I hate to tell you this, but you’ve been lied to. If your inbox is anything like mine, it’s filled with all sorts of promises to get rich quick and become famous overnight. It seems too good to be true, right? That’s because it is.
My friend Jeff Goins knows this all too well. He tried and failed to build an audience, a tribe, that would follow him and listen to what he had to say.
The thing is that what he had to say was important. His advice has literally changed my life. You can read about that here.
But, no one was listening.
What if I told you that most people don’t even know what their true dreams are?
What if I told you that the things you say are your dreams aren’t actually your true dreams? That they don’t really wake you up in the morning, keep you up at night, or keep you going when life gets tough.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Yes, you have dreams. You have goals. You have aspirations. But do you know the things deep down inside that drive you?
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So what are your true dreams?
Do you want history to remember you?
I believe that deep down we all have that desire. We truly do want to change the world and we want to be remembered. We want to leave a legacy and to “put a dent in the universe,” as Steve Jobs so famously said when he started Apple.
What does being a history maker look like? This:
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This is one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen.
It’s of a man who changed the world.
The world truly lost a legend yesterday.
Nelson Mandela was a champion of principle. He fought for what he believed in and left a legacy for the entire world.
Last night, as the news broke of Nelson Mandela’s death, I tweeted:
How is it that a man in his position could rise to worldwide prominence? How is it that hundreds of years from now, people will use the words “modern-day Nelson Mandela” to describe another man or woman? And how can we leave a legacy like he has?
Odds are that none of us will ever go through what Mandela went through in his life. He spent 27 years in prison, often in conditions so dreary and dark that it led to him developing a case of tuberculosis shortly before his release in 1990. And yet we can all learn six powerful traits from him.
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You can find great leaders everywhere, if you just look.
Perhaps you’ve heard of one from the news recently. His name is Joey Prusak. He’s 19-years old and he has more leadership ability than most 40-year olds I know.
If you don’t know his story, here is a quick recap courtesy of NPR:
Prusak, a Dairy Queen manager, back on Sept. 10 saw a woman pick up a $20 bill that a blind customer dropped. When Prusak told her to give it back, she refused. So, the 19-year-old manager refused to serve her. He then took $20 of his own money and gave it to the visually impaired customer.