So what do Abraham Lincoln and Curtis Mayfield have in common? Other than being American icons for supporting human rights in very different arenas, they also both passionately believed in continuing whatever you do until you’ve done it.
Abraham Lincoln said “I do the best I know how, the very best I can and I mean to keep doing so until the end” and it could be argued that his passion changed the course of American history, while the galvanizing words and music of Curtis Mayfield inspired a new generation of people to ‘keep on keepin’ on’.
I recently read an inspiring blog by Jim Connolly called ‘Keep On’ and it made me think about how in their own ways Abraham and Curtis’s passion inspired and empowered people to change the world.
So whatever it is you have done, if it’s worked, wonderful. If it hasn’t, learn from it. If people tell you that you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing, consider it. If you think they’re right, change. If not, keep doing what you’re doing. As Curtis and in his own way Abraham Lincoln said, keep on keepin’ on.
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Well done for yoking together two of my heroes! You may enjoy the most recent post on the immortal jukebox which features ‘People Get Ready’. I look forward to reading more here. Regards Thom.
Will check it out. I always thought Abe & Curtis would be an interesting combination for a post. Thanks for the feedback
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