Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Be as you want to be

"And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don't just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn't do it any better. If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be be the best little shrub on the side of the hill. Be a bush if you can't be a tree. If you can't be a highway, just be a trail. If you can't be a sun, be a star. For it isn't by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Discurso "What is you Life's Blueprint?" Filadelfia, 1967.

Toto: Si nuestros papás realmente hubiesen creído en este consejo, hoy en día todos los hombres de Venezuela seríamos bomberos o Meteoro.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

It's so inspiring it makes me feel bad!! Does that make any sense?

Toto said...

jejej not really. Es un sencillo recordatorio que el momento para empezar a hacer tú es ahora. Nadie lo hace (bueno está bien los que vuelan en parapente) pero la cuestión es que la postergación trae calvas y canas. Y nadie baila conga con un hip replacement!

Andrea said...

And we all girls will be nurses or teachers! Y crudamente nos da la mejor lección del mundo, será q les ganaremos a nuestros papas??

ardi! said...

Yo creo que ese speach debería formar la base de la educación venezolana. Cuando sueño despierta, sueño con un mundo donde todo el mundo hace su trabajo excelente, desde los Presidentes hasta los alumnos del colegio... Que bueno que posteaste esto!

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