Thursday, 31 July 2014

A Review on Career and Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela


The late Nelson Mandela is one great influence of Westhill Consulting Career and Employment, Australia. The world grieves and ruminates on one of the greatest leaders of our generation; he influenced people all over the world more especially to every SE country such as KL Malaysia, Bangkok Thailand, Jakarta Indonesia and many more. He lived his 27 years in prison for antagonism to apartheid prior to becoming South Africa’s first black leader. His spirit, sacrifice and honest devotion to the freedom of each and every one are a legacy that will live on forever.

Nelson Mandela had a deep wisdom that inspired lives. He was in a class all to his own. His truly modest nature charmed each person he met. Bill Clinton once said that, “Every time Nelson Mandela walks into a room we all feel a little bigger, we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we’d like to be him on our best day.” Will Smith said “that just a few moments with someone like Nelson Mandela just fills you with so much inspiration and desire to commit to something that is so much bigger than yourself.”

While Nelson Mandela was so many things, to so many people, he left us with invaluable business, career and life lessons that will stand the test of time. To honor such a great man, we leave you with some of his words of wisdom:

“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“It is wise to persuade people to do things and make them think it was their own idea.” “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.” “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart.”
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”

Nelson Mandela is really an inspiration to each and every one of us. The lone honor worthy of such an iconic character is to yield his words to our core heart and pick up from them. Nelson Mandela will always be the meaning of true greatness.