Impacting The Lives Around You

Impact is one of those multiple meaning words. One definition of impact is-have a strong effect on someone or something (from The Oxford Dictionary).

Whenever someone passes away, we hear all about the impact they had on the lives of others. 

It often makes me reflect on my life and the impact I have in this world.

Yesterday my timeline was filled with reflections, love, and some sorrow because of the death of Elijah Cummings. All of these things speak to the impact he’s had on many lives in his time here on earth. 

Forbes.com has a wonderfully written article by Kathy Caprino titled 9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact The World. This article goes into depth on how to make a positive impact in the world. The three that stood out for me were- 

  1. They commit to continually bettering themselves.
  2. They dedicate themselves to what gives their life meaning and purpose.
  3. They uplift others as they ascend.

These are three of the main things I aspire to do in my life-To have a positive impact on those around and connected to me and for people to look at me and to be inspired.

So, my question to you – How are you impacting the world?

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