Statistics will tell you that Thursday is literally a perfect day to stand tall, move forward, and take over the world! Get it! Today the author starts to talk about making a difference.
1. Start where you are
“Our real freedom comes from being aware that we do not have to save the world, we must merely make a difference in the place where we live.”
For me personally, it was in Campinas, Brazil where I learned how to really value people. It’s where I learned to work hard. It is where I learned to listen and solve problems. It is where I really learned how to lead by example. It’s where I learned to make a difference where I was. It started with small villages and moved to making quite a difference in large cities. The reason I knew I was making a difference is because people would stop me in the middle of the road and tell me of a friend, neighbor, family member, etc., whose life had had been influenced or blessed.
Here is the second part of the story. I can not even begin to tell you how much the people of Brazil influenced my life as well. Many of them have basically nothing. Barely any food, electricity here and there, and little running water. But yet, I never learned more about humility, happiness, compassion, dedication, charity, and love. They had so little, but were making a difference where they lived. And their influence has changed my life forever.
2. Start with your one thing- John C believes that everybody has that one thing that they do better than anyone else. His dad used to tell him as a kid to find his strength-that one thing-and stay with it. He said that his dad used to push him to do one thing exceptionally well. Henry David Thoreau said “One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.” If you start with a penny and double it every day for 31 days, it equals more than $21 million by the end of day 31. Personal growth is exactly that. Put time into making your strengths stronger, and your abilities will grow so fast that you won’t know what to do with them.
As I have said before, there is no better time than now, and no better place to start than exactly where you stand. Age, height, weight, financial stability, or anything else shouldn’t stop you from starting your course to being great or from jumping on your path to greatness. The time is NOW! Don’t wait any longer!
Brazillian style, Cram