Well, I woke up and can’t fall back asleep, so I decided why not post a motivational quote?
Yesterday I was clever because I wanted to change the world. Today I am wiser so I am changing myself
We hear on an almost near constant basis, that we all need to change the world, but the main annoying question in all our minds is HOW! How the heck am I going to change the world?!
Some people feel they need to do it by brute force, thumping on rules and lots of finger pointing to make their stance known.
Sure that is fine and all, but is that the most effective way to instill change?
In my experience and much observing of many types of behavior, I came to learn something vitally important.
If we want to make a change, we must first be that change. Meaning we are the direct reflection of how we want this world to be like.
For example, a year ago, I started my own business as a coach and I was fixated on being a source of motivation that people would look to and be inspired. But I wasn’t sure how.
I went ahead and friended some motivational people and expected their habits to rub off on me.
Some of it did, but if I wanted to be amongst more motivational people, I myself must be a motivational person. Like attracts like!
It was a slow start at first.
After all, not everyone is gifted in the art of motivation, at least not right away!
But, it started by sharing motivational quotes; and eventually, I began to do more things I was always uncomfortable doing…reaching out to people.
When I saw someone was struggling (either a friend or an online acquaintance), I went out of my way to talk/message her and listen.
If she wanted advice, I offered it. But the fact that I was taking the time to be with this person allowed them to see me not as an annoyance, but more like their chance to open up and bare their soul.
And if you have ever bared your soul to anyone, it feels good. Soon enough, my friends saw me differently.
They didn’t see me as Amanda, the girl with problems. They saw me as Amanda, the girl who loves to listen and help.
They would see me or my posts and felt motivated to look at life in a positive way, which was the very thing I wanted to accomplish.
But I did it by first changing myself to exude motivation.
So, the more I shared and spoke motivation, the more motivationally-minded people I met.
I hate to sound like a parent, but the phrase “be a role model” is so incredibly relevant! Despite the cheeseball phraseology, there really is a speck of truth in that mantra.
So, in many ways, environments are almost impossible to change without first changing how you respond to that environment.
Be the change you wish to see in this world and take matters into your own hands!
What do you think? What do you do to make a change in the world?