Martin Luther King

Freedom

Freedom

"We do not have to “gain” freedom because freedom has always been with us and is not something to be gained in the end through strict and faithful adherence to some definite formulas. Formulas can only inhibit freedom and pre-formations only squelch creativity and impose mediocrity." - 🥋Bruce Lee 🥋

There are three levels of freedom we need to differentiate:

1st is Realistic, Basic, or Fundamental Freedom: 

2nd is Freedom of Action or Choice:

3rd is Ultimate Freedom or Freedom of the Mind, Body, and Soul: 

This is the type of freedom Bruce Lee is referring to. It is absolute and unencumbered by all external factors.  Preached by Taoists and Stoics alike...

Perseverance

Perseverance

"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." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King is THE quintessential example for the power and significance of perseverance.

If you push through. If you don't take no for an answer. If you embody the opposite of everything your enemy wishes to label you with. 

You will make it.

We cannot fail if we don't accept failure. It is just the difficulty of the journey to success that stops those who give up.

Perseverance is looking above and beyond the journey because we've already instilled a razor-sharp focus on the end goal. Everything else is temporary.

Fight for it. Like Dr. King, you can achieve your dream. 🌎😊