From Thoughts to Destiny; 3 Ways to Impact Others

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Beware of your thoughts, they become your words.
Beware of your words, they become your actions.
Beware of your actions, they become your habits.
Beware of your habits, they become your character.
Beware of your character, it becomes your destiny.

– Unknown

Throughout our lives we make choices. We can choose to speak or stay silent. We can choose to help or hinder. We can choose to make an impact or not.

People remember each other based on how they make each other feel. This is why first impressions are often difficult to overcome. Not that they can’t be, but it’s harder to reprogram ourselves to feel differently about how someone made us feel.

It’s important to make an impact on those around you.

Go above and beyond

We remember those that go above and beyond. Think about all of the positive, influential people you’ve met over the years. What made you remember them? Was it something they said? An action they took? Think about what they did that others may not have. That’s really the key. Find that one thing you can do to make an impact on someone. It can be something simple that goes against the grain of what most people might do.

Be Passionate

Think about who you might consider to be a “motivational” person. They’re the type of person who can speak to a group and bring about results. They’re influential and one trait you may notice, they’re passionate.

To make an impact you must be passionate about your views; almost borderline obsessive. This is what people will remember about you. They’ll know where you stand. There’s also a fine line between being passionate and stubborn. Being passionate doesn’t mean your views can’t mature and change. It means you allow the belief to permeate every fiber of your being.

Inspire Others

To make an impact you must inspire others. Reflecting back I recall all the times where I made a life change. Many changes were based on the inspiration I received from those who took the time to invest in me. One may recall a pastor, mentor, or a teacher. Overall, we think back on those who cared. To make an impact, make an investment in others. Be the change in their lives. Create a feeling of “I can do this!” Doing so will make them a better person. You will have impacted others and the world by the fruits of your actions.

Thoughts?

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-Thomas
thomas@thomasmiller.me