Imagine if you had to cook all of your meals today over a fire from two pieces of wood and a match?

Or, imagine if today you had to walk outside to the well to pump your water from a local stream and carry it inside your house over and over to take a bath?

Or, imagine if today you had to ride in a horse drawn carriage for weeks in order to get across the country to a family member in need?

Great ideas from leaders in every industry have changed the world.

From electricity to clean water right from the spigot in your own home to air travel, someone had to see a possibility and be willing to do whatever it took to turn that possibility into a reality.

In 1850, Henry Bessemer experimented with iron to create one of the most commonly used building materials in the world – steel.

In 1879, Thomas Alva Edison and a team of engineers perfected the lightbulb by using tungsten as a filament material. This changed the way we work and live.

In 1989, computer programmer Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web allowing you to have access to a web of billions of pieces of information. (Note: In reality, there is no single person who can be solely credited with the invention of the internet which started out as a project from the United States Department of Defense – ARPANET or Advanced Research Projects Agency Network.) 

Great ideas have the ability to change the world.

Yet, most people let their great idea die inside of them unsure of what to do to bring them to life or too afraid to take the leap of faith.

You have a mission and a calling that is unique to you.

You were called to make a positive difference in your world. (How you define your world is your decision.)

You have ideas inside of you waiting to be brought to life in order to change the world for the better.

I believe that every ill on the planet could be fixed if every person on the planet fully stepped into their mission and calling. 

The next big idea to completely change the world (or even just a few peoples’ lives) is contained within you.

And, if you do nothing about it, the world misses out – and so do you.

The biggest gift you can give yourself is to fully step into your mission and calling.

The world needs great leaders with their great ideas right now.

The world needs you and your brilliance.


The Upside Challenge of the week is to identify an impediment to your idea or work making a difference. Commit to one action each day this week to making progress with it “getting out there”. Whether it is an affirmation of your value, reaching out for support, making a phone call, writing a post or doing some field research, your people are waiting for you and will be glad you made the effort.

The world needs you and your brilliance.

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