We’ve all heard the saying, If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem. It comes down to this — if you’re passively accepting things as they are and not doing anything about it, then that’s being part of the problem. If you want to create a more positive life and improve your world, you have to take action in some way, shape or form (even if it’s just one small step). Are you ready to be part of the solution?
It’s easy to feel helpless when things are bad. Especially when it feels like there is nothing you can do. But there are a lot of ways we can make an impact on our lives, the lives of others, and our world. It starts with acting on small steps that will lead to big changes.
It’s easy to get caught up worrying about things that may not even happen. It’s also easy to let fear control us as we stand by, watching others fight for what they believe in. We can’t control everything that happens around us, but we can make our own choices. If there are things that need fixing or changing around you, it doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself–but don’t just stand there waiting for someone else to fix it either. Do your part!
Take it one day at a time
It’s easy to get discouraged by all the problems in our world. You may not know how you can make a difference, but what if we told you that it’s as simple as living your best day? Each day is an opportunity for us to live up to our highest potential, and with so many people choosing inaction over service, it’s more important than ever that we each do our part.
Get started with just 1%
One percent might not seem like much, but that one percent can make a huge difference. If everyone commits just 1% of their income to combatting climate change, we could raise $310 billion by 2020. So, if you’re serious about being part of the solution, start with just 1%.
Ask for help
I’m writing about how to not be a bystander in your life. I want to help people live more fulfilling lives by taking actions, but I don’t know where to start. What are some good blog post ideas?
Learn from others
People often say that if you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem. The same concept goes for our lives. If we don’t do anything about the problems that exist, then we’ll always be a victim. So while it’s good to stand up for what you believe in, it’s also important to put actions behind those beliefs and make things happen. When someone is being bullied, for example, they should tell an adult so that they can take care of it.
Celebrate your successes
I’m so glad I took this step. It was difficult, but it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Now I have a sense of ownership over my own life, and that feeling is empowering.