The mind is a terrible thing to waste. This has been the slogan of the United Negro College Fund since 1972. The slogan is still relevant today to people, everywhere.
So powerful is the mind, that if the mind wills it, there is nothing it cannot do. Coupled with the idea that all things are possible when we believe, we can basically achieve all that is in our hearts to do.
This is exactly what Rudo Dube thought upon when she wrote her book. She found out that there were things she wanted to do, which her mind prevented her from doing. A psychiatric nurse turned businesswoman, she always dreamt of doing great things, setting an example to her boys and to others.
She thought she was an astute businesswoman. Her mind told her otherwise. She thought she could have a successful business, but the doubts came like thoughts: you are too busy, you don't have enough experience, you don't have enough ideas, you are worn out, your timing is bad. More excuses which plague us are " I can't make up my mind whether I should purchase an existing business or start on my own, I am scared, I cannot commit to business now, my children are small, how do I get people to buy from me and so on'.
What are your excuses? Do you fear what people will say? Do you fear that you have no money? Do you fear that no one will support you? Do you fear antagonism? Do you think you are not enough? Who is? What are your fears?
The excuses never end. With Rudo's help, let's rise above our fears.
Rudo's book addresses these negative mindsets by challenging us to go for our dreams. Written from the perspective of a black, successful entrepreneur, Rudo's book is worth a read. A link to her book can be found here.
The mind is a beautiful thing to waste.