Be the change you wish to see. Because all change begins with an individual.
Our legacy is what people remember about us after we’re gone. We wonder if we have made a positive and lasting impact. A legacy is like a drop of water. The drop never reaches the shore, but the ripples it creates will extend outward to the shore. Our impact on the world will likely be greater than we imagine it today, but there are some things we might start doing now that can insure the tomorrows of our legacy.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.” Only a positive attitude can have a positive influence. However, making a lasting impact requires us to believe that change is possible. Positive change, it is your ability to bring out the best in others. It is this influence that will be remembered by those who carry on your legacy.
Too often in life, we wait around for someone else to instigate the changes we want to see. We doubt our own ability and become paralyzed to action, thinking either we are not solely capable of bringing the changes about, or that someone else will get around to it.
But this inability to act alone is all in our head. Because history bears witness that the most extraordinary things were done by the most ordinary people.
And this individual action is certainly the need of the hour for India – the land of great contrasts! While the country has 53 billionaires, it also has 17 million child labourers. While it has a galloping GDP growth, it also has 2 million children dying before their first birthday due to the lack of immunizations and medical facilities!
So if you've ever wished to be able to do something for the greater good, the time could not be more right. Remember! You don't have to make radical changes for your efforts to count, because the small changes make a big difference!