I had a terrific time interviewing a young lady yesterday, as part of a valentine story I'm currently writing for GPI @pressinstitute.
One of the things that strikes me most about her story (not related to what I'm reporting on) is that she recognizes the impact different individuals made (and are still making) in her life.
Most of these people's impacts is from a distance, she says. Some of them she has never met. But listening to their stories, watching their life, reading their books etc. helped her get started and shaped her vision. Today, this young lady is sure making impact in the lives of others! Talk about the power of positive rippling influence!
I took two things away from her:
1. Live your life so positively in a way that can inspire and impact others around you.
2. Sometimes, it is not about someone coming to take you by the hand and leading you. Take note of good examples, those living examples and emulate! This does not mean copying and living in the shadow. It means allowing their stories give you hope and inspire you to get started and stay strong!
Who is inspiring you?
What is that saying again? It takes a village to raise a child!
It takes one, two, or more inspiring lives to shape a youth!
To blaze the trail, you must choose not to tail!