You have goals. You have dreams. You have the ability to change the world!
Sounds easy right? Yet, it can be quite overwhelming.
How can you change the world?
There are plenty of ways we can help the world. You can recycle and find ways to help the environment. You can donate to a charitable organization. I’m sure there are hundreds of ways you can change the world, some of which you may be personally vested in, but are they the best way for you?
What if I said you could make a difference just by being you? Before we determine how you can change the world, there are a few things to consider:
Interests are a great way for you to de-stress at the end of a long day, take your mind off of something, or just to have fun! What do you enjoy do in your spare time? What is it that you could do on a regular basis and never tire of? What would you like to try that you have never done before? Take a moment and write these down.
Our values speak to who we really are, what we truly believe in. Your deep values will tie in with your morals, ethics, beliefs but are even stronger; something you are never willing to compromise. Write down what you truly value in your life.
Being inspired helps each of us to stay in a positive mental state and gets us in our creative space. Write down what inspires you. If you do not know what inspires you today, I invite you to reflect on a time that you were truly inspired. What about that time resonates with you? What was happening around you? Where were you? What were you doing? When you have finished reflecting, write down the details of what you just experienced and what inspires you.
Changing the World
Let’s look at what you have created. You have reviewed your interests, your values, and your inspiration. When you reflect on your interests, values, and inspiration; do you find you connect with these strongly?
The stronger the connection you have with what you are doing, the more motivation is created.
Interests + Values + Inspiration = MOTIVATION
Great motivation comes from within. Change the world with it! Use your interests in an inspired and creative way that will generate great personal value for you. You will be amazed by the personal growth and commitment you have to what you do. Change the world one day at a time, one act at a time.
Example: You are a beginner painter (who loves it but you don’t feel you are an expert), you value communication, and are inspired by your grade 3 teacher because he was patient and kind. You would like to use your skills in a positive way but aren’t sure how. Then you remember there is an elementary school down the street that teaches children who have trouble communicating with words. Would this be an opportunity to use your interests, values, and inspiration in a positive way in your community?