Should Black People Take A Different Approach Towards Progress?

After 50 years, are our leaders really qualified to take us forward? - Wayne C. Robinson

I had always been fascinated by the control that the pilots had of the jumbo aircraft that carried hundreds of passengers safely to their destinations. I particularly admired their skills. At times, they were forced to abort the landing due to turbulence and take another approach.

Luckily, for the general public, pilots are well trained to land in snowy conditions, icy runways, and crosswinds both in simulators and in real life situations.

If we compare the conditions that pilots face to the conditions of more than a billion Black people, Blacks were never trained for emergency conditions. So, the question Blacks might ask is, “Should Black people take a different approach towards overcoming poor socioeconomic conditions?

African leaders of the African union

Are Black Leaders Really Qualified?

I often wondered if the well-educated Black leaders are qualified to carry the masses to socioeconomic achievements . After all, they didn’t become leaders because they had failed in life.  They became leaders because they had the knowledge, talent, and the trust from their constituents that they were going to succeed at the job.

Considering the socioeconomic challenges faced by Blacks year after year, wouldn’t these leaders be fired for operating a failing business?

But wait, didn’t anyone notice that these leaders never had training in emergency procedures, not even in simulators? How can we expect them to be the saviors of Black people when they have no experience in turning an economic crisis to economic achievement?

We can’t.

Nor should we blame them for the poor socioeconomic conditions of Black people around the world.

Should Black People Take A Different Approach?

Airplane taking an approach.  Black people should take a different approach

Nobel prize winning physicist, Albert Einstein, defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

If the programs aren’t working, then it’s time to take a different approach. You cannot expect these leaders to resolve these issues. I think that we have seen their best work with their best thinking.

Therefore, they should take a completely different approach with a different mind-set to resolve these issues, or the Black communities must find alternative means towards economic and social empowerment.

If you were about to take a flight and learned that the pilots are not certified to fly the plane, would you even get on the plane?  Hell no.

So, what should we do? I’m glad you asked.

We Can Design Our Own Destiny And Live It

The Black community should take one hundred percent responsibility for their own lives. Blaming gets them nowhere. Either they continue depending on programs and leaders that aren’t qualified or take control of their own future. They could do this by adopting the principles and strategies that have been working for successful people and organizations around the world.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are, your race, your gender, or how poor you are.  You CAN achieve your dreams. If you’re not happy with your current life, you can design and pursue a different life.

Black girl with glasses and braids

Why do you think there’s such a disparity between the rich and the poor, between those who succeed and those who fail, between wealthy Blacks and those living in impoverished conditions? Most wealthy people started with nothing but a dream.

So, what makes them different from the rest?

According to Wallace D. Wattles, in his book, The Science of Getting Rich, it is simple: “they think and act in a certain way.”


Wayne Robinson

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