When you say something like, “I want to change the world,” some people will look at you funny. That’s just a given.
Accepting that not everyone thinks changing the world is possible or even desirable as a goal, let me ask you something.
Do you believe you were put here to make a difference? Or that since you are here (to put it in a less religious way) that you have a responsibility to make a difference?
Now let’s think about it a little more. If you do not believe that you’re here to make a difference, think about this. Do you believe that you would be happier and more fulfilled if you were doing something important with your life? Take the obligation out of it, and do you think it’s worthwhile?
If you do believe you were put here to make a difference, do you believe that means for your entire life, or do you think that at some point it’s okay to retire from having an impact on the world?
If you’re still with me, you obviously believe in and care about your impact on the world. You want to make a difference, and you want to do things that matter.
So now the question is, are you making your biggest impact? Are you being as big a change for the better in the world as you are capable of being?
Chances are you said no to that; very few of us are doing everything we would like to do or are capable of doing.
What would you love to do, if you knew you could and if you really could? Take a moment to think about this if you want, but your first answer is probably the truest. Your deep passion is connected to the change you do make and the change you are here to create.
What does your passion say to you? What is the one thing you would do, if you could do one big thing to make a massive positive impact on the world?
Now, what’s stopping you? And I mean really what’s stopping you. I’m not saying, “You should be doing it,” I’m giving you the opportunity to look at the barriers and challenges and see for yourself why you’re not making as big a contribution as you’d like.
We won’t even attack all those barriers and challenges right now, but identifying them is crucial to becoming who you want to be in this way.
For now, let me ask you another question. What could you do today that would create change in your world tomorrow? Will you do it?
And then, what could you do every day for six months?
Now the hardest question of all. What are you going to do?
One reason we do not create effective change in our world is that we think we have to do something big all at once. But one thing today and one thing a day for six months…what could you do with that?
And will you?
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