Too often we think of ourselves as ineffective and weak. We cannot change the world. Or so we think.
So we go about our ordinary, everyday lives. Waiting for that moment of greatness.
I’ve got news for you and me. Our moment of greatness will not come from sitting on the couch, by ourselves, twiddling our thumbs.
It just won’t. We weren’t created for individual greatness. We were created for community. We were created to feed off of each other. We were created to be great together.
This is first shown in the Bible with Adam and Eve. They were created for each other. To rule over the land.
We’re also shown this in Genesis 11:5-8.
Here we find the story of the tower of Babel.
“They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be withholden from them which they purpose to do.” So God said, “Come, let us go down and confound their speech.” And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their languages, and they left off building the city, which was called Babel “because God there confounded the language of all the Earth.”
While their plan was not for good, it shows what the power of community and like-mindedness can do. Anything!
When this group of people came together, with one goal, with one mindset there was nothing that they couldn’t do. They had the power of community.
You can still find this today.
Find those that will join with you in your journey. Linking hand in hand with those that want to succeed and want to see you succeed.
Ask them to begin to challenge you to change. Let them ask you tough questions.
- What steps do you need to take today to go towards your goal?
- How can you get out of your comfort zone?
- Is this really your passion?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- Why are you not pursuing your dream?
- What’s holding you back?
These questions will only benefit you if you answer them truthfully and to your community.
As you answer, you’ll get feedback. You can bounce around ideas. You can expand your thinking.
Instead of relying only on yourself, you will have multiple brains to pick. An exponential amount of years of experience will be available to you. Your community will help propel you forward.
Let me leave you with this idea and video.
Have you ever seen a sparkler?
It’s a small “firework” that sparkles, crackles, pops, and dimly lights up the dark. There’s not much to it. Probably one of the least impressive fireworks we’ve created.
But when you combine it with other sparklers (your community) and tightly wrap them up (tossing your ideas off of each other), something powerful happens.
You get what some people call a sparkler bomb (creativity, greatness, potential put to use).
These combined sparklers give a loud explosion, bright flashes of light, and can tear through garbage cans, washers, and cars.
Here’s a quick video showing this in action:
The potential for great power is there. It’s only released when combined with many others.
Are you ready to step into a healthy community that will help your potential explode?
Question: When’s the last time you’ve seen a community bring out your potential? How did they do this? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.