December 1st, 2017 was the day that changed my life. I was at work walking around the mall doing my rounds and I stepped behind a building to have a cigarette(Not healthy, if you haven’t started smoking then keep up the good job that you are doing👍🏾) and I pulled out my phone and pulled up youtube.
As I was scrolling down the feed a video popped out at me called ” Focus on yourself and Not Others” ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XXbyvdLgVM) I proceeded to watch the video and got halfway through it when I heard one of the speakers make a statement. “Measure your impact on humanity not in likes but in the lives, you touch. Not in popularity but in the people you serve”
This powerful statement touched my heart because it reminded me of who I am. It reminded me of my purpose. What I’ve realized is that you can’t change others. Especially if they do not want to be changed. You can only change you and others will follow.
Leading by example and speaking your truth is all that matters and the necessary people will fall in line. If people don’t like you that’s cool because in reality, it’s all meaningless.
What really matters is learning to be yourself. Accept yourself and help others do the same along the way by freeing them from concern with how you live your life.
I tell you, life really has a way of opening our eyes to the truth. It gives me chills just thinking about that insightful moment I had. And it came just after my Wife and I had a disagreement. And I never believe in coincidence so I took the message to heart.
Realize that not everyone is in the same place as you are. Accept that and help them along on their journey. I honestly would rather travel with a friend in the darkness then alone in the light. Focus on changing yourself to become a better you. And what follows is magical. Enjoy the journey! 🌞 #Blessings