Dare To Make a Difference

Change The World, the mantra every great leader should live by. A person becomes a leader, an agent of change, not by sitting there waiting for some else, but by thinking big to make a difference in other’s lives. Liz writes an amazing post about being scared to make a difference. She writes,

We make our ideas smaller by thinking we weren’t meant to do something. Other folks were meant to change things. We were meant to live with them.

There are a lot of people who have the potential to become great leaders, but they feel it was meant for other not themselves. Becoming a leader is a huge goal with huge responsibilities, but has a huge opportunity to make a difference in those around you. Because of the giant responsibility to others a leader has a lot feel it is easier for others to take that role. Liz goes on to quote Nelson Mandela ,

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

In the light of power, it is harder to hide, but in the darkness we can walk aimlessly with out being noticed. Like a lighthouse, the light is meant to lead to safety, but if the light fails others could be harmed. I believe we are scared to fail others. It is alright to fail ourselves because it does not hurt other, but with power and light we have the potential to hurt others. The bigger the risk, the greater the gain. Changing the world is a huge risk that not everyone will attempt, but attempt to change the lives around you is a bigger gain than failing in the dark.


2 comments so far

  1. Liz Strauss on

    Hi Billy,
    Thanks for noticing and sharing what I wrote. I think we all can do with bigger ideas. Imagine if we put our bigger hearts and our bigger minds together to work on making one problem a little smaller. 🙂

    PS. It was Mandela. 🙂

  2. Billy on

    That would be amazing if we could, but everyone has their own personal agendas now of days. we can dream. 🙂 Thanks for the PS 🙂 I changed it.

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