I was in her office talking about how my goal was to be a best selling author and have millions of readers. As my ego was running off on its high horse, she stopped me by saying, “CHRISTINE: If you help one person, you’ve done your job.”
One person?!? How was I supposed to get on Oprah if one person read my book? She explained to me that being attached to the results and numbers would actually minimize the impact I could make. And that truly if I helped one person, I made a difference.
Do you judge yourself for not doing enough or making enough of a difference? If so, you may be minimizing the difference you are making which inspired today’s vlog.
The impact you make cannot be measured or evaluated by a number. The impact you make is something you feel when you offer a piece of wisdom, comfort someone who is suffering, make someone laugh, vulnerably share your experience, or show up at what you judge as your “dead-end” job with a positive attitude.
Do not underestimate the difference you make. Do not downplay how your love and kindness matters. Do not fall into the trap of thinking that you need a big platform or specific career to make a big impact.
My invitation to you this week is to acknowledge and celebrate the ways that you are impacting others. Remember, small things make huge differences.
I want to hear from you! Leave a comment about the impact you are making so I can celebrate with you.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
Christine Hassler is an author, speaker, life coach and spiritual counselor dedicated to helping people answer the questions who am I, what do I want and how do I get it? You can check out her website here.
p.s. If you wondering how to discover your purpose and get direction on how to make the impact you are here to make, join me for my summer retreat. Details here.