A crash course in changing the world.
I have to give Evoke credit for this one. I didn't think about finding someone to shadow before.
I've started following Eric Greitens on Facebook. He's a director of The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that challenges veterans to serve and lead across America.
Too often we focus on what we do not have, or what someone does not have to offer us, rather than the amazing gifts and abilities we and those around us possess. Eric's organization realizes that disabled veterans have a lot to offer their local communities in the way of experience, motivation, and leadership. These strengths are more important than the physical limitations of wounds.
A couple months ago I read Eric's book, "The Heart and the Fist." I recommend it. I found the book, and the work Mr. Greitens is currently doing inspiring. It changed the way I approached some of the goals in my life, but it took this little Evoke to push me the extra step in following his current work. As soon as this suggestion was made I knew who I wanted to follow. I'm still thinking of what to put in a note to contact him.