Changing the world might seem like an insurmountable task, but I believe that’s because many people approach changing the world in the wrong way. They focus on trying to create wide-sweeping changes in the political and social structures around them. The problem is, these structures have been sturdy for so long that they are almost impossible to change.
Once people realize that changing the world is difficult, they begin to give up on those dreams they had. They let those dreams wash away and replace them with “realistic” goals that other people give them. Maybe you’ve even experienced this yourself.
The truth is, it is possible to change the world. YOU can be a world changer by improving and changing what is closest to you, what you are already familiar with.You can do meaningful deeds and make a positive impact for other people and yourself!
Here Are 7 Ways You Can Help Change the World
Start Small: You don’t have to take on everything at once, in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Start small and just take the first step.
Be a Good Neighbor: You don’t have to travel the world or live in Washington, DC to make an impact. You actually have the greatest knowledge and influence in your own backyard.
- Highlight an Issue: Do you feel strongly about an issue that doesn’t get enough attention, or where change is slow? Become educated on the issue and what’s being done to address it. Then you can highlight the issue, advocate for change, share information with your friends and family.
- Pay it Forward and Practice Random Acts of Kindness: A small act of kindness creates a ripple effect that can carry from person to person, brightening many lives. From giving someone a smile to holding a door open for someone, doing chores for other people, donating to charity, or buying lunch for a friend, it doesn’t take a lot to make someone’s day a little bit better.
- Pray or Meditate: While this seems like an internal change, prayer and meditation have also been shown to have a positive effect on your surrounding area.
- Be Authentic in Everything You Do: You have a unique value and perspective on life and that makes you inherently beautiful and amazing. No one else in the universe is like you. You are one of a kind. Bring your true, authentic self to every situation, and you may find it’s just what was needed. Authenticity creates higher levels of empowerment, creativity, and overall well-being — a great place to be when helping others.