1. Lead by Example
As Gandhi reminds us,”[We] must be the change [we] wish to see in the world.” The lives we lead, the decisions we make, the actions we partake in must mimic the world we wish to live in whether it’s the behavior we want to model for our children, the tough decision we want others to realize they too can make or being the sole person in your community to stand up for something that must be changed in the government.
2. Be Patient with Baby Steps
Gaining the confidence and convincing those around you that a change is possible takes time, so as you go about your life simply leading by example (which trust me, is very significant), be patient. It will take time for people to trust that you may just be on to something. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t take weeks and maybe not even months, but instead years depending upon what you are doing, so be patient and in the meantime find peace of mind in knowing that you are living in such a way that sits well with your conscious.
3. Remain Resolute
Stay focused. In knowing why you want the change you seek, you will be able to remain focused and not be persuaded to step off course. So be clear about your intentions, if only to yourself at first.
Be reminded when you begin to doubt that people essentially want to do whatever brings them comfort and acceptance, but it takes a handful of leaders to lead them in the right direction. One person has so much power, and as long as they use their powers for good, so many amazing and wonderful things can materialize even when so many may have once thought it impossible.