Be An Inspiration: Jadav Payeng Planted an Entire Forest by Himself

Every man has the potential to influence his generation

Here is another series on Be an Inspiration. This is a space where I challenge you with inspiring stories of people and communities that are making a difference in the globe. You will see that anyone can make a difference and in truth, you are an inspiration to the world; a light that should spread its passion to others (Spread this message and light the candle of others)

When faced with a difficult situation that seems to be out of your control, it is easy to decide that fate has taken its course. Its common knowledge that you can’t control everything.

This is the message that Jadav Payeng has spread to the world as he remarkably revived the Majuli island, located on the Brahmaputra river in the Indian State of Assam’s Jorhat district which had been turned into a wasteland due to erosion.

For 30 years, Jadav walked tirelessly on his own without help to revive the land and He has since created a 1,000-acre forest home to snakes, monkeys, and elephants alike. Here is his story in the full documentary film below:

What Jadav Payeng Teaches us about Making a Difference

You are Powerful Beyond your Imagination

If you think you can’t make a difference, then you have got it all wrong. It’s not just Jadav that has shown us that we are powerful beyond measure, but you can read the story of Dashrath Manjhi who built a road on the mountain all by himself.

Limitations are just a product of one’s thoughts. Anything is indeed possible! Whatever you believe, you will surely achieve.

Don’t be fooled by your limitations. You have got a gift that can make the world a better place. You are not just an empty space but you matter to the world.

Consistency is the Greatest Determining Factor to Success

We all want to make a change in our world. Each person would like to do something that will make the world a better place. Unfortunately, most people will never bring their dreams to reality.

Wishes are not horses. Thinking about making a difference is not going to produce any result without action. No matter how solid or fool proof your plan seems to be, it’s not going to make any difference if you don’t get your hands dirty.

Jadav did not just wish that the Majuli island be revived nor did he wait for any intervention, he decided to do something about it. He worked consistently for 30 years till he was able to create a forest out of a waste land.

If you have a dream that you want to achieve and you don’t know what to do or where to start, the simplest solution is just to start today and with time, your dream will come to shape.

Over to You

What do you think is keeping you from making a difference. Please share your views below. Make a Difference! Be an Inspiration. Take care

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