One of my favourite quotes from the movie Sucker Punch is this: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything!”
Because to make a stand for anything means that you know who you are in this world, and you know where you want to walk.
It’s not easy to do this. You need to invest in yourself and your heart. You need to take time out to think. About the world. And about who you are in it. You need to read books and articles and to listen to the wise and not so wise. You need to make some decisions. About the world. Especially about the kind of world you want to live in. And you need to make decisions about who you choose to be in this world and what you are going to do about that.
Because the greatest decision you will make will be about being brave enough to follow your heart and live the life you know you should be living.
The first step?
Make a stand. For yourself first.
Choose to fight for yourself.
Take responsibility for yourself.
Promise yourself that you will stop making excuses. Then take one step towards dream.
A few steps in the right direction…
- Choose a role model – someone who is living the kind of life that you want to live. Someone who makes a stand for the kind of things that are precious to you as well. Someone you can learn from. She doesn’t have to be someone you know. Read about her. Watch her Youtube clips. Watch her movies. Find out as much as you can about her and her journey to become a game changer.
- What makes your heart sing? When do you feel the most happy? When are the times that the day seems to disappear because you have been having so much fun, or you are so absorbed in your world? How can you do more of this? It doesn’t matter what it is.
- Start reading. Get interested in the world around you. Find the great speakers and inspirational leaders of our time and check them out. Go and play in your local library and talk to the librarians. They are amazing people! Who do you want to be in this world? What do you want to contribute? Open your eyes and get interested in politics. Yes, I said politics! Start with what’s going on in your own community. Go beyond your diet of the 6 o’clock news and find out what’s going on.
- Start small with one step. Promise yourself that you will take one step, no matter what it is or how big or small, every day. Try it for 30 days.
The most important thing is to take ACTION!
Just one step.
Please don’t wait for all of your ducks to line up. And don’t allow the fear of failure stop you from trying. You need to be brave and give it a go.It doesn’t have to be fantastic. It just needs to be one step.
Know who you are in this world. Take a stand. Don’t fall for anything!