How To Change The World Today

Time to Change the World Today?

Every morning when we wake up, we have around sixteen hours to make the most of the day we’ve been given. Getting out of bed, I always try to think of people who would dream of doing just that. Maybe someone who is paralysed, someone so sick they can’t move, maybe a frail, elderly person. I try to remind myself that everything that follows is a bonus, no matter what the day might bring.

In the busyness of life, we probably all suffer from a growing To-Do list, which is rarely finished. Usually the To-Do list presents itself in our thoughts with a few minutes of the sleep haze clearing. It’s usually the To-Do leftovers from yesterday plus all the things a new day has bought. It’s often overwhelming, especially when you sit down to be greeted by an email Inbox still creaking at the seams. Getting perspective on your day can be hard. And what is our life but a collection of days?

So here’s an alternative way to start your day. Write down your To-Do list as normal, and then ask yourself the following question:

“What am I going to do today that will change the world?”

Cross off all the tasks on your list that don’t fit the question. If you have a blank list, congratulations! You’ve just saved a day in your life.

Now write a down one thing and do it. You might just start creating a new contender for your obituary.


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