Purpose Thoughts
Purpose as Activism…

Purpose as Activism…

We are living in interesting times where there is a growing trend of activism in the world. What is activism? The google dictionary defines activism as: "the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change." In simple words,...

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Find your IKIGAI!

Find your IKIGAI!

As we approach the second month of 2021, I am feeling extremely grateful that I am amongst those who have made it thus far. What a memorable year 2020 has been for many of us across the world. I have been asked on various occasions by friends and colleagues to share...

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I write what I like…

I write what I like…

I have been looking forward to writing a purpose thought inspired by one of my favourite books, “I write what I like”written by the legendary Steve Biko. Where do I even begin to put into words the power of what this book represents. I am so glad that it found me at...

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Unbounded Organizing in Community

Unbounded Organizing in Community

I am really excited to pen this purpose thought, because I had the privilege of meeting one of the authors of the book titled, “Unbounded Organizing in Community”, written by Dr. Gavin Andersson and Dr. Howard Richards. Oh, did I also mention that Dr. Gavin Andersson,...

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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

I finally read the book titled, “The Alchemist” written by Paulo Coelho. This was a beautiful fiction book written as an encouragement to pursue those things that set our souls on fire (aka our dreams). The story is about a young shepherd who trades in his shepherd...

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Unbecoming to Become

Unbecoming to Become

I have great respect for Ayanda MaNgubane Borotho for coining the term “Unbecoming to Become”. Her memoir “Unbecoming to Become”, is one of the most authentic books I have ever read. I think the book marries well with Steve Biko's words, when he said, “The great...

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Make it Plain

Make it Plain

Words are a universal language with a multifaceted purpose. For example, words can be used to oppress, to free, to create, to educate, to destroy, to confuse, to deceive, to encourage and to inspire, etc. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.’s book, titled "Make it Plain",explores...

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