29 May 2012
What's Your Plan?
I just read an interesting line in a book that made me stop and think for quite a while. A man writes about a question that he asks in seminars that he delivers: “How many of you want to leave the world a better place for you having lived here?” After almost everyone raises their hands, he asks them another question.
“What’s your plan?”
Wow–there’s the question of a lifetime. If I want to leave the world a better place, in no matter what level of influence I may have, then don’t I really need a plan? I think I do. Do I have a plan? I think I don’t.
So my goal right now is simply to get others to think of where they are on this issue, just as I’m thinking about where I am. Do I have a plan? What kind of plan might I make? Which of my gifts and abilities need to be reflected in that plan? I know in my heart that as I think of this, I’m going to discover some ideas and possibilities that I never have thought of before. And when I do, I’ll make them a part of my plan!