"Change your life from making a living to making a difference."
Every morning you should ask yourself "What one
thing could I do today that would make a positive difference in my life
and the lives of those around me?" And then go out and do it. "ME" I
hear you say "Me, little old me, how can I possibly make a difference.
I am not important, or powerful, or rich, I am just an ordinary citizen
struggling to make a living. How can I make a difference?"
Well the very first thing that you should do is to
change your attitude about yourself, because until you think that you
are special you won't be. Until you can recognise the magnificent
potential that is locked up in side you, strapped down by all those
negative beliefs, you will not be able to release it and live to your
The great tragedy of life is that so many people go to their graves with their lives unlived. They had dreams that they ne.ver
acted on. They were too busy living the sort of life that was expected
of them. They were so busy trying to please other people, often at the
expense of their own desires, that they had no time for their own
This you must know, there are people who love you,
there are people who care about you but until you learn to love
yourself, until you learn to care about yourself, until you learn to
respect yourself, you will never truly appreciate the love, care and respect of others.
You have the greatest power of any living thing on
this planet. You have the power of choice. You have the power to chose
how to behave, what to say and when to say it. You have the power to
control your attitude. You have the power to make a difference.
You have the power to choose whether your words
build or break. You can choose whether your contribution is
constructive or destructive. You can choose whether your influence is
positive or negative.
Choose to make difference. Choose to look for the
positive in all things and if you really cannot find something positive
to say or do, then rather do and say nothing. What ever you do, do not
add to the negative. Choose to be a centre of certainty in an uncertain
world. Choose to create a climate of hope and enthusiasm in yourself
and the people around you.
Realise that you do not have to do something earth
shattering to make a difference. It's the little things that often have
the greatest impact. A smile, a friendly word, a compliment, a helping
hand, a sympathetic ear, these are the things that you can do every day
and the only cost is that you put your ego in your pocket for a while
and you give your attention to the other person's feelings.
Learn to get your satisfaction from helping others
to feel better about themselves and their lives. Have the courage,
because you love and respect yourself and you realise that you are a
wonderful person, to reach out to others confident and secure in your
When you were born you were given the gift of life,
may to-day be the day that you accept that gift. Realise that you were
designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with
the seeds of greatness. Strip off your suit of worry and despair, put
on the armour of belief and enthusiasm then march boldly into life.
Take no timid steps, think no timid thoughts. Dare to become all you
are capable of becoming.
Dare to "Change your life from making a living to making a difference."
Johan V Campbell
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