Is today’s world perfect? If you’re like most people, you’re realistic and can easily say our modern world is imperfect. What’s wrong with it? Is there one part of our global environment that severely impacts our lives in a negative manner? Surely you can list a number of issues that need our immediate attention, such as pollution, hunger, poverty, war and so on. We all know of these big problems, but what can you do? You’re just one person, right?
You are not just one person, you are a whole entire human being! Throughout history we’ve attributed monumental achievements solely to one person. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, Hitler killed millions of people, and Ghandi liberated India. These men did not achieve these huge shifts in society all by themselves, but through a great confidence in themselves and, more importantly, their ideas they were able to lead movements that turned their ideas into results.
The great power that coursed through these people runs through each and everyone one of us. Young or old, male or female, black or white or in between, we all have the potential to change the world. This week, we’ll be taking a look at this potential and how to tap into it. Hopefully you and I utilize it to positively change the world, as Bill Drayton did.
Who is Bill Drayton?
Bill is a social entrepreneur who changed the world by empowering others to change the world. Stay tuned later this week for a paper I wrote on Mr. Drayton and his world-changing ideas and results for the graduate level Perspectives on Leadership course at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. By the end of this week, we’ll turn this potential for change into energy and drastically improve the world!