Episodes #25 and #26
(25-26 September 2011)
If you knew you could not fail what would you do?”
You may have heard it said countless times that the sky’s the limit, yet everyday many of us limit our thinking and potential to the norm. We fear failure or equate fame with success. But what if you knew it was impossible to fail, what would you do then?
Episode 25: Envisoning A Better World
Episode 26: Overview and Conclusion
Over the past three months of “Poverty No More” we have shared stories with you of people like
- * Debbie, a homeless woman with a young daughter who hopes to soon have enough resources to afford her own place
- * Hafeez, a migrant worker who was almost sent home with no money in his pocket
- * and Saima, who told us how climate change is ruining grazing lands in her village in Pakistan.
But we’ve also met people and programmes that are making a real difference in people’s lives, like
- * Uncle Tony Tay who founded Willing Hearts, which provides free meals to some 2000 people every day (unfortunately the number has risen since we first recorded this segment)
- * the Party Against Poverty which traveled to Thailand to deliver medicine and vitamins to refugee children
- * and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, which has successfully campaigned for critical policies like debt cancellation and better aid.
In every corner of the globe — and right here at home — there are heroes campaigning for their communities, providing essential services and advocating for The World We Want, a just world where no one is poor.
So how would YOU live your life differently if you knew you could not fail?
Try it! Write down your goals and see where it takes you.
- The episode, “If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?” was inspired in part by this book: “The Big: Why it’s easier to build a big company than a small one”
- Marianne Williamson, a writer who said “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond belief”, is also campaigning for a US Department of Peace and has started a meals-on-wheels programme for people with AIDS.
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