Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known and adored by many simply as “Gandhi,” and recognized by millions for his leadership in nonviolent protests, was once quoted saying, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”He spoke these words in the midst of horrific treatment and slaughter of Indian people. Many believe he was destined from birth to advocate for humanity and to serve as a voice to the voiceless. But “being the change” has less to do with a chance and all to do with a choice. Gandhi chose to step up and be a minority in a society filled with followers. He shows us that although we may not spark an international revolution, we can make a difference in someone’s life.
When you look at your life and whatever you consider as your “story,” what do you see? Like many, you remember the good times, the tough times and of course situations that made you laugh and cry. Hopefully, you begin to notice a pattern. Life is filled with tests and cycles we process each day. Here’s the bigger picture; the tests of life you fail to learn today will certainly reappear tomorrow. Do you notice that you’ve experienced the same few things again and again? Most likely, you’ve been failing your personal “final exams.”
We often change external designs in hopes of getting a different experience. You can run, but you can’t hide from yourself. Wherever you go, you are there! The one common denominator in all you’ve seen is you. If you want to get something you’ve never had, you must begin to do what you’ve never done. Our lives on the outside only respond when there’s been a shift on the inside. It all starts with “being the change.”
Here is how to get started:
Game changers, history makers or icons; no matter what we call them, they all have one thing in common. They realized that the pain of being the same is far more dangerous than the pain of change. They were not born extraordinary; they just made the choice to impact lives. Guess what? We all have the same choice before us. When you can see what needs to be done, you’ve also been gifted with the power to make a change.
See ya at the top!
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