Today’s thought is inspired after hearing Superintendent, speaker and author Joe Sanfelippo speak about this phrase last week. (He is a great follow on social media if you don’t already).
What is it that you do for a living?
How about your hobbies?
Could the people that you come in contact with be influenced by you through one or both of those things?
The answer is obviously yes but so much of our influence is determined by how we see what we do.
Here is what I mean. You can apply this to whatever it is that you do.
I am “not just” an activities administrator.
–I am an activities administrator who can make a difference just like the mentors who helped and inspired me along the way.
I am “not just” a writer.
–I am a writer who writes to inspire at least one person per day just like the writers who inspire me daily.
The point is that you are “not just” anything. When you use the term not just you sell yourself short of the impact and influence that you and what you do can have on the world you are in.
Instead of “not just” think about how you can be “just like” those that have inspired, or do inspire, you to be better.
You do what you do to thrive, not just survive.
You are who you are with unique talents, gifts and a purpose, not just a random thinking collection of bones.
You are where you are to make an impact, not just wander aimlessly through it.
You are unique, you are special and you are good enough.
You are “not just” anything.
Live out who you are with purpose and to make a difference as only you can.
I’m cheering for you.
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