It is my observation that humans are designed to make an impact, to make a difference, in the world.
It is also my observation that, when we stop making an impact, we start acting in unhealthy ways. Addictions are fueled by a lack of making a difference. It leaves a hole that people seek to fill with unhealthy options.
People become despondent, depressed, and hopeless. Quickly, the world looks like a hostile place, full of greedy people who are only out for themselves.
That often ends up only being a reflection of what we most fear.
The amazing thing about making an impact is the ripple effect. Wherever you start, the effect begins to grow, often in exponential ways. You start making an impact in your own life, and it grows. Perhaps you start making healthy choices. Those choices lead to other healthy choices. People around you notice, and they begin to make healthy choices. People around them do the same. It grows, it ripples outward.
Or perhaps you start to volunteer somewhere, start making a difference in the lives of the people of that organization. Their lives change. They begin changing other lives. The ripples go on and on.
When we don’t make an impact, but only stay in our comfort zone, the waves crash in on us, pushing us down.
But the way out from under is one thing: action. Not a “change the world” action, but a small action. One that grows. Soon, your impact is growing.
Join me in this podcast, as I discuss how thrivers make an impact!