Happy Emancipation Day! What Is Holding You Back?
Last Update: Aug 1, 2022
Why We Celebrate Emancipation Day
Today, in Trinidad & Tobago, we are celebrating Emancipation Day.
In 1985, we became the first country to declare a national Holiday on this auspicious day. Emancipation Day commemorates the abolition of slavery.
For us, it replaced Columbus Day. On that day we once celebrated the arrival of Christopher Columbus to our shores on 31 July 1498.
Bob Marley's Reminder To Emancipate Yourself
Today, I reflect on Bob Marley's lyrics from 'Redemption Song' which he wrote in 1979 while battling cancer.
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”
Those are some very powerful words. They remind us that we alone have full control over our minds and the mental chains that we allow to keep us from progressing and moving forward.
Excuses Are Chains
In his most recent Wealthy Affiliate (WA) blog post, Prince Partha shared something that resounded loudly with me.
You can read the FULL BLOG POST HERE.
- Everyone has a story.
- Everyone has challenges.
- Everyone has battles.
- Everyone has (dis)stress.
NOT EVERYONE allows these to become excuses that chain them to mediocrity and unfulfilled lives.
In spite of all of that, some people still keep learning, moving forward and achieving.
That day, when you truly believe that you can change your script AND you free your mind is the day that you become emancipated.
Here's to greater success for each one of us! 🍻