It’s Not About ‘Changing The World’

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We often like to say “I’m going to change the world.” I’ve been a huge advocate of the saying for years but I’ve started to realize something.

The world is ALWAYS changing… every minute…. every second… the world changes. So when you think about it, every day we’re changing the world whether we know it or not. Every action and no action changes the world in some way.

What we should really be saying is “I’m going to change my perception of the world.” You see all we have are perceptions of the world. Just as someone can see the glass as half empty and another can see the exact same glass as half full shows us we live with nothing but perceptions of the world. These perceptions dictate our attitude and how we live. So if we change our perception of the world and start to see everything we have rather than don’t have, or everything we’re capable of rather than the excuses we can’t do something we’ll be seeing the world from a perspective that aims at making the world work. Once we see it, others will want to see it too.

To make a difference we must first choose our perceptions, believe in them and act on them. This is the true essence of leadership.

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