Andrew Johnson was a self-educated tailor and a one-time President. As President he made his own clothes as well as his cabinet members.
He was the 17th President of the USA and succeeded Abraham Lincoln after his assassination. He brought with him to the white house a quiet, simple, unassuming lifestyle.
He once said, " If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet".
I have learnt a lot from this selfless man and wish our leaders in Africa would do the same. The moment your success, victories or accomplishments take away your time for the things you love, you have become a slave of success and no different than any other slave.
Can you imagine a President who still made his own clothes whilst in power even when he could afford to buy any dress he wanted?
Do not let the pursuit of success take away your freedom and kidnap your liberty. Freedom is the litmus test of success.
Any success that takes away the time you have for your passion is bondage. Ultimately it will begin to demand from you everything you value including your friends and family until you are all alone living to make others happy and rich whilst you die slowly inside.
That the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the liberty of the glory of the children of God. (Romans 8:21)