Thomas Fiffer reminds us that we all possess an untapped power to make the world a better place.
You may not be aware of it, but you have a secret power. You’ve always had it. And everyone else has it, too.
The problem is, most of us don’t use it.
Or we use it rarely, as if it can be used up.
It can’t be used up.
But most of us let life slide by without exercising the immense power that resides in all of us.
We settle for the belief that life has power over us, and that fighting that power is futile.
We often feel we are basically defeated.
That every experience is scripted, every outcome pretty much predetermined.
And that the world is overwhelmed with depressing, intractable problems that can never be solved.
So we don’t use the simple power we’ve all been given.
It remains idle and inactive.
And we feel powerless.
But here’s the thing.
We possess the power to change every human interaction in which we participate.
Every single one.
At home. At work. On the street with a stranger.
Everywhere we go, we have this power.
The power to smile, instead of grimace or frown.
The power to reach out, instead of walk away.
The power to care, instead of dismiss.
The power to be present and add our own special magic, whatever it may be, to the moment.
It is nothing short of the power to alter the course of history, in small, immeasurable ways.
We cannot change the path of the sun or alter the position of the stars.
We cannot tackle all the world’s problems in a single movement, article, or solution.
We cannot change what we cannot change.
But we can change so much, simply by being a little different, a little better, a little more proactive in each moment of our lives.
We can, if we decide to.
Are you using your secret power?