The world is in desperate need of change, and for those of us in the privileged position to do something about it, the time is now. A simple shift in mindset can have a serious impact on the issues you’re passionate about, and there’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to making a difference. But, if it’s time for a change, there are some important things to bear in mind when considering how you can have your biggest impact. We’ve all had that spark of passion where we’ve wanted to do something in our lifetime that will outlast our physical form. As a woman, we are used to juggling so many different responsibilities. The desire to change the world can feel like one of those things we throw onto our plates. However, when we think about making a difference, many of us fall for the myth that it has to be enormous to have any effect. It doesn’t.
FIND YOUR MISSION
What is the difference you want to make in this world? Think about what you feel passionate about. What gets you jumping up and down and ranting? Is it bringing more humanity into your workplace? Making your town a single use plastic free zone? Or, is it having your community feel like a place where everyone is connected and no lonely neighbours? Understanding what makes you tick on a deeper level means you’ll pick a mission you really
care about and execute.
IT’S BIGGER THAN YOU
The benefit of identifying a mission that impacts many others, is that it plugs you into meaning, and the meaning fuels execution. When our goals only impact ourselves, we miss out on that powerful fuel. Making a difference in the world begins with the belief that you can do something that doesn’t just benefit yourself. When your purpose extends beyond yourself and your results, you act differently and you become magnetic. This is beyond you.
TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME
Taking small actions may feel insignificant at the time, but most of us ordinary folk don’t set out to launch rocket ships into space. We start out by making one small change toward an outcome, which has meaning for us, and go from there. The step that many of us make when trying to make a difference in this world is the action part. We get stuck in overthinking, opinions from our network and dreaming about the perfect idea. Begin that first small step toward your goal, now.
INSPIRE ONE PERSON FIRST
The easiest way to think about making a difference in this world is to focus on inspiring one person first. All of us can inspire at least one person. Draw on your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual strength to make an impact on one persons life and show yourself what’s possible one person at