Forget about your 20 year goals.
No one knows what’s going to happen between now and then.
Instead, make a 20 year commitment.
The key to making any significant impact is to start making the change you are seeking to make in the world. Everyday. Little by little. Drip by drip by drip. One by one.
Resistance will tell you that you’re no one. I say, start by being somebody to someone.
Chen Si is no one to everyone. He’s a courier in China. Making couple hundred bucks a week. He gives half of his money to his wife. And the other half, he uses for his work.
Every weekend, Chen goes out to Nanjing Yantze Bridge. The most popular place in the world to commit suicide. Chen saves people from jumping off the bridge. He’s been at it for over a decade now. I don’t think he will be stopping anytime soon. He’s saved over 300 people. It’s his work.
Chen Si is somebody to someone.
That act of bravery, to dare and change the world, one person at a time, is what makes all the difference. It’s desire over love or money or fame.
No one gave Chen permission. He just went out there and did it. That’s what you should do too.