Have you ever asked yourself, how can I make a difference? I have asked myself that question on multiple occasions and I soon realized with my time, talent and skills I can make a difference.
We each have 24 hours to use to the best of our ability. What we do with that time is entirely up to us. Consider taking time to mentor someone. Mentoring can be impactful. Do you remember a teacher, a coach or a former boss who said or did something that changed the trajectory of your life? Well, this is your chance to do that for someone else. Not every mentoring experience is life changing but mentorships continue because mentoring has the potential to incite change.
Another way to make a difference is with your talent. We might say or think we do not have a talent but creativity is in each one of us. Give yourself permission to follow what makes you feel alive or compassionate. If you like to sing, you should sing. If you enjoy writing poems or short stories, spend time writing. Do not walk away from your creative instincts because it is not your career. Your gift may simply be making dinner for an elderly person. Knowing you touched one life is making a difference.
Lastly, we can use our skills. I am a trained reading specialist and I enjoy helping children learn to read. It is rewarding and fulfilling. Instead of making money from my skill, I help by tutoring. I know this will make a huge difference in the students’ lives. If you want to make a difference in the world beyond your day job, getting into action with the skills you already have is a great first step. When we use our time, talent and skills to help others, we are working towards making an impactful difference in the world.