In 1998, I had the privilege of standing on the stage of the United Nations with Mahatma Gandhi’s and Martin Luther King’s children and grandchildren. We were launching a season for nonviolence, which was a 64 day period between the 50th anniversary of Gandhi’s death and the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, both of which were by assassination.
The quote that is most attributed to Mahatma Gandhi’s is: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi’s grandchildren said this was misquoted. Their grandfather was very specific in choosing his words. He understood how words can become reality. According to them, his quote was actually, “Become the change you wish to see in the world.”
They stressed how important the word BE-COME was, because first you need to BE whatever it is that you wish to be, in your mind. Then you BE it in small actions. Then, actually, over time, you can BECOME the change you wish to see in the world.
That quote inspires me! I think it inspires most of us. We would all like to become the change we wish to see in the world. But what gets in our way?
Fear, doubt and worry get in our way. “Limitation” thinking gets in our way. We have an idea of what we’d like to become and get inspired, but becoming that change is a different matter.
Becoming What We Wish To Be
What if becoming what we wish to be was just a little bit easier? What if, with the right support, fear, doubt and worry could no longer rule your life and keep you from living a life you love?
Every one of us, at one time or another, entertains our doubt. That part of us that doesn’t want to go forward talks to us and tries to dissuade us.
“Who do you think you are?” It asks us.
“Look at the times you’ve failed!” It reminds us.
That voice constantly tries to convince us that we can’t be the change we wish to see in the world.
I stood on the stage with Martin Luther King’s children. Their father gave the famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. He stood for a dream before he knew how to bring it about. He had an idea of how he wanted things to be. He said, “I have a dream,” not, “I have a plan.”
Both of these men were willing to align themselves through trial and error, through work and desire, again and again, to realize their dream. They were willing to let inspiration win over that part of them that was afraid, or that didn’t think it could overcome the challenges they faced.
3 Effective Steps To Overcome Fear, Doubt, and Worry
We all need a little bit of support in overcoming that part of us that hesitates and doubts. This is why I’ve created three simple, but highly effective steps that show you how you can overcome fear, doubt and worry and move forward on the life you’d love living. This resource is free and available to you right now at the button below. Just click on the button, go to the link, and receive your free resource in your email.
You have greatness within you. All you need to do is learn how to tap into it and bring it forth.
Here’s to Your Dreams,