Changing The World Is As Simple As You Think....
Posted: 3rd May 2018
"What starts here changes the world."
- Admiral McRaven.
The average person will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. That's a lot of people. But, if every one changed the lives of just 10 people — and each one of those individuals changed the lives of another 10 people, then in five generations; 125 years — we will have changed the lives of 800 million people. 800 million people! That’s over twice the population of the USA! Go one more generation and you can change the entire population of the world —8 billion people.
Changing the world can happen anywhere and anyone can do it. So, what starts here can change the world, but the question is, what will the world look like after you change it?
Our struggles in this world are similar, and the lessons to overcome those struggles, to move forward, changing ourselves and the world around us will apply equally to all.
So, here is some guidance that hopefully will be of value to you as you move forward in life.
Making your bed – it’s a simple task; boring at best. If you make your bed every morning you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another and another.
By the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed. Making your bed will also reinforce the fact that little things in life matter. If you can't do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
If by chance you have a miserable day, you will come home to a bed that is made; that you made, and that satisfaction gives you encouragement that tomorrow will be better.
If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.
Life is filled with extravaganzas. You will fail. You will likely fail often. It will be painful. It will be discouraging. At times it will test you to your very core.
But if you want to change the world, don't be afraid of the show.
We are taught that if someone begins to circle you, brings you down, stand your ground. Do not act afraid. And if it gets so dark that you can’t see your hand in front of your face, you must be calm, composed, then build up all your strength and keep on moving, and they will turn away. There are a lot of people who will bring you down in the world, you’ll always have to deal with them.
If you want to change the world, you must be your very best in the darkest moment.
Start each day with a task completed. Find someone to help you through life. Respect everyone.
Know that life is not fair and that you will fail often. But if take you take some risks, step up when the times are toughest, face down the bullies, lift up the downtrodden and never, ever give up — if you do these things, then the next generation and the generations that follow will live in a world far better than the one we have today.
And what started here will indeed have changed the world — for the better.