- January 21, 2013
- Posted by: Rochelle
- Category: Audience Building, Creativity + Inspiration
Martin Luther King didn’t dream small.
And neither should you.
Maybe that voice in your head is saying, “Sure, but who am I to be dreaming THAT big?”
In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, meet some big dreamers and do-ers who started with less than you.
Tawakul Karman, the 33-year old Yemeni co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, had been holding demonstrations for four years before the Arab Spring uprising—never letting countless arrests and even attempted murder sway her from her vision.
Helen Ash, 83 year-old founder of “The Love Kitchen”, has been dishing out meals for 25+ years to the down and out in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Taryn Davis, widowed at 22, started the “American Widow Project” to help other military widows grieve the loss of their young spouses.
Evans Wadongo of Kenya launched “Just One Lamp” to raise awareness and funding for solar technology to save lives in poor communities.
Each could have easily turned their heads. Instead, they did some magical thinking. They dreamed beyond what they inherited. They not only believed they could change their corner of the world—they took action.
Martin Luther King would have been proud.
Dream BIG. Do yourself proud.
Thanks. And then there are people like the amazing Muhammad Yunus, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-bio.html. Dr. Yunis could have dreamed big for just himself and his relatively privileged friends and family. Instead he helped many others dream big by developing micro-lending. Dr. Yunis is my only living hero.
Making a difference in people’s lives – that what these big dreamers do