Claes Nobel, the senior member of the Nobel Prize family, delivered the keynote address for the 50th anniversary of the International Services Council of Alabama – now Global Ties Alabama. “My dear, most respected audience,” Nobel said in his keynote address, on March 6, 2015, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, “together we can change the world! This is our choice. Start right now.”
Nobel’s “World Betterment Remedy” are, as he called them, “The Seven Rights”:
- Right thought – Dream lofty dreams.
- Right word – Watch your tongue.
- Right deed – Stop talking; start walking.
- Right attitude – Be kind, positive, helpful to all.
- Right Livelihood – Step lightly on Earth.
- Right Here – World transformation begins in your own community.
- Right now – No more excuses. Become an active and very busy person for world betterment and world change.
Life Leaders identify callings and choices. A sense of calling inspires more commitments and courage that leads to action and confidence in one’s ability to take action on opportunities as well as problems. Those who write plans for life are more likely to work with inspiration in professional, philanthropical, and the other areas of life.
Lead your life. Choose to take action. Plan for Life. Answer what will you do in your mind and on paper. Choose priorities. State intent with yourself and others involved. Start. Persist. Have an Impact.
We have freedom of liberty led by veterans. We have freedom of rights led by “foot soldiers.” Now, we have freedom to flourish at our callings. No more excuses. What will we do identify and fulfill our callings and choices?