Thursday, 20 January 2011

I BELIEVE IN YOU...powerful words!

I was watching a video about the world famous paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Benjamin Carson, who is an inspiration worldwide, and I felt so inspired by his story , that I had to share it! My brother had mentioned him a while back, and I decided to read up on his biography. He and his brother were born in Detroit brought up by their mom, who was married at the age of 13, and she had a grade 3 education. She used to work two or three jobs at a time to support her boys. By the fifth grade  he was at the bottom of his class, and he was called 'dummy' by his classmates. Their mother realising this, limited their television watching and encouraged them to read books, and made them submit book reviews to her, that she could barely read. She believed in them. Within weeks he amazed his classsmates with identifying a rock sample his teacher had brought to class. Within a year he reached the top of his class, and later  graduated with honors from his high school, earned his psychology degree at Yale University, and thereafter pursued an interest in neurosurgery.

He has since then performed complex neurosurgery, is a public speaker and has received the nation's highest civilian order, the Presidential medal of Freedom, and has written four books, one of which is called Thinkbig. He created the acronym for Thinkbig:

                               In-depth learning

Benjamin Carson

                                             Biography from this page &  video site &HERE!

The person who has the most to do with you, is YOU!

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