So often, we hear of truly inspiring individuals standing up for what they believe in and making a change. And many of these people aren’t the old, PhD type with boat loads of knowledge under their belts. These are your everyday people — your neighbors, that kid at the park, the kind lady at your local supermarket. Anyone and everyone can be the person who makes a significant change in the world.
Recently, I was introduced to such a young and positive individual through a Ted Talk. This young boy, Jack Andraka, at the ripe age of fifteen, discovered a way to detect pancreatic cancer at the early stages using an incredibly cheap method so that this otherwise deadly disease could be virtually completely cured. His story is amazing and you can watch it by clicking here.
If this young teenage boy can do something so monumental, so can you. We all can. The recipe for making or leading change is simple. It includes a dash of inspiration and pounds of dedication. Combine these two and you’ve got yourself a well-balanced plan.
I know we can’t all be the leaders for change. After all, someone has to do the dirty work behind the scenes. We can all be inspired though. We all have the right and the capability to use our ideas to better the world, whether the world you’re referring to is your local neighborhood or an entire country. It doesn’t matter how big or world-renowned your work is. What matters is how it influences and helps others. In my eyes, if you’ve helped one individual, you’ve made a pretty significant change and you should be proud.
As one of India’s most powerful political and spiritual leaders Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
So tell me, what inspiring stories of change, big or small, have you heard, experienced, or even created yourself? Has it inspired you or others? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our Facebook page!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead
Hoping to be the change,