A Politician or a ComedianJanuary 26, 2022 2022-01-26 5:46
A Politician or a Comedian
A Politician or a Comedian
Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
– Dale Turner
Did you ever change your hairstyle to look like one of your favorite actors? Did you change your writing discipline because one of your favorite authors advised you to? How many times have you changed your habits to follow someone you idolize?
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
– Albert Schweitzer
Remember the times when you commented, “Look whose talking?” You would always find it hard to agree if a criminal advocates non-violence.
Didn’t you start taking an interest in Yoga ever since Shilpa Shetty attributed it to her physique? We tend to believe people who show what they are saying. And that’s why Yoga took the next level because Shilpa Shetty did Yoga herself, created videos, and guided people on how beneficial it is, rather than recording simple videos highlighting the effects of Yoga. They have aligned their purpose to the wellness of the mind.
We are all influencers in our lives. We may not know, but there may be moments when unconsciously, we may have affected someone’s life for the better. When you are living your life authentically, influencing others by way of your living comes as complimentary.
- A game is won by strategy
Every person who wants to leave an impact in this world is defined by his purpose. An influencer without purpose is a team without any strategy. You are going to lose the game despite having the best players. Align your actions with your purpose and let them be the guiding light in your journey towards transforming the world. The purpose of transforming lives one action at a time drives every influencer’s heart.
“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.”
- Be a universal lover
Look at Sonu Sood extending his kindness to every stratum of Indian society. His warmth and humility have stirred emotions in the remote corners of the country. Your love for people will go a long way in making you an influencer on a global level. Because at the end of the day, people do not want anything except to feel loved and acknowledged. And people like him who influence the world utilize their level of influence in bringing the community together and working towards a common goal. Under the Sood foundation, within a month, thousands of people have come together to fight the pandemic at the grassroots level, which no government could achieve. This is the power an influencer holds!
“To be an influencer you have to love the people before you lead them.”
-John c maxwell
- The friend who is always there
Have you ever been the person who used to teach your friends at the last minute during exams? Have you ever given relationship or career advice to people without wanting them to help you too? There is an immense pleasure in helping people. We, humans, are programmed in a way that makes us feel worth it when we go around helping people. It boosts our ego as well as satisfies our hunger for acknowledgment. An influencer is all these kinds of people in motion. He uplifts others along with himself and commits continually towards bettering himself as he transforms their lives.
“The purpose of influence is to “speak up for those who have no influence.” (Pr.31:8) It’s not about you.”
― Rick Warren
- The art of understanding emotions
Lately, comedians have become more incredible influencers than actors or politicians. It is simply because they have a basic understanding of human emotions. Whenever a comedian jokes about an ordinary thing that happens in our daily life, we instantly relate to it and feel connected. This is one of the reasons why Kapil Sharma, one of the top comedians in India, rose to such heights. Every influencer has the ability to connect with people and make them believe that he is one of them. And if he can be who he is, then anyone can be too.
“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.”
If you have the power to spread bliss and joy in this energy-sucking world, you are already making a positive impact.
If you look at Dalai Lama or Sadhguru, you will know the definition of an influencer. These are people committed to fulfill their purpose of betterment of the lives all over the world. They have committed themselves to become the epitome of kindness and humility, such that they radiate the same to everyone who walks their sphere. They have developed a level of self-awareness that makes them vulnerable yet a great force of nature. They are invested in nourishing every soul.
If you really want to leave an impact in this world, believe in yourself. Have faith in the person you are. Be the original version of who you are so that people would want to inculcate your habits in them. Believe in your potential and the fact that you are meant for greatness in whatever you do.
“True influence is about leveraging authenticity.”
- 9 core behaviors of people who positively impact the world by Kathy Caprino: Forbes
- Essential qualities you need to influence your world by Sherry Essig: Capability consulting company
- How to make a positive impact: Tony Robbins