Comforting Thought: Destiny doesn’t create success, determination does

Turangawaewae Te Kuri a Paoa

Kua rongo aku au..

Ētahi ka tau ki tōna taumata

Nā te whai rawa rānei

Kō te tini maha ka ū tonu nā te kaha rawa

O tē whawhai manawapū


I have learned that…

Some succeed

Because they are destined to

But most succeed

Because they’re determined to

~ Haare Williams, Words of a Kaumātua

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From Words of a Kaumātua by Haare Williams, edited by Witi Ihimaera

Dr Haare Williams MNZM has been Dean of Māori Education and Māori Advisor to the Chief Executive at Unitec. He was General Manager of Aotearoa Radio. He set up a joint venture with the South Seas Film and Television School to train Te Reo speakers as producers and operators in film and television. He has worked closely with iwi claimant communities and was responsible for waka construction and assembly at Waitangi for the 1990 commemorations. He has published poetry, exhibited painting and written for film and television. He was a cultural advisor for the Mayor of Auckland and is Amorangi at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

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7 thoughts on “Comforting Thought: Destiny doesn’t create success, determination does

    1. Absolutely right my friend….hard work and determination are very well linked. At the end of the project or as you progress with these big things…it’s very satisfying to see the growth. Hope you are going well Jess xx

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      1. I know what you mean with being busy. That sounds very peaceful with knitting sweaters, such a cosy thing to do. I hope you have a peaceful and beautiful Yule celebration 😻💚😽

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