Daily Blog #275
I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan of morning workouts. Especially when those workouts are leg workouts, and when they require me to wake up early. But despite how I feel starting any workout, there is always this sense of accomplishment when I am finished. Not only do I feel good about getting the workout done, but knowing that I woke up early to push my body, and to challenge myself in the gym makes it all that much more rewarding.
This morning, I needed a little extra boost. After what was an incredibly difficult last two week for my family and I, I needed to find some extra strength to help prevent me from saying screw it and giving up. I opened my phone, searched for a podcast, and found How to become a Real World Influencer by Ed Mylett.
In listening to the podcast, I realized something incredibly valuable. I realized that each and every one of us have the ability to be influential and powerful within our life. We all have the ability to help inspire others, we all have the ability to create change, and we all have the ability to make a positive impact in more lives than just our own. What is stopping us from doing so? Our own beliefs.
I guess I can only speak for myself, but I always assumed that in order to be an influential person, I either had to have some Ivy League education, or I had to have overcame some traumatic experience and live to tell about it. Part of me just though that my life had always been too “boring.”
People like Steve Jobs, people like Gary Vaynerchuk, people like Michael Jordan, these are individuals that I have always thought of as influential. All individuals who have experienced immense struggle to a different degree, who have fought their struggle head on, and have overcome that struggle to basically make something out of nothing.
The thing is, though, we don’t need some fancy education, or to have overcome a traumatic experience in our past to be influential. We just need to be willing to help others, and get others to believe. Not only in what we are saying, but more importantly, we need to get others to believe in themselves.
And if we want to help others, and get others to believe, then we too first need to help, and believe in ourselves. We need to be willing to be learn from our mistakes, be open about our life experiences, and we need to be passionate about our cause and our mission in life.
You, I, even the person sitting next to you, we all have the ability to be influential and powerful, because we have all overcome our own unique struggles. There is not one person that is walking this earth that will endure the same struggle that you have endured. While the root of the problem may be similar, nobody has seen those struggles through your eyes, and nobody has walked the same path that you have walked.
You are you, and that is your greatest superpower. That is what give you the ability to be influential and powerful. But if you want to make a difference in the lives of others, then you need to believe in all that you are. Be willing to show to challenges, be willing to be embarrassed, and be willing to share your triumph. The more passionate you are about your purpose, the more energy you radiate. And the more energy you radiate, the more that people will become attracted to you.
It all sounds incredibly cheesy, but it’s the truth. You can’t create a lasting impact in the lives of others if you don’t believe in yourself and the things that you are passionate about. If you are not passionate about YOUR mission, and if you are not passionate about YOUR vision, then how can you expect others to be?
Remember this: lists tell, but stories sell.
You have the power, you have the story, and you have the ability to make a difference. The world around us is moving quickly. The longer we wait to make a difference, the farther behind we will be. You have every single opportunity to be whatever you want to be in life. Follow your vision, never give up on yourself, and lead the movement that you wish to create. That is how you will become influential and powerful.
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