Some of us wish to have such big goals and aims in life and this is crucial for the incremental changes and improvements to happen in society. Without people having his level of ambition, we won’t see the change the is needed in the world.
I am not suggesting that we should therefore not bother doing the smaller things. Let’s face it; in Ann Veronica’s case, the suffrage movement wouldn’t have had enough momentum without these individuals making small changes. They all added up to the change that needed to happen for women’s rights.
In addition to this; some of us need to put our head above the parapet and be open and honest about our views; sharing unique and insightful views that will in turn make this necessary change.
Millicent Fawcett was a prominent figure in the suffraget movement, who will now be commemorated with a statue in Westminster. She worked relentlessly to win women the vote.
This also happened with Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Mother Theresa and more recently with celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio. All wanting to make change with climate change and Jamie Oliver; pushing to improve the nutritional values of our school dinners.
Whether you are looking to make a small or substantial change; all of these efforts will make a difference and consolidated – is the stuff that makes sustainable change happen.
I would love to hear about the change that you are inspiring in the world, however big or small….