Nelson Mandela’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Nelson Mandela’s Top 10 Rules For Success


– We put our foot down and
insisted in being respected even though we’re prisoners. She said who are you to ask for my name? What’s your name? You have a limited time to stay on Earth. We do not care whether
the cat is black or white as long as it can catch mice. But humility is one of the
most important qualities which you must have. I was paralyzed because it made my day. Our attitudes towards
any country is determined by the attitude of that
country to our struggle. But our brain said if you
don’t talk with this man your country will go up in flames. It is the desire of every freedom fighter to disappear under a cloud of glory. I don’t know if I have paralyzed you. – [Ted] No, no, no, no, no, I. (audience cheering loudly) – He was a South African
anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist. He served as President of
South Africa from 1994 to 1999. In South Africa, he’s often described as the Father of the Nation. He’s Nelson Mandela and here are his top 10 rules for success. (quick sibilant music) – How did you get the racist guards to treat you with respect? You were in prison and you
said I will only respond to the name Mandela or Mr. Mandela. – You must fight the battle for dignity. – Um hmm. – On the very first day you go to jail. – [Oprah] Really? – And that’s what we did. We put our foot down and
insisted in being respected even though we’re prisoners. And we, thankfully, succeeded in that. When I found some place in my country and a lady inside the telephone I then asked, to whom am I speaking? She said, you’re speaking to me. (audience laughing) I said, well, lady, I
know I am speaking to you but what’s your name? She said, who are you to ask for my name? What’s your name? (audience laughing loudly) I said, well, lady, as soon
as you tell me your name, I’ll tell you mine. But as we argued as to who
should tell his or her name, she became very cross. And she said, you seem
to be a backward person. Have you passed your matric? Now, a matric our country is a university and re-examination. And I said, well, lady,
you must be very careful because if the qualification
to speak to you is the possession of a matric certificate I might work hard and
pass my matric and be in the same class as you are. That was treason. She said, you will never be in my class and banged the telephone. (audience laughing) How I wish she were here today. (audience cheering and applauding loudly) She would now discover
that I have achieved more than pass my matric. I hated oppression and when
I think about the past, the type of things they did, I feel angry. You have a limited time to stay on Earth. You must try and use that
period for the pebbles of transforming your country
into what you desire it to be. – What can assure me, as a
human being, and a concerned African American, that the
ANC will indeed have a fiscal, solvent policy that will
continue the use of the resources of South Africa in a meaningful way? Or should I put it more succinctly? Will your economy be based
on the Marxist system, socialism, or capitalism, or both? – I knew that was the
question you wanted to ask. (audience laughing and applauding loudly) I am happy that you have had
the courage to put it directly. (audience laughing loudly) We are not concerned with martyrs. We are not concerned with labels. We are practical men and women whose solutions are dictated
by the actual conditions existing in our country. As somebody has said, we
do not care whether the cat is black or white as long
as it can catch mice. The first thing is to
be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. And one of the most important weapons in changing yourself is
to recognize that peace, I mean people everywhere
in the world want peace. But humility is one of the
most important qualities which you must have
because if you are humble, if you make people realize that you are no threat for them then people will embrace you. They will listen to you. – Was Muhammad Ali a hero of yours? – Well, naturally. As far as boxing is concerned
and what he has done, he was my hero. Just like Ruben here, this is my hero. – What did you say to him
when he told you he loved you? Well I was paralyzed
because it made my day. (audience applauding) – So what leaders of the
20th Century do you admire? – Well, I’ve answered that question. It’s the not question of a leader, it’s a question of a human being. Who does something to make an
ordinary individual to feel I am a human being and I have a future and I can go to bed feeling
strong and full of hope. – And you have praised
Fidel Castro as a leader of human rights and said that
Cuba was one of the countries that’s head and shoulders
above all other countries in human rights despite
the fact that documents at the United Nations and
elsewhere show that Cuba is one of the worst. I was just wondering, are
these your models of leaders of human rights and if so,
would you want a Gaddafi or an Arafat or a Castro to be a future President of South Africa? – One of the mistakes which has some political analysts make is to think that their enemies should be our enemies. (audience cheering and applauding loudly) That we can and we will never do. We have our own struggle
which we are conducting. We are grateful to the world
for supporting our struggle. But, nevertheless, we are
an independent organization with its own policy. And the attitude of every
country towards our attitude towards any country is
determined by the attitude of that country to our struggle. (audience cheering and applauding loudly) Yassir Arafat, Colonel Gaddafi, Fidel Castro, support our struggle to the hilt. (audience cheering and applauding loudly) There is no reason
whatsoever why we should have any hesitation about
hailing their commitment to human rights as they are
being demanded in South Africa. Our attitude is based
solely on the fact that they fully support the anti-apartheid struggle. They do not support it only in rhetoric, they are placing resources
at our disposal for us (audience applauding loudly) to win this struggle. That is the position. – You’d also said to me
one evening, you said, we made the brain dominate the blood. – Our emotions said the
white minority is an enemy, we must never talk to them. But our brain said if you
don’t talk to this man, your country will go up in flames. And, for many years to come, this country would be
engulfed in rivers of blood. So we had to reconcile that
conflict and our talking to the enemy was the
result of the domination of the brain over emotions. – And then you were convicted in 1964 for conspiracy against the state and in your, when you pleaded you said
that I am willing to die for this cause. This is a very tough thing to say. – Yes, I had to say that, not from a spirit of bravado
but because I genuinely felt that they were going to hang us. And it is the desire of
every freedom fighter to disappear under a cloud of glory rather than that of shame. It is the task of a freedom fighter when you see that the
end of your days has come to leave a tradition of
bravery, determination to face even death for your principles. And, I thought about it. It was not because I was brave but because one had a duty to perform at that moment. I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an idea for which I hope to live for and to see realized. But my Lord, if it needs be. It is an idea for which I am prepared to die. For anybody who changes his principles, depending on whom he is dealing, that is not a man who can lead a nation. (audience applauding and cheering loudly) Apparently, Mr. Koppel, you have not listened to my argument. If you have done so, then you have not been
serious in examining it. I have replied to one of our friends here that I have refused to be
drawn into the differences that exist between various
communities inside the USA. You have not commented that
I am going to offend anybody by refusing to involve myself
in the internal affairs of the USA, of the USA. (audience applauding loudly) Why are you so keen that
I should involve myself in the internal affairs of Cuba and Libya? – No. – I expect you to be consistent. I don’t know if I have paralyzed you. – No, no, no, no, I. (audience cheering and applauding loudly) No, I. I’m, I’m afraid, Mr. Mandela, that
paralysis does not set in quite that easily in my case. The point. (audience applauding loudly) – Thank you guys so much for watching. I made this video because
Michael B. asked me to. So, if there’s a famous
entrepreneur that you want me to profile next, leave
it in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do. I would also love to know
which of Nelson Mandela’s top 10 rules had the
biggest impact on you, is going to change your life in some way. Leave it in the comments and
I’ll join the discussion. And one last thing, my goal
with this channel is to get to one million subscribers
so anything that you can do to think of to share the
video, tell friends about it, add it to the playlist, Tweet
about it, let people know, I’d really, really, really appreciate it. Thank you guys so much for watching. Continue to believe and I’ll see you soon. (quick sibilant music)

100 Comments on "Nelson Mandela’s Top 10 Rules For Success"


  1. Man thank you so much for this video. The last part of the video has really touched me…am blown away in admiration to the well arranged video u posted

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  2. This video has left me with a big question….. What I can I do to change life for the deprived people in our world today…
    .he was a great man of his time and our time as well! You blogger right here. You have done your contribution to our world already! Thank you

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  3. evan love you so much ! maybe you have a white skin but you are black (african),yellow(asian),and red(india) inside of you!may God's glory shine upon you more than ever before!

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  4. When he paralyses Ted Kopple in the end I laughed so hard I cried. Ever the gentleman – he broke the spell with a handshake. Mandela is majestic.

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  5. AAWB.Thank you somuch Sir.
    for sharing such a good video.i m blessed enough to do some humanitarian work.i came accross a family .completely shattered.and send them for 90 days of healing and self recovery.if the plans works out .if God wills.as im writing this so to speak they r abt to began their journey.i was se preparing few speeches and video to share wid the family during there travelling period.
    if God wills.They say IF YOU WANNA MAKE GOD LAUGH.TELL HIM UR PLANS.So lets see whr it goes but im gonna select this video in the process.
    YOU ASKED :HOW IT HELPED:SIR.:THANKS.
    KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
    IQRA= READ.

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  6. “Be willing to die for your cause”
    “Prove them wrong”
    “Use your time wisely”

    Madiba #MandelaDay

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  7. He. Is. The. Best speaker. that. My. Opinion. He one of. My FAVOR. Hero's. Alex Manuel

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  8. I love this video! As a South African young lady, I am glad that I was born at the time that I was, because I am in a position to be great, and free from oppression. I'll make him proud.💗. Thank you, Evan!

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  9. "I don't know if I have paralysed you…"😂😂😂 Yasss Madiba, love his sense of humour! Savage! My favourite was be humble. Truly great advice.

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  10. "For anybody which changes his principles depending on who he is dealing; that is not a man who can lead a nation."

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  11. #10 Speak with Conviction is my favorite. If it means something to you, be confident in what you want. Confidence pushes greatness to light. Thank you for the amazing video on the late Nelson Mandela. He's one of the greatest of this lifetime.

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  12. Mandela is a great inspiration for billion of people among them i am also inspired and think about one days i will becomes a great leader .i am watching from nepal💔💔💔💔

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  13. the BE HUMBLE rule has a big impact on me very much because I deal with so much jealousy in my life it's unbelievable. But this rule I will make my own and live by it.

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  14. Humility.. that's it right there…all the struggle these world leaders/changers went through so much it make me realize that I must let them down….hard work with determination pays off….

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  15. With all due respect I think you miss a crucial lesson with regard to his not wanting to be dragged into the internal politics of the US and other countries and with regard to his comment about Castro etc. And that is focus. He’s basically saying that if you are fighting for a cause you have to stay focused on that cause and not get side tracked by the unrelated causes of others, not even to offer comment on them. That is 💪🏻

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  16. The hero of Nelson mandela is Mohamed Ali
    and the hero of Mohamed Ali is Prophet Mohamed(pbuh)
    Change in to mankind darkness to light and bring them togather and make them 🌍Ne=L🌐ve

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  17. Nelson Mandela is a Great Man, that I admire. But he was human and erred when he stated "Why should I involve myself in the intenal affairs of the USA, Cuba, Libya" etc. He should have involved himself on principle. For if he was freed from a South African prison, it was because of the external pressure from the rest of the world. That he spent 27 years in a prison and not freed sooner, was because other countries did not involve themselves in the internal affairs of South Africa sooner. And that was a horrible position by the rest of the world. His not speaking out against these other countries, results in there being "Nelson Mandelas" in these countries. Notice I also said he should involve himself in the internal affairs of the USA, at least its injustices.

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  18. These is what I, have return to the nation of South Africa with no Fear or favor, let the nations of South Africa leave together ,Sustainable Development Guaranties

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  19. you have a limited time to stay on earth you must use that period to transfer your country in what you desire it to be
    #3
    from Nairobi Kenya
    Love you papa Mandela

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  20. #7. Take a stand This was instilled in me at an impressionable age growing up. It was consistently instilled in me to be aware of my 5 human senses. Survival & my happiness depends on it. When Mr. Mandela described this it soared into my mind & heart.

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  21. We do not care if the cat is white or black as long it can catch a mouse. Anybody who changes his principles depending of whom he is dealing with, can not lead a nation.

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  22. Where are the leaders of the twenty first century? I feel like I am stepping into position daily as a leader.

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  23. CAN YOU MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT THE TOP TEN RULES FOR SUCCESS OF THE GREAT DAN ELI DANIEL ♥️ MUCH LOVE EVAN, SALAMAT BECAUSE YOU ARE SURELY MAKING AN IMPACT IN OUR WORLD. SALAMAT

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