You can't just do, you have to BE. You have to learn to positively tally your resources, and think outside the box.
You're never going to have everything you need. No one can, will, or does - so instead of whining about it, I'm going to -do- something about. Instead of seeing a pencil, a rubber band, and a battery, I'll make a laser gun - or better yet, teach everyone I know to make one, too. Maybe it's not practical; but it's a change of mindset. It's learning to refocus the negative have-nots with the positive do-haves. I have no political power, no financial wealth. What I do have, is the ability to tell people that they make a difference. It all starts with believing in yourself. It begins with hope, with courage, with love, and fierce determination to change the world.
Even here, in America, people look around and ask each other, why me? Today I say - Why NOT me? Why can't I be the one to start the ball rolling? One person tells ten people, they tell ten people a piece - that's 111 people right there, making a difference. DECIDING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. Believing in a cause is great. It's amazing, and incredible (I'll be working with Habitat for Humanity this weekend, actually! See? Pay it forward!!), and it will always make a difference. Believing in yourself, though - that's where it has to start. Then you take your confidence, and you inspire someone else. And they inspire someone else - through hope and faith are all things altered, and will man forever war and peace.
Make a difference. Share your courage. Think positive - Belief, that's MY secret to social innovation!