August 12 every year is the International Youth Day, and as the world celebrates #YouthDay, it’s a great time to remember the power of one. We seem to forget that “you” are not just a combination of flesh and blood and bones; but that you have a soul, and a spirit. In your spirit is light that should light up the world around you with sound character.
You don’t have to complain about darkness, just turn on the light in you. You, like a little candle, is all that is needed to bring light in the dark. But if you think your light is too weak and you don’t shine it, the darkness will persist. Sound character is the component of the light in you, so it is your real essence to light up your world. Never underestimate that power of “you.”
It Gets Lonely, But It Doesn’t Matter
You are going to be alone when you start shining this light. That should not deter you in anyway; you need to know that one person will come with their own light before others will see that they have light too, and will be inspired to turn it on. When you start to shine sound character, it will get lonely but it does not matter.
You must let your focus be clearly fixed on the multiplier effect of your light inspiring your family, community, state, nation, continent and eventually the whole world. When you think you are alone, is when you should not allow your light go off. Being alone suggests that your light cannot go too far, but that will happen if you refuse to shine it. As you forge ahead with your light, others will join you with theirs.
You must know your role at any particular place, time and stage of life. Ability to know your role helps you take a stand when it matters. The challenges you see, and the solutions that can be proffered, show you your role in the society.
The problems you see are not just for you to complain, but rather to solve by shining your light in that area. Be poised to shine your light. Never wait till its popular to shine your light, shine your light all the same. Don’t wait for the Likes, work to keep shining your light. Your light doesn’t need the Likes to shine, your light needs sound character to shine. It is in you, turn it on.
You Can Inspire a Nation!
You can inspire a Nation. Looking at the odds, and not looking at the light inside of you is a great disservice to the Nation. You only need to get started, Sound character begins with you. Everyone appreciates light when they see it, give them that joy by shining your light. Gradually, you will see them bring out their own light, and turn it on. But if you had refused to light up, they may have withheld theirs thinking what can their little efforts matter. It does matter; it can inspire a nation! Don’t underestimate the power of one – “YOU!”
Author & Sound Character Coach