If you’ve been reading this series for the past 16 days, chances are that there is a thing that has been coming to your mind. I can’t tell you what it is, but you know. Maybe you’ve been wondering if something we say here will spark you do do that thing. Maybe you’ve been looking for a reason not to do it. Maybe you heard the topic change the world and you clicked away but now you find yourself back here, for some reason.

Why is your heart beat quickening now? What is that thing that keeps coming to your mind? What have you been avoiding because of fear of failure or success? What if, just for today, you ignored the voice that keeps telling you not to start? What if, just for today, you took one step toward influence? Want to change the world? Then start. It’s the hardest part.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles … The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly … who at his worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Since we have already decided (just for today) that there is no fear in starting, are you willing to name it? To hold it in your hands, turn it over and examine it, explore the depth and breadth of what it might mean? Tell us, what is your arena?