We live in a time when many people fail to achieve goals and objectives because they are prisoners within their own minds.
Nelson Mandela, the great South African leader, spent 27 years in prison due to a corrupt apartheid legal system. He was physically in prison, but he was mentally free because freedom is a state of mind.
Mandela endured the humiliation of being penned up like an animal with little hope of being freed. His movement was restricted, and his options were few. He could have easily given up and escaped into a world of depression and despair but he did not.