From a young age, we develop a desire to change the world. Whether it’s the answers we gave as kids when asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or the careers we take on as adults, there’s a deep-seated desire to “make a difference.” It’s human nature to pursue things that make us feel like we matter.
However, this quote, by Leo Tolstoy, is a reminder that most of us are not spending enough time thinking about how we might change ourselves.
While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to change the world, a tunnel vision focus on this can make us blind to the changes that are needed in our own lives. These changes can have a positive impact on who we are in mind, body, and soul.
Besides, if we do want to change the world, one of the most productive things we can do is to be at our best while doing so…Broken people only create a more broken world.
Imagine if more people gave more attention to bettering themselves? That alone can positively change the world.