Surely many of us have been tested more in the past few years than we ever could have imagined.
Having to readjust or reinvent ourselves has caused many of us to increase our personal strength. And while it has been an impressive achievement, there are times when we must ask ourselves a very important question:
Are we truly pushing ourselves to the limit and making the type of difference we want to make?
Maybe it is fatigue or fear that causes many never to begin the process of putting an idea into action. Procrastination or preoccupation with the unimportant things in life causes us to hold back on getting started.
Or maybe we believe that we’re fortunate to just be “treading water” during a time when even the simple things are more difficult to attain than before.
After all, making a difference is a contact sport.
While making a difference, we battle fatigue. During the course of making a difference, fatigue becomes weaker as we become stronger.
While making a difference, we have the chance to confront fear. And in doing so, we have the chance to harness fear to our advantage. More importantly, our list of fears becomes shorter, as we defeat many of them along the way.
Surely we come across ignorance and intolerance in your quest for making a difference. Let us make it a time to educate.
We will surpass goals others may not have imagined – including ourselves. Let us make it a time to inspire with action and not merely words.
Finally, we have the opportunity to be enriched, by coming into contact with others who are also making a difference. Our reward arrives in the form of personal enrichment.
So while making a difference is a contact sport, filled with bumps and bruises, it is also a sport where we win just by getting into the game.
Here’s to the bumps, bruises and victories we achieve along the way!