Why did Thomas Edison invent the light bulb? Why did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone? Why did Michael Jordan become a basketball player? Because they all wanted to make a difference in the world, and they wanted to show everyone who might’ve booed them or thought they wouldn’t make it that these famous people can make it, and they can do what they know they can do. They didn’t let other people’s thoughts get in the way to stop them from reaching their goals and achieving their dreams.
Someone noted on Albert Einstein that he could be mentally ill. Sylvester Stallone was frequently told he had no brains, was in and out of different schools, and an advisor at Drexel University told him that, based on analysis, he should get a job as an elevator repairperson. Walt Disney was told he had a lack of imagination and had no creative ideas. Even though all these famous people were told they couldn’t do what they dreamed of doing, told they couldn’t make a difference in the world, they made a difference nevertheless.
“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader; they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role – always about the goal.” Just remember that when you go to work, school, or play (it depends on who’s reading this article right now). Let’s make a difference together! Remember that you can make a difference. So, what’s stopping you?
– Written by Arianna Fox