Hi Lovely readers,
Welcome back to my blog.
I was listening to Beyonce’s song: I was here, and it got me thinking about all the brave people (from a global perspective and my personal network) whose presence made a mark in this world. Our lives would so tragic had it not been for the many brave men and women who made it their life mission to change the status quo. In the same token, I am very inspired by the people who are not acknowledged globally or in the media, but they are making waves in the communities they are living in.
Our personal lives will be quite boring and unfulfilling if we don’t make conscious efforts to right some of the wrongs that we encounter in our day to day. My limited experience have confirmed the following as tried and true ways of ensuring that we leave a mark either in a global space or in our immediate communities;
1 Do Impactful work
All my career role models have one character in common, and that is they do impactful work. The kind of work that transforms the institution they work in and stand the taste of time. I am of the believe that, no matter our career level, we can do impactful work that will change the status quo and leave a mark even when we move to the next career ladder.
2 Change something/someones life:
A small act of kindness goes a long way and have the potential to change one’s life for the better. For everything I have ever achieved, there has always been a person who was kind enough to help me with the preparation of the achievements. I believe being kind is key to helping someone prepare for the next big milestone that will change their lives.
3. Choose the road less travelled:
The world has been inspired and transformed by those individuals who took calculated risks and paved a new path in different fields. It’s interesting to read their autobiographies and just be inspired by how their actions transformed the world. In the same breath, it’s quite inspiring to be surrounded by people in our personal lives who have been bold enough to take risks and change the life of those around them.
I am of the opinion that, if you want to live the most fulfilling and trans-formative life, you must be willing to take calculated risks and act in areas that not many would opt to act on. You have to be OK to be the first to venture into a career path that no one has ever ventured into.
On that note, I hope we all make a conscious effort to leaving a mark in this world.
Thank you so much for reading.