The Senior Pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Austell, Georgia declared 2014 to be “The Year of Fulfillment – Ideas to Implementation to Impact!” Wow! That prophetic statement truly resonated with me.
And while I’m gearing up to witness great things to happen this year, you can find pessimistic people all around you. They’re ready to spark conversations that breeds distrust, mistrust and unjust within our society.
Our national news is filled with so many disappointing stories of people unable to find a well-paying job, unable to afford healthcare, unable to determine what kinds of food to consume, and unable to decide what to watch on television! Oops…did I say that (smile)! So why do most of us feel so ‘unable’ when we live in a country that promotes a ‘can-do’ attitude? What will it take for each of us to plan and execute an idea that’s been festering in our minds?
There are 12 cranial nerves which mingle throughout several lobe sections of the brain. And from that, our brain produces a series of intelligences. Here are just a few:
On any given day, a normal person may conceive several great ideas! You may have a locker full of ideas but haven’t don’t anything with it. If you feel passionate about an idea and you know it can benefit someone else, challenge yourself to put it into action!
Now here’s the hard part…once you put the idea(s) in motion, it takes dedication and commitment. The action steps of the idea may not go as plan, but keep yourself motivated. Here are a few quick quotes to keep pressing forward:
“Never, Never, Never Give Up!” – Winston Churchill
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday!”
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
“You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow – You Choose!”
“Well done is better than well said!” – Benjamin Franklin
“If you can’t fly, then run; If you can’t run, then walk; If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward!” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Start now…let ‘worry’ worry about the rest!
Ah! The reward comes….you now see the results of your work. In life, we want to have some level of being impactful to others. Here are some impactful moments:
1) A parent watches his/her child walk across the stage receiving a high school diploma
2) You build and launch a new cupcake company in your neighborhood – appealing to a market with a sweet tooth
3) A caregiver helping an older person in his/her last moments in life
4) A major donor who fund an agriculture program in a developing country
5) A law enforcement worker mentoring a neighborhood child
6) A teenager babysitting young children
Impacting the lives of others will give you a sense of accomplishment. Open that locker of ideas and see what gives you pleasure to implement. It will become a priceless effort if you implement it!
Let go people and do some good!