As we go about our lives, it is easy to sit back and do your own thing. In the world that we live in, we are surrounded by struggle and pain, so it becomes easy to either numb yourself to it or to accept defeat. However, the most joy that we can receive in life is by reaching out and creating change.
When we look for personal gain and self satisfaction, we will only find disappointment. The monetary things in this world do not hold lasting value or happiness. For that, we must look outside of ourselves. Find what bothers you, something that you are passionate about, and then find a solution to it.
One of the biggest lies that we fall for is that we cannot create meaningful change. That things are too bad to even try.
In an article I read this week entitled “Irresistible Opportunities and Great Injustices,” it talks about how many of us struggle with this. It then goes on to list four ways that we may start to find a passion that moves us.
We must slow down, try being more grateful, spend time with others not as fortunate, and be sensitive to your instincts to know what to do next. As we do this, we will become tuned into things, no matter how small, that make a difference. This can be in your home, your business, in your community, or even on a global scale. It doesn’t matter. (This link leads to one of my favorite motivational videos.)
Mother Theresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
So go out and do what you can. Create. Build. Solve. Do what you were born to do. When you feel weak, find your strength. But never give up, for to give up is to accept defeat and lose.