We live in a world today that pulls us from thing to thing. There is so much good to advocate for, so many people to care for, so many worthwhile ways to spend our time. When we aren’t careful, we are like the analogy of the distracted dog. “Squirrel!” for many of us, has become our reality. We easily get distracted.
But what if you are called to something different? What if there really is one thing that only you can do to make this world a better place?
Thinking that your 5K jog looks pathetic next to someone who wins marathons in their age category.
But keeping at it until your 5K jog becomes a long-term practice that leads to a healthier you who inspires others to get healthy.
Thinking that your singular focus on our your children seems only a shadow compared to the mother who is leading 10 girls each week to become experienced wilderness navigators.
But keeping at it until your investment in your little persons leads you seeing that you have kind and compassionate children who live out the mantra, “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” And their love brings hope to the child who is bullied on the playground.
Thinking that your 9-5 job in customer service at a major retail store seems not as important to the C-Suite executive roles that guide the organization’s goals.
But keeping at it until your outstanding service as a cashier is the highlight of the day for an 85-year-old man who has been abandoned by his family.