How You Can Change the World with Your PassionNone None
Passion is what keeps you going after a long day. It allows you to create and impact the community (or world) around you. It’s the spark that opens you up to opportunities. At times, it propels you into new directions in life you couldn’t have imagined before. Embracing your passions and becoming a dedicated activist, creating a product, or starting a business, takes time. So how can you use that inner spark to change the world and make an impact? Keep reading.
Cultivate Your Interests
First, you need to discover what you’re dying to share with others. In his book So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport explains the importance of cultivating your interests. Cultivation means becoming the greatest activist/author/interior designer/yoga instructor you can be by constantly improving on your abilities. Passions aren’t an idea that automatically turn into a full blown lifestyle. After you’re struck by a notion, you must embrace opportunities, slowly develop the interest, and sharpen your skills. Making a difference begins with doing the homework and putting in the effort.
Connect with Like-Minded People
You (probably) can’t just look around a room, point to someone, and ask them to become a dedicated team member on your mission to change the world. What you can do is show up and connect with people who share the same excitement for creating a positive impact. Meetups, seminars, and conferences provide the means to meet people who share similar visions and can help guide you in the right direction, offer support, or even collaborate with you and your idea. There’s strength in numbers. Is it cliché? Yes. Is it valid? Also, yes.
Strive for Balance
It’s a lot harder to work