One of the things that I'm over-the-moon inspired about is the cumulative potential for positive change that comes as more of us start asking the question, "What kind of difference do I feel called to make?" and incorporating the resulting insights into our career choices. (See What is meaning? for more on how I see that playing out)
From a making-a-difference perspective, it has been uber-exciting to watch the social entrepreneurship movement that has been building over the last few years. Here is a good short video (9 minutes) from Skoll Foundation that takes a look at the social entrepreneurship trend and its potential to make the world a better place.
If that sparks your interest, spend some time watching the other videos that Skoll Foundation offers. They're short and compelling. You might even want to make a habit of watching one first thing in the morning to set the right tone for your day.
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