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Monday, August 22, 2011

You shall be remembered

I was going to announce a major announcement for this blog today, but if you are Canadian, you now know that Jack Layton, leader of the NDP lost his fight against cancer today.

I do not usually like to discuss about politics as it is a very sensitive subject, but today, we will honour a man of the people, the 10K way.

John Gilbert Layton, commonly known as Jack, comes from a family of public servants. One of his ancestors was a Father of the Confederation. His grandfather was in politics and so was his dad.  For his part, Jack started as a scrappy politician, having a few dents and bruises at the beginning of his career.  Approximately 10 years, or 10,000 hours after the start of his political career, a giant woke up. He went from being an unruly individual to a polished politician. He changed. He took a different approach. He learned from mistakes and progressed. Under his leadership, he took the NDP from 19 seats to 103 seats in less than 7 years.

Why and how?

Changing and focus. If you do not progress constantly, you loose. This man chose the reason why he would fight; the people. With a burning desire and with a clear objective, very few events can stop you. He lived his life with one purpose and made sure everything was going to go according to what he truly wants to achieve.

What are you waiting for? People need you, the world needs you. Are you going to be remembered when your time will come? How big of an impact will you have on this earth? It is important to change the lives of a few, but if you are reading this, you are clearly not here only to do that. We are here to make this place better for us and many future generations.

This message will probably not reach the masses that you have reached, Mr. Layton, but we would like to thank you for your generosity and your courage.

Like or +1 for more and I will leave you on Jack’s last written words;  

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
Jack Layton

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