Fellow Esther Dadzie
I believe that every person has an innate desire to change the world and to be remembered for it. This is because God has called us to be World changers. However, you can only change the world by starting with yourself. According to Rumi, it’s the difference between cleverness and wisdom. It’s wise to change, grow and develop yourself to have what it takes to make an impact in the world. To quote Jesus, “First take the plank out of your eye and then you will see clearly…” We all want to change the world so let’s start by changing the person in front of the mirror.
Be the change you would like to see. Changing you begins with knowing you.
How well do you know yourself? Have you ever taken the time to think about what you believe? Do you know your temperament, strengths, weaknesses, or interests? What are your values? What are your life goals? Why are you here? To fully embrace change, you need to examine yourself to recognize, acknowledge and deal with the bad attitude and behavior. Identify what is pleasing, build on and add up.
Be honest with yourself and take responsibility for your actions. Stop blaming others for what happens in your life. If you adopt the victim mindset, you won’t be able to change what needs to be changed inside of you. Have the attitude of humility. Ask people who know you very well what your blind spot is. Ask them to describe you. Don’t defend yourself, don’t put any excuses. Just listen and absorb the truth in their words. Be willing and open to change and make the needed adjustments.
Research shows that people who are self-aware are more fulfilled, creative, confident and better communicators. They are less likely to lie, cheat, and steal. They perform better at work. Joyce Meyer said, “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” I say, the change the world needs is the transformed you.