Do not wait to be extraordinary before you accomplish the extraordinary. The greatest lessons and wisdom that we receive in our lives can often come from those who did not know we were watching and listening.
An elderly woman born in the late 1890s who was blind and in her 90s when I met her, told me that she understood what I was going through in my marriage because she had gone through the same 70 years prior. My mother, who shared her wisdom with me until the day she died never knew that her wisdom would live on long beyond my memory of her beautiful face. The women in Rwanda that I am privileged to know believe with all their heart and mind their past will not be their future. My mentor, a wise older man who asked me why would I want more than I have, when I have so much more than most of the world could ever dream?
These are just some of voices that remind me of the wisdom that is within me.
I believe that the only time we struggle is when we forget the words, wisdom, and the voices of those who have cared enough to share their wisdom with us….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Victoria is an executive coach, author, columnist, radio host and president of the Itafari Foundation. For a free copy of her book, Dead Rita’s Wisdom-Simple Words to Help You Live an Extraordinary Life, please click here.
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