"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." —Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Being passionate, driven and committed to making a difference is huge but what makes someone a difference maker is their ability to pull others into the fight with them. Some people in the world are born with the ability to lead the charge for change but they might not use it. Others may not be born with that gift but they are so on fire due to the injustice they see that they grow into leaders. We may never know which of these people Ruth was in the beginning but we know the person she spent her life as… a difference maker and leader. True leaders draw others to them with their passion, not with anger or hatred but with vision and hope. Do you see an injustice? A fight needing fought? Do you see an army that needs built around the hope for a better tomorrow? Take your voice, your passion, your hope and become the leader that is needed. Change doesn’t happen on its own. It starts with one person stepping up and leading others to be difference makers. Maybe you don’t think you can do it…be a leader or make a difference… but I bet Ruth didn’t think that in the beginning either or maybe even in the end. But we can look at her example and the example of so many others and see true leadership in the difference they make and the lives that they’ve changed. Look inside yourself, what do you care about that needs fought for and how will you decide to lead others to make change happen? What difference are you going to make?
Sarah Deats is a Behavioral Health Technician at RI International and the Hope Inc. Stories Inspiration Engineer.