Saturday, March 24, 2012

Change - It starts with "You"

By Yumna Siddique. :)

We are all here to put our energies and gifts to work to improve, inspire, educate and change. Each one of us brings a unique ability to the challenge in our lives, in our jobs, in the lives of our friends, and in the lives of those around us. Choosing to do nothing in the face of what we deserve as “broken” is not using our abilities and skills as they were designed. 

While we may not be able to single handedly solve the local problems in our world, selecting the option not to do anything is not serving or helping anyone; and, it renders our ability to complain moot. For if you have the energy to complain. You have the energy to be part of the solution.

When I share these concepts with people, it makes many a little un-comfortable. First, many don’t recognize or believe in their ability to influence change or improvement. Second, many don’t like to be hold accountable for taking action on issues that would rather point out to others.
The key to dealing this discomfort is to become more comfortable with the skills we have been blessed with, to inspire and lead change…
When we observe a solution, policy or circumstance that is out of place, we automatically make the assumption that it is both apparent and important to others. Because of how we are trained, raised there is a high likelihood that it is our unique skills set that make this issue and its solution more important and obvious to us Pointing it out and walking on by does nothing to fix the problem, for no-one sees as we do. Making a commitment to fixing, correcting and eliminating the problem is why we were able to see it in the first place. 
Using our skills to its fullest abilities requires that we cannot ignore or complain about it, we must be committed to being part of the solution. Any-one can complain, blame or detach from any issue – it takes a strong focused and aware person to actually step up and do something about it.

Next time you don’t feel em-powered or invested enough to solve a problem that hits you square in the face remember, it hit you in the face for a reason; and if you decide to do nothing you gave up your right to make a complain. Make a difference, leverage your unique skills and abilities, and embrace the opportunity to make a difference – the world, or at least your little part of it, needs you…

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking”… Albert Einstein


  1. Very well written, the topic choice was great.

  2. yes,we can bring a change!Change occurs only when 'we' want it ourselves,otherwise never!!!
    Awesome piece of writing..
    (sorry blogger cant mention my name..not allowed actually!)
    :) keep it up!

  3. Thats strange! its just a blog :D

    1. it might b strange..haha!get used to it!:p

  4. I have a slight idea judging with the " :p " who it can be :P

  5. lol! Heyyy ths is the first time im here!honestly!:)

  6. I know but you are on twitter :D

  7. Awesome, <3 it !!