Questions to ask yourself:
1. How have I made a difference in the world?
2. When have I learned from a negative experience?
3. What steps can I take to make an even greater difference in the future?
For the past two days we have talked about thinking too much or ourselves and thinking too little of ourselves. How we value ourselves impacts how the world views us. It also impacts how we view an interact with the world. Those too meek, or think poorly of themselves, don’t often have the confidence to reach out to others, to offer their assistance and insights. While those who think too much of themselves tend to overwhelm and over-shine everyone else, and there are not impacted, not do they truly impact others. This, in spite of their personal view of how things are going.
Every person can make a difference in the world. We can help change the lives of those we come in contact with for the better.
We can examine our past and see our impact on others. Our friends have been changed by our presence. Our coworkers, family members, and neighbors have also been affected. We can work to continue our legacy by being a positive influence on our own children and the other young people we meet.
Many people can have profound impact on us as well. We reap great benefits from our interactions with others. Even those experiences that might seem negative at the time give us the opportunity to practice a skill or learn something.
Many lives have been touched by your existence.
It is important to for us to feel that we live a meaningful life and can leave some small mark on the world. And that means making a positive difference whenever we can.
We have to be proactive about life, and seek out new ways to have a greater positive influence.