If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Be the change you want to see in the world. One of the most empowering things we can do to change our lives is to change our choices. Choose to be better in the next moment. Choose to be better tomorrow than you were today.
Every day we are giving new challenges and we can take with us the things we have learned from our past to be better, smarter and stronger today. Today, choose to live with inspiration. Inspire yourself. Be the source of your own inspiration, that is why inspiration starts with I.
Choose to take action now. Do it now. Don’t wait for tomorrow as you never know what the future holds. Take action now. Start by getting clear and setting a goal. Identify what you want. Be clear and defined. Have something you are passionate about that you are working towards. This gives you a reason to wake up in the morning, get out of bed and move through the day with gusto. Once you know what you are working towards, make a plan to make it happen. A goal without a plan is just a wish. Wishes are weak.
But a goal with a plan has power. Make a plan and break that plan down into daily, simple, bite size steps where a little can be done every day, slowly moving you forward to what you want. Then take action. When taking action, have integrity. Integrity is what you do when no one else is watching.
Imagine the person you admire the most. Now imagine there is a video camera taping your daily goings on. Are you proud of who you are and what you do? Now ask yourself if the person you admire most were to see a video of the things you do or have done, would they be proud? If you were sitting beside them as they were watching it, would you want them to see your actions? Do the things that make you proud and would make the ones you admire proud as well. If you are not proud of who you are or what you do, take responsibility and choose to change it.
Don’t beat yourself up or feel guilty about history, just make the choice to be better starting now. Once you take responsibility for where you are in life you will then be in a position to change it. Responsibility can be a heavy cross to bear but it can also be a powerful tool to get yourself to make better choices and make a change. Last but not least…evolve. Don’t stand still. Always work to be better today than you were yesterday. Nothing stays the same. The world doesn’t stand still, why should you?