We loved using May to spark change in our life, our community, and the world. We are 100% sure that working on the little things in life can move us closer to the big and bold change we want to create – and we hope you embrace this idea as well!
One of the ways we sparked change this month was by focusing on something we learned or something we are learning. Every day we have new opportunities to learn and grow but often pass them by without even noticing. By committing to learning something new we are continuously expanding our knowledge which helps us ignite the change.
“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
– Leo Buscaglia
When bringing about change, it’s important to understand how it can include and impact those around us. With this in mind, we took the chance to start a conversation with someone we don’t typically talk with. By opening ourselves up to someone new, we are building new someone new we are developing new relationships with people who think differently than we do. A meaningful talk with someone who thinks differently than we do brings to light lived experiences and points of view we may not have considered before.
We focused this month on all the little things we can do to make change, but what are the things that hold us back from reaching our goals? Our paths to reaching our goals are all very different from one another, but one thing we may have in common is that we sometimes we spend too much time thinking about the roadblocks that stand in our way. When we are hyper-focused on what stands in our way of reaching our goals, our story becomes externally directed. We want to shift this and craft our own story by centering what makes us effective leaders and change-makers. Crafting our own story will help us to attain our goals. Instead of thinking of all the things that MIGHT hold us back we focused on some of the characteristics of our story that make us good leaders and will help us attain our goals.
“We all have challenges. We have to face them, embrace them, defy them, and conquer them.”
– Victoria Arlen
One of the final ways we started to spark the change this month was to expand on something we wish we knew more about, knew a little about, or didn’t have a clue about the topic at all. By taking 15 minutes every once in a while to do research on a topic that fascinates you, you are making it easier to step out of your comfort zone and really make change!
By continuing to put these habits – personal growth, conversations that matter, crafting our own leadership story, and exploring ideas that fascinate us – into practice, we are better able to create big change in your life and in the lives of those around you.