We make all these grandiose statements about how we want to change the world. How we will transform our lives and the lives of others. Many new years resolutions, commitments made to ourselves. But where does transformation start? How does it actually work? These are the commons questions we end up asking ourselves when its time to start taking action. Imagine a world where people were no longer ruled by their own limiting mindsets. Where everyone took 100% responsibility for their actions. Where they start seeing their failures as learnings and growth and stop playing the victim.
What a world that would be!
No egos and insecurities, support for each other to reach our fullest potential. A world where we create lives that fill us with joy, purpose and abundance. Where we work together to solve society’s pressures and create a brighter for everyone.
Does all this sound too good to be true? It's not! It starts with you. If you want to make the world a better place, the greatest contribution you can make right now is with yourself. To become the change you wish to see. Not at all cliche! This quote is so accurate. Whilst doing so, also remembering to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves too.
Here are 5 tips on how to do that:
1. Focus on yourself first
If you want to change the world, you must begin with yourself. We here this statement all the time yet struggle to understand how. Let me break it down for you. You have control over only THREE things in life: your thoughts, the images you visualize, and your actions. If you focus on positive thoughts, visualising success, and taking positive actions, you will see better results. This is valid for both your personal and professional life. Not only that, you will also inspire others who want to experience better results in their own lives. Knowing what you control is a great start to making changes in your own life.
2. Commit to continuous self-improvement
Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” The joy of learning lies in the journey, not the destination. When you commit to a life of continuous growth, you remain curious and open minded and in a state of constant expansion. Not only does this make your life more fulfilling, it inspires others to take similar steps too. The more people who choose to improve their lives rather than remain stagnant, the better the world will be. Change starts with one person and that person inspiring others. It's a ripple effect and a matter of consistency and commitment. Ask yourself, will you make this commitment? If the answer is yes, start now.
3. View challenges as opportunities
People say they want to create a better life for themselves, but all too often they give up at the first hurdle. The road to success has obstacles and challenges – that what makes it exciting actually. But it’s the process of overcoming those hurdles that makes you stronger. It's only when you persevere you become the kind of person who is capable of creating the kind of life you want to live.
When you cultivate expansion and welcome challenges as opportunities to grow and expand. You learn as oppose to create excuses to give up and stay exactly where you are. By doing so,, you will be able to achieve so much more in life. You will inspire others to have the confidence and perseverance to overcome their own challenges. I call this the 'edge'. The edge is the zone you want to be in. It's when you feel challenged and slightly uncomfortable but where growth happens. Fell it, embrace it, and stick with it. This is where you will grow.
4. Share your wisdom
We embrace our parents and granparents for this. They share many stories of failures and learnings as we are growing up. At first we don't even notice these. We think "ah it's my grandmother reminising again". But those stories contain a lot of messaging and we must cherish them. Older and wiser family members love sharing their wisdom stories. I still remember the stories from my great grandmothers time. These are so precious. They gave up complaining, took full responsibility for their actions, and created the life of their dreams. You can do this too.
What if we knew this at an earlier stage of our lives so that we became confident adults who had a clear vision of what we wanted? You can help create this kind of a world by facilitating the growth of others. Just as our grandparents did. As a student of success, you have so much wisdom to offer the people in your life. The greatest gift you give is to share what you’ve learned and help them achieve more success in their own lives.
5. Follow your dreams
Each of us has the power within to create the life dream of. We all have the potential to fulfil our dreams and design the life we want to life. But many of us don't understand how and where to begin.People think that they’re stuck where they are and that they lack the ability to break free. You can show them they’re wrong by shedding light with your own experience. When you go after your dreams and start living the life you dreamed of, you inspire others to do the same. And this will have a tremendous effect on your community.
As you become the person you always thrived to be, people around you will notice this. They will mirror your actions and achieve more success in their own lives. And as they shift, the whole world will. The world will become the place you dreamed of. Full of love, support, and where individuals understand and empower one another. A world where we cheer each other to be better versions of ourselves and constantly grow.
The people with whom you share your wisdom won’t be the only ones to benefit when you take on the role of a teacher. Passing your wisdom enables you to clarify your own ideas and actions. It allows you to reflect on you and make sure you are walking your talk. Most importantly, it reinforces your own learning in the process.
Another benefit is that the more you help other people succeed in life, the more they will want to help you succeed. Here I share some proven success strategies hoping these will be of help to you. I believe in the power of sharing wisdom and spreading good learnings.