Friday, June 29, 2012
Live for them. Give for them. Teach for them.
Too many of us focus so much on our personal goals, it becomes easy to forget the people around us. Everything you do affects others, either directly or indirectly ... positively or negatively.
When you're chasing your dreams, working harder than you've ever worked, remember there's someone watching - someone who's going to be influenced by you. When you feel "too tired" to continue, know that by pushing through, you're showing him how to keep fighting when he doesn't think he can. When you lose those 20 lbs., you're proving to the person next to you that it's possible to do something that once felt impossible.
Have personal goals and motivations, but always know she's watching - someone you know, but aren't even very close to. She's taking mental notes, creating a belief system based off of your actions. What you do and don't do affects lives! When you don't feel like getting out of bed, remember that by sleeping that extra hour, you're telling her that it's o.k. to give in to struggle; it's fine to only work as hard as you feel comfortable working. Instead of hitting the snooze button, jump out of bed for her - to improve her life.
You're living to grow and change ... not only yourself, but those around you. You're touching more people than you'll ever know, so do it with character, discipline, passion, and a willingness to strive further than most believe is possible. Show the world that anything is attainable the second you say it is.
Give, not to receive ... but rather to change lives!