“I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult.” ~E.B. White
I believe the only way anyone can change the world is to start by changing their own world first. Think about what you can do in your own world first, what you can control. I say this simply because there is no way you can do things that are out of your control anyway. To make any attempt only wastes your time. It is clear that the best approach is to become the change you want.
If you are asking yourself how in the heck do you do this, allow me to suggest some actionable steps you might want to consider taking. First, write down four or five ideas that you have thought about that would make your personal or professional life better or more satisfying. After each of these ideas, write down three actions you could take to move toward achieving them. Next, pick the one idea you think would be most challenging, most fun and most satisfying to accomplish. Now make a SMART Plan to tackle that change. SMART means Specific, Measurable, Achievable Really desired and realistic and Time sensitive ‒ when you will complete the action.
Remember you don’t have to quit your job or steal time from family and/or friends to make the change you desire. Do it one step at a time, not in one big bite. You can make the change you desire in a few hours a week over several months.
Another way to get a handle on how you can change your world is to volunteer for a cause you believe in or an organization that you support. I believe any person that donates three to five hours a week can have a tremendous impact on making the desired changes reality.
What should you care about enough to change? If you have been spending time thinking about an issue in your life on an ongoing basis then you should more than likely stop thinking and start doing. What are you most passionate about? Whatever it is, it is time to start doing something about it!
What are you waiting for?
“You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.” ~Joel Osteen