Sam Parker does a great job of motivating others. Actually, his mission in life is to do just that. His company, Give More Media, focuses on fulfilling this “optimistically, truthfully, responsibly…” He creates fun videos and books that inspire others. One of my favorites is this one:
There are many, many more. But wow–what is the underlying message in all of his motivation? To me, it’s all about perspective. Did you know we all live in the same world? We all have various obstacles, tragedies, pitfalls and failures in life. We may experience different circumstances, but every one of us can make the decision on how our circumstances will affect us. We all have the same hours in every day. And in a world of chaos, we will always have control over one thing: ourselves.
So how can we make a difference? How can we make a positive impact in a negative world? How can we really “smile and move?” It starts inward. To motivate others, look at yourself–what can motivate you? What is there in your life today that gets you going–that plants that seed of positivity? Is it your devotion time? Your kids? Your morning run? How about those awful days where nothing seems right, and you look outside and see the storm clouds rolling in. Wow, is it awful, or is it magnificent? The fresh scent of rain, the rolling thunder, the restoration of all growing plants getting a fresh drink, the moment to just sit and soak it all in…
How about you? What’s your perspective today? How can it incite a positive effect on your world?