Never settle. And never let those around you settle either. Descartes gave Western philosophy “Cogito ergo sum”, often translated as, “I think therefore I am”. But ‘cogito’ is derived from ‘co’, meaning ‘together’, and ‘agitare,’ meaning ‘to shake’. So another way to translate it is, “I shake things up, therefore I am.”
Now I stole that from a TED Talk by James Geary, but it’s an illustration of how we can pay forward inspiration. iMADdu is great organization for linking talented youth with organizations ready to leverage serious leaders. But remember, iMADdu isn’t just an internship agency – it’s a philosophy; that making a difference is the satisfaction we desire from our careers, not just our salaries or titles.
And have the courage to give others the freedom to make their own choices, even if its at a risk to you or your organization. Giving people the flexibility to make their own mistakes will ultimately yield high returns. Everyone wants to make a difference – let him or her and you might be surprised.