I’ve been writing a lot this past week about being the change you wish to see in the world. The election results inspired me to speak even louder and build my brand about getting healthy, being motivated, and building a better world.
One thing that really bothers me is when people complain about the new president and then don’t do anything in their everyday life to contribute to making those complaints become better realities for everyone. Maybe this is because I’m a millennial, maybe it’s because I was taught at a young age to be of service to this world in a positive way, maybe it’s because I know what my passion and purpose are.
There are no excuses for sitting back and not pitching in to help create a better country. There are no excuses for complaining and then not following up with solutions. I get it, the election was a charged event for everyone. There are a lot of emotions running high, including fear and hate. We cannot let this cloud our minds.
Being the change is not an easy task. Being the change you wish to see takes courage and determination. It takes focus and bravery. It takes perseverance and devotion. What do those words sound like to you? How do they make you feel? Are you courageous and brave? Are you focused and determined? If not, what do you think holds you back from being those things?
The people in the world who take on these tasks and rise to become leaders, don’t do it alone. They build support systems with mentors and friends who will keep them pushing to get goals accomplished. No one ever does it alone.
If you want to be the change and you want to make an impact, look for help. This is not a weakness; this is a strength. There are people out there who want to support you, who want to believe in you, and who want to see you be successful. Those people want to see a better country and a better world.
Getting help and standing in your strength is something we all know how to do. We seek teachers when we want to learn, we seek a doctor if we need specific care, we seek coaches when we want to get better at a task. Being the change in the world means getting the support you need to make it happen because no one does it alone.
Action items: 1) identify your passions. 2) How can you contribute to making this country a better place through your passion? 2) Get help in achieving your goals.
On an closing note, I find it symbolic that only 3 days after the election, we celebrated Veteran’s day. That day is also very emotionally charged, but in different ways. It allowed me to feel and send so much gratitude for our country and to our veterans. They are perfect examples of people who are brave and courageous to risk their lives for our country so we can continue to live in a free, safe place. A lot of our veterans continue to put their communities before themselves even after coming home. They also, do not do it alone.