This is the first ‘official’ post of The One Effect. We wanted to give you some excellent thought provoking content on our first day. We asked ourselves; ‘What would make an EPIC world changing article?’ Something that our readers would really connect with and maybe even get some inspiration from……..So we found 13 of the worlds leading Lifestyle Designers and Philanthropists and asked them: “From your experience, what is the most effective way to change the world?” Here’s what they had to say. Hope you enjoy!
-“I would answer by saying that so far there have been no problems that humanity has not been able to find a solution to…that’s why we are still here! Present challenges and future ones will also be overcome by applied intelligence. I am an evolutionary humanist with great faith in our collective wisdom.” Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Founder Sirolli Institute– International Enterprise Facilitation Inc., TEDxTalks Speaker, @sirollinstitute
I’ve found the only way to change the world is by focusing and committing to one thing for as long as it takes to see it through. Corbett Barr, Entrepreneur/Blogger for The Sparkline, and Expert Enough
– “As for “the most effective way to change the world,” that’s hard to say. Changing the world isn’t always effective —or at least, much of the process isn’t. What I’d encourage people to do is to think long and hard about what I call the two most important questions in the universe:
1. What do you really want to get out of life?
2. What can you offer the world that no one else can? ”
-Fix your world first, lead by example and then start a group of ambitious active people who can multiply each other’s efforts and make connections etc. Small groups do huge influence. 6 Degrees of Separation. Adrijus Guscia, Online Entrepreneur, RockingBookCovers.com
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
-Be selfless. Think outside yourself. Build for scale or magnitude of impact. Jon Myers, Visual Designer/Entrepreneur/Lifestyle Designer
-“Create Art and Literature. While new start ups or businesses can change the way we do things, I feel only literature can change WHY we do them.” Greg Gibas Lifestyle Designer/Internet Entrepreneur, OfficeGoblins.com
-“I think you have to have an ethos of a) making your little slice of the world better: providing more value, making quality products, making the world more efficient and b) being a ‘cascade of good effects’ as an old professor used to say. ” Clayton B. Cornell Creator of SpartanTraveler.com
-“Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it”. Changing the world starts by improving yourself. Just like when you hear the flight attendant say, ‘in case of an emergency put on YOUR oxygen mask first, before helping those around you.’ Life is no different. If we do not work on ourselves, know ourselves then we will never truly be able to give all of ourselves to others. How can one help another if they themselves can not breathe? Some may find this selfish but it is actually very selfless.” Cristina Ansbjerg
– “Creating things (art, products, services) which impact people’s lives changes the world. Sometimes in small ways, sometimes in big ways. You don’t need to be working directly on overtly-world-enhancing projects to be contributing to the world becoming a better place.” Christopher Sutton Internet Entrepreneur
-“Know thyself. Consider some math I ran through the other day….there are 168 hours in a week. What if I (we) committed to investing just 1% of your “time assets” into actually getting to know yourself. I mean conscientiously sitting down and really learning best practices to know oneself. Think about what we’d all discover about our strengths, weaknesses, motivations, fears, etc. I too believe all change starts from within. And society hasn’t really promoted the popular idea(l) of getting to know oneself.” Shola Abidoye Author
-And of course my thoughts…..
-“Daily Habits! One small habit worked on daily to improve yourself and improve your life will eventually lead to a really big change in your life. Other people will see you improve yourself and want to jump on the bandwagon. A rising tide will raise all ships, make your life a rising tide for others to come along. I started working on habit changing in 2006. I started with very small things I could easily change and I still work on those small things. Eventually all those little small things I worked on led to me starting businesses, buying a dream car, living abroad, and starting charity projects all over the world. But the change began with those small daily habits that were easy to change.” Chris Reynolds
What do you think is the most effective way to change the world? Share your thoughts below:)