Setting The Trend As An Avant Garde: Revolutionary

TRENDSETTERS.

Fashion usually comes into your mind, right? It is a colloquial term commonly used in pop culture but on the discourse of historical, political and social studies, it may be equivalent to this – revolutionists. This only holds one meaning – setting up a benchmark.

I will name a few who are icons and heroes alike, bringing their own names to light by changing the world with their concepts, their beliefs and their ideals. There’s Audrey Hepburn in terms of fashion and feminism. There’s the late Nelson Mandela who died just recently (may his soul rest in peace) in apartheid and education, which are, but some of his accomplishments. Then we have Karl Marx who dealt with society’s taboos and introduced a discipline that, although oftentimes regarded as communist by nature, benchmarked most of today’s social and political ideologies.

Big names, great works they are. But you can also be a trendsetter in your own way with your own varied interests.

How?

Inspire your friends and your social network to follow suit with what you did/you’re doing. When you become a trendsetter, be a person of influence – that is, good influence. Empowering individuals, that’s how you change a nation for good.

BUT with the proper mindset – never for personal gain but for community development, to help others and by honoring God.

I have listed 3 character traits that are evident among revolutionists:

  1. Credibility
  2. Integrity
  3. Dedication

Keep in mind that your achievements are never yours.  They were meant to be shared to the many others so they, too, will reach their goals. But what may be good for others may not be good for you though. There will always be those who will be better than you. Because that is how God has planned them to be. But by the end of the day, it is never about you, never about competition and never about who’s the best but Him and knowing His mission for you. 🙂

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