Implementing Change: Young Progress Makers (2/2)

Change: ‘An act or process through which something becomes different’…


In light of last weeks post, I’ve been thinking about what change means to me, what it means to implement change, what putting my mark on the world looks likes and the best way for me to (start to) implement change. While taking time this week to really think about these things, I found that I had to consider how making a change fits in with my goals and the plans I have for my life.

I’m reminded how easy it is to forget about the journey because we are so consumed with the end destination. Staying focused and remaining in the present moment allows us to enjoy and fall in love with the process as opposed to obsessing over the end result, and becoming disheartened when things take longer than expected- when things don’t go according to plan. Change is a process that often takes a long time and when implementing change, it’s important to accept that baby steps are important. But bask in both your present and your future, because they are great.

I’ve accepted that it’s more realistic to start small and make my way up. So how will I start to implement the changes I want to see? By really making an effort to put myself out there, seeking and grabbing opportunities, by having faith with works, working hard, being realistic, throwing myself in at the deep end at times, being constructive, using my time wisely, never losing sight of the change I want to see and remembering the importance of not being afraid to ask for help.

When I think of implementing change, I think of having an impact on individual lives, changing individual lives. This is my focus. It’s not the money or the fame but walking away from an individual and knowing that I changed their life in someway, knowing that I inspired or influenced them for the better, which in turn led them to implement their own change. For me it’s about making that difference and bridging the gap between what could have been and what is.

During this process, I found that not everyone will accept the changes that you want to make, not everyone will understand or try to understand them. Sometimes people forget that there is so much more to life than being the centre of attention. It’s ok to do you and it’s ok if what you want is not identical to what everybody else wants. I encourage you to hold onto the fact that your change is your change just like this is my change and this is what change means to me. I hope that you will stand with me and you will not be made to feel bad about how you’ve decided to implement the change that you want to see. Remember that sometimes, it’s the silence that is more effective; sometimes it’s good to come quietly without a noise. Don’t forget that sometimes it’s good for people to see your change not hear it or be forced to believe it.

So, whether you want to be the Prime minister, change the way we educate our children, feed the hungry, work for the young, sing, act or dance, bask in the change you want to be or see in this world, and stand firm in the fact that the way you choose to influence or put your mark on the world is not wrong. Whether you want to ROAR as loud as a lion or creep as quiet as a mouse, do you, be you and be happy with what you’ve given or with what you’re yet to give to the world.

Watch this space.

Until next week

Love, all the light in the world and blessings



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