Have you ever thought to yourself: “Someone really ought to do something about that?”
Have you ever considered the possibility that this mysterious “someone” might be you?
Has it ever occurred to you that you’re probably so curious, angry, excited, or obsessive about the issue because you are the one whose been given the sensitivities necessary to facilitate real change?
“Someone” finally acted on my idea
I have a page on Facebook called Gossip Gone Good where I post celebrity oriented inspirational content. My motivation? I was sick and tired of hearing so much negative news about celebrities. I’ve always loved the entertainment industry, but I wanted to see a side to my heroes that inspired me to be a better person. I kept waiting for someone else to do it, but no one seemed to be as turned on about the idea as me. I finally got it. I stopped waiting for someone else to care about MY passions and I took responsibility for manifesting the idea that seemed so important to ME.
Now, my Gossip Gone Good Facebook page has a strong following of awesome supporters who resonate with my idea.
Your sensitivities are yours for a reason
One day, a reader commented under one of the celebrity positivity quotes saying:Your page makes too big of a deal about famous people. Celebrities are just like everyone else. They aren’t the only people with positive quotes. There are many non-famous people with thoughtful sayings as well. People need to start talking about something other than celebrities.
I replied:I agree with you 100% and I would like to see more of the same as well. Your vision is a noble one. Since this is a celebrity site, I wont be doing that here, but if you ever decide to create a page with positive quotes from non-famous people, please let me know. I give you my word that I will “like” your page and promote it to the more than 5,000 fans of Gossip Gone Good.
I never heard from that person again. Who knows? Maybe they weren’t as interested in the concept as they thought they were. Maybe they were hoping I would be the one to execute their idea. It doesn’t matter.
Here’s what does matter:
Just like me and the person who commented on my page, you also have creative ideas. There a few things going on in the world that you would like to change. There are issues you feel strongly about.
My two cents:
Don’t pass the buck to someone else. No one’s going to fulfill your purpose for you. No one’s going to follow your passion for you. If your dreams and desires are going to gain any momentum, it’s going to be because you stepped up to the plate and chose to be the “someone” you were referring to when you said “Someone really ought to do something about that.”
That’s my two cents,