Thursday, October 11, 2012
If you do not believe, you cannot achieve!
If you’re trying to figure out how you’ll leave your imprint on the world, start by thinking about what bothers you.
What do you not like about the world?
What is irritating?
What is unfair?
It’s easier to work on change in small doses.
How can we take one tiny step towards something new?
Be aware: if something bothers you, you’re probably not the only one. Mobilizing people to improve things is powerful, but I’ve also been thinking over and over about the theme of empowerment.
As I consider it, empowerment is helping people to consider new possibilities and take courageous actions.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams
By the way, if you don’t like thinking about what bothers you, you can also think about what excites you. Then you think about what you can change so that other people can get excited too.
What are you excited about?
How can you create some kind of change around that?
Get Excited and Change Things – a simple, powerful mantra. And I don’t think it needs to get much more complicated than that. Passion and excitement get you started and keep you going – most everything else can be figured out along the way. Paralysis happens when people forget that and imagine themselves powerless or overwhelmed.
“Because I want to” is a damn good reason to change the world.
Inspiring others to be better people seems like the ultimate legacy to leave behind. So many times the people are out there, they’re just waiting for someone to take charge and lead the way.
My goal, be that person.
Change is so under-rated a remedy, and so overly scary for a lot of folks…
Let's demand a new level of enthusiasm in our lives. Let's choose to engage the world, the moment, and the people around us with a bolder, buoyant energy. Let's light the world.