What if we could change the world?

Why do you do what you do? Some might say it’s because you enjoy it or you’re good at it, and that’s fair enough. But I think there comes a point in everyone’s professional life where they realise that they want what they do to count for something.

Before I get into it, this article is aimed at those wanting something more in their lives. If you don’t agree with the statement above, then this might not be for you. But feel free to stay around anyway.

This may be the most important thing I have ever written. This could make us, yes you, change the world.

“If you want to change the world, pick up a pen and write.”

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I believe that pretty much everyone is innately a good person, whatever that means. Some would disagree, and maybe I’m fortunate in those I’ve met to make me think that way, but I find that in everyone I get to know, there is a deep desire to do something that matters.

For some people this is raising children. For some, it’s ending world hunger. For some, like me, a lowly designer, it’s about using my passion for beauty and creativity to remind the world that there is beauty, love and awe still out there.

Earlier this year I was sitting at my desk and all of a sudden I came to the realisation that I want my creativity to matter to the world. It sounds obvious, but we somehow often miss that what we do could actually really matter.

We see other people’s opportunities and environments and observe how they could change the world, but we overlook our own situations, and we miss our own potential.

“If you make the world better in one way, you make the world better in every way, don’t you think?”

~ Henry Thornton, Amazing Grace (film)

What will I be remembered for?

I want it to add up to something that makes the world, even in a very small way, a better or nicer place.

What do you have to offer?

No matter how unlikely it seems, your skills and passions can make a difference. Not convinced that that’s possible? Take a look at Casey’s video.

So, this is an encouragement to the creators, the inventors, the makers, the actors, the writers, the designers, the photographers, the filmmakers, the lovers of everything beautiful, to take what you do, what you love and what you’re good at and make a difference, no matter how small. It’s always worth the effort.

What if we could change the world? So the real question is; why not?

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

~ William James


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