W.I.N. Wednesday: It does make a difference
In last week’s W.I.N. Wednesday blog post we looked at the power of “acting as if”. I started that post off with a quote from William James. We are going to look at a different application of ‘As If’ from James.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day pressures, demands, complaints and routines of work and life.
It is easy to get drawn into the negative. After all, the media pounds you with negativity non-stop.
It is easy to get caught up thinking, acting and feeling like a victim of circumstances.
It is easy to get drawn into the whining, complaining and blaming.
It is easy to think that what you do does not make a difference and that nobody really cares anyway so why bother to put in the extra effort. This mentality leads to you just going through the motions and embracing mediocrity.
What you do is important. What you do makes a difference. What you do impacts others. What you do reflects on you, your peers and your organization. You represent not only yourself but, everyone who has gone before you in your organization, everyone who is currently part of your organization and everyone who will be part of that organization, and that profession in the future.
Even if you think no one is watch, no one cares and no one else is impact, they are watching, they do care and they are impacted. They just may not express it.
What you do is important. What you do makes a difference.
What’s Important Now? Act as if what you do makes a difference. Strive for excellence. Dare to be great at what you do. Every day commit to be the best version of yourself and a little better than you were yesterday.
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