Just 1 out of 7.5 Billion
You tilt your head back on a calm summer night to look at the sky — and you see all the stars looking back at you.
But have you ever thought about how far away they are?
Have you ever really tried to conceptualized just how vast space is and how small you are?
Have you thought about the fact that you’re just one single person out of 7.5 billion people on Earth?
The truth is that in the grand scheme of things, you’re quite small and insignificant — we all are.
Yet, all of our personal problems, concerns, achievements, and emotions feel so huge and important — because we’re at the center of our own world.
We view the world in relevance to us — not to the big picture.
Why am I talking about this? What am I getting at?
Well, if you consider how small and insignificant we are individually as humans it can incite one of two kinds of feelings in you (and mind you, that you’re in control of which it is you feel!):
You can think about your small existence and feel saddened that you’re so small and that if you didn’t exist, life would still go on.
But I’m here to tell you that’s ridiculous.
Choose positivity — always choose positivity.
Take the thought of you being so small and use it as motivation!
You know who else was small and insignificant?
Martin Luther King, George Washington, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs.
But look what they did!
They chose positivity over negativity and did something with it.
So if you’ve been thinking about doing something — starting a business, going on a long trip, asking for a promotion, or doing anything else in your life that you’ve been hesitant about because of fear — then ask yourself:
What’s the worst that could happen?
Use the fact that you’re so small to motivate you to overcome your fears, push you out of your comfort zone, and do the thing.
Do the thing, and you shall have the power.
Just because you’re small, doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact — but nobody ever made an impact by staying in the comfort zone and not taking chances.
And I’m not saying you have to be MLK or Steve Jobs — those are obviously huge examples.
But the point is that you’re small, and you only get one shot at this life thing you’ve got going on right now.
So why not try to make the most of it?
Take your “big picture” insignificance and use it as motivation in your personal “small picture” world.
Don’t let fear and negativity get in the way.