I think it is time to remember that everything we do makes a difference, some good, some bad. Everything…
You dance, you think, you teach, you eat, you read, you share, you create, you do the dishes. It all matters. If we spend just a few extra minutes thinking about what or whom we are touching in our day to day lives, we make a difference. We can change that too, correct it, recycle it, watch it, talk about it, share some more, and make more of a difference.
But also remember, take care of yourself, then you can help to take care of others.
Here’s some thoughts to share…
If you make a difference, people will gravitate to you. They want to engage, to interact and to
get you more involved. In a digital world, the gift I give you almost always benefits me more than it costs.
If you make a difference, you also make a connection. You interact with people who want to be interacted with and you make changes that people respect and yearn for. Art can’t happen without someone who seeks to make a difference. This is your art, it’s what you do. You touch people or projects and change them for the better.
This year, you’ll certainly find that the more you give the more you get.
(Seth Godin, one of my heroes, is a blogger and speaker. His new book
Linchpin comes out in January.)
Creating ways for people to solve their own problems isn’t just an opportunity in 2010. It is an
(Jacqueline Novogratz is the founder of the Acumen Fund and
author of The Blue Sweater.)
It is about reminding people of what it is we are trying to build—and why it matters. It is about painting a picture of a better future. It comes down to pointing the way and saying, “C’mon. We can do this!”
When times are tough, vision is the first causality. Before conditions can improve, it is the first thing we must recover.
(Michael Hyatt is the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. He blogs on “Leading with Purpose” at MichaelHyatt.com and also Twitters at @MichaelHyatt.)
Hey there, what is your vision? I get pretty excited when I can stop to think about all the things I can do to help to change—in my home, my town, my dance, my little world, or the big world—to make that difference.
Big thoughts and small actions make a difference. (Seth G)
Seth has just put out a new ebook, you can download it for free. Do it!
and let’s here it for One More Thing!