My answer to the meme: How am I going to change the world in 2012?

Execution.

Okay when I first wrote that word, I was thinking ‘getting the job done’ and ‘doing my work’. Then, I started thinking about the word a little.. “Hopefully no one thinks I am going to try and execute anyone to change the world in 2012!”

So, I just want to clarify….
Execution (as in doing my job and completing tasks).

Last year was an AWESOME year!  My first full calendar year of work.  The year 2011 for me was full of learning, experimenting, learning from my experimenting, and then experimenting again.  And, I learned a TON!  From the things that I am passionate about, the importance of social media in advocacy, to smaller things such as the best ways to network.

World Literacy by Country
flickr photo by Digital Dreams

In response to a call out by Lowell Aplebaum that stemmed from Maddie Grant’s post which was inspired by Craig Newmark’s mention of 16 people and organizations changing the world in 2012.

Changing the world in 2012…. for me?
Application of lessons and knowledge that I have learned the past year and a half and even before then.  I will keep learning about social media, social change and how the two fit together.  But 2012 is calling for direct action and execution from me.  Action through collaboration, volunteering, and working.

Making personal and professional deadlines, holding myself to them and executing to the best of my ability.  Realizing what I can and can not do for organizations and causes is key.

Here’s to a good 2012 that lasts longer than the Mayans predicted….

How are YOU going to change the world in 2012?

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Willie_Matis

FQHC & Homelessness Advocate. Coach. Bartender. I am always learning something new ABOUT social media, and I am always learning something new while I am ON social media. Life is busy, but I still make time to write about the topics I am passionate about. My passions aim at ending homelessness and increasing health care access to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured residents of Indianapolis. My posts touch on a lot of different subjects ranging from the use of social media in advocacy, to the obstacles facing those who need better access to care, and to current events in Indianapolis! I am a millennial who is likes to blog about millennial engagement in advocacy movements, social change, and non-profits. Continually learning about social media, this blog site helps me to sort through my thoughts and discuss with others who have gone through or are just now going through the same experiences as I am.

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