Posted by admin on December 19, 2018 in Leadership
Some of the most significant change makers in the world were considered by most to be too young, too poor, too inexperienced, and too unknown.
Our culture does an excellent job of supplying good reasons why you should wait to start making a difference. You need to:
Complete your education
Acquire your experience
Become financially secure
But there is a fundamental flaw in that way of thinking. And that flaw could keep you from making the impact you were designed and destined to make on and in the world.
IF YOU WAIT UNTIL JUST THE RIGHT TIME, YOU’LL NEVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
There will always be a litany of reasons why you should wait to meet someone or achieve something. And all that is just plain nonsense. It’s not true. Some of the most significant and substantial change makers in the world—and throughout history—were considered by most to be too young, too poor, too inexperienced, and too unknown. So, if you find yourself in a similar situation, you’re in good company.
Some people honestly believe you can't make a difference until you're old, successful, and wealthy. The truth is, you're most likely not going to make a difference if you wait until then. Why? Because you'll always be chasing more. That’s the futility of the pursuit of qualifications.
YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP. BUT, DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO SAY YES?
Leap! Do what it is that makes your heart race just because you start thinking about it. Follow your passion and find a way to express your creative genius in the world. The problem, challenge, and injustice right in front of you is life's way of giving you a moment to turn your passion into action. And, if you're lucky, you just might move the needle. And, if your action captures the imagination of others, you just might get the opportunity to lead them, too.
WAITING IS JUST AN EXCUSE TO OPT OUT OF THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ACT ON WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW IS TRUE, RIGHT, AND JUST.
The Bible says it like this, “But he’s already made it plain to you … Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously” (Micah 6:8, The Message). You already know what to do. You must challenge yourself to follow through.
The most important person you have to convince that now is the time to dig deep and make an impact is—oddly enough—you. No one and nothing is standing in your way. You get to create the life and adventure you want. All you have to say is … yes.