Small But Mighty
If you think you are too small to make a difference,
try sleeping with a mosquito.
When I think of mosquitoes, I think of being annoyed, itchy, losing sleep and possibly made ill. Not the kind of difference I want to make in the world. But like the mosquito, persistence in the face of being regularly brushed off is a positive trait if we want to create societal change.
The small but mighty impact I focus on is more about how I positively influence those around me than how I can change society. There have been plenty of times when I’ve thought I am too insignificant to matter. Some of those times, I let myself feel discouraged and track my value by the results I see. But other times I’m able to focus on offering my best, hoping that my gifts will reach those who need them.
Most of us have people in our lives who have made a huge difference in our values and the kind of person we’ve become. Often that person doesn’t even know the impact they’ve had. Let their positive influence ripple through you into the world—but don’t let that keep you up at night. Just because you can’t always see the ripple, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.