I want to start this blog off with some food for thought.
How many of us make New Year’s resolutions and then quit after a short time? Why?
How many of us want to do something great, or even change the world? Why haven’t we?
Really give those couple of questions some thought. Maybe, we don’t achieve what we want because of where we live, or how we were raised, or maybe because…….you fill in the blank.
Take a look at this epitaph of a man who set out to change the world:
I Wanted to Change the World – Unknown
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
Whether it’s trying to stick to a diet, save money or change the world, it doesn’t depend on others. Like the poem says, you can only change yourself, and that starts with your thinking.
Recently, there was a challenge launched called the Mental Fitness Challenge. The goal of the Mental Fitness Challenge is “to help you get the life you’ve always wanted.” Developed by two of the world’s Top 25 Leadership Gurus and a group of their peers, the information the challenge teaches is of the highest quality.
Henry David Thoreau once said “most [people] lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Ask yourself, are you okay with leading your life in quiet desperation? Do you feel you are made for something bigger and just hold it in?
I DARE YOU, take the Challenge and take the first step towards living the life you’ve always wanted.
Life’s an adventure….LIVE IT!