The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive.
The great opportunity is where you are.
John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)
To do the good and achieve the great, too many people look to distant lands and future times when they will accomplish the complex and profound. In the mean time, the pathway to great opportunity lies right at their feet, beckoning them to make the first simple steps.
Do you ever hunger to touch mankind and leave a mark of greatness next to your name? If so, you don't have to travel across continents and feed the poor or to invent the cure for cancer. You just have to ensure that every day counts on your journey across the pathways of other people. Impact every life you cross in a personal and positive way. Fill the small opportunities that life presents each day. The cumulative effect is that you will then be ready for the "big thing" when life presents it before you.
ACTION: Take this Power Pill All Week Long
Each day this week, give an encouraging word, impart some wisdom, lift up the fallen, or in some other way, make an impact for goodness. Also, seek out opportunities to achieve some meaningful goal right where you are.