Be the Spark
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I love that quote, because it reminds me that while it’s easy to complain about the problems in the world, the first step is to see what we can change in ourselves that will have positive ripples on others. So often we wait for some big change to happen outside of ourselves, when in fact we do have the power to do so much, both internally and externally. We have the power to be kinder and more joyful, and we also have the power to speak out and vote, and to give to causes that matter.
I founded World Stage Coaching because I believe that so many of us are afraid to show our true light, so we hide and sometimes settle for less. Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” As a singer/songwriter/vocal coach who has helped people to find their voices in a literal and figurative way, I started World Stage Coaching to encourage clients to claim their world stage, in whatever way that means to them. (See www.worldstagecoaching.com).
Now that my blog, Your World Stage, is finally live to extended family and friends, I encourage you to ask yourself and your friends, “what is your world stage?” We all have dreams, but some are more buried than others. The first step to claiming your world stage is to dust off those dreams or create new ones if the old ones no longer apply. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? What would you do if you had one year to live? How do you want to be remembered? What were you born to do?
As you step onto your world stage, remember how important generosity is to your success. Remember to be the spark for someone else. You don’t even have to wait to do that. You can do that right now, giving money or time to a charity or organization that matters to you. Even if you’re not sure what your dream is yet, you can be part of someone else’s dream in the meantime by giving.
The first step is to stop waiting for the world to change and imagine that the world is waiting for you to take the next step. What would happen if you were the spark that ignited real change? Today, be the spark and see what happens.