Success Through the Words of Maya Angelou

by Minority Fortune

maya_angelouFebruary, Black History Month, is coming to an end but the accomplishments continue to live on and be written with each passing day. It’s been awhile since we created an inspirational post, and we saw no better individual to impart motivating words of wisdom from than Maya Angelou.

Maya’s words are legendary. She is a shining Grade A example for numerous reasons: followed her passion, excelled at the craft, maintained integrity, overcame adversity, inspired countless others, and pushed the envelope. Her life, her work, and her words are beacons of light that can help guide us to our own prosperous paths.

“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

Are you living, or are you making a life?

*Image courtesy of Famous Poets and Poems.

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