Today’s quote comes from our very own Nelson Mandela who says “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find ways in which you yourself have changed.”
I can only imagine how he must have felt as he returned to Robin Island as a free man, and saw again the harsh reality of his prison, still exactly the same as it had always been.
I can only imagine the hurt, the pain, the injustice and the anger that he must have felt all the years that he was a prisoner there.
Yet this man, for me – and I am sure for millions of people around the world, is a living example of what can be achieved, not only on the outside, but also on the inside.
It is within each and every one of us, to grow, to change, to evolve – yet many choose to live their lives in anger and in pain or as victims inside walls that they have put up.
I have made a conscious decision to put the past behind me, where it belongs and live my life in the present. I have made a conscious decision to be all that I can and the best that I can be. I have made a conscious decision to make a difference every single day of my life, whether that difference is in my own life, or in the lives of those that touch my life – I will make a difference.
I am growing as an individual because I have chosen to – what about you? Have you changed?