Today would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday.
In his honor, TODAY is the first official Ruckusmakers’ Day, being celebrated all over the world.
Here’s a [very] partial list of Ruckusmakers…
- Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.
- Martin Luther King had a dream.
- Amelia Earhart told us that the most effective way to do it is…to do it.
- Muhammed Ali was “The Greatest”.
- Janis Joplin shared a piece of her heart.
- Mahatma Gandhi was the change he wanted to see in the world.
- Alfred Hitchcock demonstrated that there is no terror in the bang, only in its anticipation.
- Bob Dylan can only be himself (whoever that is).
- Richard Branson gave “virgin” a whole new meaning.
- Seth Godin taught us the magic of Purple Cows.
- And then there’s Annie Kenney. Who’s she? She was a millworker in England, part of the downtrodden class. At a town hall meeting, she asked a Parliament member for his position on the right to vote. When he refused to answer, she pushed back, making such a ruckus that she went to jail for three days. Her courage amplified a movement that ended up changing the world.
Are you a Ruckusmaker? A troublemaker? A misfit?
If not, why not?
I’ve discovered that virtually all of us have something to say, something we want to change. Yet silence and inaction persist because we’ve decided that it’s safer and easier to say or do…nothing.
Here’s what to do when it’s your turn (and it’s always your turn).
Say something. Do something. Right here. Right now.
Because those of us who are crazy enough to think we can change the world- are the ones who do. Watch the Video.
Until next time,