“Change your life from making a living to making a difference.”
Every morning you should ask yourself what can you do to make a difference in the lives of others and your life.
Well the very first thing that you should do is to change your attitude about yourself, because until you think that you’re special, you won’t be. Until you can recognise the magnificent potential that is locked up inside of you, strapped down by all those negative beliefs, you will not be able to release it and live to your full potential.
The greatest tragedy of life is that so many people go to their graves with their lives unlived. They were so busy trying to please other people that they had no time for their own happiness.
This you must know, there are people who love, care and respect you, but until you learn to love, care and respect yourself, you will never truly accept it from others.
You have the greatest power of any living thing on this planet. You have the power of choice. You have the power to choose how to behave, what to say and when to say it. You have the power to make a difference.
You have the power to build or break with your word. You can choose whether your contribution is constructive or destructive. You can choose whether your influence is positive or negative.
Choose to make a difference. Choose to look for the positive in all things, if you really can’t find something positive to say or do, then rather do or say nothing. Choose to create a climate of hope and enthusiasm in yourself and those around you.
You do not have to do something earth shattering to make a difference. It’s the little things that often have the greatest impact. A smile, a friendly word, a compliment, a helping hand, a sympathetic ear – these are the things that you can do every day and the only cost is that you put your ego in your pocket for a while and give your attention to other person’s feelings.
Learn to get your satisfaction from helping others. Have the courage, because you love and respect yourself and you realise that you are a wonderful person to reach out to others, confident and secure in your own strength.
When you were born you were given the gift of life, may today be the day that you accept that gift. Realise that you were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness. Strip off your suit of worry and despair, put on the amour of belief and enthusiasm then march boldly into life. Take no timid steps, think no timid thoughts. Dare to become all you are capable of becoming. Dare to “change your life from making a living to making difference”.
In honour of Suzan.
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