“We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save our selves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.” ~ Joseph Campbell
Think less about how you can change the world and more about how you can change yourself. As Gandhi said, “be the change you want to see in the world.”
It’s not your responsibility to fix everyone’s problems. But it is your responsibility to get to know yourself. This doesn’t mean we should never help anyone. It just means don’t put the weight of the world on your shoulders.
And changing the world is not all about coming up with a big idea. Some people will come up with big ideas and be very successful with them. Maybe you’ll be one of them. But if not, there are plenty of “ordinary” things you can do to make a difference. The things we do have a ripple effect. Change the world by working on your little corner of it.