"One of the greatest challenges village-institution builders face is effectively
managing natural, Creator-given affect (emotions). In addition to the joy and
sense of duty accompanying long-term, lifelong involvement in working for our
people's return to righteous living and sovereignty – particularly in
independent Black educational institutions – there come periods of sadness,
discouragement and feelings of loss. Go ahead, for a period be sad, feel
discouraged and experience the sense of loss. But do not let sadness,
discouragement or loss overcome you. Don't let them make you quit or leave your
post. Remember: "Trouble don't last always." And remember: The Creator is
providing for us, our Ancestors are pulling for us, and our future generations
are depending on and expecting us."
"Notes On Institution Building"