How to Change India?
Change is not easy. But, things have to change if we want them to improve. Change doesn’t happen automatically. It must always be initiated.
Are you an aspiring Changemaker? Are you wondering how to Change India? Wanna make a difference but dont know how? Here is a simple 6 step guide to help you figure out how to change India?
Step1: What do you want to Change in India?
The first step is to get clarity on exactly what do you want to Change in India. What do you believe in? Be absolutely clear about your goal.By changing nothing, nothing changes.
An important thing to note is that there is no such thing as universally right or wrong. So, if your premise is that you want to do the ‘right’ thing you should first define what is ‘right’ for you and then move on to the next. This step is vital as it defines the ‘Change’ that you want to bring.
It is very important to keep in mind your end goal. Along the way you may stumble and fall, but your goal will keep you going.
Step 2: Step up and take Charge
Now that you know what you want to change, you can figure out how to go about it. Find out what is going on in your particular field.
Don’t wait for things to happen. Take the lead and try to understand how you can have an impact.You can’t know the depth of the sea by sitting on the shore.
So, once you have found the cause you are passionate about, plunge into the scene. A simple search through the internet will surely help you find dozens of things already happening in that field. Take Action even if that involves sending a simple “I would like to volunteer” or “I wanna do something, let me know how” mail.
Step 3: Use your strengthsYou miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Everyone has certain things that make him or her stand out. Understand yours. Some people are good speakers, some people are good managers, some people are good at writing or any other skill for that matter. Find out what you are good at and then start contributing that skill to the movement that interests you. Clearly mention your strengths whenever volunteering anywhere. Almost every organisation in the non-profit sector is short of hands. Pitch in and start making a difference.
Step 4: Start plantings SeedsYou miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Now that you have taken the initial steps, its time to level up.
Keep looking for small opportunities when they present themselves. Keep improving yourself and discuss any issues that you face. The key is to take advantage of small opportunities when they present themselves—and to persist. If you have been tending to these things, your initiative can more quickly blossom when you do achieve high-level support for it.
Step 5: NetworkOne man ALONE Can not make a difference
Network, Network, and Network. I cant emphasise enough the importance of this step. Get in touch with other people who are trying to make a difference in the same niche as yours. Join the community of changemakers, or create one if one doesnt exist. You can find some of them in our groups.
Step 6: Keep your spirits high
The most important step. Keep going. Don’t let small disappointments and failures let you down.
What do you think? What has worked for you? What was the most impact ful action for you? Do let us know in the comments.