You Can Change The World

You Can Change The World – But It Starts With You

One of my favorite poems is about a man who wanted to change the world.

“I Wanted To Change The World”

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

Author: Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.

So true isn’t it.
So many of us want to change everything around us, but resist so much the thought of changing anything about ourselves.
We don’t want to change our thinking, change our beliefs, change our habits.
We want to stay comfortable, safe inside our comfort zone.
The problem is, staying safe and comfortable leads to old, tired, miserable, and disappointed in all the things we didn’t do.
We only get one shot at life, so why not live life to the fullest, and who knows – you might just find you can change the world!

You Can Change The World – Motivation


Don’t let today go by without you making that extra step to go forward.
Despite all the storms and bad weather that may come your way, choose to stay focused and to put your BEST foot forward.
This life is all yours for you to command.
You are the captain of your own ship so make sure you sail it safely to the shores of your ultimate choice.
The only constant in life is CHANGE, so how about seeing change as an adventure instead of a burden.
Embrace change as your opportunity to grow, experience new things, become your best self, and leave a legacy that can change the world.
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6 thoughts on “You Can Change The World

  • My husband has a similar quote that he posts periodically…thanks for the reminder, Dan!

    • Dan Giercke

      I’ve heard a few versions of this poem/quote/parable myself Sharyn. This is my favorite version though.

      Best of Success,

  • Great post. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

    • Dan Giercke

      Great points Jennifer. I agree, everything is learning experience – good or bad.

      Best of Success,

  • Change begins with me for sure. Thanks for this reminder, Dan.

    • Dan Giercke

      If it’s to be, it’s up to me comes to mind.

      Thanks for your comments Steph!

      Best of Success,

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