Thursday, June 9, 2011

#trust30 - Day 10: My Personal Message

Your Personal Message by Eric Handler

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?

(Author: Eric Handler)

The world does not follow position, or money, or power. The world does not follow inheritance, or tradition, or advanced degrees.

The world follows courage. The world follows those who know who they are and what they want and are willing to stand up and be heard--even at the risk of being hammered down.

Think about it. Who do you prefer to follow--the man with a plan and a message (however imperfect) who makes things happen, or the man with money and credentials and no plan beyond his own self-interest? Donald Trump just discovered the answer to that question.

It takes courage to make a plan. What if you're wrong?

It takes courage to present that plan to others. What if you're wrong in front of God and everybody and they make fun of you?

Well, what if they do? You're still the one who had the guts to stand up. And next time, guess what? They'll expect you to stand up again. Because they've seen you have the courage to. And eventually, they may like what you say and follow your plan.

Courage starts with believing in yourself. It comes from within, not from without. And here's the secret: once you find it in yourself, nobody can take it from you. To lose it, you must give it away.

So here's my message: believe in yourself. Find your passion. And when you have a chance to stand up and show your courage, do it. Even if you get hammered down.

Because one day, you'll stand up and people will listen.


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