Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for February 3, 2011-What is Standing in Your Way? (Vol.2, Iss.1)
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you
run into a wall, don’t turn around and
give up. Figure out how to climb it,
go through it, or work around it.”
– Michael Jordan
“What Is Standing In Your Way?”
It is so easy to look at what is happening around you and be critical or opinionated. You have countless excuses to place the blame on any and everyone but yourself. So often YOU forget that when YOU point your finger at others the thumb is pointing at you. Are YOU standing in your own way and unable to move forward?
YOU have to decide that in order to move forward, move on, and move up…YOU have to step aside. The longer you stand in your way, the longer it will take to get to your destination. Stop making excuses for being stuck and start exercising you soul toward your achieving your goals. Take steps forward and when YOU feel yourself standing in your way, let your determination and drive push you to become your best YOU.~~YoTrip
***Today in Black History***
John Arthur “Jack” Johnson remains one of the more colorful figures in boxing history. He became the first Black world heavyweight champion on December 26 1908, defeating Tommy Burns on the fourteenth round. He would lose only five of ninety seven professional fights.Success did not come easy for Johnson. Flamboyant and prone to daliances with White women, his very presence was known to cause White-driven race riots. He was considered one of the most hated men in America during his career. Eventually, the Mann Act–which made it illegal to transport a woman from one state to another for the purposes of an “immoral” act–was used to chase him into exile and away from boxing for a time.
It is worth noting that on April 18 1922 a John A Johnson received patent #1418121 for the wrench. It appears that these are the same men; however, I am not sure.
Years after his death, he would be elected in the Hall of Fame as a charter member. He is considered by many to be the greatest boxer in his weight class of all time.
“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
- Why won’t Obama pardon Jack Johnson? (thegrio.com)
- A Boxer’s Unforgivable Brashness | the Champ Who Dared to Be Black (theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com)