Finding a cause can be rewarding. Such a cause could be anything from raising funds for cancer research to protesting against climate change. By actively supporting this cause, you could help make a positive difference in the world. But exactly what cause is right for you? Below are a few ways to find a cause that you are passionate about.
Draw from your personal experiences
Many people are inspired to take action as a result of experiences that have happened to them or to their loved ones. Perhaps you are battling an illness that you feel isn’t talked about enough or perhaps you’ve been a victim of social injustice. Alternatively, you may have seen loved ones affected by issues that made you eager for change. By following your own experiences, you’ll be following your heart – and you could find it easier to convert others.
Be inspired by others
You don’t have to be a victim to get involved in a cause. There may be issues faced by strangers that you still want to support. In some instances, you may be in a better position to aid their plight (such as helping the homeless). Alternatively, there may be activists such as Joshua Virasami that you are inspired by. Consider other people whose words and actions have affected you in such a way as to instigate change.
Do your homework
It could benefit you to research into causes to find one that interests you deeply. By reading studies and facts, you may find yourself converted to a cause that you are passionate about. Knowing the facts could also help you when rallying behind your cause.
Consider how you can make a difference
There are so many ways to support a cause. This is worth considering while choosing a cause – you need to find a way of making a difference that works for you. Some ways of supporting causes include:
- Raising money: A popular way in which people support causes is by raising funds for charity. This money could be vital for funding research and tools to help fight your cause. There are so many ways to raise funds from doing a sponsored run to organizing a bake sale to simply donating some of your spare change.
- Giving your time and skills: You may be able to give away your time or skills to help a cause. This could include volunteering to pick up litter from the beach or helping to provide first aid to people in poverty who cannot access healthcare.
- Raising awareness: You can create change simply by raising awareness. This could include being part of a protest rally or sharing facts and opinions on social media. By raising awareness, you may be able to convert others to your cause and possibly influence people in higher positions of power to take actions that you cannot take yourself.