings. Nice blog Rosie and of course nice to have more Canadians to meet. Do you live in PEI or Alberta? Which do you like better?

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