Some time ago a young man wanted to change the world for the better. He dedicated his whole life to this mission and he was determined nothing would stop him. Finally almost at the end of his life his experiences and wisdom lead him to this discovery:
“I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.”
Lessons from this story:
- We all want change for the better, but how many of us are really willing to learn and work for it.
- Wishing gets you nowhere. Working without a plan and strategy gets you a few steps ahead, but knowledge, strategy, discipline and hard work will get you farther.
- Your own perception can be your own limit. Your current knowledge can hold you back. Learn from your experiences. as also from experiences and teachings of others.
- You are never to old or to smart to learn something new.
- You change your world when you first change your mindset.
Are there any lessons I missed? Please let me know in the comment section.
Source of the featured image: Findings of a man who decided to change the world
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