What is it you want to sustain?

If you are reading this, you probably already have a commitment to making the world a better place.

We in the business of working to make the world a better place often talk about sustainability. We need environmental sustainability, social sustainability, economic sustainability…sustainability! It is easy to lose sight of what the word actually means and why it is what we are fighting for. Therefore, it is important to remind ourselves of what we love about Earth and what we love about being alive, for to forget this is to lose sight of why we fight for change and why it is worth doing so.

On a piece of paper or in your journal, answer this question:

What is it that you want to sustain?

Write whatever comes, don’t over think the question, just follow your instincts and write whatever comes to your mind first.

Whenever you feel discouraged or lost, whenever you forget why you are spending your time working to create change in the world or working to sustain something, come back to this exercise. Read what you wrote here to refresh your purpose and passion, or re-do the exercise, creating new reasons, purposes and passions.