“Let him that would move the world first move himself.” -Socrates
Good morning! Nancy sent in this quote with the following note:
I like this quote because it shows that nothing has really changed in thousands of years- even Socrates saw our human tendency to think about what others can do better…rather than do it ourselves.
Nancy and Socrates have both touched on one of the biggest challenges we face in moving forward toward our heart’s desires: the human tendency to wait for someone else to make a change first. While we might talk a good game, do our actions match our voices?
Studies have shown that the most successful business owners have worked in each area of their businesses. In other words, they haven’t asked anyone to do something they are not willing (or have not done) themselves. We can apply this principle of success in our own lives. Before we ask others to do something for us, before we go out and change the world, let us first ask the best from ourselves and transform ourselves into the best people we can be.
Your Turn: Pay attention to how much energy you spend thinking about solutions for others or the way things “could” or “should” be. Realize this time steals from the time available to take positive action in your life. Redirect your energy inward, instead of outward.
Today’s Affirmation: Each day, I am improving my life.