Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, has done a lot of research on the subject of transformational movements.
When asked 'what is required to bring about positive life change to a community?' Jim replied that there are three questions you need to ask and answer to test your readiness to be a catalyst for impact.
1. Can you be the best in the world at what you do?
This first question is about talent. You have skills and abilities that can help others. Can you be the best in the world using them? Maybe, maybe not. Can you be the best you in the world using them? Absolutely! No one else has exactly your skills and abilities, personality and purpose, education and experience, opportunities and obstacles, timing and gifts. You are unique. And have a unique chance to make a difference only YOU can make. Talent will be the leverage in your life for creating the story of impact that you want to live.
2. Are you passionate about what you're doing?
The second question is about heart. Impact begins in the heart, when we desire to make a difference. We see a need, we feel a hurt, we want to help, we act on it. Passion is the soul of impact. It's the fuel. It's the core.
3. Do you have the resources to change your world?
This third question is about tools. No doubt you already have resources at your disposal. My desire is that site will be another one. It will support you along the way, so you can be highly intentional, and live a life that matters, according to your heart and values.
Spark positive change today.