Change Yourself, Change The World

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Your soul is a compass.  Change one coordinate in your spiritual compass and you change your entire life’s direction.

  – Caroline Myss

We are here to discover what our work in this world is to be, and once we find it to pursue it with passion. Every night in our dreams, our imagination and creativity go to work to find what we are looking for. We need to ask ourselves powerful questions to put that time to good use.  I highly recommend a dream journal. 

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.

  – Unknown

Every night take just a few moments to center.  Review your day.  Now ask your soul for the perfect question to dream about.  Then write that question down in your journal.  Go to sleep with that question in your thoughts.  Record any dreams that you can remember upon awakening.  If you make this a practice every night, you will start dreaming the answers.  It might take a little while for your subconscious to get what you are doing.  But if you are consistent, answers will start happening.   It is up to us when we wake up, to bring those dreams into reality. Following our passions is critical, because it is the key to unlocking the hidden door to our purpose. 

With one kind gesture you can change a life.  One person at a time, you can change the world.  One day at a time, we can change everything.  –  Dr. Steve Maraboli

Be passionate about seeking for the truth, instead of assuming you already know it. Everything we know about life is constantly changing. If we become dogmatic about a definition or interpretation of what our life is about, we will get stuck in a falsehood. Think of all of the inventions that are common place around us, that were considered at one time to be impossible. Men walking on the moon, space ships, submarines, airplanes, etc… 

The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

  –   Steve Jobs


Blaze your own trail with the understanding that if we come to a dead end, a road closed sign, if we see that the bridge is out or a mudslide or avalanche has blocked our passage, it isn’t because we chose the wrong way. We didn’t fail, and we don’t just stop right there and refuse to move. We don’t whine and moan about how unfair life is, and how we should just give up. 


When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose  You know that you are alive.

  – Chief Seattle

There is a purpose and meaning in everything that we do. Along that road we gathered up items that we will need for our journey, we just don’t know it yet. The so called “end of the road”, is just a cul de sac for us to turn around in and continue our journey. A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.  I call these world changers, LemonadeMakers.

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

 –  Margaret Mead

Your profession or calling is what you’re put here on earth to do. So do it with such passion and intensity that it becomes spiritual in its calling. This is how you find the “great work” that Steve Jobs spoke about. The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. Don’t settle by believing in the naysayers that say it can’t be done.  Some of us are meant to change the world, to spark the brain of others to help us do so.  Some of us are meant to hold everything together for those who do.  Trust your instincts, and do the very thing that they say can’t be done. Don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid to not even try.  It is how you find out who you really are.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

  – Unknown

We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life. Unless you are a little madly insanely passionate about it, it’s a waste of time, and a waste of your abilities and gifts. Never stop believing that you can do what the divine put you here to do. Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing. Take risks, because that kind of action is what changes the world. The people who didn’t know it couldn’t be done are the people who do it. Then everyone does it. It all starts with one voice calling out of the wilderness.  Small acts performed by many people, can change the world.

The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself freedom to do it later.

  – Unknown

And most of all choose to listen to that inner voice, and not the random opinions of others. That whisper from the heart that tells you that you are not to be one of the mediocre things in life. That whispering voice that says to chase curiosity. Chase your passion.

Passion will move men beyond themselves, beyond their shortcomings, beyond their failures.

 –  Joseph Campbell

Live a life worth living. A life that says, “I am a certified, bona fide, being of light, capable of transcending all fears and manifesting all dreams.” (words in quotes adapted from Notes From the Universe).  Talk with people who will make you see the world differently.  People from different lifestyles and cultures.  People from all kinds of backgrounds.  It helps you to understand yourself from a different perspective.  It grows and shifts you into a better human being.  It helps you to uncover what kind of difference you want to make in the world.


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. 

   –  Steve Jobs

Or as Spock always said, “Live long and prosper” – so go out and change the world!

Sheryl Silbaugh

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of LemonadeMakers.org, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.

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