How many times someone has told you that you can not make a difference? That you can never change anything around you? Wherever you look you will always find someone who is willing to predict your future. It can be your father, your mother, your family , your wife, your kids, your friends, your boss, it can be anyone.
Why do they say that? because you fail, like everyone else. You fall down, your feet bleed, you are bruised often by little accidents of life. Your divorce, your drug use, your lack of education, your poverty, your disabilities, your age, your unwanted pregnancy, your fears and your past mistakes, people will take whatever they can find and tell you that you are just like them, that you are ordinary, just average, not better than anyone else. You are barely adequate enough and that’s it. They will take your failures and list them for you. There is always someone willing to do this to you.
But are they wrong? When they speak of your failures they are only saying what happened. Your past reeks of mistakes and wrong decisions. In that regard they tell the truth but that is only because just like you, they fail too. They say it because they failed to spark hope in you. They failed to help you, it is because they failed to recognize you and understand you. They failed to properly guide you, they failed to earn your trust and most importantly they failed to realize that one person can make the difference. The say it because they failed at being that one person who could influence others, inspire them and be the role model.
“One person can make a difference, if that one person is committed to making a difference.” James Hood
Remember, you are the difference, you are the light, even in the midst of the storm just let yourself shine.