Inspirational Thoughts from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today’s Business Tips …
from Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

It is interesting how timely this message — original spoken in the 1960s — applies to today.

Personally, I don’t remember a more challenging time since the 60s for unrest, challenges or controversies.

How and where we stand during these times is more important than what political or religious leanings we may have.

The way we react tells the world of the content of our character.  Think about that the next time you are tempted to ‘give someone a piece of your mind’ when dealing with everyday challenges or controversies.

I think the best approach to this condition is summed up in the final quote:

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”

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