“Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world but to change ourselves.” –Gandhi
The following eleven stories are, by far, my favorite and I personally find great power in their combination.
One of them was created by a client who came in the toughest state of existence I have ever seen a person in, yet she fought hard to climb back up. She became a very large source of inspiration for me by simply being herself and fighting her own inner daemons, and after this chapter, you’ll see why.
The Inch - "The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch." -Every Given Sunday
I don’t think these stories can be over read. These twelve stories are my favorite ones I share with virtually all clients and I hope you read them over and over whenever you feel there may be more darkness out there than light.
We can learn to face even potential death with nothing but swift pride and action. We don’t have to wait for things to get better. We can take our own small steps to make a difference, no matter how small, they ALLWAYS add up. We can learn to make those changes to our journey to make it one that’s potentially even enjoyable to live through. We can learn to let go of any disapproval of ourselves, or painful words we’ve heard from the past. We can learn to realize the life we once dared to dream.
“Become the change you wish to see in others.” -Gandhi