In the world today many people are overwhelmed at what is going on. Maybe something is stirring in side of you. We want to make a difference but may not know where to start. You are not alone.
Maybe you want to have a greater impact in your community, at work, in school or in your family. Maybe you want to take a leadership position and start leading people in government or in your company. Maybe you want to start organizing your community or your church to pull together and make a difference. Heck, maybe you just want to have a neighborhood BBQ.
I get this. Here are 5 areas that can help you get started, keep you moving and make sure you are able to stay in the game for a long time.
There is no Impact without Contact
Life is a contact sport. Start with the people in front of you. Don’t miss the miracle God wants to do right outside your door. Many times, we will walk by the one we can impact the most because they are the one we will see daily. Stop and look whom you can help today.
Aim Small… Miss Small
Be specific with what you want to do then start moving in that direction. Your dreams can and should be big. Just don’t make them general. Be purposeful with your walk and your time.
Big accomplishments are achieved through a series of small victories. Progress is made one step at a time.
Provide Value – Start with the Question… “How can I help?”
Making an Impact is about those you want to reach, lead, teach and help. You will be blessed by and through it you will find out that you gained more out of it than those you helped. Shift the focus to others and trust that God will always take care of you.
Make sure that you are focused on bringing value every time. The world is too busy for more meetings that transfer information.
Value breaks through the noise. Value changes people.
Embrace the Small Beginnings
It breaks my heart to think most potentially incredible leaders give up before they even really get started.
You may want to be an executive but for right now you are leading one intern. You want to speak in front of thousands but right now, your mom is the only one who listens to your podcast or Blog. (God Bless Moms) You may want to be at the end of your journey but you are just getting started.
The beginning is when you get to build the foundation of who you are without the pressure of others. Focus on building a strong foundation and keep moving forward. Embrace and Enjoy this time.
Lastly, your voice, your hands, your ideas are needed. Don’t think someone else has it all figured it all out. People need to hear you.
This one is the most important. Don’t every underestimate what God can do with someone who is willing. Your final story is not yet written. You may have messed us in the past, fix it and keep moving. You may have been trying to plow ground for years, keep plowing. The only way to blow it is to quit.
Your breakthrough is closer than you think. Keep praying that you are on the right track and stay fresh. Too often people give up too soon. They jump from idea to idea… from company to company…. from church to church and they wonder why they never see the fruit of their labor.
Fruit grows where you plant it. Stay in the game. Keep at it, get better every day, learn from experience and apply that be more effective.
People will learn more from your persistence than they ever will from your advice.
God Bless You.
Please let me know what you are working on so I can be praying for you. nothing would bless me more. What is in your heart matters.
Now, Let’s get Moving.