We all want to make an impact, but what’s the real motive? If you really just want to make an impact, then go and do it! Underneath the motive though, when you really get self aware, I guarantee there’s something else. Are you really in it for the money? The fame? The recognition?
I want to make a difference. I want to have an impact. I know that I also want financial freedom. Money is not the end game though, it’s merely a tool to accomplish the things you want to do in life. I want to be able to give, I want to be able to travel whenever and wherever, I want to not have to worry about the next paycheck coming in, I want free of the stress of finances. To use it as a tool, not a measurement of success.
On your death bed
When you’re sitting on your death bed, you’re not going to sit there and think about how much money you have in the bank, or the size of your house, or what car you own. You’re going to look around for the hand of a loved one to hold, hoping you did everything you could before your final breath. You’ll think about all the times you had, the thing you did, the things you wished you did.
Were you able to accomplish everything? Did you run out of time before you could do the things you wanted, to mark off your bucket list? Do you feel you made a significant enough impact that you are satisfied with the time you spent in your one life?
We all have an obligation, and duty to leave this world in a better place than when we entered it. Not everyone takes that duty seriously. If you have an inkling of wanting to be something more than you are, then it’s your duty to act on it. When you’re aware of what’s right to do, and you don’t act on it, you become a hypocrite.
Why not do something spectacular with your life? What do you really have to lose? At the end of life we all end up in the same sized hole in the ground. Our ashes swept up in the same air.
Write that book. Design that shirt. Make that video. Write that article. Do the things you’ve been putting off. Get your message out to the world in whatever way you see best fits you.