At the end of each day, what are you most proud of that you’ve created? It could be anything from an order of fries to an amazing customer experience at a high end resort. They all count as things we create.
It’s good to think about how we impact the world and the people around us. Many things we do in our daily lives might seem insignificant to us. But, in fact, every action that we take has a ripple effect that often goes unseen.
I’ve written many pieces that get a good number of views. When something does well, I wonder if it may have sparked something in the minds of others. Sometimes I overthink how valuable a piece that I’ve written might be to someone else. Other times, I’ve likely seriously undervalued something I’ve written. But, what’s important in the end is that I created it and shared it with others.
So, what if you create things, but don’t share them? You still created it, right? Perhaps, you created 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.
What’s special to one person likely won’t be to another. But, the very fact you created it meant that you put your heart and soul into something, and that made it worth the effort. Who knows who it may impact later in life, or even after you’re gone?
Don’t Overlook the Seemingly Mundane Things in Life, Because You Never Know What Will Spark Creativity
Sometimes, the most impactful things in our lives are 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 for another day.
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. That’s very good advice.
Sometimes, I feel like I can’t do enough to get where I feel that I need to be in life. 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.
More of us need to start thinking this way, because we’ll likely be a lot more productive with that mindset. 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.
So, what have you created today?
~ Amelia <3