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Of influence and greatness May 9, 2006

Posted by leukemicnut in Uncategorized.
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I just recently read a copy of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. After reading it, I knew that one day I’ll be there, for doing something great. That part was easy, anyone could think of that. But after that, images of doing things that I love to do and making an impact because of these flooded my imagination. I saw myself educating others and making information known about the situation in Africa, the people in Sudan and how their lives are daily at stake. I also saw myself sharing what I know about how the environment is being exploited and how this affects our future and the generations after us. The thought of this things really excited me and made my already sweaty palms, sweat even more.

Then back to reality. I’m unemployed. I don’t know if I will be able to find a job before classes and I don’t know if I’m really meant for law school. I don’t even know why I’m questioning the fact that I’m in law school. I haven’t failed a subject, I have been enjoying my stay, but there something missing. I have this feeling that law is hindering me. Hindering me from something. But I don’t know what that is. I really believe that this life is too short to be lived only for myself and my family. I want to live it making the most impact on the most number of people possible. Can law allow me to do that? In my country, yes. But I can’t be limited to that. I want to touch many lives by doing what I love to do. But right now, all these things are just ideas. I haven’t made a concrete effort to achieve many of these goals.

I said to Charm that I give myself 10 years to get my name on that list. I meant that. But I realized I was motivated by praise and recognition. There are a thousand people all over the world touching the lives of people areound them that are not on the list. This does not make their efforts less important. Nor the works of those on the list more important. List or no list, I’m gonna make that impact in 10 years.

It starts with a plan. First is to know what I’m really passionate for – my faith, the environment, Africa. So far that’s my list.

Then, I’d have to know more about these things.

Join groups that are addressing these things.

If not, create one.

Pray about it.