Habit of Mind: Taking Responsible Risks
"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."
King is a prime role model who has successfully taught us what it means to be free. He addressed that pacifism and civil disobedience are the only peaceful ways to fight for what we want when everyone and everything is against us. In Kings case fighting for freedom. He has also shown the mental skill of taking responsible risks in the way of risking his life for others.
Habit of Mind: Persisting
" life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? "
Martin Luther King was such a persistent person. Who faught for anti discrimination, justice, peace and civil rights, these are only a few of the great things King was fighting for. It came close to 15 extremely hard worked years, for radification to grant him a special day in the year specifically dedicated to him.
Habit of Mind: Managing Impulsivity
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
Considering the state King was in he would've had to thoroughly thought about his actions and choices before acting upon them. If he was lost he would seek advice from his independently strong wife Coretta Scott King. If he was about to do something risky or in other words dangerous, this would've been the first and perfect skill he would go to.
Habit of Mind: Thinking About Your Thinking.
"The time is always right to do what is right."
This was also a good skill. King always looked back on his day, so he would always self reflect. After a busy, hectic day he would always find a place and time to fit a meditation session. This had a great affect on his mind set for when he was in the position of making important decisions.
Habits of Mind: striving for Accuracy.
" I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their shin, but the conten of their character."
King belived that everything should've been done to perfection and high excellence. He analysed everything he did to see how it could've been improved. He spent countless hours preparing for speeches. At times he would read through his speeches and change the concept entirely at last minute. This was the case with his extraordinarily famous " I have a dream speech"
Habit of Mind: Questioning and Posing Problems.
"If you can't fly, then run If you can't run, then walk if you can't walk, then crawl but whatever you do keep moving.
Questioning and posing problems includes finding a problem and a solution to that issue. King's problem was segregation. Segregation is when a certain race, class or ethnic group is treated differently to others. After 13 hard years of fighting for racial equality it was finally achieved on August, 28, 1963.