I want to put a stop to bullying.
I want to see an end to all illnesses brought on as a result of poor water quality.
I want to build a house for every widow in need.
I want to provide homes, hopes, and father figures for all the orphans in the world.
And I want there to be peace on earth – all over the earth!
It seems like I want a lot of things. And these things seem so overwhelming when I start thinking about them. After all, how can one person fix all of this?
I was talking to my Dad the other day on the way home from work, and we started talking about the desire to make the world a better place. We also talked about the GIGANTIC goals that some people seem to put down to solve the worlds problems. I think it’s good to dream big, but I also think it’s important to think small.
I truly want to build one hundred houses (or more) for widows in Guatemala. One hundred houses don’t happen all at once, and they certainly don’t happen my accident.
One hundred houses starts one house at a time. And one house starts one nail at a time.
Deep down inside, I know you want to change the world. You want to make a real lasting difference that will outlive you. In order to make this kind of impact on the world, we must learn to take one step at a time.
Andy Stanley is known for saying “Do for one what you wish you could do for everything.”
Don’t let your big dreams overwhelm you. Start small, and take one step at a time.
One more thing. Don’t wait for the PERFECT time to start. Get started right now!