May 6, 2020 –
“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”—Tom Brokaw.
There are people who, when confronted with an opportunity to make a difference, opt-out, and choose the ordinary. If you want to make a difference remember the words of Robert Frost, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Often it is the less-traveled road, the less popular position, the seemingly less rewarding choice that will make an extraordinary difference.
Three keys to becoming a Difference Maker:
- Be willing to take risks. Don’t allow fear to overcome your desire to make a difference. Anxiety often leads to procrastination. Any action might fail. If you don’t try, you guarantee failure. Start doing so you can become a Difference Maker.
- Be passionate about what you do. A competitive spirit under control can move mountains.
- Be committed to what you are doing. Commitment has its foundation in confidence. Confidence plus desire produces commitment.
Making a difference is something you can do every day. There is a lot of truth in the old Spanish proverb: “It’s not the same to talk of bulls, as to be in the bullring.” To make a difference, take part. You must get involved. Your goal should be to get into the ring and look for opportunities to make a difference.