It is common for us to always look out for better conditions of life, though by nature we tend to avoid inconvenience and pain of all sorts.
Most of the times, we allow ourselves to believe that we don’t have enough to give, or what we can do at a particular time is a far cry from what will actually make a difference.
When we seek instant changes, look outside ourselves, and are reluctant to take personal responsibility, it’s almost impossible to get the outcome we desire.
I am not saying that instant miracles do not exist. Just pause and take a look around you.
In fact, we are all living miracles, but there are so many situations where we’ve got to do the work required to get things done.
If we study our role model(s) in a particular area of life, we will reconfirm that they did the work required, and did not just wish and get to where they are.
*Please take note of people you look up to, consciously or unconsciously, as your role models, in areas that matter to you. Are you on the right course tagging along with them?
Review your role models periodically.
Look for role models that have ‘long term’ mentality. They are aware that they are a part of a huge puzzle…
… and their little actions will add up to reinforce a gargantuan outcome, if they remain consistent.
It may be a gradual process, but the change will surely come.
They persistently give their best, knowing their actions lead to particular outcomes.
Whenever people commit to a ‘long term’ frame of mind, their disposition to the world around them is always positively different.
They are willing to stretch themselves a bit more, in order to get that lasting result that will be for the benefit of many.
They are much more selfless, and are less people pleasers.
It matters more to them to be their true self (one with so much value to improve self, and serve the world).
This group of people tend to think through their decisions, and rarely settle for what’s convenient momentarily…
… they focus more on the big picture.
Most of the times, we are reluctant when it comes to giving our ‘one kobo’, or what can be referred to as ‘a drop in the ocean’.
At various times, our mindset has been that our little efforts are very insignificant compared to what is needed…
… and for this reason we do not bother to act, since we believe it will make little or no difference.
*Please note, whatever we are doing or not doing, is either adding to or subtracting from the big picture or puzzle.
Choose right, therefore!
My encouragement today is that each one of us should choose to take full responsibility of our circumstances, and be an ocean drop.
We can change the world, if each person becomes an ocean drop!
Starting with self, let’s work more on things under our control, and watch a better individual, family, work place, society and world unfold.
Our consistent little actions, restraints and discipline, will subsequently amount to unbelievable outcomes.
-This could serve as a simple guide when we are faced with any decision…
… is it good, safe, useful, healthy and sustainable for me and others now and in the long run?
Be an ocean drop, add to the puzzle, and live your best life.