Thursday, December 4, 2008

What would YOU do?

In this time of change, possibility and hope, I find myself wondering how the large events that are unfolding will impact us as individuals...and what effect each and every one of us can have on the big picture.

How many of us have some dream we have not achieved...something fluttering in our hearts that is calling to us to set it free?

Is it the fear of failure that holds us back? The fear of success? Not knowing what to do? Not having a team behind us to support and inspire us? Are we convinced that no single person could possibly make that kind of difference?

What if we weren't constrained by our worries, our resignation? What if contribution to each of our communities was absolutely integrated into our way of living? What if we allowed ourselves to be raised up on the shoulders of those around us, and we automatically lent a hand in turn? What if the world's children were raised to believe that anything was possible?

So the question I'm pondering is, "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

What if you aimed for "no child goes hungry" and you "only" managed to feed 10 or 100 or 1000? That would be a game worth playing, wouldn't it? In your quiet moments of reflection would you feel like a a failure? Of course not. There would be more work to do, but you would know the difference YOU made on this planet.

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