Recently it seems as though not a day goes by without hearing some prediction of catastrophic events in the next few years and decades – the depletion of water resources, a world war triggered over rising food costs, a collapse of the global economic system….and the list goes on. Taking all this to heart can be especially demoralising. This is not to say we should bury our heads in the sand and pretend we’re living in paradise; I think we should use such things to spur us into action.
Let us innovate, especially those of us in the early years of our careers. What do we really have to lose? If this world is going to be worth living in for the duration of our lives, we need to start taking charge of our fortunes and helping shape the future.
Instead of making moon eyes at Forbes magazine’s with profiles on the “richest” and “most influential,” ask what you can do to make a difference in your own sphere of influence.