Today, this morning, right now at this time, could be the moment that you’re going to turn your life around. To get all that you’ve dreamed of. Today might be the day you’re going to revolutionize your life. The greatest achievers in life, woke up one day like this, and decided to change their life.
Their road to greatness began one day similar to this, a culmination of creating, planning, and developing. Then they decided to take action, as everything came together. They began to change their life, change the world, as the life forces, the universe began to pay attention and comply to their demands, then the magic happened.
Every day that we wake up, there are opportunities to make a difference, good or bad. Negative or positive actions that can alter your life. It has to begin somewhere, somehow, a moment in time which completely transforms your life.
How Do You React
You’re driving down the street, and then someone suddenly pulls in front of you and cuts you off. Do you develop road rage and shake your fist, screaming obscenities, or do you send them kind thoughts, wondering why they’re in such a rush.
If someone from work or at home interrupts whatever you’re doing, do you silently or verbally rage, tell them that you’re busy and that they’re bothering you. Or do you stop what you’re doing and listen attentively, thinking it might be urgent.
When you’re standing in a long lineup, waiting for your daily addiction that is coffee, are you a tad irritable by the time you’re ready to order, or do you sympathize how busy that the coffee barista is.
You Are The Difference
How you choose to respond and interact with others, determines the difference whether you’re making a positive or negative influence, which can make the difference in yours or the life of someone else.
Everyone you interact with is somehow affected by your thoughts, words, or actions. You can be a shining light that brightens someone’s day, or a dark miserable cloud which compounds negativity. One kind word or smile, could be the difference if someone has a great day or not.
You might be thinking that what you do doesn’t make a difference. Realize that our lives are formed by the decisions we make, and any thought could change your life around. We have no idea the magnitude of our impact on others, the ripple effect that we’re creating.
Know Your Influence
Everything that you do at this moment, realize the impact that you’re making. Is it negative or positive. Then you’ll begin to smile more, become more pleasant, do something nice for someone.
It’s not that you’re a miserable SOB constantly snarling at your family, friends, or strangers, nor you’re a candidate for sainthood. But it’s realizing the difference you can make right now, and then choosing to make positive ones.
So knowing this, you can decide to give the waitress a bigger tip, a smile instead of a scowl for slow service, hold back critical words towards your partner, listen intently to a friend in need, patiently listen to an elderly person wanting company, who tells the same stories.
Make it a conscious effort to mindfully make a positive difference in someones life. What you don’t know is the impact or influence you might be making, this by being kind.
You Light Up My Life
Every decision you make does matter. So choose to make a positive one. Never think that it doesn’t matter, as what it does is compounds, builds momentum, and it can turn around the life of someone, perhaps yours.
There’s no additional effort, suffering, or sacrifice on your behalf. What you’ll then do is inject a positive spark in others, while feeding yourself goodwill as well, this once you decide to take affirmative focused action in everything you do.
All of these positive actions then turns instinctive, turn into habits, then how you react begins to enlighten and energize you, which projects how passionate you are.
To Give Back
If you’ve constantly been taking and taking, always wanting something for yourself while never giving back, then you need to fill up your gratitude tank up first.
Thankfulness needs to become a priority. Then eventually, gradually, you’ll transform yourself into a positive influence, while expecting nothing back in return.
Being A Positive Difference
So how can you become a positive influence in the world today, someone who can infect and alter the life of yourself or someone else for the better.
Begin by setting your intentions on making a difference and make it a priority, this without expecting return. If it’s not easy, then find reasons which influences you.
Do the little things which can make the life of someone else better. Grasp the feeling you get once doing so, and how it affected the other person.
At times, you can see the effect, but most often not. At times, it’s obvious and immediate, or there’s no visible difference whatsoever. What you can’t control is the outcome.
Once your intent becomes just to make a positive difference, while taking the appropriate action to perform that intention, allow yourself to then feel the vibe of what you’ve created, this regardless of the results.
Realize that any positive difference can make a change in someone’s life, and create ripple effects for the better.
Always reflect on what you’ve done to make a positive change, this regardless of how big, small, or insignificant it may seem, and give yourself credit for what you’ve done.
Once you focus on how great that feels, what you’re doing is building energy towards continuing to make better positive differences.