If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. – Napoleon Hill
Lately, it seems like the world is all about putting greatness on display. Every time you watch the news or scroll through social media, there’s always a story about someone who has done something incredible. While it’s lovely to celebrate the achievements of these individuals, it can sometimes create a feeling of exclusion for everyone else.
You might wonder to yourself: Am I good enough? Is there anything I can do that’s noteworthy?
Absolutely! Each and every one of us is born with some type of gift or ability that is ours to give to the world. Though we may never rise to become the CEO of a billion-dollar company or create some new ground-breaking invention, it’s with our talents that we can shape the lives of those around us and make a difference in our special way.
When I’m working with clients at my nurse practitioner business, I think about this all the time. I’ve always been blessed with the ability to talk with people and make them feel comfortable. So I don’t mind taking a few extra minutes to chat with the patients and get to know them. That’s obviously not going to cure them of their problems, but I know that it helps to make their day a little brighter.
The next time you experience feeling insignificant because you’re not measuring up to the greatness of others, take a step back. Think about all the good you’ve done or could be doing. This doesn’t have to be on some grand scale. Start by looking at those inside your circle of influence. Is there a family member, friend, or coworker who needs your help? Maybe they just need some advice or someone to listen to them.
Whatever it is that you can offer, no matter how small it seems, give it to the world without question. Your gifts are yours to give, and even if that’s just to one other person, it will make all the difference to them.