Create Your Own Ripple Effect

(Photo: iStockphoto/ Thinkstock)

(Photo: iStockphoto/ Thinkstock)

“Your life will become better by making others’ lives better. If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you are wasting your time…”


~Will Smith



I love Will Smith’s statement.


I believe it and I deeply understand it. I believe that we are not here to waste time. Instead, we are here to put something positive and valuable into the world.


I know that I am only here for about 100 years– or more God willing– so I want to make sure that I am at least almost enjoying every second of my life. Consequently, in this process of enjoying my life, I want to help another enjoy his or her life as well. I want to help others go after their dreams wholeheartedly. That’s the ripple effect that I want to have as I believe that God wants us to inspire those who cross our life journeys.


This idea of the “ripple effect” came to my mind after I coincidentally found a picture that illustrated the definition of a ripple effect- a term used to describe a situation where an effect from an initial state can be followed outwards incrementally. After reading this definition, I started contemplated what I was putting into the world. I also thought about how I am inspiring others and leading others to inspire the world.


(Photo: iStockphoto/ Thinkstock)

(Photo: iStockphoto/ Thinkstock)

I think that the ripple effect is a very important concept, because so many of us– sometimes even myself– are just generating so much negativity into the world, or we are wasting so much time not pursuing our true dreams and goals. It’s almost like someone is putting a bullet to our heads and pressuring us to just keep living a life that we strongly don’t want to live. Then, as a result, we hold onto so much pain, anger, resentment, boredom, and more just to be complacent to feel like we are living the life that we should live.


So why keep doing this?





MOVING FORWARD: Today, I want you to ponder on the ripple effect that you are creating throughout your life. If you are living negatively, know that you are not only spiritually hurting yourself, but you could also be spiritually hurting the lives of those around you based on what you are generating. So just stop!


You need to look within yourself and find out what you need to change about yourself in order to live a better life; to be a more positive person; and to positively influence the lives of those around you. Everything you do or create puts something into the world. Everything you feel puts something into the world. So start changing who you are, your thoughts, your feelings, and your beliefs. If you don’t, then you will allow others to negatively change you.


Remember, we all contribute something to this world, so don’t waste your time contributing more negativity to it. God knows that we already have so much of that. It’s much better to inspire and to help others to generate the positive changes they wish to see in our society.


I’m down to create this ripple effect. Are you?