If you were to die right now, what would your epitaph say?
Would it mention how you were ambitious and successful and had achieved so much in such a short amount of time? Or would it say nothing because there would be nothing to say?
Years ago, I went to an FFA convention (Haha, it almost sounds like I only went to the one. 😛 Let’s just say I went to quite a few and even competed in nationals with a team), and one of the keynote speakers talked about something that has stayed with me all this time.
When you want to impress someone you’re meeting for the first time, what’s that called? A good first impression.
Do impressions last? Not really. They get molded by new information, usually pretty quickly.
What is it called when something happens that rocks people to their cores? An impact.
I learned that day not to just leave an impression–I want to leave an impact. When a meteorite crashes to the ground, it leaves an impact in the earth, the landscape forever changed, even if in just the smallest way.
I started this Tumblog partly because I wanted to leave more than just an impression on you–I want to leave an impact that will make a difference in somebody’s life. If you’ve written something you’re proud of because of this blog, then I will be happy.
Small changes create big results. Results aren’t always hugely visible. Sometimes they’re just a person feeling a little more confident because they’ve made something good. Sometimes they’re a person going on to become something big, someone important.
It doesn’t matter which one it is. It’s these little changes that make big differences. Sometimes your little changes can cause a big change in someone else.
Don’t take the little victories for granted. They are your victories, and no one can take them from you unless you let them.