Do you feel called to change the world?
I ‘m looking for a quote… I do this almost on a daily basis for inspiration. In this process, I’ll often find someone that I would never had discovered if I hadn’t appreciated his words. With humility, I must admit that I do not know a man named Peter Drucker. I am drawn to his quote: “The best way to predict the future is to create it. “
It starts me thinking; My most fascinating clients have indeed been people who wanted to create the future. They see change that can happen in the world and are stepping forth to make that change happen. I respect their passion, tenacity and their faith in themselves and what is right.
As I look up the name of the man that penned the quote above, it occurs to me that one day, we all will be condensed to a few short sentences: the biography of our lives. Peter was the “greatest management thinker of the last century” in many opinions, and he authored 25 books. He said just shortly before his death in 2005 at age 95, “I don’t know. What I would say is I helped a few good people be effective in doing the right things.” He was humble as well.
What do you want your biography to say? Will you leave a legacy? Will you change the world? If there is a dream that you have consistently, by all means have the belief that it can be so, and go for it. I am a firm believer, of course, in starting with a powerful message and learning powerful delivery; that’s my part of your story of success! And no matter what comes your way, get out there and do good. It may seem a bit Pollyanna, but I have seen laws changed and funds raised, and children and animals saved by people I know. People of average birth and by nothing but pure dedication, perseverance and absolute faith have made lasting changes in the world.
What I teach is not easy. The ability to be vulnerable and authentic takes bravery to put into action, but that is where the true effective communication sometimes lies. C.S. Lewis said, “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. “
While I hesitate to say that we will “go bad,” I do think it very sad if we have a calling we do not pursue, for there are the people, the places and the things that you could have affected for good have you simply followed that calling. Hatch yourself! Call upon the support team that you may need to get it done, but if the call is yours, answer it. Make your biography a memorable one.