Above all else, I want to see things differently. I want to see what the ego would hide from me. I want to see what was always intended.
When I look around this world, I don't wish to see the separate things that exist. I want to see the one thing that exists, which makes up everything. I believe that we are either able to see the world for what it is or we are not. When I look around me at all that exists, I want to see that it all exists for my own best interests. For each of us, all of creation exists to help us become the best version of ourselves possible. Regardless of the circumstance, there is a lesson to be learned when we look for it. Regardless of the scenery, we are in the presence of what the Spirit created. In the end, that is all that will matter.
I have seen a number of TED talks over the last couple of years, but the one that has stuck with me the most was by a Canadian named Drew Dudley. Drew tells the story of promoting the non-profit he believed in to the incoming freshmen at the University. Each year, he put on a goofy hat and passed out suckers while encouraging people to support his cause. One particular person was heavily influenced by this interaction. It's just that Drew doesn't even remember it. A young lady approached Drew as he was finishing up his Master's and told him this story...
"When I was an incoming freshman, I just knew that I couldn't do this. I couldn't be away from my parents and I had begged them to let me go home. They told me that if I would just go through the registration process, I could decided at any time during that process to stay or to leave. I was just about to tell them that I wanted to go home when I noticed a guy in a goofy hat, passing out suckers. You got to the guy in front of me, handed him a sucker, then stopped as you looked at me. You turned back to the guy in front of me, handing him another sucker and told him 'Dude, hand this to the prettiest girl you have ever seen.' You then turned back to me. He turned bright red and handed me the sucker. It was in that moment that I knew I was going to be alright. Oh, and by the way, we are still dating."
Drew saw the world, he saw leadership, and he saw his interactions different than most. What he saw was that we are all connected. We are all a part of the same world and everything that we do leaves others either better or worse. It is that interconnectedness that I am seeking. I want to see the world differently than the ego would have me see it. I challenge you to do the same. See that you are connected with everyone and everything that is around you.
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.