Changing The World

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

-Steve Jobs

Changing the world seems to be an abstract idea. I mean, sure, you want to change the world, but what are you doing to make it happen? So often, I see people with no hope from life, when I believe that every individual has the ability and potential to change the world, only if they know how and where to go with their lives. But, sadly, no one knows where to go and what to do with their lives.

Whenever, I make some plans for the future, no matter how near or far that future maybe, all I hear from people is, “There is still a lot of time, concentrate on the present, then think about the future.” But, I think it never works that way with life. The present is to be enjoyed, not taken seriously. Only when you have a vision for future will you be able to work hard at present. If you don’t have a future to look forward, you lose interest in life and stop working. And this is why I keep a vision for the future.

When we say, “change the world”, what do we exactly mean? When I think of the world, I don’t the a big picture, I just want to change small things, make people smile, inspire people to live rather than just exist and change the way I see the world. I believe that, you can change the world only if you are ready to change in the process. We have to compromise and sometimes, give up things we love the most to see a change in the world. Sometimes, we become the change.

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in this world.”

If somebody tells you, that you’re crazy to think of the future and forgetting the present, don’t tell them you’re wrong, just show them the results. Because there are not many people who dare to dream, and more importantly, who dare to dream about changing the world and if you have the vision to change the world, then make a plan and work on it, every day.

So, the next time, you feel hopeless about changing the world, or receive no support from others, just remember, that you don’t need support, all you need is just a motivation and a plan, because these are the only thing that will change the world.

Head over to Silver Threading and participate in their Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Weekly Challenge to find more inspiration.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you out there and I hope that 2015 is full of happiness and prosperity for you and your loved ones. After some amazing few days of vacation, I am back to write and inspire.

You know what I love about a new year? It gives you a chance to correct all your past mistakes and be a better person in the coming year. It gives you a sense of hope for the future and and lets you introspect on your past. Every year, we make resolutions about being a better person that what you were last year. Not all of us succeed in keeping up with all the resolutions, we follow some of them and ignore the others. Yet, one day, you realize how much you’ve changed over the years, little by little. You discover a new self, a different self. But, no matter what changes you experience in your life, you are always yourself.

Past is a dangerous thing. It fills you up with so much negativity that you start to question yourself and your values. We all make mistakes. It is an inevitable disease with neither a cure nor a prevention. But, there is a deadlier disease; repeating your mistake. It has no cure, once you repeat your mistake, you have to live with the consequences. But there is definitely a prevention; learning from a mistake. Every year, when you wish to be a better person, all you want is to learn from those mistakes and hope that you never make that mistake again. New Year gives you a very good opportunity to correct all our mistakes and learn from them. Another thing new year helps you with is carrying on the good deed of the past. We often ignore the good deeds we do. It is important to carry forward the goodness in you to the next year because it helps you in the process of improvement.

Similarly, future is not dangerous, but mysterious. We never know what is going to happen to us. All we can do is hope for a good new year, if not better. New Year is when you hope for second chances, new start-ups, a fresh start and sometimes, a replay of the past years. It is not safe to dwell in the future, worried, anxious or excited. All we need to do is hope, and then, live. Life is nothing without hope. When you start hoping for things, you set in motion, a series of events, which can change your life completely, in ways you can never imagine.

With time, we all change. We all hope for better. Ten years ago, you might be a really different person from what you are today and you never know what you will be like, ten years later. With time, we all become our own doppelgangers. Same person but different life, different personality and different dreams. But despite all these differences, there is one thing that never changes ; YOU!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Ice, Water, Steam.”