I believe the number one thing that drives us is the desire to make a difference.
When we think about the things we want to do in life, knowing whether or not we are making a difference helps us determine if we are on the right track. The problem is, we get bogged down in the day-to-day stuff or we get stuck with a boss who takes the air out of our tires and sometimes lose track of what is important.
The funny thing is, we can make a difference every day if we want to. Making a difference is up to us – not someone else. You can make a difference for a co-worker who is sick by spending a Saturday cutting their grass or cleaning their house. You can make a difference for a family member who is struggling financially by preparing meals, paying utilities or offering a loan. You can make a difference for a friend stuck in an unfulfilling job by getting the word out to your contacts that you know someone in the job market.
When you start every day thinking about how you can help someone unselfishly, everything changes! You will begin to receive thank you notes and nice emails, and some can’t stand it and will offer to reciprocate. They now want to know how they can help you.
So tell them!
Let them know if you need a better job
or some time away form work
or some help in the office.
When you ask it will appear.
So go ahead and make a difference everyday – right where you are standing – and watch the world become a better place for you AND them.