Let’s face it.
This year has started with many bad news from all around the world, and it is possible that we face several challenges throughout the rest of 2020 – And the coming years.
Is there a feasible strategy to change our almost imminent destiny?
Luckily, there’s one audacious method, that over time, can help enhancing the world current situation…
…that is education.
With a good education, we will be able to reduce poverty, decrease racism, eliminate gender inequality, prevent needless deaths, and most importantly foster peace.
But, don’t get it wrong. Although it’s almost impossible not considering all the positive side effects of education in a global perspective, there is something that deserve equals or more attention.
Can you guess what it is?
The world is going crazy, but what can you do about it?
No doubt that there are aspects we would change if we could, processes we would restructure, lives we would improve, if only given the resources -But, it’s not that easy.
The best approach to start a real change in the world is by starting it yourself.
However, how can you hope to understand what needs to be done? What are the approaches and mechanisms that are most likely to work?
You will find those answers in some point in your journey, but to identify those answers, you need to think about your education.
Education depends on people having the courage to keep going, to recognize a problem and fix it. Also, it is a commitment that allows people to acquire the knowledge to understand the world, identify their needs, and apply that information to be able to improve and inspire others.
With this said, it seems that the unique available option is focusing on your education.
Yet, to be able to make a difference in the world, you first need to discover yourself, and then understand the world around you.
Discover your passion first, take education as a tool, and fight to accomplish your mission
It seems these days that there is this omnipresent feeling that the world is going crazy. It feels like the world is spinning out of control and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Do you agree?
It’s possible that you question the real value of studying hard, developing your learning habits, and making and effort to become a great professional because, in the end, everything seems to be getting worse all the time.
The fact is that the world has always been so crazy, but we didn’t have the technological tools to finally uncover this mess before. So, the smartest strategy is not to pay too much attention to the world craziness, but to focus on your own personal and professional development instead.
This doesn’t mean that you must ignore the world’s mess, yet you need to start focusing on what you can do about it.
That’s how education comes to play.
Education is all about hope because it depends on your ability to nurture a strong desire until it becomes a reality.
And that strong desire will only come once you find your purpose.
Learn what makes you different
So far, you have been in this world learning how to fit in with the people and culture around you – That is the easiest part.
The hardest part is to learn what set you apart from the rest. For this, you need to start making decisions for yourself, to test yourself, and to understand yourself better.
You need to get into a large trial-and-error and experimentation process where you will not only discover your own limitations and weaknesses, but also your strengths and passions.
Don’t feel ashamed of your weaknesses; we are not perfect. Focus on your strengths and passions, instead. You will find more value by mastering the abilities and qualities that make you different.
Having a deeper understanding of yourself and the people that you want to serve will allow you to structure better solutions for them. In the end, these types of actions inspire others and create real transformations in society.
Use education as a tool
Education is the most powerful tool that you can use to create a real impact in society, but you need to learn to commit.
A great education will give you the knowledge, tools, proven mechanism, and a universe of possibilities that you can utilize to achieve your goals.
It doesn’t matter if you feel too old, you can keep learning and encouraging your children for them to have a better education.
It doesn’t matter if you feel too young, you can keep trying to find your purpose and learning about life and how the world works.
Never stop moving!
Whether you decide to work on the world’s energy crisis, become a doctor to help the poor, launch your business to create job opportunities, or you decide to become an artist to light the world, education is the bridge that will make you go as far as you want.
Can education really change the world?
Education is the key to make our world better. However, it is just a tool that must be molded by us to have accomplish all the positive outcomes that we want.
A great education is all about maximizing your own potential in this life. It is about leaving the world a little bit different than the way you found it.