Mondays are full of madness! Mondays for most people brings out the colour blue (Monday Blues). But like so many things, is it just a figment of our imagination? So if we change our attitute, is it possible to change Manic Monday into Magic Monday? What if we feed it into our system that Monday will be a grand day? It will be a day when our energy levels will be the higest because we will be refreshed after a break and that we will start a new week with zest and high spirits! What if we tell ourselves at the start of the week that this week we will be unstoppable, be a powerhouse and race ahead, could it change things? I believe it could :)
And believing is the first step towards changing things for good !! :)
This is my seventh post in the Magical Monday series of inspirational stories aimed at motivating us to bring out our best on the first day of the week! Today the story is about a hero that I gave worshipped through out my life. The doctor who adorns innumerable posters and who's face is considered to be the symbol of revolution. Popularly known as 'Che' , Ernesto Guevara was an Argentine Revolutionary and a major figure in the Cuban Revolution.
Che, as a young medical student traveled extentively through South America and was heavily influenced by the poverty, poor health and hunger that gripped people. He documented these experiences in a book titled 'Motor Cycle Diaries' which went on to become a best seller and is revered even now.
His unsuppresable desire to help overturn what he saw as the capitalist exploitation of Latin America by the United States prompted his involvement in Guatemala's social reforms.
He later moved to Cuba to work with the likes of Fidel Castro towards overthrowing U.S.-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Guevara soon rose to prominence and played a pivotal role in the victorious two-year guerrilla campaign that deposed the Batista regime.
Following the Cuban Revolution Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government. These included reviewing the appeals and firing squads for those convicted as was criminals during the rerevolutionary tribunals, instituting agrarian land reforms as minister of industries, helping spearhead a successful nationwide literacy campaign, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba's armed forces and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism.
Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, in Bolivia where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and was assassinated in 1967 at an age of 39 by them.
As the year ends, I am sharing the story of my personal favourite hero who's story fills me up with a desire to change things around me to make things better for those who are less fortunate. A good note to start the new year with!