Maya Angelou's Top 10 Rules For Success
I have loved listening to Maya Angelou, and reading her books for years. I love her down to earth wisdom. Her message isn't rocket science. Her message is straight forward and down to earth. No wonder Maya was such an influence on the world's most influential woman, Oprah.
Live your life in a way you won't regret......
Here are Maya's top 10 rules for success.
1. Just do right!
She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, and nightclub dancer.
2. Be courageous
She was an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs.
In 1982, she earned the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
She was active in the Civil Rights movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
5. Be a blessing to somebody
Beginning in the 1990s, she made around 80 appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties.
6. Turn struggles into triumphs
With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou publicly discussed aspects of her personal life.
7. You are talented
Attempts have been made to ban her books from some U.S. libraries, but her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide.
8. Learn to say no
She made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre.
9. Always do your best
Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel.
10. Keep rising
She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees.
Be complaint free
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This video is 20 minutes of life changing inspiration, one I play often while working. Maya speaks about self love, something we often write about. "It comes from within, you have a sense of yourself." - Maya.