By Tara Bitzan, Executive Director, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
You’ve likely heard many well-known statements about how one person can make a difference in their community, but it’s easy to think, “I’m only one person – how can I make something happen?”
First, let’s put it in perspective. No one actually makes things happen by themselves! What they do is believe in the possibilities, and then instead of dismissing every thought and idea that comes along, they turn them into action.
Sometimes the action is as simple as a conversation with another person or doing some research that gets the ball rolling.
Every business or organization, event or activity, building or park started with one person’s idea. But because the idea was studied, talked about, researched… the ball started rolling forward.
Here are a few great things in our community that started with a simple idea:
All these examples started with a simple idea in one person’s head which could have easily been dismissed. We fail when we don’t put those thoughts and ideas out there and start taking steps to grow them.
Each of these examples also proves that nothing is ever accomplished by one person. When you share an idea that is good for the community, there are countless hands there to help.
But… they did all start with one person and one thought. So yes, one person can make a difference for this community!
What are YOUR thoughts and ideas for our community? Start talking about them today!