You have the ability to change the world. How can “you” possibly change the world with its tremendous size, diversity, and complexity? You change the world one person at a time. You are a change agent, and the world around you is your arena of influence.
You interact with people every day. And you have the ability to add something to their life. You have the ability to give and to take. You are able to add value or remove value. You can produce optimism and happiness, or you can produce pessimism and unhappiness. The choice is yours. The choice is mine. Whether you influence people in a positive or negative way is entirely up to you.
The goal of Human Optimization™ is to have a positive impact on the world. It is to enable each person to have a positive influence on the people around them. To help them to participate in making the world a better place to live, work, and play.
I hope you will join this fantastic mission—regardless of what you want to call it.
You Can Make a Positive Change in the World
You may not think that you can have an influence in the world, but you have more power to influence than you think. When you change or contribute to one life, you change or contribute to every person that that person will ever come into contact with.
Every person on Facebook has an average of 150 friends. When you influence one person, then at minimum you influence their 150 friends. When you influence one person in a positive way, there is potential for you to influence thousands of people through that one person.
The concept of six degrees of separation suggests that we are all only six introductions away from any person in the world. That is a remarkable reality. We often talk about how small our world is, and we all have stories about meeting people who have similar connections as we do.
The remarkable reality is that the world is getting smaller every day through technical advances, even though it is getting larger in population. Influence one person, and you could very well be influencing someone on the other side of the globe.
No Overnight Success
One of the difficulties with having a dream is that we wish to accomplish it overnight. No dream worth having can be accomplished so quickly.
The dream is important, but the process is more important. How you engage the journey is what matters most. There is no such thing as being an overnight success. It takes years to be an overnight success. Dreamers don’t get this. They don’t understanding what successful people must sacrifice to become successful. Successful people do.
There is no way to change the world overnight. But by having a positive influence in one person, you move one step closer to that goal. You can’t change the world, but you can change one person. When you change one person you move one step closer to optimizing the world, and making it a better place to live, work and play.
A person does not have to be an overnight success. Instead, the objective is to move one step—regardless how large or small—closer to the goal each day.
Human Optimization™: Privilege and Responsibility
“Human Optimization™” is about achieving maximum “human” potential. It is not simply the improvement of a single individual for entirely selfish or self centered reasons. I think this point needs to be made, because for us to be the best “human beings” that we can be requires that we extend our influence beyond ourselves. Selfish success should not be an option.
“Human Optimization™” is about helping people become the best members of the human race possible. It is the highest achievement any person could ever make. It will require you to think in terms of other people, and even the world. It will put you alongside people like Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King in the way you think about the extension of your success to encompass others.
Success is a privilege and a responsibility. We are privileged to live in an age when success is available to all who will dig in and do what is necessary to achieve it. But with success comes the responsibility to use it wisely and for the benefit of others. Success should never be a selfish pursuit, nor should it be used selfishly. It is an achievement to be shared with others, and used for the benefit of others.
We have a tendency to think too small, and too selfishly. Our aspirations should extend beyond ourselves to the greater good of all humanity. It is not enough to simply think of your own success and happiness; you must consider how your success and happiness can influence people around you, and all of humanity, in a positive way.
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The individual is only the beginning, or one part of the puzzle. Human Optimization™ extends beyond the individual to the optimization of humanity as a whole.