How To Inspire The World In Under 160 Characters

It only takes a few words to inspire the world and you can quote me on that. It’s the reason why I love quotes so much. In addition to that I believe that it is the reason why something like twitter has become so popular. It is because it has given humans an avenue to share those micro thoughts that they have during the day. Those little ideas and gems that would otherwise be left unheard and unacknowledged.

I believe you can turn those communication methods into an art form. It has its avid followers and haters alike. The haters say that it is because of mediums like text and internet that we have lost traditional communication methods like writing letters. They haven’t gone anywhere. You can still write letters if you choose, it is just that they have become less popular. I believe texting and tweeting can be just as poetic and eloquent as writing letters; only more succinct. They can be and they are becoming an art form unto themselves.

Spread ‘Em

Since they’re getting more and more powerful it got me thinking about how we can spread certain messages through it. For example, I’ve heard that it’s been incredibly powerful in spreading news about the relief efforts in Haiti. It is a new way that fans can connect with artists or how hot websites (like this one :-P) get discovered.

Have you ever received a text message, email or even tweet that you’ve had to retweet or forward onto other people because it was so good? In the case of the case of a text message you may not even know of the creater of the message but you loved it so much it was worthy of being forwarded. I’m sure we’ve all had one and I’ve often wondered about the creator. Who was the person behind such a beautfiul message?

Your Inspired Messages

If you only had one last chance to send a message to the world and you had only the opportunity to send a quick text or tweet, what would you say? It’s your opportunity to leave a legacy and you have only a few minutes in which to do it, what would you say?

With that in mind I decided that today would be a good day to start a movement by which we can convey our transformation and inspirational messages around the globe and so from now on and forever more, Tuesdays shall become ‘Textastic/Tweetastic Tuesday’.

Send your messages out to the world. Who knows how far they will reach and the impact they will have. Exponential reach is a given these days with all this wonderful technology. Here’s how you can get your messages out and maybe even start a new movement.

The 5 Rules Of Textastic/Tweetastic Tuesday

1. When sending a text precede the text with ‘TT’. For twitter use a hashtag so #TT. That way people will know it’s a TT message.

2. If you want to forward or retweet something you’ve received, that’s perfectly fine. Or, better still, create your own inspiring message and wait for it to spread.

3. For text messages keep it below 160 characters and for tweets under 140.

4. Make sure the message is inspiring. It can be funny, poetic, provide hope or even offer some wisdom that makes people think.

5. Make Tuesday your day for sending out your inspirations to the globe. Make this a new avenue for leaving a legacy and making a difference in the world.

Here’s my contribution for today, feel free to use it, forward it, tweet it, retweet it, bin it, whatever you wish!

Remind yourself that each new moment is a new begining of life.

38 Responses

  1. I tweet a few times per day and I’ve started to post quotes and interesting thoughts I may have. If only one person smiles thanks to my tweet, that has been well worth for me πŸ™‚
    .-= New at Oscar – freestyle mind’s blog ..5 Powerful Lessons From Brain Rules =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Sure I can understand that oscar, about making one person smile, and IÒ€ℒm with you if it does, wonderful, but why not aim for the stars to reach everyone and still be just as overjoyed no matter how many people it reaches.

  2. Hulbert says:

    Hey Amit. These are some great ideals to inspire the world. Communication in the digital world is now faster than ever and is only going to be more transparent in the future. Thanks for sharing this article on Tweeting, texting, and how we can inspire each other to be better people.
    .-= New at Hulbert’s blog ..13 Reasons to Stop Complaining =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      My pleasure Hulbert. Ideas do spread at lightening speeds and so all it takes is one great idea and the world as we know it is a very different place.

  3. Hi Amit,
    I am so in love with this idea…and I ma kicking myself wondering why i never thought of this earlier…hmmm…
    But, I ma joinign your tweetastic movement for sure πŸ™‚
    I do tweet usually inspirational and motivational stuff on a regular basis….but now tuesdays will be my go with a force inspiring days. Thank you for this πŸ™‚
    I will be tweet tweet tweeting away…c u there πŸ™‚
    Z~
    .-= New at Zeenat{Positive Provocations}’s blog ..Do MoreÒ€¦ =-.

    • Amit Sodha says:

      Hey Zeenat and Welcome to my blog!

      Yay I have the first follower of my idea. Wonderful, I’ll be kicking things off again next tuesday and I’ll add you on twitter so we can spread some ideas together! πŸ™‚

  4. Mighty says:

    this is a great idea! Count me in. It seems I missed my first chance though. πŸ˜€ It’s now Wednesday here in Manila. next Tuesday, I’ gotta do this. πŸ˜€
    .-= New at Mighty’s blog ..Nurture the Elements of Accountability or Lose Your Leadership =-.

  5. Zengirl says:

    Inspire someone when that person is open minded is easy.

    I am not part of that or other social media so far, maybe I lagging behind in time, as blogger but I want to simplify my network time. Maybe I will try to inspire people in other ways. Can blogger be successful without twitter or facebook? I sure hope so. πŸ™‚

    Amit, Here is my inspiration message that I like here;
    “you might be only one person in the world, and you could be the world for one person.”
    .-= New at Zengirl’s blog ..Irony of Recession: Expensive and Cheapar things =-.

  6. Amit Sodha says:

    That’s an awesome quote Zengirl and no I don’t think you need to be part of the social network scene in any particular way however blogger itself in a way is a type of socail networking that maybe doesn’t quite have the same buzz as twitter of facebook but the power is still there becauase you can still reach the world with the click of a button.

  7. Christopher says:

    Amit,
    Thats great.
    Sometimes i have felt that words are the least effective medium to communicate truth… and i have despaired at that thought. But this post has given me alot more inspiration in that score.

    To be fair, its true that inspiring words have been the difference between life and death for billions of people. With that thought, i still have hope in the power of words.

    Thank you.
    .-= New at Christopher’s blog ..The Subjectivity of Authentic Identity =-.

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