A friend recently asked me for a statement of beliefs. He asked in a different context, but it caused me to think about my own beliefs. Seth Godin recently stated that the difference between people comes down to what we believe. So I decided to invest some time writing about my beliefs.
One Person Makes a Difference
I first recorded this belief in August of 2011. It was the opening statement. One person is powerful enough to do something that matters. We often can’t do what we want or even what we need to do, but we can do something.
Our mind is a powerful, and creative force. With it we can inspire, challenge, build up, encourage and empower. We have the power to change the world for others.
“Difference” is code for change. Change happens to us as much or more than we initiate it. But even one person always has a choice. We choose our reaction to the changes forced on us and we choose our actions to initiate change.
Are you tempted to think you can’t make a difference? Smile at someone, leave a big tip, pay for someone’s meal. Just spend 5 minutes and help someone. Do it once a day for 30 days and see if you still feel the same way.
You have a choice: be a victim or take the lead. Don’t let the size of the problem tempt you to shrink back. One person can make a difference.
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