I've written many pieces that have gotten a good number of views. When something does well, I wonder if I may have sparked something in the minds of others. Sometimes I over think how valuable a piece that I've written might be to someone else. What is important is that I created it and shared it with others.
So what if you created it but didn't share it? You still created it, right? Perhaps you made a painting that no one comes across until many years after you're gone. Hopefully whoever finds it will have an appreciation for it and not just toss it in the trash.
But what I'm getting at it is much more profound. Many of the most impactful things in our lives are sometimes seemingly mundane things. For example, an order of fries may not seem like much. But to someone with their last dollar, those fries may be all of someone's dinner. So you might think it's just another order of fries, but to someone it could be the meal that keeps them going.
I also mentioned great customer experiences. Those don't have to happen at a resort. Even a convenience store clerk going above and beyond to be helpful can change the course of someone's day. I'm not sure who said it, but an ounce of kindness can become a pound of gratitude.
Sometimes I feel like I can't do enough to get where I need to be in life. But perhaps it's because I underestimate the impact of the things I create through my work. Whether it be writing an article, building someone's social media community, or updating a website, I have to remember that an ounce of my effort can become a pound or more of impact on someone else.
I need to start thinking this way, because I'm sure I'll be a lot more productive that way. I think if we remember the ripple effects of our actions are much more powerful than we often realize, we will all be better off in understanding just what every single one of us is truly capable of doing.
What have you created today?