My answer was a very specific analogy of what I felt was wrong with the world today, and how I was going to fix my part of it. I was surprised at how passionate I was and how opinionated my stance was. It also crystallised the importance of me achieving my life and work goal, which importantly enough, is the same thing. Aligning your life and work is the only way to achieve something larger than yourself.
My 'Why' was that my effectiveness in making the world a better place is minute compared to the potential effectiveness of the hundreds of young people I come into contact with every year. The only chance I have to move the world is to create a movement. And that takes people. Remember that it takes one person to start a movement but the real power comes from the second person. The person that joins the movement in the beginning starts momentum.
So how do I propose to get my movement happening?
My 'How' involves ...
- Giving kids an adrenaline rush.
- Showing them the result of not respecting someone stronger than themself.
- Showing them the consequences of caring for someone less physically able.
- Providing a venue where they can let off steam.
Most importantly, I want to be the positive role model in their life. Not 'a' model but 'the' model. Apart from their father, I want to be the person that motivates, cajoles, lifts, forces, encourages, shares, guides and allows them to see their tremendous potential.
All this was written easily and quickly. It's in my head all the time. The clarity of why I do what I do.
Life experience. I've got that.
Opportunity. I've got that.
Ability. I've got that.
What's holding me back? Nothing, I've already started.
But I haven't reached top speed yet.