I write this MMM as a reminder to myself about the importance of just getting started. This is an area of weakness for me. I want things to be just right before I start. Having some control and feeling totally prepared are important for me. I want to be comfortable with a big step before I take it. The problem is that I will never get far if I continue to think like that. Sometimes you just have to go for it. You have to at least get started. We cannot always wait until the stars are aligned in order to make change happen in our lives. So I am reminding myself, and all of you, don’t wait. The time may never seem perfectly right. Just get started. The right tools will come along.
Character is the sum total of a lifetime of everyday choices. It is not built overnight, but it can be destroyed in a minute by dishonesty. We make choices each and every day which either build, or destroy, our character. Many of you have heard me say “Do the right thing, even when nobody is looking!” It is a matter of integrity and it builds character. A trustworthy leader has a much easier time generating momentum than a leader with a reputation of being manipulative and deceitful. Great leaders know how to build positive momentum.
A portion of this MMM was taken from an article by John C. Maxwell.
We all impact the lives of those around us. It is inevitable, as is the way that people impact our lives each and every day. Our challenge is to impact people positively. The greater challenge is to proactively impact people positively. Never underestimate the impact you have on others just during normal daily encounters. Try to intentionally have a positive impact during those encounters. We all have gifts and we should strive to use those gifts in order to beneficially impact those around us. Consider all of the uplifting ways you might be able to impact people during your day.
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Consider your impact on those around you, and do so positively. What will your impact be today?