A man was preparing to go out one day when his 5-year old son came into the room, wanting to play with him. He tried telling the lad to stop, that this is not the time, and that he needs to go out now, and if his son continues, he might go late. It was as if his words were falling in deaf ears, because the boy did not stop.
In a bid to get the youngster, busy so that he’ll have time to dress up and go out, he got one of his magazines that has a puzzle in it. In that puzzle, the map of the world was divided into different parts, and scattered, hence, to solve that puzzle, one has to fix the map of the world, with each part in its proper position. He gave it to his son, and told him to solve the puzzle, and get a gift. The boy took the magazine, and hurried to his room to start work for his gift.
Three (3) minutes later, the boy was back, with the puzzle solved!!! The father, in utter amazament, asked his son how he got to solve the puzzle in record time. Then the boy gave a reply that is very inspiring. He said, “Behind this puzzle is another puzzle, but the second puzzle was the body of a man, so I said to myself ‘if I can fix the man puzzle, then I would have been able to fix the world puzzle’ so I proceeded to fix the man puzzle which was easier.”
We strive so hard to change the world, but we fail to discover that it is easier to change the man, one at a time, than to try to change the world. As a matter of fact, you cannot change the world, you can only change yourself, and help the people around you or connected to you do the same.
Pinky and Brain in the famous cartoon, “The Pinky and the Brain” has never, and will never succeed in their quest to take over the world, because Pinky has not himself, been influenced by what they want to influence the world with. The change has not taken place in him yet, so he always thwarts their plans, and bring them down at the brink of success (Well, that’s why many of us see the cartoon anyway).
Quit waiting for an opportunity to reach the world with the solutions you have to her problem, and start the solution with yourself, then give it out to the people around you. With this, you have started a solution providing programme for the world!!