I hope you’re doing well and ready to embark on a new adventure.

A few days ago, I had the incredible opportunity to participate in a Zoom meeting with the wonderful actor Matthew McConaughey. His inspiring words deeply touched me, and I’d like to share them with you. 

Matthew was asked what undermines his confidence and self-assurance. A question we can all ask ourselves: What undermines your confidence and self-assurance? Is it the negative headlines we see daily in the media? Or the political developments that make us feel powerless? Or is it the people in our environment who don’t support us? Or perhaps even our own opinion of ourselves?

I encourage you to rate your current emotional state on a scale of 0 to 10. Then, for every activity or encounter you have, ask yourself if it brings you closer to 10 or further away from it. For example, if watching the news lowers your rating, consider whether you want to continue this activity or if there’s something that motivates you and brings you more joy.

A quote by theologian Howard Thurman sums it up: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

We all need people like you who are willing to make the world a little better, who find solutions instead of getting upset about problems. Are you ready to seize this opportunity?

Matthew McConaughey briefly considered what undermines his confidence and self-assurance: “When I stop doing things that are important to me and fill up my inner tank.”

So, Gamechanger, I challenge you: Find out what makes you come alive and what’s important to you. Stand up for it and make your world shine.