How You Can Change the World

kristina leonardi
4 min readJul 3, 2022

When you remember that what you focus on grows, you can be a part of the solution to society’s pervasive problems

With all the recent horrific and heartbreaking events, it can be frustrating and overwhelming to think about what to “do” to fix or prevent them from happening in the future.

Apart from the physical, political, sociological and legal approaches, which are complex and I am vastly unqualified to comment on, what I do know is that one way to respond is by developing what we want more of. That way, we energetically counter and mitigate what we don’t want to see and experience by instead focusing on, and therefore growing, what we do want.

In other words, we can all do something because we all matter and affect one another, as I explain here, so we can each take responsibility for how we contribute to the greater whole. Sound a little airy-fairy? Even Einstein suggested that we cannot solve problems at the same level of consciousness that created them when he said, “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.

How we think and feel about ourselves, the strength of our inner resolve, how we love ourselves and each other, and how we work on being healthy in mind, body and spirit is our individual contribution to the fabric of society, which helps to decrease violence in every form.

We need to cultivate, acknowledge and feel beauty more than ever, and appreciating beauty is one way to nourish and enhance your life. Dancing, laughing and connecting with good friends, meeting new people, and spending time quality time with yourself, especially in Nature, will fortify you as well.

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And to help you focus on and grow in a strong, positive way, I created my book Say It To Make It: Affirmations to Empower the Heart, Mind, Spirit and Soul because, as this woman I met from Montreal said after she bought a copy and thanked me, “We just need that in our world today.

SITMI is not a book that you read once, but it’s a tool you can use every day to get centered and connected to yourself, and the more people who do that, the more we will all benefit. Purchase on Amazon here, and if you do, please consider writing a review and/or posting anything about it on social media with the hashtag #sayittomakeit. Click here for all the IG posts so far, and scroll down to learn more and read what others are saying!

For related thoughts on these topics, read my essays Beauty and the Beast and I Matter, You Matter, We All Matter


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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 14 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.

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