Friday, July 30, 2010
The current discussion here at BIKE WITH JACKIE makes me realize that there's a lot to get active about lately. But you can't be an activist about everything. If you tried, or if you got wrapped in all that's going on right now, you'd spread yourself too thin and accomplish very little. So I believe you have to choose your poison, and base it on your passion so interest endures. Therefore, my question for you is:
What is YOUR cause?
Mine is helping women in transition. I've been able to take my own life experience and use it to other women's advantage. I provide a mental tool that can be used to help fight distress. There's no cure for my cause, but there' a way to overcome it. And that's my mission in life: to help other women overcome the obstacles that threaten their success. Basically, I like to say I help move people forward. It's all about the BIKE.
Alexandra Grabbe, who inspired today's question, might consider her cause the environment. She cares about what's harming the land and seas, and she blogs about issues that come up where she lives. I'd say her mission might be to educate, and she's good at it. Her blog makes an excellent vehicle to help us become more aware of what we can do to help the environment.
Now tell us what your cause is and what you do for it? If you don't have a cause, what issues going on in the world right now are really tugging at your heartstrings? What would you like to do about them?
There's no right or wrong answer here. Just think about this: You have a natural gift that you may or may not be using. It could be that you're great at bringing people together. You could be amazing with words. You could have an eye for design. There could be an artist in you just waiting to break free. You could be the one everyone calls when their organization needs to raise funds. I'm curious to know if you know what your special skill is and how it can best be used for the betterment of our world.