Whatever platform has been afforded to you use it to be a change maker, be the voice of conscience, call people up to their humanity. Because when we oppress others, when we cause harm to others; we inadvertently cause it to ourselves. Whether we believe it or not, or like it or not, we are all connected.

It takes courage to disrupt, to call out or call in. It takes courage to say ‘this is not okay’ ‘we can do better’. People will destroy you first rather than face the shame of their bad behaviour. People will give you all sorts of labels, rather than deal with why what you say triggers them.

There is no such thing as fearlessness. Courage is not the absence of fear. It is forging ahead in spite of it. So go ahead be a Disruptor, do it imperfectly, with butterflies in your stomach and the shakes in your voice – Do it anyway.

The so called national icons of today like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther were once called the same names . You don’t have to do the great deeds that they did, that’s their journey. You just Disrupt the little corner where you are. Remember the absence of fear is not a requirement.


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Published by Hlatswayobusisiwe

MBA (Henley), Career Coach and Founder Black Women in the workplace www.blackwomenintheworkplace.com

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