THE ABILITY TO CREATE CHANGE by Alexandra Rain (16)
During this time on Earth, the biggest accomplishment I want to achieve is making a change.
This is simple enough and yet, this seems difficult for people to grasp or understand.This desire to want to make a difference may come across as childish or naive. This longing to want to be a change becomes something that’s easily teased and often questioned.
“How are you going to change anything?”
“What’s the point?”
“What difference are you actually making?”
These questions have become regular and in the repetition of such, I have realized the importance in knowing the ability you have to create change. The truth is, everyone has the ability to create change. Anyone is capable of making a difference in this world. However, this truth has seemed to disappear in the midst of self doubt.
Self doubt has become a consumption of the mind and it is easily reflected in actions. If you believe you aren’t capable of change, then you won’t be. I mean, really, how could you? How could you create any difference if you are indulged in your insecurities and your preconceived ideas of failure? Change comes through boldness but if you’re not bold enough, then how will you make a difference? How could you give any difference to this world if you’re too scared to take your hand out of your pocket?
In order to change anything, you must believe you can create change. The ability to create change comes first through thought. If you believe you can, you will. Your confidence in your ability will be reflected through your actions. Have some fire, be unstoppable. Drop any preconceived ideas of failure and doubt, whether they come from others or yourself. Please know that you are capable of shaping a better world.
If you want to change anything, you must believe you can.
What is the point of all of this?
The purpose is to create a better world, where those we share it with feel significant and valued. A place where people know their voices matter and they will be heard. A planet where the humans on it know they are important.
The purpose is to create a better world, not only for yourself but for the future generations to come. You have to expand your perspective past today, past next month, past your lifetime and realize we are living on an entire planet and it would be unforgivable if we were to destroy it. It would be a complete shame if we were to be responsible for the destruction of this Earth. That responsibility is too heavy of a weight, not only because we would be damaging this life as we know it but also ruining life for those to come.
That’s the point. That’s the reason why I want to create a change, not for the pride of saying I did such, but because I couldn’t bare to know I let the ruining of this planet take place in front of my eyes and I didn’t bother to do anything about it.
But what is the difference I am actually making?
Truthfully, I don’t know.
The reality of this situation is I could only impact one person throughout my entire time on Earth. And yet? Even if the changes I attempted only affected one person, it would all be worth it. That one person could continue the pursuit of making a difference and then their differences affect three people and those three people would change eleven people — and the list would go on.
The changes you create may not always have feel tangible. The differences you shape won’t always be large. The reality is, you might only affect a single person.
But I can promise you this, you will make a change and that’s all that matters. Your voice will be heard. It might only by heard by seven people or possibly by three thousand but either way, it will be heard.
The changes you construct in this lifetime, whether they be huge or small, matter. I promise that any difference you make is significant. Please don’t stop trying to be a positive influence on this world.
You have the ability to create serious change, stop living in self doubt and make it happen.