Monday, January 14, 2013

I can change the world!

Have you ever felt that there was a higher calling for you?  That you were born for a particular purpose, but not sure what that purpose was.  If you currently feel this way or have felt this way at some point in your life, it’s ok. Others may have shared similar feelings and have made a significant impact and broad contribution that benefits the world today.  I'm speaking of people like Bill Gates, Mohandas Ghandi, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr., whom we celebrate his national holiday on January 21st.  This also includes many others who are not well known, such as the anonymous man who stood in front of a line of Chinese battle tanks the morning after the Chinese military forcibly removed protesters in and around Tiananmen Square in June of 1989. 

Whether the impact was a creation of a product or service, a contribution to society, or a stance on social justice, their impact was both powerful and lasting.  Their strong will to create change resulted in a lasting impact that forever embellishes us and inspires others to excel. 

Every great accomplishment possibly started with someone believing they could change the world.  It may have started with one thought, one belief, or one stance.  Changing the world is a big task.  It requires something significantly different than most of us can imagine or yet comprehend. I believe it requires at least these key ingredients;

§         A Strong will to achieve the desired outcome
§         Unwavering belief in the ability to achieve the desired outcome.
§         A high level of passion for the cause
§         Strength to overcome obstacles
§         Endurance to sustain resistance
§         Willingness to sacrifice, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice
§         Belief that the cause is much greater than any individual and that the world would benefit in the future for the current struggle.

If someone believes they can change the world, I encourage them to go for it, because I believe they can too.  The world is in need of change yet we fall short of people willing to take extraordinary efforts to lead the change effort.  One person can be bold, daring and extremely powerful.  One person can lead the change the world needs.  It has happened before and sure to happen again.

Joseph Conrod Sr. SPHR


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