I am on a mission to touch the lives of anyone and everyone I meet; and this led me to look for “big” things I could do to benefit the person next to me.
I thought long and hard about what to do to touch the lives of everyone I meet, but can’t think up something great to do every time for everyone.
One day, I stumbled on a little quote:
“Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself”
~ Leo Tolstoy
I decided to make it a life long mission to change myself by doing things that will ensure that I’m constantly at my best, because when I’m at my best, I am helping the people around me.
We have been made to think that it is the big things that matters most, when in the real sense, it is the little things we neglect that matters most.
When I learnt this, I stopped searching for big things to do for everyone and started looking for simple things I can do to help the person next to me. And this gave birth to my Secret Weapon of Transformation the RSA.
RSA Stands for:
- R – Risus
- S – Servite
- A – Agnosco
What does it mean?
The three words are from Latin and they stand for smile, service and appreciation.
How does it Work?
Risus is the Latin word for smile. It is the first weapon of transformation.
Nothing beats arming yourself with a smile, and one bright smile from someone next to you, can turn your whole day around.
Little wonder why Anthony J. D’Angelo said that: “Smile, is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”
With a simple smile, you can bring happiness to someone dejected and tired of life and with a kind smile, people who had lost hope, has found the hope to live on.
“Use your smile to change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.” – Unknown
Servite is the Latin word for service. It is a privilege to serve and to be served.
One of my most respected leaders Mahatma Ghandi said that “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
This led me to always look for simple acts of service I can do to help the other person.
Simple service like picking an object off the floor, helping someone lift a little load etc. can make huge differences.
This doesn’t mean that when you can do more for others, you shouldn’t do it. The ultimate key here is to give yourself away in the service of others.
Always look for an opportunity and be caring enough to lend a helping hand to the person next to you.
OMG this is my favourite weapon of transformation.
This is the latin word for appreciation. Always show appreciation and gratitude to everyone with a kind word and a little prayer of blessing.
I believe that I’m privileged to have that person around me and this is why this weapon is all about saying the right words to the person next to you.
Say kinds words to anyone next to you even when they are mean to you. I believe that one little act will make a huge difference. Words like:
- Thank you
- God Bless you
- Well Done
- Have a Nice Day
- You are amazing
or simple words of encouragement can go a long way in people’s life.
Don’t flatter anybody, and always use the kind words to convey your message. When you are angry or you are getting pissed off by someone, don’t say anything and if you can walk away, if you can’t wear a simple smile.
What is Secret about it?
Nothing really, except that it’s simplicity has been overlooked and nobody cares about it anymore. Secondly, I believe that with this weapon, I can transform the world and you can too.