Do you remember this line from last month’s message? The world around us has been in constant chaos for far too long and we yearn for something or someone to pull us back together and give us a goal or an objective to propel us back to “normal”. That “someone” is you and that “something” is the bridge that needs to be built in order to find the common ground that will connect the huge divide.
Well, it reminds me of a message that I shared way back in July of 2013. Some things are just worth repeating.
How much are you willing to give to be great?
If you see something that needs to be done, be the one to do it. When you come across a problem, be the one to work out a solution and to turn that problem into an opportunity. When change happens, be the one to embrace it instead of complaining.
When the time is ripe for a fresh perspective, be the one to offer your opinion. If no one is sure of what to do or say, be the one to offer a genuine smile and a kind word of reassurance. When there is something that must be said, be the one to speak up and get it out in the open. If you want things to change, be the one to initiate the change.
If it seems that the world needs a little more kindness, be the one to put it there. If someone needs a word of encouragement, be the one to point out all of the positive things that are happening around them. If everyone waits for someone else to make the first move, nothing ever gets done. Be the one to step forward and get all those around you moving in a positive direction.
Your restaurant or sports bar needs someone to be the one to take action and get things going. Take the initiative and be a leader. Someone has to do it, and you can be the one.
You are capable of so much more than you know. So, while everyone else is complaining about it, thinking about it or talking about it, be the one to take action and set yourself apart from everyone else.
That’s how we begin to bridge the gap.