Since the announcement that President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, people have been asking if he deserves and what are our thoughts on the decision.
Why ask the question? The decision has been made. Rather, let us focus our attention on committing ourselves to his initiatives of reducing nuclear arms, stressing diplomacy and cooperation amongst nations, and easing tensions with the Muslim world.
I am inspired by this decision, as we should all be, for what is possible when we decide to take on our dreams full force. Nobel Peace Prizes are possible when we seek to do something that reaches beyond our individual selves and towards work that is transformative for people and the way in which they live their everyday lives.
President Obama said he was surprised and humbled by the honor. When we are committed to our passions, the possibilities are nameless and beyond our expectations. You too can be a Nobel Peace Prize Winner or something equally grand, which confirms that others agree that your dreams are worthwhile.
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I have never cared too much for personal prizes. A man does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards, but when I was notified that I had won the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Mr. de Klirk, I was deeply moved. The Nobel Peace Prize. Nelson Mandela