June 4, 2017 Youth Impact

One Man Can!

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Your life is a ONE MAN SHOW! You are the writer of your fate; the director of your soul, the producer of your destiny and the hero of your own life. Indeed you are a celestial creation, blessed with the divine power to glorify the universe with your uniqueness. So, can you even imagine what this “ONE MAN CAN?”   Now it’s up to you, whether you turn your life into a striking blockbuster or let it be a flop washout, but the secret is, my dear:

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi


You hear the demeaning noise of a sarcastic laughter all around: “Ah! One man can never…!” Don’t you ever believe that because all the discoveries, the inventions, the revolutions, the nature, and thus the universe itself says: “Yes! One Man Can!”. From Jinnah’s perseverance for creation of Pakistan to Edhi’s matchless services for humanity. From Martin Luther King realizing his dream of “social indiscrimination in America” to the rebellious Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara . From the ground-breaking works of Stephen Hawking to the tech-giants Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, it is quite evident that one person can make such a colossal difference that impacts till eternity. History has manifested such countless examples that we can never deny the overwhelming power of “ONE-MAN”.                                                                            Image Source: idlehearts

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person. ”
― R. Buckminster Fuller

The truth is that, to make a dent in the universe, you don’t have to be a superhero. You don’t even have to directly influence thousands of people. Just a trickle can make a huge difference. Think about it. When one person influences a few others, there are two major effects:

  1. A ripple effect that, over time, can actually impact thousands over generations.
  2. A broadening effect since one person influences many, like multiplying tree branches.

So, you have the opportunity to transcend from a disempowered mindset of existence to an empowered reality of purpose-driven living. This life has been handed to you for shaping it for the benefit of entire creation, you have the tools, you have your own, unique skills and you have been endowed with the potential to make your life a masterpiece. This is why we say: “One Man Can!”

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The power of one is above all things the power to believe in yourself. Become your own first fan. Believe the magic your soul holds and embrace yourself. You are the director of your soul so your brain is the boss-organ which must direct the body to aim higher, run faster, jump higher, shoot straighter, kick better, swim harder, hit further, box better and achieve greater. Make a statement of intent to be who you want to be. Make people feel better and lighter. Turn your anger, greed and ignorance into generosity, compassion and wisdom.  Acknowledge others and relieve the distressed. Become a ladder to harness the power of many. In this self-consumed world, instead of being a mere spectator, play your part by being the change you wish to see. Thus One Man Can make a difference and everyone should try!                                                                                 Image Source: pinterest

-Mahnoor Tariq