What makes a person inspiring enough for people to make them their idol? How can just a word from someone's mouth influence people to such an extent that they make their life based just on those few words?
The world has seen the likes of several influential leaders throughout history - ranging from different countries, backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. But despite their differences, they've all got one thing in common - the desire to make this world a better place. And perhaps, this is the thing, that makes them inspiring enough to influence the life of many. These leaders have proved that words can change the world if they are true and have a good purpose for their existence. They have used their power and knowledge in different topics and spheres to encourage and inspire others to live graciously and wonderfully.
Let's look into these words as we find the answers to our every query in life in them.
"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, taught the world to be a better place by replacing discrimination with kindness. It took a lot of efforts and struggle for Nelson Mandela to do it, but with the vision he had, he went through it all and achieved his goal.
Dalai Lama, a simple Buddhist monk, has worked tirelessly to bring peace and understanding in the world.
The former first lady of the U.S., Michelle Obama, is a firm believer in the power of women and bringing about positive and healthy change within the U.S. and beyond.
Sir. Richard Branson has proven to be an extremely successful entrepreneur whose passion is completely infectious and inspiring.
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful leader who contributed largely towards the advancement of civil rights in the U.S. in a peaceful and non-violent manner.
Oprah Winfrey, despite her somewhat tragic childhood, managed to become a great influence and a source of positive inspiration throughout the world with her kind words and desire to help others.
Gandhi is recognised worldwide for his nonviolent approach to civil disobedience. He led India to independence and inspired civil rights not only in India but worldwide.
Mother Teresa spent her life working as a missionary and dedicated her time to helping those in need as well as contributing positively to many political and social movements.
George Washington, the first president and one of the founding fathers of the U.S., worked hard to bring a strong national government and was eulogized as, "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
Winston Churchill, the former prime minister of the U.K., not only promoted European unity but was also an influential writer - receiving a Noble Prize in literature. For these reasons - and more - he was named one of the most influential people in Britain's history in 2002.