1967-10-26 Philadelphia, USA / What is your life’s Blueprint / Was ist der Plan deines Lebens / Qual é o plano da sua Vida / Cuál es el plan de tu Vida

Whenever a new structure is being constructed, the first step involves an architect who designs a blueprint, which ensures that the building is successfully created and established. Visualizing and designing plans allow for a deeper understanding and interpretation of each project.

Moreover, a World without blueprints would likely result in serious consequences such as operational errors, instability, and unsustainable elements.

We are all architects of our life. From a young age, each of us engages in a process of life design, both consciously as well as by unconscious influences encountered throughout our journey.

Many different perceptions of ‘Who I should and what my life should be like’ are programmed through personal choice as well as external drives and expectations from family, culture, religion, traditions, Society and people we interact with on a regular basis.

This is the most important and crucial period of your lives for what you do now and what you decide now at this age may well determine which way your life shall go. And the question is whether you have a proper, a solid and a sound blueprint. I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint.

Number one in your life’s blueprint should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your own worth, and your own somebodiness. Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth. And always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

Secondly, in your life’s blueprint, you must have as a basic principle the determination to achieve excellence in your various fields of endeavor …. if it falls to 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. And 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 on the top of the hill, be a scrub in the valley. But be the best little scrub 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 the sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or you fail. Be the best of whatever you are.

And finally, and finally, in your life’s blueprint, must be a commitment to the eternal principles of beauty, love, and justice …. however young you are, you have a responsibility to seek to make your nation a better nation in which to live. You have a responsibility to seek to make life better for everybody. And so you must be involved in the struggle of freedom and justice …

Well life for none of us has been a crystal stair but we must keep moving. We must keep going. If you cant fly, then run. If you cant run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means … keep moving.

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