by Sam Chand
Recently, I stood in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela is what we would consider a world-changer. How do individuals like him become world-changers? How do they begin? Are they born with special pedigrees that qualify them to be world-changers?
I don’t believe this is the case; world-changers are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It starts with an idea—a thought. These individuals think, ‘Wow. I’d like to make a difference.’ They see a need in their community and start taking steps to meet that need and make a difference. One thing leads to another, and they become world-changers.
Today, I want to encourage you! Perhaps you want to change the world in some way, but feel overwhelmed or unsure how to begin. Be sure of this: it won’t come about because of any strategic plan, conference, or seminar. It will only start when you get passionate about the needs around you. Begin to make a difference where you are!
Who knows? One day, there may be a square named after you. Even if not, you’ll be making a lasting difference for those around you. And that’s the definition of a world-changer.