“Today, we face some of the greatest challenges in human history. It’s up to each of us to decide if we will confront those challenges head-on, or give in to the inevitable failure which will befall us if we dare to ignore the signs.

Sure, I’m worried, but I’m not about to give in!” – Scott Ryan

Manifesto GraffitiRecently we’ve discussed a bit about what MANIFESTO means to us. We’ve also defined MANIFESTO. Finally, a few months ago, we gave you some ideas on how to write your MANIFESTO.

After several questions from netizens, I think it’s time we define ‘The Manifesto Movement.’

We don’t use this word lightly. It’s happening all around us. A movement. A movement of action and commitment to that action. A movement which you may not even be aware that you are a part of until you read this note.

(And we want you to be a part of it.)

This is because you don’t have to sign up. You don’t have to join the street team or sign up for the email list. You don’t have to eat your wheaties or lick your neighbors stamps.¬†There’s no recruitment dinner and you don’t need a fancy hat (although a hat could help the hair-challenged).

All you have to do is hold a commitment to your manifesto in your heart and then act upon that commitment.

Manifestos are popping up all over the place. You may notice a lot of them on the internet, posted in coffee shops, or scribbled on discarded pieces of paper. People are stepping forward and stating their purpose.

For me personally, it became the most important thing I’ve done in my life. Taking the time to define my Manifesto led to the creation of this entire project. If I hadn’t taken the time to figure out what I wanted and how to make that happen, this movement and the show it birthed would be out there floating in the ether. Needless to say, I would be flailing. I’m sure I would find my way eventually. After all, being conscious of the desire to find’s one purpose will help you do just that. Discover your Manifesto.

Discovering this “thing” is not just a mantra and it’s definitely not a self help slogan. I believe it to be one of the only cures to the dysfunctional way humans trample through life. Without a vision, where can any of us, as individuals possibly be going? On a long journey which will ultimately seem short. That is the only guarantee we have.

So discovering that thing that burns inside of you to escape, the plan to bring it to reality, and the actions which make it form in front of your eyes might just be the most important thing you ever do, for you. It might also be the most important thing you do for your friends, family, and your fellow earthlings. Because when you step up and tackle your Manifesto, others around you take notice and will often follow your example.

Generally speaking, I don’t believe you can change another person all by yourself, but you can make people want to change, and that is more likely to actually make an impact on their lives.

So take a moment, if you haven’t lately, and ask yourself if you are part of this movement. I’ll bet you are. Maybe, you need to state it publicly.

We are taking new Manifesto submissions. All new submissions will be considered for inclusion on the show and the website. ** As a high-five to all of our readers, all new submissions receive a downloadable Manifesto digital pack and every 50th entrant receives a free Manifesto T-shirt!

Never Surrender!