Seven years ago, I only knew two words in English language. Those two words were YES and NO. For an average guy like me during that time, it was very easy to say those two words without hesitation. If you were to speak to me seven years ago, I would only respond to you with these two words and nothing more.
You can imagine how silly I looked like when someone expected me to say no and I say yes with enthusiasm. Well, we live and learn. Not until one day, a good man came from nowhere and sat right next to me in Kuta Beach with his surfing board. He asked me about the waves and again, I answered with only yes and no. He tried to start a conversation with me and perhaps he noticed the pattern of how I respond to him—yes and no. He taught me new words and empowered me to say other English words other than yes and no. That one moment changed my life forever.
In your life, perhaps you have someone whom you see a potential within him or her but that person couldn't see it. Your job is like the wonderful man who empowered me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new other than just saying only yes and no. Even just the act of saying to someone "you can do it!" and empowering them to discover their true potential. Without you knowing it, you transform millions and even billions of lives by just the act of empowering one person.
Imagine if that man never taught and encouraged me to try new words other than just yes and no, I wouldn't be able to write this, I wouldn't be able to write books which transformed many lives, and I wouldn't be able to create hundreds of videos which empowered many lives. The fascinating thing is I can now speak and write in the English language. Remember, my friend, the act of empowering others can change lives.