“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

Good morning peeps, meditation done.

Quote for the day:

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

We are always finding reasons to delay taking action and making changes. I will wait until next month, I will wait until so and so has got time to tell me. There will always be something or someone we can wait for, there will never be the perfect time, the people that make things happen and make real changes in the world are the people who do not wait for others or the time, they take action right there and then.

I never thought I would see a black president of the United States of America in my lifetime, it was something I had discussed many times with my girlfriends and friends, we were all of the same opinion we never believed it would happen in our lifetime.

One man who did believe it could happen and did not wait for anybody or for when the time was right, was Barack Obama.

In 2004, Obama received national attention during his campaign to represent Illinois in the United States Senate with his victory in the March Democratic Party primary, his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July, and his election to the Senate in November.

On February 10, 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for President of the United States in front of the Old State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois. The choice of the announcement site was viewed as symbolic because it was also where Abraham Lincoln delivered his historic “House Divided” speech in 1858.

Obama emphasized issues of rapidly ending the Iraq War, increasing energy independence, and reforming the health care system, in a campaign that projected themes of hope and change.

After a close primary campaign against Hillary Clinton in 2008, he won sufficient delegates in the Democratic Party primaries to receive the presidential nomination.

On November 4, 2008 Obama won the presidency with 365 electoral votes to 173 received by McCain. Obama won 52.9 percent of the popular vote to McCain’s 45.7 percent.

He became the first African American to be elected president of the United States of America, which was unbelievable and I can remember that day so clearly and popping a bottle of champagne and celebrating with my closest friends, still in disbelief that something that we had discussed many times “I wonder if there will ever be a black president of America?” had actually happened.

Obama delivered his victory speech before hundreds of thousands of supporters in Chicago’s Grant Park and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months after his inauguration, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

If you are still waiting to make that move to take action and make a change watch Obama’s Yes We Can speech in New Hampshire on Jan 9th 2008.

Have a marvelous Monday peeps and a wonderful week.

Breathe, Believe and Achieve

Be Happy, Healthy and Wise

Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living the Dream

Namaste

Steve Agyei

Founder of Beyond Lifestyle Secrets

Author of Celebrity Training Secrets

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