Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente once said, “If you have an opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on earth.”   To some, that may sound overly ambitious — like these are easy words for a baseball legend to speak.

But you don’t have to sit atop a professional sports pedestal, or any pedestal, to drive change.   What things do you see in your personal life, your company or your community that’s not working as well as it could?  What can you do to make them better?

Small steps, even teeny tiny efforts, can create big ripples. You don’t have to take dramatic action. Take one small action, then another, to support the change you want to see. Be consistent. Look for small changes, tiny signs of progress, evidence that you’re a part of moving things in the right direction. If you consciously choose to take advantage of these opportunities, you’ll feel the joy of knowing your life matters.