That was the answer given when Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls by walking a high wire this past Friday evening.
After a heart stopping and inspiring experience to watch… A question was asked by the Canadian border patrol as they formally checked his passport.
What’s the purpose of your trip?
And he boldly replied…
To inspire people around the world.
And that he did.
We watched on pins and needles the whole time. I was amazed by the ease of his conversation with his dad who was on a radio talking him through the walk. I was amazed at the concentration and the purposeful steps… The thought Choose your steps wisely comes to mind.
I was inspired when he thanked God along the way. I was amazed when we watched him tackle strong winds and a wet cable. I was amazed that he made it look so easy.
But here’s the deal…
You don’t have to walk a cable high above the falls to inspire.
You don’t have to do an Ironman race to inspire.
You don’t have to do what you think is the impossible to inspire.
All you have to do is tackle that one thing you think you might be able to do with a lot of hard work and discipline… and then tell someone else about it and inspire them to do something similar.
For some of you it’s walking or running a 5k.
Starting a blog.
Taking a college course when you are well passed your college years.
Writing a book.
Running down the street.
Losing a little weight from changing your eating habits.
Limiting or stopping alcohol consumption.
It’s within you to do that one thing that could inspire someone else to do something great in their own lives.
You would be amazed at what the littlest nudge will do to inspire someone else to go for it.
You can do this.
Be the example.
Do it for yourself – your peace of mind and well-being.
Do it for your family so they can follow your example.
Do it for your friends who need to see you do it…. So they will know.. if you can do it, they can do it.
Now… What are you going to do to inspire those in your sphere of influence?