Last month you may recall I had a guest post not-contest. As a consolation prize for everybody who submitted a guest post but didn’t get one of the 3 available guest post slots, I offered an opportunity to be involved in this group post. Everybody below submitted their answers to “What would you do to change the world?” before I left on tour (sorry to anybody who didn’t submit their answers in time). I’m just getting back to the US today and am probably still in the air as of this post going live. I scheduled this post 3+ weeks ago, just as I did all the other posts over the past 3 weeks.
To recap the previous 3 guest posts (please don’t submit guest posts as I don’t accept them; this was a one-time “let’s see what happens if Karol leaves the country for 3 weeks and doesn’t look at his blog” thing):
- Jen Gresham wrote How To Be Extraordinarily Happy – In Work and Life
- Tanja Hoagland wrote Keep Ramming Your Head Against The Wall and the Wall Will Crumble
- Matt Gartland wrote Discover Why Intermittent Fasting Is The Secret To Superior Health
Thanks to everybody who submitted guest posts. And thanks to everybody who submitted their answers below! Some really great stuff here …
We are all changing the world every day–it is my goal to make sure that I am doing everything I can in the NOW to leave the world better than before I arrived. I try to bring relentless optimism to every task I do and every person I meet so they are energized, encouraged, and uplifted through our interaction. By living a conscious, purposeful life and helping others do the same, I am making the world a happier and more fulfilled place one person at a time.
Jaime Willis writes about success, achievement, and personal growth at http://velocitygoals.blogspot.com.
We are currently changing the world by contributing to other people in meaningful ways. We organize local charity events (e.g., feeding the hungry at a local soup kitchen, building homes for people who need them via Habitat for Humanity, and we donate our time to various other charities and organizations). We also help people live more meaningful lives with the essays we write at The Minimalists.
Joshua Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write essays about minimalism and living a more meaningful life at http://theminimalists.com.
I listen to other points of view, especially ones that contradict my own, and I hope others do the same so we can focus on understanding each other and break down barriers.
Jonathan Vaudreuil writes about persuasion and marketing for start-ups at http://www.jonathanvaudreuil.com.
I would change how people with physical and intellectual disabilities are treated and perceived. I work toward a world in which they are celebrated instead of marginalized. My hope is that people with disabilities will be welcomed to share the unique gifts they have to offer. My dream is that people with disabilities become a vital part of the conversation on what it means to live fully.
Caroline McGraw writes about “how to see disability as opportunity” at http://www.awishcomeclear.com.
I would convince the world that, if you’re willing to work for it, any of your dreams are possible.
Tom Meitner writes about smashing through your everyday barriers at http://www.thepracticalnerd.com.
I’m on a mission to show people that there is no set path in life. We are in charge of creating our Dream Life. A world filled with people pursuing their passions will lead to higher levels of creativity, happiness and kick ass awesomeness. There is no end to the way this will change the world – new inventions, cures, paradigms – but it will certainly be epic.
Mallory Kimble writes about following your passions and living your Dream Life at http://untietheribbons.com.
I have a small post-it note next to my monitor. It says: “Make an Impact!” The ultimate goal for me. I know that there’s no way of measuring the actual results, but I don’t care. It’s my personal thing and I can make it whatever I want, right? I see it every day.
Making an impact on the whole world at once is not an easy thing to do, that’s why I aim at something more realistic – making an impact (a positive one, of course) on one person at a time. Sometimes by doing a small favor, sometimes a bigger one. It doesn’t matter, as long as I don’t ask for anything in return.
I advise you to do the same. Now the interesting part: At the end of the day you’ve improved one life. At the end of the week you’re up to 5, maybe 7. After a year you’re at 300+ … guess what … you’re changing the world right there. In a sentence, my advice (and my approach at the same time) is: focus on the little things and actions, they add up quickly.
Karol K. writes about marketing, blogging and online business design at http://newinternetorder.com.
The first time I read your question, I was thinking in terms of wishes. If I could have any wish that is outside of my power, it would be to amplify the entire human race’s sense of empathy, so that everyone would be more considerate of other humans, other animals, and the entire planet.
On the other hand, if you’re asking about what I would do – that I can do – to change the world, my answer is that I want to nurture a sense of wonder in everyone I can reach. It’s so easy for worries, irritation, and simple habit to drown out the sense of wonder and deaden our appreciation of life. I want to work to counteract that.
My vocation is writing fantastic fiction, and while my stories reflect aspects of the real world instead of taking place there, I like to think that they can inspire people to look at their own lives with a little more wonder, joy and appreciation.
Anthea Strezze writes about writing and posts short stories and snippets of fiction at http://AntheaStrezze.com/blog.
My purpose is to inspire and empower people to put themselves first. As a coach, I am here to help women find the freedom to live their lives the way they’ve always dreamed of. When people decide to get radiantly healthy, find peace within themselves and live their purposes, it inspire others to do the same and creates a different world. That’s the world I want to live in.
Jackie Vecchio writes about cultivating true health and unlimited joy at Unseen Life.
Change in the world begins with me. So to change the world, I would:-
- Eat less, exercise more
- Sleep less, write more
- Accumulate less stuff, share much more
- Stop seeking perfection, settle for excellence
- Surf the internet less, meet more real people
- Think less, speak more and share my wisdom
- Stop wasting time, create more special moments
Arvind Devalia writes about how to make it happen for a better you and a
better world at http://www.ArvindDevalia.com/blog.
If I could change the world, I’d make it mandatory to teach kids three things: 1) outside approval is not necessary to run your life, 2) that little voice in your head keeping you safe is your biggest roadblock to success, and 3) advice (unsolicited or requested) from those who’ve never reached your dreams is toxic.
There are so many of us who’ve wasted YEARS of our lives, because we were held back by one of these three reasons. Imagine how much happier we’d all be if we truly understood our real potential for greatness. I’d change the world by making sure everyone who bought into the American dream understood that that meant the death of their own dreams. I’d also make sure everyone knew that it’s never too late to live life based on your own dreams, on your own terms.
Anilia writes about personal development and goal-setting for entrepreneurs at http://www.motivatedsista.com.
I’d change the world by changing the education system to encourage kids to experience as much as they can at a young age and find things that they love to do and continue that philosophy throughout their educational years. Instead of churning out good little robots that pass standardized tests, we would encourage free thinking, individualism and the joy of purpose, rather than looking for what has the highest pay.
Sarah St John writes about her journey to find freedom at http://www.thefreedomdream.com.
What would you do to change the world?