Three Cups of Tea
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But
the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." - Mother Teresa
I love reading and being inspired by unreasonable people who have a dream and set about to make a dent in the world! Often, against all odds and logic, their taking action shifts the direction of the future. I recently finished Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. A mountain climber who went to conquer Mt. Everest, Greg has and has spent the last 15 years building schools in Pakistan. He believes educating girls is important because they can bring peace to the world. His story is amazing.
His vision is inspiring. If you've had some struggle in your life lately, do yourself a favor and read this book.
Choosing a vision that you are passionate about and using that energy and passion to create miracles is a great way to approach your business planning. What would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail? Why not attempt it anyway? New agents often do very well and try things the people who "know" how it works are skeptical of because they are excited and have a vision. If you need a little inspiration along these lines, watch The Dream Movie. And then, start with a vision for next year that YOU are inspired by. Let go of the "how" to get there. Be very clear in the end result. And, then go to work utilizing every crazy idea and resource that appears! Believe me, it will be a very, very good year!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens
can change the world;
indeed it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead (1901-1978), American Anthropologist