A lot of people talk about "making a difference" in the world. That's really awesome... since what they intend is to make the world better in some way.
The only thing is... that's not very clear.
Anyone can make a difference... just go stand in the middle of the road and you'll make a difference in the way people drive... but that's not very positive, now is it?
The key is not to focus on making any sort of difference... none whatsoever.
Sounds radical, I know, but the difference you make is really none of your business.
Change is going to happen completely out of your control, so don't get caught up in it. You could find yourself so wrapped up in the results that you lose sight of what you're doing in the first place.
Instead, focus on giving value to the world. Just give. It doesn't matter if you think it's good enough or big enough or right enough. As long as you give from your heart and through your talent, it's enough.
And even there, don't focus on your talent or your heart... but instead focus on the NEED. Just find a need and fill it... to the best of your ability... from the purist of intentions.
Then, and only then, will you "make a difference".
Keep the light on!