As 21-year-old just out of college I was convinced that my mission was to change the world. My youthful enthusiasm was soon tempered by realism. I quickly learned that the best way to change the world was to change my world. The following is some thoughts and ideas that I have learned over the years to change my world. Perhaps these thoughts will help you change your world and we can all make the world a better place together.
“Everyone’s journey, timeline, gifts, constraints, obstacles, & triumphs are different. Don’t look left or right. Just keep looking within, look up & look forward.” -Unknown Source
It comes down to choices we make. “Choices are our beliefs turned into action, and those actions set us down a path.” -Rose Marcario, Former CEO of Patagonia
Failure is not fatal, nor is it final. As Tom Peters said, “Fail forward.”
What is your world? You define it. It can be a geographical place, a concept or a state of mind. The key is that you define your world. Here are some simple rules that will help you change and better define your world:
- Stay Basic
- Stay Hungry
- Stay Focused
- Stay Excited
- Stay Uncomfortable
- Stay You
- Stay Passionate
- Stay a Child
- Smiles will get you Miles
- Remember the Little Engine Who Could – I think I can! I think I can!
“A different future is possible when we refuse to be prisoners of the past” -President Barack Obama