I want to make an impact. I want my words to make an impact. I want to touch the hearts of those who read them. For a time, when I thought about success, the only thing I saw was money. I saw money, mainly because of my financial situation. But I knew, deep down, that my heart would always feel empty if that was the only goal I’d end up reaching.

What are your intentions behind your aspirations? Wealth is an illusion. Materialism is a falsehood. Beauty is a deception. We go through life with these perceptions being shoved in our faces by societal standards. Where’s the substance behind each one? There is none. Thank God for the generational and everyday heroes that wipe that notion out by giving us a blank canvas to define it ourselves.

Character is what counts. Change is what counts, Community is what counts. Inspiring others by making a difference and inspiring others to make a difference is what I truly want out of life. Writing is the avenue I’ve chosen to do so. It’s the one I truly believe I have the gift for to make that happen.

If you want to know the real character of a person, give him power, and see what he does.


A simple way for me to summarize my point is “use your powers for good.” Your powers are your qualities, your talents, your craft, and anything that enhances your ability to make a difference. If you want to make an impact, you have to let go of what will distract you from the deeper impact.

Your purpose is more than just skin-deep.

The great thing about this is that you can achieve it all so long as your intentions are in the right place. It’s once you start to lose your focus that the void begins to build and set in. Your purpose is more than just skin-deep. Having nice things isn’t enough. Temporary satisfaction can only go so far. When it runs out, what are you left with?

Our world needs more people willing to fight for it. It needs more people willing to fight for each other. It needs more people to bring everything they got to the table and leaving selfish tendencies for when it’s actually needed. Question your intentions and maybe why you haven’t achieved certain goals yet. There’s a greater purpose and your job is to discover what that means for you.