Monday, June 23, 2014

Quote-A-Day: Day 174

You can't be everything to everyone, but you can be something to everyone. #QuoteADay #Day174 #edchat #edu #MakeADifference

We can all make a difference, and that is the important thing. 

If we attempt to be everything to everyone, however, we’re in for a rude awakening.  Life is challenging enough as it is.  If we attempt to be everything to everybody, then we’re likely to be little and less to those who need us most.

Instead, we should do whatever we can to be a positive influence on all, even if it is on the small scale.

The fact of the matter is, we all need support.  And, support doesn’t have to be huge.  Instead, by doing a little bit for as many people as we can, we can pay it forward, thereby encouraging others to do the same.

Imagine if we built such capacity that everyone took whatever extra time they had to help others.  We would accomplish much more than if we simply tried to do everything for everyone.

There is only a finite amount of time in a day.  And, there is only a finite store of energy in each of us (though scientifically, that really isn’t true).

We need to do whatever we can to do something for everyone.  Remember, everyone includes each of us (and our families as well).  We always have to have a little reserve left for those who matter the most.

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