We have a unique opportunity to centralize our everyday actions and reflections on becoming a better person and serving others. Having a title is not the same as having an influence. Understand, you are not your bank account balance or job title. Anyone who wants and can make a difference is a leader. We can choose to lift someone up or to tear them down. As difficult as it may be, look deep into a person's eyes, heart, and soul to seek understanding, truth, and love. Life is truly not about you and I. It is about those we serve.
We must possess the physical and moral courage to do what is right even when it is unpopular. Amid living in a world of distractions, where it is difficult at times to focus on what matters most, it becomes imperative to spend your life living, not merely existing. Be unapologetically you. Share your flaws, and admit your struggles while living in your truth. Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow will be better than today. Individuals with a growth mindset invest their time and energy into developing new skills, solving new problems, acquiring new knowledge, and figuring out ways to enhance their lives. They understand life is not merely a sprint but a marathon with no finish line. And with each precious day they are granted, that marathon continues.
So let the past be what it was and accept the present for what it is. Your past should not dictate your future while your future should be different from what has happened in your past. Until we are courageous enough to venture beyond what is known, our comfort zones can become what we impose on ourselves and require of others, not to keep us safe, but to ultimately keep us in control.