On February 10, 2017, Levar Burton gave the keynote at Rootstech. I wrote about LeVar’s speech at that time, but the video link was removed so most of you never got to see his incredible session. The link has since been permanently (I hope) added here.
I implore you to watch this 22 minute clip of LeVar’s presentation. I guarantee, you’ll leave with a…oh never mind the sales pitch… just trust me and watch the clip:)
I’ve heard a lot of speeches and presentations and I have two words about this one.
It’s incredibly inspiring on so many levels. Especially, especially, LeVar’s secret “one minute exercise.” Nope, I’m not telling you. You’ll just have to watch, but here are a few quotes from LeVar:
“I could easily have been one of those statistics…..”
“My mother had hopes for me….and expectations…”
“My mother taught me that there are no limits to what I could accomplish in my life except those that I myself impose.”
“Two most important words in combination in the English language….’What if…’”
“That upon which we focus our imagination is what we manifest in this realm.”
“We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us.”
“Close your eyes and bring into mind someone who saw you and recognized your brilliance and helped bring it into being.”
“None of us get through this thing called life on our own.”
“God and time are synonymous.”
“Unless we can be still we will never hear that voice of God within.”
“Pay attention, because if we’re not paying attention, we might miss something that is incredibly important that is key to us delivering our gift to the world.”
Your One Minute Person
Please enjoy the video, and when you’re done, tell me in the comments who you brought into your mind in your “one minute of silence,” and why.
I’ll go first.
My step father, because he told me, literally, that I could do anything I set my mind to and to never let anyone tell me otherwise. And he meant it.
He made me recognize the power of possibility and that it resided within me. I never understood the magnitude of that gift in his lifetime, and I sure hope he can hear me now. He changed my life in an instant by empowering me to change my own. It’s the best gift he could ever have given me.
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