have you ever wondered if if you could make a difference in this world? as if you could learn a skill or use one you already know to do something life-changing? you’d be able to spur on a world-wide movement that could impact thousands in such a positive way. so many people would know about your genius idea, because it’d give you so many opportunities to help others. and as you sat back after decades of changing lives for the better, you would know that you’ve lived a successful life.
honestly, i think all of us fantasize about that. and it’s so easy to wish it were true with the massive uprising in creative geniuses today. the amount of technology and knowledge that lies at our fingertips is amazing. seriously, as long as you have access to the internet, there is no limit to what you can learn to do.
and that can terrify a person.
in today’s generation, this seemingly infinite knowledge can push someone to their limits and beyond, just so they can be considered “successful” in life. as kids, teens, and young adults, we are pressured to harvest every last drop of this powerful tool we call the internet. we should to be able to do everything possible to mankind, and all at once.
so many people believe that since we youngsters have endless resources at our disposal, we should work to better their lives. we should be geniuses. we should create devices that make everyone else’s lives just a little bit easier, even it means that all sense of our own self-care and self worth goes down the drain.
i’m here to tell you that doesn’t have to be law.
now, if you choose to do any and everything that’s possible simply because you can, by all means, knock yourself out. but please, only if you seriously want to. please don’t sacrifice yourself to something that will keep you from caring about your well-being, simply from the stress of others’ pressure.
i want you to know that you don’t have to be a genius to make a difference in this world. you don’t have to create some kind of new gadget that will only increase laziness, and you don’t have to clear out miles’ worth of trash off a beach. you don’t have to impact millions of lives when impacting just one is enough.
God has planned out an intricate existence for each and every soul on this planet, but most of it doesn’t even matter in the long run. no single, earthly achievement can grant you more satisfaction or purpose in life than His reason for creating us all in the first place: to glorify Him and spread the news of His love and sacrifice to others. if you’ve done that to as little as one other human being, than you are 100% successful with your life. in addition, it is literally the most gratifying and rewarding act a person can commit, and nothing else can top it.
so there has never been a need to daydream about what you could or should do to be successful, and there never will. you already know what you need to do, and there’s nothing stopping you.
so go. be sucessful.