“What we do on some great occasion will depend on what we are; and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.” H.P. Liddon
Want to change the world? I can only hope so. I do. I see problems with it, don’t you? I’m plagued with the ‘what if’s in this life:
- What if no one let another go hungry?
- What if people could do fair jail time and come out improved?
- What if all the children ever sold into slavery were saved and renewed?
- What if our food and our water were safe to consume?
- What if people understood how close Jesus is?
- What if our debts were cancelled; and we all took time to vote?
- What if senior citizens were respected and cared for?
I can’t do all that, but WE can do all that. And more. I’m convinced that as we aspire to become excellent in business, we can also become more active in and impactful on the world around us.
I’m convinced that nothing happens on the outside that doesn’t happen on the inside first. I’m convinced that the biggest obstacles we face are the ones in our minds. I’m convinced that when like minded people work together, fear is eradicated and power is released. I’m convinced that we must become aware that though we haven’t seen success in these areas, there’s a first time for everything.
We didn’t always have mobile phones. Touch screens and laptops were once unheard of. When my grandfather was born, his parents rode a horse and buggy. During his lifetime, he drove a Model A, owned a television set and watched a man walk on the moon. Before he died, he saw phones that could be held in the palm of your hand – with no cords. I think his generation was amazing.
If you limit what you intend to do with your life to what you’ve already seen done, than remind yourself that you’re not promised tomorrow. If this is all there is, then why bother? Because life doesn’t just ‘get better.’ We have today to make a difference, and that inspires me with urgency to do the very best I can – to have the biggest impact for positive good that I can.
For me, that means ‘encourage others to stand.’ What does it mean for you? Send your response to info@OffBeatBusiness.com.