I just realized that I haven’t blogged about the 2 words that inspired this website! Become Better. My very first post was 2 Words: Go Pro. At the time that was the message that motivated me on that particular day. Today, I feel like taking it back to the root my entire 2 Words: Become Better initiative.
Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In the past I would sit and hope for change. I would pray that my situation would get better, but I wasn’t doing anything to change my current state. God definitely answers prayer, but God helps those who help themselves. I had been waiting for change to come for way too long. Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” If I wait for someone else to change my destiny, I’ll be waiting forever. My father once told me, “It’s hard enough trying to control ourselves, much less someone else. Stop trying to change others and focus on yourself.” Those 3 particular quotes formed a Triforce (If there is such a word?!? Only Legend of Zelda fans recognize the word Triforce..lol), a synergy, which ignited my passion to make myself an even better person. Those quotes are the legs of the tripod that hold my life steady. They shape my life and guide me in a direction that helps me live my life without regret. I live each day as if it’s my last.
To summarize the 3 quotes: Focus on controlling yourself because you can’t control others. In the same regard you can’t wait for others to change the things you want to see changed, you must initiate the change. You must become the change. If what you’re currently doing isn’t working then try something new. It’s as simple as that. Always strive to become better. Never stop reaching for the next level. History is filled with dynamic individuals who have lived/live by this code of creating your own path. John F. Kennedy, Martin L. King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Vincent Van Gogh, Bill Gates, Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Johann Sebastian Bach, The Wright Brothers, Malcolm X, Robert Frost, Princess Diana of Wales, Mother Theresa, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Kanye West, Steven Spielberg, Nelson Mandela, etc. The list could go on forever. Will your name be added to the list of trailblazers? Only time will tell…
2 Words: Become Better
Know better. Do better. Be better.