6 Inspiring Lessons From Mandela

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Social Media has been inundated by Mandela stories and quotes since he passed away. There’s one particular part of his biography that stands out. When he was released after 27 years of imprisonment in 1990, Mandela was 72 years old. He could have easily retired. He could have easily told himself he was too old to do anything else. Yet he went on to work on dismantling of the apartheid system and in 1994 he became the first black president of South Africa. If this doesn’t teach you that you’re never too old to work on your dream, I don’t know what will. Other lessons from Mandela are wrapped up in quotes I’m compiling below:
2. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
3. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
4. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
5.  “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

6. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. “

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (Photo credit: Festival Karsh Ottawa)

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