It's time to change the world

Motto of the day*

Topic of the day:
We need more people to work for a world worth living in.


Today I share with you:

Change the world; the world needs it. Bertolt Brecht

We need people which are committed to a world worth living in


What we should do as individuals is to use the power of democracy to make our voices heard and to make sure that the people in power cannot continue to ignore this.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg


What are you waiting for? You don’t have to be a Jedi to make a difference. It doesn’t take Midi-Chlorians to stand up for the world. In the words of George Bernhard Shaw, “The best reformers the world has ever seen are those who commence on themselves.”

Some people wrongly confuse naggers and do-gooders. Naggers are dissatisfied victims who feel exposed to the circumstances. Do-gooders see injustice and potential. They are prepared to commit themselves, to shape, to act. Where others are still discussing the question of guilt, a do-gooder is already turning the wheel and moving things for the better. Many of them prefer to forego public attention unless it serves the set task.




Be a do-gooder and find support


Together with other experts, I support do-gooders also honorary. You find information in the article Are you a do-gooder? Make the world a better place.



I select the motto of the day mostly because something about it appeals to me. Something attracts me or irritates me. It feels as if it could contain something and I want to get to the root of it. So I dedicate a motto to each day and let myself be surprised what it has to offer me.

Sometimes the reason for the choice clarifies itself only after a while. That's why the thoughts about the motto of the day are often not articles, but associations. They are thoughts transformed into words. They are spontaneous and I also publish them frequently while I am traveling. They, therefore, tend to appear in fragments. Feel invited to add your associations in the comments. Enrich the thoughts with your perspectives – to complete the picture.




How do you benefit best from the motto of the day?


Ask yourself constructive questions like the following and you will personally benefit from each motto of the day:


  • What triggers the topic in you?
  • Under what circumstances do you agree with the statement and when not?
  • What is the significance of the statement for you?
  • How can the motto of the day enrich your life?
  • In what context could the statement be useful?
  • Where and when do you want to remember it and how?



And what can I do if I disagree with a motto? There is often something personal to learn from quotations with which we disagree. Helpful questions in such a case are:


  • What do you specifically disagree with?
  • Do you think the statement is generally not helpful or only not suitable for you personally?
  • Which aspect is worth taking a closer look at?

Just ask me personally


Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (, phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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May you live all the days of your life. Jonathan Swift

This article is a short excerpt from the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in a group or individual training or coaching.

Published: March 2, 2007
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: January 1, 2021
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