Yes, that’s right.
There are only 50 days left in 2014. It has been a really busy 50 days since I told you all about my #100DaysToRadicalResults venture – October was a jam packed month with speaking and activism (yep!), events, writing for the press, mentoring and I had been planning to update you on some of these activities as they pertain to my goals…
…but yesterday it was confirmed that one of my longtime (virtual) mentors and inspirations, Dr Myles Monroe was tragically killed when the jet he was flying in crashed, killing all 9 passengers on impact, including his wife of 35 years, Ruth Monroe.
He was 60 years old.
I have a number of his books and I have had the privilege to have seen him speak on several occasions, the last time being almost a year to this day.
Who was Dr. Monroe?
Well, where does one start?
Dr. Myles Munroe was an internationally renowned bestselling author, lecturer, teacher, life coach, government consultant, and leadership mentor. He had traveled the world training leaders in business, government, education, sports, media, and religion.
A multi-gifted motivational speaker, he served as a business consultant to governments, Fortune 500 companies and corporations, addressing the critical issues that affect every aspect of human, professional, leadership, social, and spiritual development.
Dr. Munroe also represented his country as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honors of the Order of The British Empire (OBE) Award 1998 bestowed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of England, for his spiritual and social contributions to the national development of the Bahamas.
He ascended from sleeping on the floor of wooden house with rats and roaches to the mighty man, husband, father and leader that went on to become.
His passion was to ‘make followers into leaders’ who would impact their world and he believed passionately in the maximisation of ones talents to serve their world.
That was his mantra.
And what did he mean by this?
This quote puts it so aptly.
No one else.
No one can hold you back without your permission.
You are valuble and unique and have a gift that only YOU can give to the world.
His death was such a shock, so unexpected and untimely – but it was a reminder that our tomorrow is not a guarantee and that it is IMPERATIVE that we live to die empty.
To be a blessing.
To leave a legacy.
To make a difference.
Upon his death Myles had authored 60 books(that is one for evey year that he had lived!), I have read and have been transformed by a number of these books but none has impacted more than this one…
…I read this book when I had just started university, at that formative stage of life and it shaped so much of my current outlook and has influenced so many decisions I have made…including the starting this blog.
So, on this 315th day if 2014, I am more resolute than ever to live a life of purpose and to pour out all of me. To transform my world and to rob the grave.