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Dec 15, 2018

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. --Jane Goodall


Consider Your Wake
Many of us like to consider the impact we make as a "footprint" we leave behind. But what if instead of a footprint, we imagined our actions leaving a wake? In this article, Andy Smallman explores how the metaphor of a boat in the water can be applied to our daily decisions and interpersonal exchanges. Just as a boat creates waves that affect the vessels around it, so too do our words and actions influence the unfolding of our days and the relationships with those whom we encounter. "Among the things I like about the wake image is that a wake is strongest when it's new and close, and it comes in contact with lots of things as time passes," Smallman writes. "In this way it is significant both right away AND in the future, the form of significance just being different." [more...]


Take Action:Challenge yourself to do three things this week that will leave a positive wake. Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below!


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