Be Bold Enough to Make a Difference
Well good morning, my friends!
Welcome to Live Inspired with John O’Leary.
Tom Logan shared an awesome quote with me today that I wanted to share with you. It is:
What’s the point of tip-toeing through life so that you can arrive safely at death?
That quote really hits me, and I imagine as you sit back and hear it again today, it also hits you.
What is the point of tip-toeing through life so you can arrive safely at death?
There’s really not a whole lot of point, but if you think about it, this is frequently what we do in our jobs, in our relationships, with family dynamics, with what we know to be true and important and worthwhile in the community.
We tip-toe through things so that we can safely get through this day, through this week, maybe even through this year, eventually so that we can safely arrive at death.
Tom Logan has a very different perspective on it all. He doesn’t do things that put him on purpose in harm’s way, but when he sees an opportunity to make a difference, when he sees an opportunity to stand up, to say the right thing, to make a difference, to take an action that will change, transform, elevate someone else’s life, he never hesitates to move forward boldly.
I had the great pleasure and privilege of interviewing Tom on our most recent Live Inspired podcast. It is an awesome one!
This gentleman heard about a great need in Africa for water. He heard about it in 1985. He went with a couple friends. They dug one single well. He’s been digging and drilling and bringing more friends ever since. In the last 30+ years, he’s dug more than 30,000 clean, sustainable wells for those that otherwise would not have access to clean water.
This man is not tip-toeing through life. He is living out loud, boldly, teaching the rest of us how we can do it in our own work, relationships, and lives.
So today, I wanted you to hear that expression loud and clear, and then maybe boldly step into it.
If you want to learn a little bit more on how you can stop tip-toeing and start screaming boldly, proudly that you are alive and on fire with life, come on and check out Live Inspired with John O’Leary. It’s a podcast, and the one this week is with Tom Logan.
My friends, for this time and until next time, this is John O’Leary.
And today is your day.