Monday, October 21, 2013

What If You Are The Solution?


What If You Are The SolutionWhat if you are part of the solution and the world is waiting on you?
Take a second and think about that.
Instead of griping and moaning about the world’s problems and how nobody does anything to fix them, what if for a second, you stood in front of your mirror, took a good hard look and asked the question, “What if it’s me? What if I’m the one they are all waiting for?”
What emotions does that bring up for you? Scary? Exciting? Mind boggling?
Can you feel the excuses bubbling up to the surface?
What? You aren’t a leader? Then you could follow. A leader can’t lead unless she/he has people willing to take on the mantle and step in right behind. In fact, the person more powerful than a leader, the person with even more courage, is the first follower, the one who has the guts to step out and say, in the face of naysayers, “By god, she’s right, and I’m going too.”
The world needs both, leaders and followers. It needs you, wherever your own special brand of gifts are. The world may be waiting for YOU! It needs you. It needs the visionaries and the detailed planners, the action takers, the foot soldiers and the encourageours.
So, I ask you again, as this brand new year unfolds, sans a Mayan calendar to lead our way, what if this year, you become the change you want to see happen?
Don’t Look Now, but your Emotions are Trying to Tell you Something.
Here is something to ponder. If when you hear something, it: breaks your heart, leaving you with an ache that stays with you for days, gnaws at your soul, angers you, frustrates you, has you complaining to anyone that will listen, watching repeated programs, information, reading and continuing that heart-pain over and over again, while you say, “somebody needs to do something about this, it’s an outrage….
That somebody is you.
What are you willing to do about it?
I’m not asking you to go charging off on your white horse, sword in hand. Well, not if you don’t have a white horse or a sword. If you do, then by all means, what are you waiting for? But for the rest of us, change may come with one drop of water in the bucket at a time. Do you have a drop you can put in? One, two?
It’s a start. And it’s all it takes to make the shift from becoming part of the solution rather than part of the complaining.
Are you ready?

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