There are many people who have changed the world. In the times they started out they may have not been noticed. Changing the world sometimes starts as a very lonely journey.
Some didn’t have Kickstarter, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to publish or publicize their work.
In some cases the change they initiated challenged the status quo in such a brazen way people avoided them. In some instances the attention they drew meant pushback.
Despite this, they cared more about a better world than an orderly status quo.
This is because they dared to challenge the status quo. Today the world is better for it. There will always be push back when you attempt to do something different.
There are skeptics and critics to push through but do it anyway. Dare.
Don’t just get to it; get to it your way. On your terms. Doing what has already been done and in ways it has already been done does not change anything. It just keeps things the same.
It should annoy you, upset you, make you angry that what you do can be likened to something else.
Whatever context you seek to bring about change, to make things better, you have to start by not copying. Learn from other people but blaze your own path.
‘Blind copying’ will mean you create something that has already is or has been. Don’t let a lack of historical reference for what you want you create get in the way.
The world is getting fatigue with the same things in different packaging. Create something fresh. New.
You best better the world by doing only what you can do with your own flare.
Are you born a writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action. Do it or don’t do it. – Steven Pressfield
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Change often takes someone to care. Not only just care but also care enough. There reason some things are short-lived is that because either didn’t care enough or they stopped caring.
In order to rally solid teams behind your cause don’t just take on able people. Build a team of people who are able and care a lot about the change you want to bring about.
Yes, they must have care a lot for your cause. People who care deeply for something ooze passion for their work.
Care is the foundation of passion. Those who seek to bring bout change will struggle with inspiring passion despite their efforts to model it, if people don’t care enough.
Before you set out on that attractive endeavor always ask yourself how much you care about it.
World changers are people who care deeply for whatever it is they pursue. People who care deeply about something don’t just abandon ship at the first sign of trouble.
They are willing to bear pain. They will shed ‘blood and tears’… They will make sure they have done as much as they can to keep a dream alive before giving up.
Giving up is never an option but something that is forced on them. People who care about their cause don’t have the luxury of throwing in the towel.
If you’re going to change the world do something you care deeply about. This may mean turning some great opportunities done. It may mean doing things that ‘normal people’ don’t do.
You will be most effective in things you care the most about [Click to Tweet]
You can even make a greater impact by helping people see what they care about. Sometimes it is people around us that see better where we come alive, where compassion or empathy comes easy.
Tell others where you see them care deeply. Ask others where they see you care the most.
Every great cause is sustained through great care [Click to Tweet]
Be bold. Be /ˈherətik/.
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