Yesterday history was made. While many didn’t know it, many others watched it on TV and in person. It was not history like landing on the moon, or history like electing our first black president, but it was history. The world is now changed because it happened.
In my lifetime many things have happened that were historic. Many times I watched as it happened just like yesterday from a TV set in my home. Think of all the things we see on the TV and the impact they have on our world.
I remember back to 20 years ago when a young man took Washington, DC with excitement. The Democratic Party began to change when that happened. In 2008 that same party elected our first black president, a time in history that was good to be alive to see our world change and get past that one little step that needed to happen to prove we have changed.
Yesterday, a female race car driver, Danica Patrick, was the first woman driver to start on the pole of a Sprint Cup NASCAR race. It didn’t end there; at lap 90 she took the lead in the race and she would lead 5 of the 200 laps. It was the first time a woman led a lap in the Daytona 500 history. Then, to end the race in 8th place was the highest position for a woman to ever finish. She also joined another group of only 13 drivers to lead in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500.
Yes, history had been made; I watched in on TV and many were in the stands to watch this historic event. Some will say, “So what?” Many still think this is not big deal. Some in our day and age still look down on such things and say she does not belong in the sport. But like me, they are watching it on TV.
Each day we wake up and have the chance to go out, take small steps to work to make something great in our world. We have a chance to make history. The actions we take today could lead to make that change in history; not instantly, but over time they could change the world.
Look at history. Lincoln worked to free slaves; most were black men and woman. A movie about him was a big focus last night at the Oscars. And while we watched a movie about that last year, it’s awesome that a black man is our president now.
It took many small steps to make history change. Are you making the steps to make history in your world? Each day you can make history. You see, Danica Patrick took many small steps to make that history yesterday. She did not win the race, but took carefully guided steps to get to where she is today.
As you read about what she did in the paper today, I want to say the story of her history-making is much better to read than the historic news 12 years ago when we read of the death of Dale Earnhardt the day after the race.
Each day we face tough times and great times. After yesterday and last night many people are carrying new trophies of victory today. All of them made choices, took small steps of action to make a change in the world. Now it’s time for you to step out and make changes that make your history.
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I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, find what you love to do and become highly profitable doing it. Are you ready to make changes to rock your 2013?