There is a difference between those who are teaching the people as a leader and those who are teaching people to lead. There are many people who can tell you from the pulpit that you can be successful, but few are willing to teach you how to be successful. People are using their words to inspire instead of their actions. Your words should be used engage and encourage, but your actions should inspire.
There is so much work to do and a shallow analysis of the current state of America will not change our tomorrow. I am trying to balance my engagement and my action. It is easy to sit behind a computer and say words that sound good, but it takes so much more effort to do the work that supports those words. I am challenging myself to do less talking and more action. I am working with grassroots organizations and personal initiatives to change the world, but I can do more. We all can do more.
I cannot tell you what your more is, because it is personal. You have to tap into your passion and work hard at creating that change. Life is going to be what we make of it. We cannot leave it up to the next generation to make things better. We have the power and we can change the world today.
Less talk. More action. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.
Over the past few years I have been trying to hone in on the direct changes that I want to see and how I am going to make them happen. I am very passionate about so many things and I know that I cannot change everything, but I can make a major difference somewhere. So today I decide to write down my list and work on them constantly. This is my plan and I do not expect anyone to join me, but I know along the way I will find kindred spirits who can help me build on this foundation.
Here are my goals:
- Educate the community on their legal rights.
- Engage and encourage the community to participate in local politics.
- Support Black owned businesses that invest in their local communities and eventually build an association that has the power to control the Black spending power in America.
Writing down your goals and plans helps the universe center the resources you need to make those things happen. I know that everything will not happen overnight, but eventually I will find opportunities that align with my goals. When I set my focus on something, there is little that can stop me from achieving positive results. I cannot tell you how I am going to get it all done, but I will.
I am not asking anyone to adopt my agenda but to create one of your own that empowers, educates, and encourages a generation to be DOERS! Many hands makes for light work. We need all hands on deck at this pivotal moment in our lives. We need everyone to use their talents, gifts, and passion to change the course of the current path we have been on for a very long time. If you are passionate about art then take a weekend to teach some children how to express themselves artistically. If you are into fashion, volunteer at organizations that help the less fortunate to prepare for job interviews. If you are into math or science, find an organization to tutor with and inspire children by example. Whatever if is that you have to give, please share with the world. You cannot take anything with you and your talents will be better used here and now.
Fight the good fight. Fight the power. Power to the people. Be you. Do you. Tell your own story. On your own terms.