Before we begin, remember, “Everyone makes an impact.”
You make an impact. Remember that.
Whether or not you know it, you make an impact. Whether or not you are acting intentionally, you make an impact.
While it may be hard to believe, but you are affecting someone. Your actions, my actions, and the actions of others are influencing the world.
What you do matters in more ways than you may realize, and it matters to more people than you realize. Your efforts may create chaos or lead to grand achievements. What will matter to the results is whether or not you are being intentional with your actions.
Have you ever heard of the Butterfly Effect?
The Butterfly effect states that a small first action can cause a reaction of epic proportions. The example is that the simple movement of a butterfly’s wings over time can cause a wave that results in a hurricane. The Butterfly effect is an illustration of how important even the smallest of actions are in the grand scheme of the world.
As someone who lives every day, it is important for you to remember that you have an effect everywhere you go. You matter. You are important. Have you ever considered this?
Did you know that you have a sphere of influence?
Your sphere of influence is the people and places where you make the most impact. This sphere of influence would include your family, your close friends, your co-workers, your church family and anyone close to you. This sphere of influence is where your presence is felt the most.
With the concept of the Butterfly Effect and your Sphere of Influence, how are you making an impact?
- How you parent your children makes an impact.
- How you manage your marriage makes an impact.
- How you engage as a son, daughter, sister, or brother makes an impact.
- What you contribute to your career makes an impact.
- What you create makes an impact.
- Your wisdom makes an impact.
- How you vote makes an impact.
- How you spend your time and money makes an impact.
- How you pour yourself into others makes an impact.
If we sat down to make a list, would could keep going to hours, but I believe you are seeing the impact you have upon others.
Remember, in all that you do, you matter.
How you do things matters.
These things are tied together. While this might seem like an overwhelming responsibility, it isn’t too big when you break it down into manageable parts, in all the different areas of your life.
The most important thing right now is to realize is that you have influence and impact wherever you go. If you are intentional in your actions, you can leave your mark on this world in a favorable and meaningful way.
So, how are you being intentional today?
Remember, you matter.
Just some thoughts,