Society needs fewer critics. Here’s why.

If you want to positively change the world, be prepared to take action instead of simply criticizing current systems. That’s a lesson that Eboo Patel, a former interfaith advisor to the White House, learned firsthand after realizing that he spent more time talking about problems than he did building solutions.

Patel outlines three pieces of advice for changemakers: deciding to be a builder and not just a critic, telling a story that combines dissatisfaction with hope, and providing solutions.

He believes that when you build something effective and inspiring, it has the power to influence others to make positive changes as well.