I was 20 something.
About 2 years ago.
Now, I’m a 30 something.
The thing about 20 something’s is that many desire to be influencers. Many desire to be leaders. Many desire to change the world.
All of that is great.
But I believe that many neglect (I certainly did) to do certain things because of pride, insecurity, and a sense of entitlement.
Here are a few things that I believe are crucial to learn if we want to do anything of importance.
Change your world first
If you want to change anything you need to start with yourself.
Be an example.
It’s really hard to listen to anyone who hasn’t been there before or who isn’t willing to change themselves. In fact, these people sound hypocritical.
On the other hand…
It’s really easy to listen to someone who has made change, to someone who’s trying.
It makes them credible.
You don’t know it all.
Learn to appreciate those who came before you and listen to what they have to say. They have accumulated wisdom and life experience that could make all the difference in the world to you.
You’re not going to re-invent the wheel, but you can improve the wheel.
And you can improve the wheel by finding someone who’s been there before. Someone who’s willing to pour into you.
And then learn as much as you can from them.
Drop the pride and drop the ego and start being teachable.
Be willing to mess up
Don’t let fear stop you from stepping out in faith.
Don’t let fear be your dictator.
Fear will tell you that you suck.
Fear will tell you that are not good enough.
Fear will tell you that you can’t.
If you are going to change the world, you will mess up.
And you will fail.
Don’t believe what fear has to say.
Learn from your mistakes and failures.
There’s nothing stopping you but you.
There really isn’t.
Go and be a difference maker.
Go and change the world.
We need you to.