“If you don’t like the world the way it is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it on step at a time.” Marian Wright Edelman
If you don’t like the way you are change it. You have an obligation to improve yourself. Do it daily.
A powerful story has been written about a woman who has done just that, changed the world, in part from a deep seated dream to do something good for the world and in part from a determination that would not rest. Jacqueline Novogratz has written that story, a story that started with a “Blue Sweater”.
Determination and hope forged in the hearts of women in Rwanda are changing their future.
With determination and hope what could be different in your life? What obstacles do you have to overcome to touch that dream that has been so closely guarded?
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Everyday people say out loud, “I could have done that”, “I should have done that”, or “I would have done that”. “Only if” echoes in our minds of chances we could have taken that weren’t because we lacked the courage to do so.
Imagine if all those “should have, could have or would haves” were translated into realized dreams. An ounce more courage would have moved you from inaction to action. Imagine if those dreams came true and the words that take the place of dreams realized disappeared from your vocabulary.
What dreams do you have that are sitting waiting for you to take action on?
What words do you need to encourage you to take that first step to “imagine if” to “I did it”?
If you believe it can come true it will. Do you have the courage to try?