Let’s do it.
Every human is hard-wired with the ability to change the world
I have an opinion, and you are free to disagree. I believe that every single person is hard-wired with the inherent ability to change the world. Period. Now I also believe each person requires certain triggers, mentors, stimulants, life experiences, luck, or some combination of the above to unlock the inner drive to make things happen, believe in oneself, and then to change the world.
Changing the world is a choice
However, just because we end up with a great mentor, we have crucibles in life which offer us the opportunity to learn, or we fall on a bit of luck…. it does not make changing the world a given. Changing the world is a choice, and it is one that is made consciously.
I also believe that the belief in oneself required to change the world is a trait which can be fostered, nurtured, and instilled. In fact, I have founded my business, Unconventional Innovations, LLC, with this thought in mind. What if we could nail down a way to fundamentally shift the way individuals think about the world we live in and the way they approach the work they do on a daily basis? And then what if we turned that process around and applied it to the companies for whom we go to work? What would happen if everyone operated from this same basic belief that with each new day we are given an opportunity to change lives, and, in turn, the world?
I’ve tried to capture this attitude in my tag line, on which this four post series has been based. Let’s take a step back and look at the progression:
Self-discovery, and, in turn, self-awareness are crucial
Self-discovery and -awareness are the fundamental basis for our entire approach. I firmly believe that to know how we can and should serve the world, we must start with ourselves and take an inside out approach. Four key aspects combine to help us to create our unique path to changing the world: values, passion, dreams, and strengths.
It starts with values
Essentially, personal values are your most authentic self, described in several short words or phrases. If you could name the five things that matter most to you in life, then your personal values should be an accurate reflection of those five things.
Passion is your medium
Embracing your passion starts with having a conversation with your soul. Our passion provides us a medium through which to apply our values and form our dreams.
Dreams steer the ship
I’ve got news: the most mature and world-changing thing we can do in this moment is to dream big dreams. Dream of changing the worlds most pressing problems. Dream of living the life you have imagined.
Why? Because the world needs us to pursue your dreams in a passionate way based on a set of values that you hold dear. And dreams help us to steer our ship in such a way that we authentically change the world.
Not everyone will do it in the same way – that’s a good thing!
The best thing about changing the world is this: the more unique you are and the more your individuality comes through in your values, passions, and dreams, the better off the world will be. The world will be better off because you will create unique, positive change. And the world is in no shortage of need for unique, positive change.
So, what’s your decision?
I’ve already said changing the world is a decision… My only question is: What’s your decision? How will you change the world? Please let me know in the comments section! I would love nothing more than to help you along the road to changing the world in your unique way.
What kind of legacy do you want to leave?
Start now… The world needs you. Live your values. Embrace your passions. Dream big. Change the world.