Do you remember the last time someone said or did something that made you feel good about yourself? Perhaps it was a compliment from a love one or a coworker genuinely congratulating you for a job well done. The point is, we tend to remember the feeling even if the details fade from memory. Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Whether you are on the job, in the community or at home, you are a person of influence. Make someone “feel” good today! It may only take a genuine smile. #mattersoftheheart, #youmatter, #thingsthatmatter, #kirkjohnsonworldwide
More than three years ago, I asked my mentor, bestselling author and well-known public speaker Dr. Myles Munroe to forward the book I was writing. I had the title and the first chapter completed. After discussing the name and content, he said he was willing. As you may imagine, I was honored and thrilled. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm did not translate to productivity. I procrastinated and just over a year ago, he passed away in a tragic plane crash.
What’s the moral of the story? Within you is untapped potential. However, it is of little value if it remains dormant. As such, studying arduously for a final or certification exam is effort wasted if you don’t show up for the test. Being gifted as a singer, leader, writer or some other discipline is for not if we make excuses about why we don’t have the time, talent or resources to follow through.
I cannot change the past, but surely I can do something about the present. So can you. My book will be released in early 2016 and my encouragement to you is simple. “Your future is depending on you. Tap in to your potential so you won’t have to tap out by default.” ~ Kirk Johnson #thingsthatmatter