All it takes is one tiny flame to set a whole forest ablaze. You don’t need to reach the whole world on your own, you just need to be the starting point by doing what comes natural to you. The wealthiest locations in the world are cemeteries, because they’re filled with men and women that died with extraordinary dreams and ideas. They didn’t understand that small acts fueled by love and compassion or that baby steps could make a difference in the world.
Many people die without realizing their dreams, not because they are incapable of accomplishing them, but because they listen to the ones they love the most. Our loved ones mean well, but when they give their opinions on our capabilities or what direction is best for us to take, they’re speaking from their own experience and from their own limitations that they have placed on themselves. We have to learn how to gracefully disagree and go right back to honing our craft and sticking to what we have a passion to do. Our passions are tied to our purpose, we are all born with a gift, so that we can give it back to the world…so why would you trust someone with a gift that YOU were born with?
We all have a mission to fulfill in this life. It is no mistake that life is brief, we are born within a certain time period at a strategic point in time for a reason. In comparison to how long this world has been around (depending on your religious background, either several thousand or several million years) even a life span of 90 to 100 years old is like a mere breath in time. To some, this may seem discouraging or depressing for many but for some, it can be extremely empowering. It can be empowering knowing that with the time we all have been given, even as individuals, we can make an impact and influence humanity in a positive way.
Each of us has the capability to impact the world in a huge way, but in order to reach our highest selves so that we may serve this world with our lives and our gifts, we must not agree with others when alternative options are given that they think would better suit us. The reason they cant see our vision or understand our passion is because its not for them. WE have been tasked with using OUR gifts for the good of others. By doing what we love and what feels natural to us, we peaceably disagree, by doing the exact opposite of living inside the dreaded “box” that our loved ones and society has prepared for us to live in.
Never limit yourself to make others feel comfortable around you, but always keep in mind that all gifts have been given to us for a purpose much bigger than ourselves. The most innovative people that were born into this world, rebelled with their lives, by being creative and by not marching to the tune of their peers and the world around them. When you agree with the norm, you disappear. No one ever stood out or made an impact on the world by agreeing it.