I have something important to share, and I hope you’ll readily receive this message:
It pains my heart to see my generation lying around, using their teen years as an excusable “transition-phase” so they can avoid taking on responsibilities before it’s necessary. This period is intended to be the launching pad for our futures! Do you think that the less-than-convicted habits you’re forming and apathetic character you’re developing will magically transform into a successful adulthood without any action taken by you? Friends, we’re setting ourselves up for mediocrity. We pride ourselves on being the “do-something” generation, yet most of us are still wasting multiple hours web surfing every night. Did you forget that we have one life here on earth? Please do not get distracted by temporary matters. Who’s dating who does not contribute positive change to Â society. Worrying over who’s rocking the latest threads will not help you lead a fulfilled life. The glittering, shiny things wear off; they tarnish. So invest your time and money in something purposeful. Everyone has a gift, along with potential to use it. And it’s unfair to the millions of lives you were created to touch if you don’t follow your calling. Please, friends, I encourage you to look at yourself in the mirror and ask, “Who do I really want to be today? tomorrow? in 10 years? What small steps and giant leaps do I need to take to get there?” Friends, dare to dream. We have an imagination for a reason. Write down your wildest dreams and then create an action plan to make it happen. Stay focused on improving your character and skills (instead of nit-packing others’ flaws) so you’ll be prepared to fly when the opportunity arises. You were created to do amazing things, and I’m not going to let you fail. You are strong. You are valued. You are loved, and you are gifted. Do not waste your life.
For inspiration, research 3 past, positive world-changers. For example, read about Martin Luther King, jr.’s life, or Nelson Mandela’s famous speeches. Or, check out these books:
1) Lose Your Cool — Zach Hunter
2) Do Hard Things — Alex & Brett Harris
Call me at 1(419)329-4780 to fill me in on how you’re taking action to make a difference (in your life and in others’).