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Maya Angelou

These are the 14 ways success can be achieved:


(1) LESS TALK, MORE ACTION. “Well done is better than well said.”


(2) DON’T PROCRASTINATE. “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.”


(3) BE PREPARED. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”


(4) DON’T FIGHT CHANGE. “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”


(5) GET MOVING. “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”


(6) AVOID BUSYWORK. “Never confuse motion with action.”


(7) GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO MAKE MISTAKES. “Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.”


(8) ACT QUICKLY ON OPPORTUNITIES. “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”


(9) CONTINUE TO GROW. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person.”


(10) KEEP GOING. “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”


(11) KNOW YOURSELF. “There are three things which are extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.”


(12) DON’T SELF SABOTAGE. “Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?”


(13) DON’T GIVE UP. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.”


(14) WISE UP. “Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.”


Let’s do this!



You are Oceanic

Soutrik Das
Artist Soutrik Das


All she wanted was to find a place to stretch her bones.

A place to lengthen her smiles

and spread her hair

a place where her legs could walk without cutting and bruising

a place unchained.

She was born out of ocean breath.

I reminded her;  ‘Stop pouring so much of yourself into hearts that have no room for themselves

do not thin yourself, be vast.

You do not bring the ocean to a river.’

– Tapiwa Mugabe, You are Oceanic