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).
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.