How You Can Change The World In 24 Hours

When you think of a world-changer, who comes to your mind?

Maybe it’s this guy:

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Martin Luther King. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Or maybe you’re thinking of her:

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J.K. Rowling (Photo credit: Daniel Ogren)

But you’re forgetting someone, and that person is you.

When people think of a world-changer, they think of someone who’s feeding hungry babies and selling more records than Justin Bieber, and in a sense, that’s true; but no one ever thinks of themselves as a world-changer.

The truth is, you don’t need to be a best-selling author or a movie star in order to have an influence on this world. You are already influencing the world.

You’re not J.K. Rowling, so you think your words don’t matter; you’re not Martin Luther, so of course your actions probably don’t mean a thing. You’re not on the cover of US Weekly and your YouTube videos haven’t gone viral, so it doesn’t matter what you do or say. No one is paying attention anyway.

That’s not true.

What is true, however, is that we are all world-changers. There is no secret club to get into, and there’s definitely no limit to how many people are allowed to “change the world”. You’re no different than the people you admire. We all have something to share and a story to tell, and if you are willing to give it to the world, we’ll take it. We may hate it; we may love it. But we will take it, and it will change somebody’s world out there. Change won’t happen over-night, but it will happen a lot faster if people just believed that they were enough.

The world-changer is the girl who sits with the nerdy boy during lunch-time; the world-changer is the man who helps the little old lady carry her groceries back to her car.

You don’t need to be on the iTunes top 10 to have your music change a person’s life, or a million dollars to put a smile on a child’s face. You don’t need fame or fortune.

All you need is yourself. All you need is today and the 24 hours of possibility that it offers.

So finish up that novel of yours, and don’t be afraid to upload that YouTube skit, regardless of how many hits it gets.

You’re human, therefore you are a world-changer. Own it.

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What I’d Do If I Were Beyonce.

The music video, which incorporates J-Setting ...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love Beyonce. I really do. She’s smart, classy, fabulous…and well, pretty amazing.

And, that’s exactly why I’d never want to be her.

See, if I were Beyonce, I’d start off my day by hopping in the shower and singing my lungs off to “If I Were A Boy”. Like, I’d sing so loud that even the birds outside would be jealous of what I’ve got goin’ on. Then I’d go over to my closet, put on a pretty sun dress with a Gucci bikini underneath (’cause, you know, I’d be Beyonce), and maybe even throw in some Jimmy Choo shoes and a fancy Louis Viutton handbag. I’d walk out of the house with some nice shades and a couple of granola bars. I’d get a taxi to take me to a beach, just for the fun of it. Plus, it would give the driver something to talk about when he got home to the wifey and munchkins.

Once I was at the beach, I’d walk up to some teenage boys and ask one of them to put sun tan lotion on my face and massage my feet. I’d play 20 questions with the guy and buy him an ice cream cone or something afterwards. Maybe I’d even stick a hundred-dollar bill and extra granola bar in his pocket, if he was lucky. But no pictures, please.

After that, I’d probably get hungry. So, I’d head on over to Burger King, order a couple of Big Macs, and when the person behind the counter told me that Big Macs were a McDonalds thing, I’d scream like a little witch and demand to speak to the manager. But when the manager would come, I’d just roll my eyes and walk out of that place, singing “Irreplaceable”, ’cause I’m too good for this crap.

Last, I’d make my way to the local mall. I’d chill around, just checking out stores. But eventually, I’d get bored. So I’d jump up on a table and start singing “Survivor” and “Single Ladies”. I’d show off my moves and give people something to talk about and put on YouTube. Things would get real crazy, and it would be all thanks to me.

In other words, I’d screw crap up for her.

If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would you be?