1. Want to make a difference
A great story—a story of significance—begins with a heart to help other people. If you have a heart to make a difference in the lives of other people, you always find answers to life’s tough questions. You create solutions. You don’t say; “Something should be done about this.” You say; “I will do something!” That’s when you begin to rewrite your story.
2. Doing something that makes a difference
Do you know what you were put on this earth to do? John Maxwell believes all people have a purpose. They just need to discover it. Until then, know this : You can make a difference. You don’t have to be rich or famous or powerful. You can do something that makes a difference. You just need to help people intentionally every day. A great story of significance is one that makes small differences in the lives of others.
3. With people who make a difference
If you want to make a difference, you must become part of something bigger than yourself. You must attempt something greater than you are. That doesn’t mean it has to be earth-shaking. It just needs to be big enough to require a group effort. When people begin working together, there is a multiplying effort.
4. At a time that makes a difference
Today is the only day we have to make a difference. People over-exaggerate yesterday and over-estimate tomorrow. Can you make a difference yesterday? Of course not. Yesterday has already passed. It’s gone and won’t come back again. Can you make a difference tomorrow? There is no guarantee that we will be here tomorrow. The only time we have any control over is now. Every time we choose to make a difference now, we write more of our story of significance.
What do you want your life story to say? The journey begins with wanting to make a difference and believing that you can. It takes form as you take action. In the end, if you become intentional your story will be your legacy. It will outlive you. Long after you are gone, people will remember the type of person you were, the life you lived, and the impact you made on others. Choose to write your story instead of just reading it. Live it rather than just letting it happen. Make it great!